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Tips on Picking Your First Dance Song

Drawing a blank when you sit down with your partner to choose your first dance song for your wedding? It’s a lot of pressure on one song! Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here at WDV, we want every couple to find the song that is the perfect match for them. Choosing your wedding dance song is a different process for every couple and we’ve put together some guidelines to help you get started.

First off, do you already have a song as a couple? Maybe there’s a song that was playing on the night you met, or a song that you always end up hearing whenever you’re together. A great way to mark the start of your marriage is by dancing your first dance to a song that already holds meaning for you as a couple. Choosing a song that has accompanied you through your relationship will automatically make you feel connected when listening and dancing to it. Don’t worry about whether or not your favorite song would make a good first dance- your dance instructor will help you find a way to incorporate it in the choreography. And don’t forget- there are always remixes! If you don’t already have an obvious song choice as a couple, listen for songs that tell a love story that’s similar to yours. If the song’s story follows yours, it’s easy to showcase your story for your guests through your wedding dance!

Do you have a favorite music genre as a couple? Or even a favorite song that has nothing to do with your partner? You can pick your own favorite songs, or songs that have been part of your lives since you were young and put them together to create your first dance with your other half. Even if the two of you have very different favorites, there are always ways to put them together. Again, your dance instructor can help. What a wonderful way to get to know your partner in a new way through music!

Do you have a dream dance style for your first dance, but are drawing a total blank when it comes to a song? Tell your dance instructor that you’ve always wanted to dance a waltz as your wedding dance, or you know you want to groove to a Prince song, but you’re not sure which one to pick… Your choreographer will help put it all together. No request is too crazy if it’s what’s close to your heart. You can dance tango, salsa or dancehall...or all 3! Your dance instructor will always be able to give you some song ideas in whatever style you choose.

And don’t forget you don’t have to limit yourself to one song! There are great ways to mix songs together to keep your guests (and yourselves!) on their toes. At WDV we’re here to help you through the process of choosing the perfect song(s) as much as we’re here to create your first dance. The perfect song is the foundation for the wedding dance of your dreams, and we can’t wait to be a part of making your wedding dance dreams come true. Contact us today for your FREE consultation!

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