Before the big day we will already have discussed this together at least once. Your first dance is possibly the second most important part of the day after taking your vows. It’s that moment when all of your guests should have arrived and for approximately four minutes everyone’s attention is focused entirely on you.
For many couples it can be a pretty nerve wracking event; some even try not to have a first dance. In my experience a first dance will be expected and most people will, out of tradition, not dance until you have.
There are different options to consider when it comes to planning your first dance.
1 – You can select a short slow dance to get it over with quickly, usually followed by a second slow dance when we get everyone to join you on the dance floor.
2 – You can have some fun and have and pick a song like Teenage Wedding from Pulp Fiction. There are plenty of You Tube videos of first dances where the bride and groom have decided to have a bit of fun.
3 – You can select a long first dance, however, you parents and/or the best man and chief bridesmaid have been primed and will join you half way through the dance. The rest of the guests can be invited on shortly after or a second dance can be played.
These are just some suggestions to get you thinking about how you would like the first dance to happen on your big day. If you are struggling to pick the right some there are plenty of websites out there that will feature lists of popular tracks. It is also becoming increasingly popular to take dance lessons and actually choreograph your first dance to make that much more special.
If you would like an idea of what your first dance may look like have a look at our first dance slide show.
Traditionally for the second dance of the evening would be the bride dancing with her father or whoever gave her away and the grooms mother, if present, will be asked to join her son. The best man and the chief bridesmaid will be introduced soon after followed by the introduction of the remaining members of the wedding party. However, in our experience the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances of old are no longer as popular as they once were. If you do wish to continue with the tradition then as always we are quite happy to provide the music for these dances.