Should I Prepare for my First Dance?
The first dance is undoubtedly one of the most special parts of a wedding. It is the first time a man and wife will come together and dance to a song that they have specifically chosen which represents their relationship and means a lot to them, in a room surrounded by the people they love, after choosing to commit the rest of their lives to each other. Indeed, few things could be as romantic as that, and whilst it will undoubtedly be one of the best memories of your wedding, dancing in front of a room full of people can be a little daunting – especially if you’re not blessed with natural rhythm!
A first dance is an expression of love through music, and one of the most common questions we get asked is should you prepare for your first dance, which we will seek to answer throughout the duration of this blog!
Indeed, a first dance can be a pretty scary concept. As well as being able to move together rhythmically to avoid standing on toes or tripping over, there are also other tricky elements to manoeuvre around on the big day itself – for example, if the bride’s dress has a large silhouette or her wedding shoes have a heel, these can really throw a spanner in the works for a simple slow dance.
Nerves also come into play on the big day. We can’t imagine there are too many times you’ve had to dance in front of a room full of family and friends – unless of course you’re a dancer, in which case we’re sure you’ve got nothing to worry about!
We would absolutely recommend an element of preparation before your big dance, but how much preparation is entirely up to you. Simply playing the song and practicing in the kitchen with your partner will work wonders to cure those nerves on the big day, however, if you wanted a dance which was a little more special then you could consider hiring a choreographer.
Whilst hiring a choreographer might seem like a dramatic move, they won’t need to choreograph you a full dance routine fit for the west end stage. They can simply help put your mind at ease and help you get used to the rhythm of your first dance song so that you glide over the dancefloor on the big day itself.
Practicing your first dance with your significant other before the big day is also an incredibly romantic act, which is the perfect tonic for the stress of wedding planning and ideal for reminding each other exactly why you’re getting married. Whether you’re looking for a show stopping dance or simply to make sure you don’t fumble on the big day, we would recommend preparing in a way which suits you, every single time!