Lowveld ‘I Do’: 5 Tips for a fabulous first dance

One of the first things you’ll do as newlyweds is have your first dance, and although it’ll only last about four minutes, tops, we feel that it can set a beautiful tone for the rest of the evening.

Here are some tips to help you have a first dance to remember:

1. Pick the perfect song  don’t let the song pick you.
The first step is choosing a song that reflects your relationship as a couple. Start your list early and remember that half the fun is making it together. Although there are many contemporary songs out there, don’t fall into the trap of choosing a song that’s too trendy — rather choose something that will stand the test of time and speak to all generations.

Also, listen carefully to the musical arrangement to ensure that it’ll flow well with your dance. Some songs are great to sing along to, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re good for dancing.

2. Practice even if you’re not planning on doing choreography.
Once you’ve decided on a song selection, it was time to practice the dance. Dancing for just a few minutes each day will help familiarize yourself with the beat and movements. Find a choreographer and book a few lessons with them. These additional classes will help you not only have an amazing first dance, but be more comfortable with your dance skills in general. This new hobby can help you express yourselves, and it’ll also bring you closer to each other.

3. Take your dress and accessories into consideration.
If you plan on doing a waltz, will your dress’s poufy skirt trip you up? A long train might make those elegant spins a little more difficult. A romantic dip can send your tiara airborne if it’s not secure. All these elements need to be considered before you start your choreography.

4. Practice your dance in the same shoes you’ll be wearing for your wedding. 
Practicing in flats and then switching to high heels is harder than it sounds. Wearing your wedding shoes helps you break them in and resolve any potential issues before the big day. If you haven’t purchased or received your shoes yet, practice in a pair with a similar heel.

5. Keep the size of your dance floor in mind.
You don’t want to find out that your five-step tango only has room for three steps on the big day!

Credit: Bridal Guide, YouTube


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