How to Pull Off your First Dance Without a Hitch

November 27th, 201011:18 am

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How to Pull Off your First Dance Without a Hitch

The first dance that a newly married bride and groom share really sets the tone on their relationship.  It’s a great way to really celebrate your special day and to allow your friends and family a glimpse into what you and your new spouse’s relationship is all about.

We’ve all been to weddings that have that first dance: the lights dim, the mirror ball may begin to twirl, and the whole room is silenced as all eyes lay on the brand new “Mr and Mrs” who are about to share an ever so special and touching moment in front of a crowd of people.

But what song do you dance to?

Choosing a song can be difficult, especially if both the bride and the groom have different tastes in music.  The groom may want to do a “hip hop” number, which though it can be cute, is by no means a type of music that is easy to dance to!  Think of the type of dance that both you and your partner would enjoy performing in front of your family and friends.  Some of the top choices include:

  • The waltz
  • Swing dancing
  • Slow dancing
  • Rumba dancing
  • Fox trot

Or a lot of couples even make up there very own unique dance moves to shock and thrill their wedding guests!  If you can do back flips or throw down some break dancing moves, more power to you.

Once you have chosen the type of dance you would like to do, then choosing the song becomes a lot easier.  The type of song chosen should reflect the general feel of the type of dance you choose. For instance, you won’t be dancing to a “Top 40” song if you are slow dancing, and if you and your partner are doing the waltz, then the groom can forget about dancing to a “hip hop” track!  Some quick suggestions for song tracks that can accompany a couple of different styles of dance include:

The Waltz

“Fascination” by Nat King Cole

“The Lovers’ Waltz” by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

Swing Dance

“I Will Be There” by Van Morrison

“Baby, You’ve Got what it Takes” by Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums

The Fox Trot

“Our Love is Here to Stay” by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

“There’s a Rainbow Round my Shoulder” by the Brian Setzer Orchestra

Some other popular and modern song tracks include:

“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

“From this Moment On” by Shania Twain

“Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

“I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden

“Better Together” by Jack Johnson

You don’t have to stick with the old classics for your first dance; as a matter of fact, the wedding guests will find it refreshing to have you dance to a more modern day track that they recognize.  Don’t be surprised if you find that your first song will bring your wedding guests to their feet and have them dancing with you at their tables during that first dance!

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