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The First Dance

Apr 23, 2024 | Wedding Advice

One of the most memorable parts about a wedding is the moment the newlyweds step out onto the dance floor and share their first dance together as a married couple. It’s a real tear-jerker of a moment that will usually lead into a party-starter song that gets everyone onto the d-floor.

There is no right or wrong way to do a first dance – you can go the choreographed route, wing it on the night, slow dance, get down to an upbeat boogie, invite others to join you, do a flash mob, or even have no first dance at all!

However, quite often we hear that couples worry about being left alone and exposed feeling awkward on the dancefloor. We’ve all seen it – that ‘help, come save us’ look as the couple frantically look around the room to catch the eye of a friend who might save them from their discomfort. While some guests like to wait until a handful of people are up and dancing before they join in, this moment can feel like a lifetime for the newlyweds.

One technique we like to use to ensure a smooth transition from the first dance into the dancefloor is to use the second half of your first dance song to invite other couples to join in. This will help to fill the empty dance floor space around the two of you, so that by the time your first dance song finishes, there are enough people on the dance floor to get the party started.

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However, if you’re looking super comfortable in your love bubble, we might also change our mind on the fly and play at least half of another slow song to give you the opportunity to enjoy the moment a little longer. We have heard some couples say ‘wow, we haven’t slow danced for years together, and we loved that moment’.

There is no right or wrong way of how to get the dancefloor started but, as a professional DJ, we will always aim to stay in tune with the vibe of the room. Let us work with you to iron out those nerves and make your first dance a magical one to remember!

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