(Closed) First Dance Song – help !

posted 4 years ago in Music
Post # 2
819 posts
Busy bee

You definitely don’t need to choreograph anything– pick a song you and your fiance like, and dance however you want to it!

Post # 3
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

If I’m being totally honest, I’ve never seen a choregraphed first dance that didn’t seem completely awkward and uncomfortable to watch.

It should be a sweet moment between you and your new husband, something you should soak up and enjoy every moment of. I also loved having that time to look around the room at the large circle of people who loved, supported and we’re celebrating us.

You don’t get those moments if you’re counting steps and trying to remember the next move. 

Post # 4
2033 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

I really dislike choreographed dances, I find them hard to watch. 

DH CANNOT dance so he had to sway and he twirled me around slowly a couple of times.

I would say “Dancing in the Moonlight” might be quite hard to sway too. Just choose a song you both love and practice dancing to it a couple of times.

Post # 6
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

We definitely were not those people either haha! Even if we were great dancers, the other points I mentioned would have still kept me from actually choregraphing anything. I wouldn’t want to be too focused on the dance and not the moment. 

Our song was Ray LaMontagne’s You Are the Best Thing

Post # 7
7328 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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panilipiec :  I’m a wedding photographer and I can assure that 99% of all my couples just “sway and spin” on the dance floor. Seriously. The handful that attempt dance lessons end up looking super awkward and force because they’re too busy counting steps. Just do what feels natural to you.

Post # 8
1494 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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panilipiec :  I definitely agree with PP’s, choreographed dances look very awkard (at least the ones I have seen). My husband and I just got up there and danced, no practice before either and it worked out perfectly (people actually thought we took lessons because we were in sync the whole time).

Post # 9
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I agree with the PP’s, plus I think the sway and twirl is more meaningful. Those wedding pictures where it’s just you two on the dance floor, lost in each other. As opposed having to remember your choreography and trying to look good while doing it. 

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