(Closed) Strange question, but what do you do during first dance

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I just wanted to add, that we also picked a short song (2 and half minutes). We originally had a longer song picked out but when we practiced it just felt like it was going on forever and we didn’t want to be in the spotlight that long! 2 and half minutes was absolutely enough for us.

Post # 17
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Busy bee

Liquid courage and prepping with group dance lessons is what calmed our nerves. It allowed us to enjoy the moment and just have fun dancing (slash butchering) ballroom steps to a semi upbeat song – twirling, dips and the whole nine yards. You can hear us laughing at each other in our video over the music and now when I hear the song I get warm fuzzies. 

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper

Yup we dos the same as a few others. Some dance lessons to learn some basics and then we just hammed it up and smiled our way through it. 

Post # 19
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Newbee

I went to a wedding where the bride like…held onto the husband’s ears and was stroking them the whole time they swayed about?! Basically, do whatever the heck you feel comfortable with – apparently anything goes!

Post # 21
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Helper bee

ocienna :  Aww, you’ve been to a human / Ferengi wedding!  I adore interspecies couples. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We didn’t do anything fancy, just slow danced and talked/laughed the whole time about how weird it was for everyone to be staring at us. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

alliegeeb :  It was really awkward for me. 🙂 We had our dj shorten the song to 1 minute. That whole time Darling Husband and I fake smiled while talking through our teeth: “Wish this was over. Longest minute of my life. Oh…it’s over? YAY!”

Post # 24
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Helper bee

I don’t like dancing and wanted to nix it all together, but my husband wanted to so I compromised. In the end, it was actually one of my favorite parts of the reception. We just slow danced, foreheads touching, and it was like everyone else melted away. I didn’t feel self conscious at all. It was really intimate and emotional in a good way.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

alliegeeb :  My Darling Husband doesn’t dance much and I have taken dance lessons for years, but we wanted our first dance to look good. We took 3 private dance lessons from a dance studio that had a special package for first dances at weddings. We didn’t do anything too crazy; we learned how to waltz properly, added in a few different types of spins, and a dip at the end. Plus, we practiced at home a few times. It ended up looking much better than it would have if we had just winged it!

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I thought I’d be weirded out too…but it was like there was nobody else in the room. We chatted, smiled and slow danced.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We had a whole choreographed dance planned.  But then we never got the chance to really practice it and my dress and heels were hard to move in, so as we were going out to the floor we looked at eachother and just said, no choreography, just sway.  So we swayed and laughed at the awkwardness, but then our whispers to eachother veered towards what we were looking forward to doing later that night…wink wink.  I still look at our wedding photos and smirk knowing what we were talking about while everybody was watching!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

We’re not having our first dance choreographed. We’re just going to sway back and forth and kiss. Very romantic

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