Post # 1
Help bees! With only 12 days to go I’m suddenly having huge doubts about our decision to have a first dance at the reception. At the last wedding I went to the couple was having their first dance while people milled around eating and talking and not even realizing what was going on, and it all seemed so awkward. What do you think? Have you been to a wedding with a first dance, but no everybody-jump-in party dancing? Part of me wants that special moment of just me and him slow dancing at the reception, and then I think of all the people standing around watching…
Post # 3
I went to a wedding that had no dancing, but did have a first dance, and it was lovely. They had their cellists from the ceremony play the instrumental version of their favorite song, so it blended well with the elegant feel of the day. They had a short cocktail hour, so everyone stood around with their little hor’s d’eourves and quietly watched the first dance – some talked or milled around, but it wasn’t distracting, as the bride and groom were definitely the center of attention. I think it had to do with the way they did it – they were announced and immediately danced right after they came in, and then the buffet was opened, with the bride and groom and bridal party going through first. It was all very smooth, not awkward at all.
Post # 4
If your MC announces your first dance, people will hopefully pay attention! I’ve never been to a wedding that had no dancing that also had a first dance, but I’m sure it could work really well as Danielle said!
Post # 5
As long as you two are enjoying the dance, don’t worry about it. It is for the two of you and will give you some time to slow down and be with each other (unless, of course, you will dance swing style!). 🙂
Post # 6
Just make sure that people know you’re going to do your first dance at X time. =) Another option is to go straight into it after your recessional, if your ceremony and reception are in the same location, or right before/after the cake cutting…etc, etc.
It can definitely work! =)