(Closed) Your first dance

posted 10 years ago in Music
  • poll: What kind of first dance will you be doing?
    None -- we hate being in the center of attention : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Swaying -- it doesn't really matter what we do, this is our private moment! : (28 votes)
    50 %
    Something simple but classic, like a waltz or foxtrot, etc. : (19 votes)
    34 %
    An all out choreographed number! : (4 votes)
    7 %
    Other -- I'll describe in my comment! : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    We didn’t choreograph, but we did practice a little.  We didn’t want to just sway, but we didn’t want to look totally awkward and mess up!

    Post # 5
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We still haven’t decided on the song, but both my Fiance and I love to shag so I think we’ll go that route with a faster song. Maybe like "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" or "My Lady Soul" and I love the song by Taj Mahal "Lovin’ in my Babies Eyes" but he’s not so sure on dancing to that.

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We swayed- it was very nice.  But people are right when they say it seems sooo much longer when you’re up there.  So do yourselves a favor and have your DJ fad it out instead of doing the whole dance!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    We are dancers so we danced the whole song…all 8 minutes of it! (It was supposed to be shorter but at the last moment all the plans fell through, so 8 minutes it became.) It was one of my favorite parts of the wedding.

    For anyone thinking of taking dance lessons, go for it! Dancing is wonderful exercise and a wonderful activity to do with your husband/fiance. It is also a great way to make friends. I met my husband while dancing and we have also made a lot of great friends through it as well. If you take lessons, the ballroom crowd (waltz, foxtrot, etc., what you see on dancing with the stars) tends to be a little older and more buttoned up (although if you are near any universities there is usually a decent sized college-age crowd). The swing dance crowd is usually a little younger and more casual and friendly. I have learned all different types of dance and swing is my favorite. Charmedbride, I hope your dance lessons go well!

    Post # 8
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    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I Love  our song.  It was perfect for us and it was pretty short!  We danced to "the Way I am" by Ingrid Michelson.  A lot of people had never heard it before and commented on how much they loved it.  Everytime either of us hears it we dance with each other or call the other to tell them we are thinking of them.  Pick something you love.  Don’t worry about length, you can always cut it down.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    @MrsK2be: That’s the song we’re having one of my bridesmaids sing during our ceremony! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Am I the only one who’s skipping it?  My fiance’s a TERRIBLE dancer!  Every time we’ve danced a slow dance together he insists on spinning in a slow circle the whole time… For faster dances, I’ve had to run off the floor with a bloody toe, he’s gotten stepped on with a high heel.  It’s really not pretty.  If he dances at all I’ll know he’s had a bit to drink.

    So, we’re skipping it.  We’ll dance together at some point when we won’t have everyone staring at our spinning circle……

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    We’re doing it junior high style, with some good ol’ swaying. =) I’m looking forward to our sweet little moment of peace, before it gets craaazy at the reception!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    My Fiance and I are currently taking dance lessons. Our wedding is in August and I wish we had decided to do it closer to the wedding but summers are always much busier so it made sense to do it now. We are learning the Rumba now and have already done the Waltz.

    We picked "At Last" for our 1st dance song but I would like it to end and then go into a choreographed number so we can have the best of both worlds. What I really want is to have my bridal party learn the Thriller or a different choreographed dance and do it with us but I think the committment to get 12 of us together (when 3 are currently in different states) will be a little tough ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    At first, I was fine with just slow dancing/swaying but my Maid/Matron of Honor sent me links of surprise first dances and they just look like so much fun! It would definitely set the fun vibe I’m hoping for in our wedding. So now we’re doing a surprise first dance. I’m even doing the mix tape of songs, and I’m so excited to see our guests’ reactions! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
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    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I like to say our first dance was high school style – left right left right. ๐Ÿ™‚ We kept it simple but it was a very sweet moment regardless ๐Ÿ™‚

    I like to dance but my husband is kind of shy. I would have love to break out a fast dance in the middle of the slow first dance like that video clip on youtube. HAHA.

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