Planning the First Dance


First Dance

If you are planning your wedding timeline, you are probably thinking about your first dance. This is a significant part of wedding celebrations. Since every eye will be on you as you dance your most romantic dance beneath the spotlight, it must be perfectly planned. You probably have a nervous flow of questions that are all about when and how. These tips will help you plan an unforgettable first dance.


First Dance on the Timeline


You need to pencil the first dance into your wedding timeline at the most perfect moment. You might be wondering when that moment should be. Traditionally, the first dance does not occur until after the meal and the cutting of the cake. Depending on the events and order you plan them, your reception might take a different shape. Some couples make the grand entrance to the reception and continue to the center of the dance floor where they make a magical and well choreographed dance across the floor.

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Lessons for the First Dance


We are not all professional ballroom dancers, but we all wish we were during the first dance. Ballroom dancing was once a commonly developed skill and part of formal education. Your celebration will likely thrive with modern music and dance; however, opening the dance floor with a formal ballroom dance creates the ultimate surprise for your guests. If you want a perfectly choreographed dance with flawless execution, you might consider dance lessons. Dance lessons cost money and time, and require dedication to make them worth it. Since your wedding day deserves it, you should invest the time, money and energy into making the moment perfect. A dance instructor can help you choose your song and create your unique performance. You will learn the basics and participate in a fun bonding experience during your wedding planning process.


Choosing the Perfect Song


Choosing the perfect song for the first dance will take a little thought, unless you are planning on playing a favorite love song that is significant to your relationship. The song can be carefully planned with your dance instructor and wedding entertainment. Music is all about timing and so is your first dance. The beats in a measure will affect your footwork and style. You will not play country and dance the tango. Think about the style of dance you envision and plan the song with the dance. There is more than style to consider. You will want to choose a song with meaningful lyrics. You cannot play a breakup song for its perfect beat. As a general rule, narrow your choices to those with proper time and genre before choosing the song with the right meaning for the moment.

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Crystal Ballroom at Veranda


Crystal Ballroom at Veranda is a luxurious wedding venue with all-inclusive packages and additional first dance lessons to help you create your fairy tale. Plan your dream wedding with master designers and planners, and request dance lessons to help you build confidence and technique for your first dance. Create a flawless and unforgettable wedding day with superior designs and services. Meet inside of the design studio with professional designers and planners to choose your colors, flowers and centerpieces. Plan your magical moments with the finest in the industry, and walk the red carpet to a ballroom designed just for you.

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