Once the vows have been exchanged it’s time to party, which means, it’s all about the wedding dances and celebrating the new couple. Let’s hit the dance floor!
No longer do you just have newlyweds doing the traditional waltz around the reception ballroom as their first dance. Oh no. Today many couples are making their first dance a full performance that would earn them a score of “10” on any reality dance show.
Couples may spend weeks learning the choreography to pull off a showstopper before their family and friends. Why go through the trouble? Dancing adds to the fun atmosphere of the event. So get ready to video this one and share on YouTube as the trend grows for couples to perform a dance routine. Here’s how to plan all your wedding dances.
Include the Family in your Wedding Dance
Couples are getting their parents into the mix as they hit the dance floor to share a memorable moment. And watch out couples because your parents or even grandparents are stealing the show with some smooth moves of their own!
Don’t forget those sentimental moments on the dance floor with father and daughter or mother and son. The beginning of “Butterfly Kisses” is surely a sign to grab a tissue for a touching moment with father and daughter. Moms will smile while dancing with her son to Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” or the moving “Because You Loved Me.”
Wedding Dance Playlist
Make sure the dance playlist is ready to go! The couple’s top 10 should start the list. Include songs meaningful to both of you first, and then include those old-school tunes that everyone loves along with some new classics. Make sure your dance playlist covers all generations so that everyone can say they danced to their favorite or found a new favorite.
Of course popular line dances like the Electric Slide or Boot Scootin’ Boogie are great standards to make sure everyone gets the chance to move to the music. Usually the steps are called out during the song or the DJ can help keep the crowd on step and let the fun unfold as everyone boogies to the beat.
Typical wedding receptions are scheduled to last between two to four hours so the couple will need to work with the live band or DJ they are hiring to entertain the crowd during that time span. While they will have the list of music for their first dance, with parents or other special people, the main flow of music will be where everyone gets up to shake their tail feathers a bit. Make sure to have a good mix of tempo in the music to allow everyone to catch their breath a bit before the next lineup of upbeat tunes. And yes, other couples in the audience may be waiting for that slow song to dance with their someone special too.
Start Planning your Wedding Dances
Our professional event planning staff can help you design what will work for those smooth moves and may even be able to suggest a dance or two to start things off. Give us a call at 937-283-3275 to so we can talk about all wedding dancing and the other details of that special day.
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