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First Dance in a Pandemic

Planning a wedding is hard enough. But planning a wedding during a pandemic!? That’s on a whole different level. Many are having smaller or even virtual weddings during these unprecedented times and traditional wedding elements can seem pointless, but we have lots of ideas about how you can still incorporate a stellar first dance, even if it may look a little different.

Because of restrictions in many states, the dance party of your dreams may not be a reality for the time being, but your first dance can still be a big part of your wedding! You have lots of options to prepare for the big moment, and you don’t even have to leave the house. Pre-recorded online dance tutorials or even live online classes or private lessons are all great options to prepare for your first dance while staying at home. Especially during this time when many of us are working and living in very tight quarters with our significant others, learning a new skill together can be a great way to combat any frustrations. Immersing yourselves in deepening your connection through movement won’t only lead to an amazing first dance, it will also strengthen your bond as a couple. Win-win!

Whether you’ve chosen to do a small in-person gathering or a virtual wedding, you can work with your choreographer and videographer to put together a beautiful video of your first dance that can be sent to and seen by all your guests. And they can have it as a momento to keep long after your big day is done!

Have you rescheduled your wedding multiple times because of COVID? Still no idea when the big day will actually happen? This is a great time to hone in on your dance skills. Use this time in wedding limbo to work with a choreographer and take classes to create something magical, whether you end up sharing your first dance virtually or in person.

Or maybe a virtual dance celebration is just the pandemic wedding solution you need! This can either be a preview of the big day or it can be part of your virtual wedding. Zoom weddings can be uncomfortable when all the guests are sitting and watching on mute while the couple goes through the ceremony by themselves. This can make everyone feel even more isolated. But, you can create a short, easy dance to send to your guests to learn so you can share a moment of dancing with your loved ones from wherever they are!

As long as you’re dedicated to making your wedding day unique, there are so many ways to get creative and make the best of the situation we’re in. Adding music, dance and games into the picture can give some flavor and create special memories for you and your guests...even in the middle of a global pandemic.

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