The first dance as a married couple is one of the most special moments of the entire day. It will be watched by guests with big, sentimental eyes. It will be photographed. It will be a very cherished memory for years to come…no pressure! To make sure the dance goes smoothly, keep these first dance tips in mind.
Choose a Song You’re Comfortable With
If you typically dance to one type of music, you may want to choose a song that fits within that genre. This will ensure that you’re comfortable for the first dance rather than out of your comfort zone. If you have a specific song, find out which dance style best suits that song.
If you’re nervous or have two left feet, take a few dance lessons before the big day. This will give you the opportunity to gain some confidence in yourself and your dance ability. This is also a great idea if the song you’ve chosen demands a style of dance that is different from what you’re accustomed to.
You’ll also want to practice dancing so you can feel comfortable on your wedding day. You will want to dance in heels and a skirt similar to your wedding gown so you can get a feel for what it will be like. I highly recommend that you add some cushions or metatarsal pads to your shoes. You may want to have your partner practice with you in an ensemble that closely resembles the wedding day attire.
By keeping these tips in mind, you can feel confident that the first dance will go smoothly and that the memory is as perfect as it can be!