How To Choose Your First Dance

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July 30, 2016
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Whether you are dance-shy or Beyoncé incarnate, the first dance will be one of the most significant details for your wedding. Many couples may already have their song and will understandably choose to dance for the first time together as husband and wife to a tune which holds sentimental value to them.

However, other couples may be seeking a song that is appropriate to the style of their weddings and their personalities – a decision which should be made together with mutual understanding. Perhaps the following dance styles will help you to visualise your first dance together easier, and guide you in finding your perfect song

Choosing your first dance, featured on Creme de la Bride

Chrisman Studios


You are looking for elegance, class, and a whole lot of love. You are both comfortable with dancing and you will be pulling out a few twirls and dips in between your loving gazes. Your first dance is the ultimate time to showcase your love for each other to your family and friends and you will be looking for a song which verbalises the mood and tone of your relationship.

Possible tune:
“At last” – Etta James


couple in traditional dance part of their choice for a first dance featured on Creme de la Bride

Alakija Studios

You are a couple who are proud of your heritage(s), and wish to incorporate your culture into your big day. You may also wish to include your family and friends into a section of this dance with choreographed steps (as seen in many African weddings). Your first dance is not only a symbol of your love for each other, but for each other’s origins and beginnings.

Possible tunes:
Any songs which you and your partner hold dear due to their association with your cultures.

Ashley-Jerven-Wedding-71/Samantha Ong Photography-couples-first-dance

Samantha Ong Photography

The Introverts

You’re not the most comfortable on the dance floor, and may be dreading this moment. You also do not have anything to fear. Your first dance is about so much more than the dancing, and your loved ones will enjoy watching you both show your affections for one another. You will be wanting a song with a slower tempo, with a simple beat to it which will allow you to just sway and step while holding each other.

Possible tunes:
“When a man loves a woman” –Percy Sledge

Kristen and Kevin's wedding, couple having an upbeat dance at wedding

Chrisman Studios

Smooth Soul

You are the cool couple, not afraid to get down and get grooving. You look great and even better while dancing, and you know it. You may see the tone of your relationship and your wedding as being more passionate than elegant, and are not afraid to showcase this. You will be wanting an old school Motown or R&B hit.

Possible tunes:
“Can’t get enough of your love” –Barry White.  

Whatever your style, your personality type, or the tone of your relationship it is important that you communicate what you want in your first dance. This moment is for you both to savour together and to shut yourselves off from the world in the middle of your whirlwind day.

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