You have picked the date for your wedding. You have kicked your wedding planning into full swing. You are working on the seating chart for your wedding ceremony, when wham you’ve got to start planning that first wedding dance. Here our ten tips for a spectacular wedding dance, courtesy of our friends at Wedding Dance Crazy!
1.) Select a romantic song with a good easy to hear dance beat and a song that keeps a consistent beat throughout the song. That’s right, this will keep it nice and smooth!
2.) Select a song that is less than 3 minutes long. Two or two and a half minutes for your first dance is just right. You don’t want everyone staring for too long – you want to make an impression on the crowd and each other – and then let other people get to it!
3.) Big Tip – You must start your wedding dance lessons at least 3 months before your wedding! This will give you enough time to plan, practice, and perfect you dance. It will also allow for unforeseen missed lessons and practice, and will reduce stress.
4.) Make your First Wedding Dance photographically interesting so that you will end your wedding day with Video and Still photos you will be proud to show off to friends, family, and your children in years to come.
5.) Ask your wedding dance teacher for some sexy moves dips, turns, and spins to get memorable and exciting photos! That’s right, plan the beginning, middle and end of your dance!
6.) Having a good idea of the size and shape of your wedding reception dance floor will be important so that you can practice and get used to dancing in that amount of space.
7.) Plan how and where you are going to start (enter), and end your dance. Also, advise your DJ how and when you plan to start and end your First Wedding Dance. Also let your Photographers know. Further, plan what will happen when you end your wedding dance. Will you invite everyone onto the dance floor or just your parents and/or grandparents?
8.) If you are taking wedding dance lessons (or using a Video) you should plan to practice at least twice a week, a half hour or more each time. Practice is very important (especially for the groom) between dance lessons in order to really feel comfortable and be able to look and feel relaxed for your wedding. Practice sometimes without the music, especially at the beginning stages, it will help you concentrate on perfecting your steps, and leading or following. Keeping time to the beat of the music is very important – feel the beat!
9.) Just for the guys … grooms, you are going to discover that once your get over the initial fear and trauma of taking wedding dance lessons, it can be a lot of fun! The best part is you will learn to lead, take control, and your girl will not only enjoy it, she will actually let you lead (maybe)! Remember if you don’t lead, she will. Also if you don’t lead, she can’t follow. Remember you are the captain of the ship while you are on the dance floor.
10.) Become comfortable dancing the steps first, then smoothly combining all the steps and keeping time to the music. Your confidence and lead will improve the most after you are comfortable with the steps. Remember this is a team effort, the cooperation and teamwork you developed on the dance floor while learning and practicing will serve as a foundation for cooperation and teamwork off the dance floor (and throughout your marriage).
Good luck on your first wedding dance!