First Dance advice...
Your first dance as husband and wife is one of the most special moments of the wedding reception and one you will want to remember fondly for years to come. To ensure your first dance goes smoothly book yourself and your fiance in for dance lessons three to six months before the wedding.
When you first arrive at a dance studio you should have with you your first dance song. Most modern songs work well with a foxtrot or a rumba but the dance instructor can tell you for sure. If you are undecided on the dance style or song for your first dance the dance instructor can recommend music that matches your style and avoids areas of dance you have problems with.
If you are having a band at the reception you can learn to set the tempo and communicate with the band leader. If you are using recorded music, make sure it is the same version your DJ will use at the reception as there may be subtle differences which will throw you off.
Learning the steps to a dance is one thing, putting it together on the day is quite another. This is why you should practice with your partner in the shoes you will wear on the day. Also, if you have a hoop dress wear it when you practice and don't forget to find a way to simulate the train of your dress. Becoming familiar with everything ahead of time will help you relax and remember that the dance is about you and your partner and the love you share.
Once your first dance is over the rest of the guests may need some help joining in, so pick music that will appeal to everyone there and remind them of good times. Group dances also work well as they are repetitive and easy to pick up.
The journey you take to learn the steps and moves of your first dance are the first steps you will take towards the rest of your life together, so take your time and don't worry if you don't get the hang of it the first time, you'll get there together.
We hope this information was useful. Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments.