Some brides are look forward to their shining moment on the dance floor as a newlywed, and some prefer to keep it simple. Whatever your style may be, here are some ideas to help you choose how to incorporate this time-honored first dance wedding tradition at your reception.
Romantic and Sweet
If your preferred style is simple, select a sweet, romantic ballad and commence the dancing with a special moment alone on the dance floor with your new husband. Wait just a minute or two and invite parents to join in. Then, open the floor for the rest of your guests to celebrate along with you. A special song that represents your love is an excellent choice for a traditional first dance without the extra flare. Consider songs such as these:
- “As Time Goes By,” Dooley Wilson
- “When You Say Nothing At All,” Allison Krauss
- “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison
The Ballroom Dance
If you and the groom want to steal the show, pick a song that you can partner with a rehearsed ballroom dance routine. Many local studios are eager to help couples prepare fun numbers for their first dance. You may even be surprised to learn how talented you are! Consider songs such as these:
- “The Best is Yet to Come,” Frank Sinatra
- “At Last,” Etta James
- “Because You Loved Me,” Celine Dion
If you like to think outside the box, take the choreographed idea to the next level. Choose a hip song and create a unique dance routine. You have the freedom to show off your moves, be silly and fun, or even tell a story. Your wedding guests will certainly be entertained and maybe even a little amazed. Nevertheless, it will be unforgettable. Consider songs such as these:
- “Uptown Funk,” Bruno Mars
- “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You),” Marvin Gaye
- “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
Wedding bands and DJ’s have the library and sound equipment to help you make your first song selection and dance dream into a reality. Just be you…and let the good times roll!