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Planning Your First Dance

First Dance

If you are imagining your wedding day, you might be thinking about the first dance. This is a subject that can make some couples a little nervous. That romantic moment beneath the spotlight for a magical dance must be perfectly planned, even if you are an experienced dancer. These tips will help you plan an unforgettable first dance.

First Dance on the Timeline

Not every first dance fits on the timeline at the same point. Traditionally, the first dance does not occur until after dining and cutting the cake. However, most couples are choosing to take to the dance floor just after the grand entrance to the reception for a well choreographed dance. This is your wedding day, and you get to decide the timing for the moment. Just keep in mind that the first dance must occur before the dance floor opens for guests to dance or it would no longer be the first dance.

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Lessons for the First Dance

Once upon a time, ballroom dancing was a developed skill and part of formal education. This is not the case today. Your celebration will likely thrive with modern music and dance; however, opening the dance floor with a formal ballroom dance creates the ultimate surprise for your guests. If you want a perfectly choreographed first dance with flawless execution, you might consider taking a few lessons. A dance instructor can help you choose your song and create your unique performance. You will learn the basics and participate in a fun bonding experience during your wedding planning process. Your wedding day deserves the dedication.

Choosing the Perfect Song

Choosing the perfect song for the first dance will take a little thought, unless you are planning on playing a favorite love song that is significant to your relationship. The song can be carefully planned with your dance instructor and wedding entertainment. Music is all about timing and so is your first dance. The beats in a measure will affect your footwork and style. You will not play country and dance the tango. Think about the style of dance you envision and plan the song with the dance. There is more than style to consider. You will want to choose a song with meaningful lyrics. You cannot play a breakup song for its perfect beat. As a general rule, narrow your choices to those with proper time and genre before choosing the song with the right meaning for the moment. Culture, background and your relationship will be the most influential factors when it comes to choosing your wedding songs.

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Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor

Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor is a luxurious three story mansion at Coquina Marina in beautiful Daytona Beach. Plan your dream wedding and first dance with master designers and planners. Create a flawless and unforgettable wedding day with superior designs and services. Meet inside of the design studio with professional designers and planners to choose your colors, floral arrangements and centerpieces. Plan your magical moments with the finest, and walk the red carpet to a ballroom designed for your first dance and all your romantic moments.


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