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How to Choose the Song for Your First Dance

How to Choose the Song for Your First Dance

Choosing a song for your first dance should be among the first things to do when planning your wedding. It is a symbolic and special moment for both of you. When choosing the song for your first dance, here are some of the things that you should consider.

  • It should be a common interest. Both of you should choose the song and feel happy listening to it. The song and everything included in your wedding belong to you. Pick the song together as you both need to be having a great time listening and dancing to it.
  • Make it yours. The song that you dance should be personal and intimate. It should be a song that has some meaning behind it. Some couples prefer to have a song that is personal but not very emotional while others chose a song that is super emotional, and everyone ends up tearing up. This day should be your most romantic date so be bold for the kind of song that you choose and let it be YOUR song.
  • It should communicate through the lyrics. The lyrics of the song that you choose should have some meaning to you. Pick a song that speaks volume into your relationship. Some people chose songs that they first danced to when they met, others chose to play the song they first dedicated to each other, others chose a song that signifies how they feel for each other and others choose the song that makes them happy when they listen to it together. The song that you chose should send a message to both of you and your guests. It is a heartfelt moment.
  • Choose something you can dance to. You need to choose a song that is upbeat, and you can actually dance to. Consider planning a routine to make it extra streamlined and smooth for the both of you. Some people go further and get their routine choreographed, and this makes it a lot more vibrant. Also, choose a song that everyone else can dance to, and it is always a good idea to involve your bridesmaids and groomsmen just to make it a lot more surprising for your guests
  • Make sure your DJ or the Band knows exactly what to play. Always be on the safe side by ensuring that the DJ, pianist or the band knows what song to play for your first dance. You don't want moments where there is a long pause when they are consulting what to play because that just kills the whole romantic and cool vibe. Remember you want everything on this day to be seamless. Therefore consider sending a list of the songs you want to be played to the people responsible for your music and make sure you outline them clearly.