- Running Elley
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
that’s my plan. we’ll enter, go right into the dance, then have some time for dancing before the meal is served.
We did it immediately upon entering the reception. We were the last ones in and went straight to the dance floor and then the band played our first dance. It was perfect, and like you mentioned, we weren’t nervous about it for the rest of the night!
Thats what we did. We were announced at our reception and started our first dance right away. Then we did father/daughter then mother/son. After the dances we invited guests to come dance with us for about 10-15 minutes while dinner was finished being prepared. Then we ate. I think it worked out well!
We had our dance at the weirdest time, lol. We totally lost control of our band!
Basically as soon as we/everyone entered the reception tent, the band started playing and people started dancing. They continued to play and people continued to dance during dinner. Then, randomly, as I was halfway through my chicken, the band announced that we would be doing our first dance now, and would everyone please watch. Haha. So we had our “first” dance, even though we and everyone else had already been dancing… kind of weird, but fun just the same.
Ideally, we would have done it upon entering the tent, as PPs said.
Ditto. I want it done right after we walk in. I can’t eat when I’m nervous.
We also did it at the start of the reception. As everyone was announced, we were the last and went straight to the dancefloor. The DJ went right into our song!
This was really helpful – thanks for everyone who responded. I was thinking of doing it first, too, but wasn’t sure if that was common.
That’s what I’m doing. We’re doing it as we enter, then moving to the meal portion. Our parent dances will kick off the start of the dance portion of the reception. It’s your wedding, you can create whatever magic you need to!
We will be eating our dinner and cutting the cake first. While the caterer is cutting up the cake and delivering it to our guests, we will be having our first dance, then we will have a couple other special dances, and then we will move to another room to continue the dancing and visiting.
We did ours right after we were introduced.
I don’t like the idea of doing it right when I walk in. 🙂
I like to think of the first dance as a “dance floor opener” meaning, right after the first dance, everyone is welcome to come and dance for the night!
I plan to do it after dinner, after the cake cutting, before we open up the dancefloor for everyone.
Plus, we’re not doing a typical slow dance. 😀
We had our introductions and then we stood on the dance floor and Darling Husband did his welcome speech and thank you. At the end he then said, “Now please let me have my next moments alone on the dance floor with my wife” it was cute. Then we paused. Our venue served salad. Then between the salad and pasta we did the father daughter dance, then between pasta and and entree groom and mom dance.
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