How to choose a first dance for your wedding
One of the highlights of a wedding is undoubtedly the first dance. For some couples, just thinking about this makes them very nervous. For others, it’s a chance to have a lot of fun showing off some cool moves to their friends and family at the start of the party. Most guests will expect the evening party to start with a first dance.
There is one thing to remember about the first dance; there are no rules! It’s YOUR wedding, so you can choose whatever you want. It doesn’t have to be a slow song where only you dance for 4 minutes! You could choose a fast dance, something with lyrics which mean a lot to you both, a slow dance, or a party track. You may have both spent time secretly getting dance lessons in order to give everyone a brilliant performance.
If you feel nervous about your first dance, don’t worry, you are not alone. I can ask everyone at the party to join in from the start if you wish.
The best thing is for me to list what my recent clients have chosen for their first dance, this will show you how diverse their tastes are:
Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud
Life – Jehro
Adele – make you feel my love
Charles Aznavour – For me … formidable
Chumbawamba – tubthumping
Sarah Jory Band – Rose of my heart
James Arthur – say you won’t let go
Arctic Monkeys – say I’m yours
Madness – it must be love
Bryan Adams – here i am
Serena Ryder – for you
Redbone – come and get your love
Scouting For Girls – my vow
Barbra Streisand with Bryan Adams – i finally found someone
Elvis Presley – the wonder of you
John Legend – all of me
Queen – don’t stop me now
Twenty One Pilots – cancer
Eva Cassidy – songbird
Scouting For Girls – she’s so lovely
The Prodigy – Smack my bitch up – no, really, I did have this requested by a couple for their first dance!!!
How about an amazing mashup of a load of your favourite dance songs to surprise your guests? I can jump into the studio and make one in advance so you have plenty of time to choreograph your moves!
Do you need a list of suggestions for first dances? I have a much larger 6 page list available, just get in touch and ask for it!
Guess the first dance cards
Many couples also ask me to be their master of ceremonies, and this can include me getting your guests to guess what your first dance is. This is usually a lot of fun as you can imagine. Check out this little gem: