(Closed) First Dance – Nervous Groom / Did anyone skip it?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Skipped it, no one cared that we didn’t do it. Didn’t do the garter belt thing or flower toss, either, just enjoyed ourselves with our guests.

Post # 17
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Newbee

It’s your wedding, you can pick and choose whatever traditions you want! I have heard of people doing other non-dancey stuff like “first swordfight” (lol), and the last wedding I went to the bride and groom actually played the first song on the band’s instruments (bride had learned a song on drums and groom played guitar and sang), but there is no need to do anything if it doesn’t suit. 

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

Neither of us are super keen on being the centre of attention, but I do kind of like the idea of a first dance. 

We are going to choose a song, and take some lessons to get comfortable dancing together, but we will decide on the night whether or not we do it. If we want to, we have the song and the skills, if we don’t, we’ll skip it. 

I read somewhere that someone was doing a private first dance when they get back to their hotel, because they were shy to do it in front of everyone. I think that is kind of sweet. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee

I did not read the previous replies but I want to give my perspective. The first dance thing is not necessary. My fiance and I do not even want a first dance. I am grateful for this because I literally have zero rhythm and really cant dance meanwhile my fiance is like….insane. He is so amazing at dancing. But not like wedding style. He can pop lock and is SO skilled at hip hop style dancing. Like Twitch on Ellen & many others-message me if you want names lol. I’m not even saying this just from my perspective-he is really good. He actually might be planning a choreographed dance for our wedding instead of a “first dance.”  I think that would be amazing because honestly? I don’t even want to try dancing in front of people…it would literally be a joke lol

Post # 20
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35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We didn’t do it, no one mentioned it but my photographer. In hindsight, I should’ve given her the heads up. 

Post # 21
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163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’m thinking about skipping it too I’ve NEVER been a dancer and all the songs I’d want to dance to seem so cheesy when I think of them as a “first dance song.” I say skip it. 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

We have seen a bridal party dance and we’ve also been to weddings where the bride and groom dance with all of the guests. Don’t stress over your first dance

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