(Closed) When did you have your first dance?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

that’s my plan. we’ll enter, go right into the dance, then have some time for dancing before the meal is served.

Post # 4
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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!

Post # 5
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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!

Post # 6
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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.

Post # 7
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ditto. I want it done right after we walk in. I can’t eat when I’m nervous.

Post # 8
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

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!

Post # 10
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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.

Post # 11
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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!

Post # 12
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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.

Post # 13
2 posts
  • Wedding: January 2010

We did ours right after we were introduced.

Post # 14
41 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

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. 😀

Post # 15
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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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