First Dance – Making Magic

By Rebecca Barnes, Publisher Brides & Weddings

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The first dance at a wedding is a moment that many couples look forward to. It’s a special moment that signifies the beginning of your new life together. However, the first dance can also be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you’re not a natural dancer. In this article, we’ll explore the art of the first dance and provide some tips to help you make the most of this special moment.

Choose the Right Song

The first step in planning your first dance is choosing the right song. Consider a song that has meaning for you as a couple or one that fits the theme of your wedding. The song should also be a comfortable tempo that you can dance to without difficulty. Consider taking dance lessons to help you choose the right song and choreograph your dance.


Practice makes perfect, and this is especially true when it comes to your first dance. Take some time to practice your dance moves before the big day. Consider taking dance lessons with your partner or watching dance videos online to get some inspiration. This will help you feel more confident and relaxed during your first dance.

Choose the Right Attire

Your attire can affect how you move and dance. Make sure to choose attire that allows you to move comfortably and confidently. Consider the length of your dress or the fit of your suit, and make sure it doesn’t restrict your movement. This will help you feel more comfortable and natural while dancing.

Engage with Each Other

The first dance is not just about dancing. It’s also about connecting with your partner and enjoying the moment together. Make eye contact, smile, and engage with each other throughout the dance. This will help you feel more connected and present in the moment.

Keep it Simple

You don’t need to perform a complicated dance routine to have a memorable first dance. Keep it simple and focus on the connection between you and your partner. You can add some simple turns or dips to make the dance more interesting, but don’t overcomplicate it. Remember, the first dance is about celebrating your love and connection.

Practice with Your Shoes

Make sure to practice your dance moves while wearing your wedding shoes. This will help you get used to the height and fit of the shoes and avoid any slips or falls on the dance floor.

The first dance is a special moment that you’ll remember for years to come. Choose the right song, practice, choose the right attire, engage with each other, keep it simple, and practice with your shoes. With these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy your first dance and create a memory that will last a lifetime.

Rebecca Barnes is the publisher of Brides & Weddings, the trusted local wedding planning guide for more than 25 years. Rebecca is passionate about helping couples plan their dream weddings. Schedule a complimentary wedding planning consultation, call with Rebecca today. 



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