(Closed) When do you have the first dance???

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You can do it however you want. Seriously, no wedding schedules are sanctioned in a particular order. Everybody does it differently.

That being said, I would highly recommend doing your first dance right after u & ur husband are introduced (i.e. entered the reception area). My photographer recommended it & my guests gave me a lot of positive feedback for doing that. Not only do u get it out of the way but it also really sets the tone for celebration for your guests.

As for bridal party introduction, usually the MC does it as they enter the reception area preceding the bride/groom. But again, u can do it however u want. I opted out of it ‘cuz I didn’t feel it really adds anything to the celebration. They were already introduced in the ceremony program, walked ceremoniously up & down the aisle. I felt I had tortured them enough w/ spotlights.

Post # 4
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

i agree with pren. We are doing ours as soon as we are introduced. That way everyone can go ahead and eat and we won’t be intrerupting the meal for this.

Post # 5
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

You can definitely do them whenever you want! I found that as soon as we had everyone seated, we had bridal party introductions, then we were introduced, and we had our first dance right after. It was before everyone had dinner, but after the cocktail hour. Our cocktail hour and dinner were in different rooms.

Post # 6
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think we are going to be introduced as soon as the cocktail hour is over and everyone is seated in the main ballroom. I’m not sure yet if I want to go directly in to our first dance or to save it for the end of dinner.

Post # 7
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we’re doing:



first dance,

rest of guests dancing.



Post # 8
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m seeing that everyone is doing their first dances as soon as they are introduced but I’m doing mine after the cake is cut. We’re not having a cocktail hour and I know my guests (and myself) will want to get right down to eating. Then after our first dances all guests can dance!

Post # 9
2404 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we’ll either do it right after we are introduced and enter the ballroom, or right after the meal. As others have said, no rules to it, whenever you want and fits your activities for the reception 🙂

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