The first dance is one of the wedding memories you’ll never forget. Five years after my own wedding, I can still remember every moment from my first dance to Alison Krauss’ song, “When you say nothing at all”. If you’re thinking about skipping this tradition and heading straight for the dance floor, just remember that this is your only shot at a special dance in front of your loved ones so think twice before ditching it!
Below are three top tips for a memorable first dance:
1) Make it meaningful. Almost every couple has a song that makes them think of one another. If the song is suitable for a first dance, give it a shot as after all the first dance is for the two of you, not for your guests. If you struggle trying to find a meaningful song, consider doing a traditional dance from your home country. Think line dancing for Americans, Bollywood for Indians, etc.
2) Listen to the lyrics. It’s important to listen to the lyrics in a song before making the decision on your first dance. Some songs seem sentimental and romantic but the lyrics portray a different image.
3) Don’t stop dancing. If you have a rehearsed dance routine that doesn’t go to plan on the day, don’t stop dancing! Either start the routine from the beginning or bust your own moves- either way have a back up plan in case this happens.