How To Put On A Show For Your Guests With Your First Dance

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Some couples have taken the internet by storm, going viral with their first dance at their wedding. Funny videos have flooded the internet, with brides poppin, lockin and twerking their way through their big day. But you don’t need to make your guests laugh to get people talking about your dance floor exhibits. Follow our tips to make your first dance something for everyone to remember.


Amidst the copious amount of things to plan, the dance can often get swept under the carpet. But don’t let this happen. Talk it over with your partner. Start to make plans for something that will suit the two of you. Not only does it need to be something that you are both comfortable with, but it should reflect your relationship too. The more preparation, the better the result.

Choosing a song

A lot of people know the song they want for their first dance long before the big day. They’ll often refer to it as “our song” with tear-filled, doe eyes. Unsurprisingly, the majority are slow and romantic. But don’t feel limited to this genre if that’s not what best represents your partnership. The song that brings fond thoughts of your loved one to mind might be a little more jovial and fast-paced. Whatever the song, make sure it’s something that both you and your partner like and feel is apt.

What style of dance best suits your song of choice?

The type of dance you will perform will be highly influenced by your song of choice. Do you want to sway in each other’s arms in aimless circles around the floor? Or perhaps something a little more structured? There are so many types of dance out there that there will most certainly be something to suit you and your big day. Salsa, waltz, swing, rumba, samba, jive and jitterbug. Whatever you choose, make sure you are well practiced in it. Taking dance classes might be a good idea in the lead up to the moment. There will be specialist classes in most areas, and it’s worth the investment of time and money. Who knows, it might spark a new long term hobby and passion.

Make it unique

Remember, this whole day is about you and your partner. It’s a celebration of your love and unity. So make sure the day is as unique as your relationship. There are so many opportunities to add personal touches to near enough every aspect of your wedding. Don’t forget to make your dance one of them. Don’t feel the need to copy anyone else’s dance, as great as it might have been.

Enjoy yourself

It’s not all so serious. At the moment, this moment is for you and your partner, not everyone else. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, your attentions can be drawn away from each other. This is a moment that you will be together, uninterrupted. Enjoy it. Look into each other’s eyes, hold each other close. Take the moment to relax and take in everything that’s happened leading up to this point. It should be a beautiful and special moment for the two of you to remember.

Submitted on behalf of Modern Weddings