When it comes to wedding planning the First Dance can sometimes go overlooked until it is the day of and you realize you are about to do a grade 7 sway in front of your friends and family for 3 minutes.
It doesn’t have to be this way. I put together this checklist that you can use to make sure you are feeling excited and confident to dance together on your big day!
1 Choose your song. I often get questions about which song I think is best for a first dance and my answer is always the same…choose a song that means the most to you and your partner and we will make it work. I truly believe that you can dance to any song so when it comes to your first dance, go for the one that you really want.
2 Learn the moves. I have 3 different options to work with me for your First Dance so that you are dancing with confidence on your big day. You do not need to be local to London Ontario to work with me, check out my wedding dances page for more information.
3 Break in the shoes. You do not want the first time doing your dance in your shoes/heels to be the time you are dancing in front of your guests. The more comfortable you feel wearing the shoes before your wedding day, the better the moves will feel.
4 Practice. The more you practice your dance leading up to your big day, the less you have to think about the moves and just enjoy the moment together. I would recommend setting aside some time the day before to run through the dance together so if you do not have a chance to run it the day of, it will still be fresh in your minds.
5 Use the dance moves in your photoshoot for your first look or as newlyweds. This is a bonus to learning some moves for your first dance. These make for great candid shots and gives you a chance to try some of the moves in your full wedding attire.
6 Schedule a 10 minute window into your wedding day timeline to have a quiet moment together. This is where you can take in the moment and do your first dance together just the two of you- or even just a few of the moves! This guarantees that you will get to try the moves before dancing in front of your guests if you do not get a chance during photos.
7 Go with the flow. When dancing in front of your guests, things do not always go according to plan. The beauty of a first dance is that you can talk through it. Miss a step? You have a tool box of moves to use until you find your next cue in the music. No one else knows your dance so just roll with the missteps and your guests won’t know the difference.
Check out my Blog post- The wedding dance that started it all. My First dance did NOT go according to plan. No one knew and it was magical.