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The First Dance

The bride and groom have been pronounced husband & wife, the toast has been made, dinner has been enjoyed and finally the married couple steps onto the dance floor to take part in an amazing tradition. The tradition of the couple’s first dance as husband and wife!  The first dance of a married couple is a popular element at almost every wedding celebration. Exactly like an old-fashioned ball, the idea is that the married couple, as the guests of honor at the celebration, open the dancing to the rest of their guests.


In the past, the first dance was usually a waltz, as ballroom dancing was a widespread skill. However in the current times ballroom dancing is not such a common skill and this has changed the traditional first dance in many ways! Modern couples typically ‘slow dance’ but sometimes will learn a style of ballroom dance such as a waltz or foxtrot specifically for their first dance. Couples have even surprised their guests with an anything but ordinary pre-rehearsed choreographed dance! It’s not uncommon for an engaged couple to seek out lessons for this big moment prior to their wedding! While we can hardly say that it’s necessary, it can add a bit of fun quality time together prior to your wedding!


The style of dance and selection of the song is a very personal choice.  It should be reflective of the personality and style of the couple! Fun & quirky, elegant & classic or graceful & slow the choices for songs and ways to dance to them are endless! We wanted to share a few lists with you that might spark some ideas for your first dance song!

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