The first dance could be one of the most dreaded wedding traditions. The terror of standing up in front of your nearest and dearest and strutting your funky stuff scares lots of people to death. On the other hand, there are always couples who relish this opportunity to show off what they can do on the dance floor. There are several recognized dancing stereotypes, and the key to finding your perfect first dance is to determine which of these most matches your profile. Once you’ve worked out which style you prefer, get some professional dancing lessons and request the ideal wedding songs from your band or DJ. With a bit of confidence, some flair and a lot of attitude, your first dance could be a big hit.
1. The Traditional Couple
Are you one of those couples whose wedding just has to be in the traditional style? If your big day is by the book, you’ll want your first dance to be a chance to show how elegant and graceful you can be. Although not a risky option, this is the perfect way to show off your good taste. Try choosing classics like Etta James’ “At Last”, Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon” or “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole as your wedding songs.
2. The Joker Couple
If you’re a couple who loves everything to be a big laugh, you’ll be looking for a fun and irreverent first dance choice. Choose something ironic that plays up your sense of humor such as “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, “I Think I Love You” by The Partridge Family or “Love Is Strange” by Mickey and Sylvia.
3. The Cool Couple
If you’re too cool for school, you won’t want something too old-fashioned or classical, and you’ll certainly want to avoid cliché. If being up to date with what’s hot and at the very forefront of cutting edge is important, you should certainly try unusual wedding songs like “Head Over Feet” by Alanis Morissette, “Wild Horses” by The Sundays or “Fever” by Peggy Lee.
4. The Romantic Couple
If you and your partner are hopelessly sentimental, you’ve probably already got your own special song. Most likely the two of you will be found smooching whenever and wherever you hear it playing, whether that’s a supermarket, train station, or even in the street. Choose a first dance with meaningful lyrics as well as a beautiful melody such as “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers or “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel.
5. The Rebellious Couple
So the two of you are a little bit unconventional. You need to exploit that in your choice of first dance. If leather, tattoos and a lot of attitude is a big part of your life, you’ll want to bring a little of that rebelliousness to the dance floor with a statement number. Why not try something along the lines of “Like A Virgin” by Madonna, “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith or “The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band.
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