THE FIRST DANCE AT YOUR WEDDING
Tips, information and on-trend advice when it comes to planning the first dance at your wedding.
Once the last toast has been toasted and your cake has been cut, it’s time to let your hair down and have some fun at your wedding reception!
Your evening reception party is the perfect chance for you and all your guests to dust off those dancing shoes and strut your stuff on the dance floor at your dream wedding venue. But, whether you’ve chosen a DJ or a live band, it is traditional to start the night with the newlywed couples’ first dance. It has been suggested that the first dance at a wedding stems from an ancient ritual where the bride was stolen from her own tribe and held captive in a foreign territory; the groom would then show off his new bride to his own tribe.
Luckily, we don’t have to go quite that far any more, however, the first dance at a wedding is still symbolic of the bride and groom, groom and groom or bride and bride coming together as one.
Have your wedding photographer on hand to capture this romantic first dance moment.
Choosing Your First Dance Style
As ballroom dancing was historically a widespread skill, the first dance tended to be a waltz. However, as ballroom dancing is no longer a common skill in today’s society, couples tend to opt for a slow dance.
Thanks to the rise of shows like Strictly Come Dancing, over the last few years, it has become increasingly popular for the couple in the spotlight to ‘perform’ a choreographed dance routine for their first dance. This is not essential and is certainly not for everyone, however, it is definitely an option if you are looking to ‘wow’ your guests on the dance floor and do something a bit different. You might even want to recreate the famous lift from Dirty Dancing, unless you fancy yourselves as the next Fred and Ginger?