The first dance can be more nerve-racking than the wedding itself. After all, you and your dance moves will be on display with all eyes on you. If you’re dreading this part of your wedding, you can take charge of it.
The first thing to do is talk to your fiance about your fears. Chances are, he’s dreading it even more than you are. Before you sign up for first dance lessons, have a little fun. The wedding isn’t here yet and the stress is mounting fast. When was the last time you danced together? Have a glass of wine, turn on the stereo, and boogie! You’ll have a great time dancing the stress away and connecting. Start with an upbeat song that’s fun to dance to. After a few fast dances, slow it down and enjoy each other’s company. Don’t worry about dancing correctly, you’ll learn that later. Just have fun and get comfortable dancing so intimately.
Over the next few days, start talking about your first dance song. Do you have a special song? If so, choosing music is easy. Listen to your song closely, paying attention to the lyrics before you make your decision final. Are the lyrics appropriate? Remember, your grandparents will be watching and listening.
Have fun with it! Add in a dip or a twist! Or perhaps consider including the bridal party! Although it’s traditional for the bride and groom to have a special moment together, you can open up the dance part of the way through to incorporate your wedding party.
Add some choreography! Wow your guests, consider taking some dance lessons before the big day. You can waltz, tango, or even jitterbug your way around the dance floor and your guests will be delighted by your efforts! Plus, dance lessons can be a fun date night in the months leading up to your wedding and the two of you may discover a new activity that you both really enjoy.
Remember, its your wedding, have fun with it!