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Whether you already know your first dance song or not, there are 2 questions or concerns that people ask me about often.
It’s up to you. Your first dance is special because you’ve just been officially married, and have spent the last several months planning this day. During this song, you can finally exhale, relax, and enjoy those moments with your spouse. You can block out the world, and just dance with the love of your life. I would encourage you not to rush it for this reason. After all, it’s YOUR day.
At the same time, some slower songs are several minutes long. It can feel long for you, as well as for your guests. We can certainly plan to cut the song a little early. If you let me know well enough in advance, I may even be able to shorten the entire song for you. Even the day of, if, while you’re dancing, you want to cut the song shorter, we can do that.
It’s completely up to you; there is no right or wrong answer here.
Of course you don’t need to! Remember the purpose of the first dance. It’s not necessarily to show your best moves. All you have to do is hold each other, and rock left and right. It’s nothing tricky!
Some people sign up for dance lessons beforehand. I think that’s great! It’s a great way to connect with your soon-to-be-spouse before the wedding, and it’ll be a fun way to start your celebration. You could learn to slow dance more elegantly, or learn the tango, or even learn a song with dance moves.
Kim and I surprised everyone on our wedding day. We started our first dance with a lovely song: Love Never Fails You by Brandon Heath. It was a song with lots of meaning for us both! But then we asked the DJ to switch over to Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) by Silento. It was the popular song at the time, and our guests went CRAZY as we danced together. Nobody knew it was coming, not even our bridal party! It’s such an incredible memory for our first dance!
The choice is up to you. It’s your special moment with your spouse! If you’re looking for that most memorable first dance song, listen through some of these top songs together, and pick one that best describes your relationship. Enjoy!