The first dance is something that a lot of Brides dream about for years and something Grooms are terrified of, generally.
The tradition comes from years gone by where the Bride and Groom (as it was then) were the guests of honor, and therefore opened proceedings with a dance.
It is no longer necessary for the first dance to be the first action the dance floor sees anymore. Just as well, as in many cases my clients' guests have warmed the dance floor nicely before the guests of honor take the floor together.
Picking the right song can be a headache, most importantly it should be personal to you both. No matter what viral video you have seen or previous wedding you've been too, the moment should stick in your head as a special moment for decades to come, and that is easier if the song is connected to both of you.
HOW TO PICK
One way to help pick the right song is to decide what kind of style you want, do you want a romantic ballad with loads of slow dancing, looking into your partners eyes as your guests look on in admiration. Or would you prefer to have something a bit more fun? Is there a song that you both love to sing your hearts out to? Something with a funky beat that you can swing each other around to, maybe throw in a cheeky moonwalk?
Why not think outside the box? if you both love 90's Dance tunes but are worried it will not fit the occasion, why not look for acoustic covers of your favorite tracks? You can have the tempo slowly build to build into your second song that really kicks the night off!
Of course the song choice is the most important aspect of the First Dance, but do not forget the little details that can make a big difference such as the lighting, what to do with your guests, how you are introduced, getting the perfect picture .
Keep an eye out for future blogs where I will discuss the finer points to make your First Dance a moment to remember.
Here are a few popular choices to get the ideas flowing:
Modern / Chart
“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
“All of Me” by John Legend
“How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
“Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
“All About You” by McFly
“Hey Ho” by The Lumineers
“You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
“Somebody To Love” by Queen
“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton
“Your Song” by Elton John
“Let's Stay Together” by Al Green
“At Last” Etta James
“It Must Be Love” by Madness
“Better Together” by Jack Johnson
“You and Me Song” by The Wannadies
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen
“Everything” by Michael Buble
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