Let’s admit it – many of us dance more like David Hasselhoff than Fred Astaire.
When it comes to that first dance as a married couple, many newlyweds are filled with absolute dread. After all, many of us have not slow danced since Senior Prom – and we certainly don’t want to revisit that experience.
Even if you or your beloved has two left feet – you shouldn’t have to fear your first dance as husband and wife.
The worst thing you can do is nothing. Take advantage of the time leading up to your big day by practicing a few steps. There is no shame in watching instructional dance videos online or even taking a lesson or two with a private instructor. The confidence a single lesson will give you, not to mention the embarrassment it can spare you, will be well worth the expense.
Also, remember that your wedding band (or dj) is your friend. Their job is to make sure that you and your guests have a blast and they will be more than happy to make sure that you look good on the dance floor. Make sure you communicate exactly what you want from them. Do you want everyone cleared from the dance floor for the first dance or would you rather your guests be there with you? Want them to cut the first dance song short? No problem. The more you plan ahead with your wedding performer the better off you will be.
Finally, you should feel free to get creative with it. Check out our related blog post; Wedding Dance Lessons – Dancing With the Stars for fun tips on planning a “Flash Mob”or another unique and memorable dance that will make your big moment one to look forward to rather than dread.
What ways have you used or have seen used that helped the newlyweds feel comfy on the dance floor?