How to Plan Your First Dance

Your first dance can feel like a scary thing, but with a bit of planning you'll be ready to wow your guests and dance the night away like a pro.



The first dance is one of the most memorable parts of any wedding. It's the moment when the newlyweds take centre stage and share a romantic moment in front of their loved ones. Planning your first dance can be a daunting task, but with some careful preparation, you can create a beautiful and unforgettable experience.

Here are a few tips to help you plan your wedding first dance.

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Choosing the Right Song

The first step in planning your first dance is choosing the right song. The song you choose should be meaningful and special to you and your partner. Consider the lyrics, the tempo, and the overall mood of the song. Do you want something slow and romantic, or something upbeat and fun? Don't be afraid to choose a song that's a little outside the box. The most important thing is that the song represents your relationship and your love for each other.

Maybe you'll get your bridal part involved? Maybe you'll have a flash mob? Whatever you choose make it your own!

When choosing the right song, think about the emotions you want to convey during your first dance. Do you want a song that's romantic and sentimental or one that's fun and playful? It's important to choose a song that reflects your personality as a couple.

Preparing for the Dance

Once you've chosen your song, it's time to start preparing for the dance. If you're not comfortable dancing, consider taking some dance lessons. Many dance studios offer wedding dance classes that are perfect for couples who want to learn some basic moves. You don't need to be a professional dancer to have a beautiful first dance, but a little preparation goes a long way.

Speak to your wedding planner or venue, they may be able to recommend someone. You certainly won't be the first couple to take a few lessons or polish your skills!

If you're planning to take dance lessons, make sure to start early. Give yourself plenty of time to practice and get comfortable with the steps. Practice your dance in the shoes you'll be wearing on the day of the wedding to make sure you're comfortable and can move around easily.

Making it Your Own

Finally, don't be afraid to make your first dance your own. Add some personal touches that reflect your relationship and your personalities. You could choreograph a special dance, incorporate props or costumes, or even do a surprise dance that will leave your guests in awe. The most important thing is that the dance feels authentic and true to who you are as a couple.

When personalizing your first dance, consider incorporating your wedding theme or color scheme. For example, if your wedding has a vintage theme, you could choose a song from that era and incorporate some vintage dance moves. Or if your wedding colors are blue and white, you could wear blue and white outfits for the dance.

Your wedding first dance is a special moment that you'll remember for the rest of your lives. With a little planning and preparation, you can create a beautiful and unforgettable experience that will leave your guests in awe. Remember to choose a song that's meaningful to you, prepare for the dance, and make it your own. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, and happy dancing!


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