A Few Tips to Dancing at Your Wedding

Yes, you might feel terrified at the very thought of dancing publically in front of all your friends and family. Who wants to look stupid on the dance floor? But don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered with these tips to keep in mind.

Choose a song that’s easy to dance to

Look for a song whose beat is clear enough to dance to easily. Whether you choose an old classic or a contemporary song, you need to be comfortable with its beat. Find a song that both of you are familiar with, and which is easy for you to fall in rhythm with. Oh, and while you’re choosing a song, make sure it doesn’t have any inappropriate lyrics or hidden meanings! A lot of songs may sound romantic, but have some dirty undertones!

Make sure it’s a dance both of you can do

It’s possible that one person is a better dancer than the other, in which case the better dancer is going to have to make some allowances and come down to the level of the less capable one. You don’t want to force your partner into learning a dance that’s too complicated for them, only to have them blank on the floor. Go for easy little steps.

Hold a good dance position and don’t sway

Practice beforehand so you know how to hold a proper dance position that allows you to feel connected to your partner when you dance. Plus, it’ll stop you from looking down at your feet, and allow you to have eye contact with your partner. This should also enable you to look great in the photos since you won’t look worried about stepping on your partner’s toes. And don’t sway! That’s just going to give you a very high school look.

Only dance for three minutes

Make sure the dance is under three minutes in order to prevent your guests from getting bored. They want to join in the fun too, so finish your dance within an appropriate amount of time and open up the dance floor to everyone.

Be confident and have fun

Enter the dance floor with confidence. You may not be the best dancer, but it’s still your special day! All eyes are going to be on you, and little missteps you make will probably be laughed off in the spirit of the occasion. The important thing is to stand tall, keep your head up and step confidently to the floor. Let the music play for a few seconds to get you in the zone, and then go for it!

And remember to have fun. The stress that comes with dancing in front of a load of people can make it easy to forget that this part is supposed to be enjoyable and memorable. Enjoy the dance, smile at your partner, and forget about how worthy of a video the dance might be. Lean into the moment and focus on having a good time. The genuine smiles on your faces alone will make it worth It in the end, since they’ll make for the best pictures.

How to Choose the Song for Your First Dance

Depending on the couple, choosing that special song that will play during your first dance as a couple can either be very easy or extremely stressful. Once you begin to realize how many options there are and how this one song is supposed to musically represent the two of you as a couple, pressure can begin to rise.

Maybe you’re a couple who are dreading the first dance. Or maybe you can’t wait for the chance to perform a specially choreographed routine. Or if you’re really unlucky, one of you is dreading it and one wants to put on a show! No matter where you find yourselves as your special day approaches, we have answers for you.

To start the selection process talk about what kind of mood you want to set. Are you having a very traditional wedding or are you more of the rebel type? Are you a couple who are constantly laughing and joking around? Or are you shyer and reserved? Your first dance song should reflect your style and taste. Once you know the mood you want to set figure out if there’s already a song that has special meaning for you. Think the first kiss, first “I love you”, or consider bands or concerts you’ve attended. Chances are one of those songs will fit the bill just perfectly.

After you’ve narrowed your list down to 3 or 4 songs, consider the tempo, the lyrics and the length of the song. Some songs just move too fast for a first dance feel and others last way too long. Still, other songs that have a beautiful melody have lyrics that don’t work for a wedding. This might be a good time to have a talk with your DJ. As a professional, they have worked at hundreds if not thousands of weddings and have seen everything. They can listen to your ideas and concerns and make recommendations that will work for both of you.

If you decide to do a choreographed dance you should get started 4-6 months in advance. That way, by the time the wedding day arrives, you will feel comfortable about the choreography and can focus on your partner and enjoy this special moment together.

If you’re nervous about your dancing skills don’t worry. If you can walk, you can dance. Try dancing with your partner at home until you feel comfortable together. Leave out the fancy moves and just enjoy being close.

Whatever you decide, keep in mind that the dance and the entire day goes by quickly. Before you know it you’ll be heading off to begin life as a newly married couple. Hopefully, your first dance will be the beginning of many special moments you will share on the dance floor.