Our Top Tips For A Memorable First Dance
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Top Tips For A Memorable First Dance

Whilst the majority of the day will have been spent with all eyes on you as a couple, there is one moment in your wedding day that strikes up plenty of nerves with both the bride and the groom.

That has to be the first dance.

Some couples are happy to just move around the dance floor to their favourite love song, but others will want to make a huge impression on their guests.

So how do you create a first dance that is going to impress?

Here are some of the best ways to make sure they remember it for years to come.

Learn from a pro

If you feel unsure about your own prowess on the dancefloor, then there is no harm seeking out some professional help.

There are dance teachers out there that specialise in helping couples to get their first dance just right.

They don’t always have to teach you a fully choregraphed routine, they can simply show you ways that you can move around the dance floor which are a bit more interesting than the usual hug and shuffle.

Or practice alone

Not sure that you have enough time to plan in dance lessons?

Why not push back your furniture and have a practice at home?

If nothing else, it can take away some of those awkward nerves about how you will dance, and make you both that little bit more comfortable moving around.

Invite others to join you

Feeling uncomfortable about dancing on your own, make an agreement with your partner (as well as one or two couples that you know) that you will invite your guests up to join you as the music starts.

Not only will everyone feel a big part of your special day, but you won’t feel as if everyone is stood on the side lines staring at you!

Don’t worry

One of the best things you can do when it comes to your first dance is simply relax and enjoy the moment.

So, what if you feel a little silly moving around the dancefloor?

Chances are that everyone watching will still feel pretty emotional about the whole thing.

Make sure that the music you pick speaks for itself and you won’t have to worry too much about how you look.

Set up a surprise

Plenty of us will have seen the YouTube videos of couples setting up funny dance routines with their bridal party.

If you are feeling creative (and you have the friends to back you up) why not pick a song to learn and perform the routine to.

There are plenty of great tracks out there that have simple to learn routines, and you will have every guest surprised by your very own take on the first dance.

Once you know the song that you want to dance to, the time has come to think about how you will present your first dance.

The important thing to think about is that it is all about you, so make sure that it is something that you will love, otherwise you could end up feeling uncomfortable!

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is one of the UK's premier wedding DJs and the winner of multiple industry awards and accolades. His favourite wedding song? Love Shack of course - a guaranteed floor filler! You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/colecloughdj.

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