Bride & Groom's First Dance
The bride and groom's first dance as a married couple is the most touching of all wedding traditions. However, it can also be a stressful time for brides and grooms who aren't comfortable being the center of attention.
Follow these helpful tips to make your first spin as a newly married couple as graceful and stress free as possible:
Your first dance song should mean something special to both of you. Maybe it's a tune you heard on your first date or perhaps it's a song that reminds you of a special event. If you don't already have a song now is the perfect time to select one. Many couples will choose a tune that suits the theme of the wedding, but what's most important is that the song reflects your relationship.
A bride and groom's first dance song can be performed by a band, sung 'a capella' by a single musician or played by your DJ off a recorded track. Just be sure to sit down with your band to discuss the tempo and style of the song you desire. DJs should be given a copy of the CD or be provided with the name of the album, song and artist. This will avoid surprises on your wedding day.
Many couples take dance lessons to prepare for their spotlight dance. Many dance studios offer special wedding packages that will help marrying couple find their inner Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers. Dance lessons typically cost between $30 and $100 per private lesson (per couple) and between $15 and $35 per group lesson (per couple). While group lessons are more affordable, private lessons put more focus on personal dance needs and allows the teacher to work at your pace.