The first dance is one of the most delightful and romantic moments of your wedding day, as it shows the love and unity between the new couple. This could be the only time in your lives when hundreds of your guests are watching your every dance move!
Regardless of whether or not you’re a dance floor lover, there are some common mistakes that you can make when planning yours. Avoid these wedding first dance mistakes to make this romantic moment unforgettable for everyone!
#1 Choosing An Awkward First Dance Song
Choose lyrics that tell your story or speak to your relationship together. Avoid using an awkward, too-long, or too-short song for your first dance.
For example, “Always” by Bon Jovi is a breakup song with no place in weddings, and “Marry You” by Bruno Mars does not have a favorable view of weddings. These are just two of the many.
#2 Not Reading The Lyrics Carefully:
Before committing to any first dance song, carefully read the song’s lyrics online. Look for the lyrics that praise the bond you and your other half have created. You will be shocked to see how many songs sound impressive but have a different meanings once you read through the lyrics.
For example, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” sounds like the best song for the first dance, but once you read the lyrics, you will know it’s about a girl who admits that she will never be with the man of her dreams.
#3 Dancing Too Long Or Too Short:
Your first dance should be between 2 and 3 minutes long, which is the correct length. Dancing too long unless you are an expert dancer can divert and bore your guests. Also, dancing shorter than the ideal 2 to 3 minutes can make your attendees want to see more.
Therefore, keep your first dance sweet (within the right length). It may sound too short, but when you are out there by yourself under the spotlight with everyone’s eyes on you, it can feel like dancing forever!
#4 Not Consulting With Your DJ:
You hired DJ at your wedding for a reason. Use Them! Remember to get opinions from your wedding DJ for the first dance songs, surprises, and routines to take this particular moment to the next level.
A professional DJ with years of experience has attended many weddings and has seen the first dance tradition many times. So, from making a must-play list to a do-not-play list and their favorite wedding first dance song, listen to their ideas and adapt them into a truly unforgettable first dance.
#5 Choosing The Wrong Shoes:
Getting on the dance floor with the unfamiliar new shoes is a nightmare! It’s important to rehearse in the shoes you’ll be dancing in, as your wrong shoes can badly affect your balance while dancing. If you plan to wear high heels, make sure you practice in them before the wedding.
However, if you’re frightened about wearing heels and being able to dance, bring along a pair of comfy dancing shoes. Remember not to let painful shoes ruin the most enjoyable moment of your dream day.
In conclusion, planning your first dance can be an exciting and memorable experience, but avoiding some common mistakes is essential. You can make your first dance beautiful and unforgettable by choosing the right song, practicing ahead of time, and communicating with your partner and your dance instructor.
With some preparation and patience, you can avoid the common pitfalls and have a dance you will remember for the rest of your life. So take some time, put in the effort, and let the magic of your first dance make your special day even more unforgettable.