After the wedding vows and the photogenic reception entrances, the highly-anticipated first dance is usually the next scheduled highlight of your big day. Some hit the mark right on the head; others miss the mark completely. Here are five top tips to make sure that your first dance as a married couple is the talk of the town in Naperville for years to come for the right reasons.
Refuse to “Wing It”
“We are just going to wing it!” That phrase should never come out of your mouth when it comes to your first dance. Plan, prepare and practice with your future spouse until you are both comfortable. Some may feel as if practicing and planning will “kill the mood” of the dance on the big day. Contrary to popular opinion, failing miserably at “winging it” will kill the mood quicker than anything else.
Prep Your Wedding DJ in Advance
Your Naperville wedding DJ will be ready to roll on the big day – primarily when it comes to his or her mix for the overall dance session. However, when it comes to the plans for your first dance, this is something that you will have to walk them through in advance. The word “advance” does not mean having your wedding planner run through the details moments before the reception starts. As you work through your plans days or even weeks ahead of the big day, make sure that you, your DJ and your future spouse are all on the same page. If you have any
Breathe and Enjoy the Moment
When the time for your first dance rolls around, indulge yourself in the moment itself. You already planned, practiced and rehearsed the dance routine. However, this is not a dance recital performed in front of an audience. This is the first time that you are dancing with your spouse – not your fiancée or boyfriend/girlfriend – in front of your closest family members and friends. Make sure that you take the time to enjoy the overall moment, because it will pass you by sooner than you think.
Do Not Focus on Posing for Pics
In your mind, you may visualize amazing photographs captured during your first dance. You may even dream of certain poses, spins or dips that are caught on camera and cherished within your wedding album for years to come. It is understandable that you want your photographer to catch special moments on camera. The key to a special moment, though, is that it is caught unintentionally.
The most memorable wedding photos are just like the most memorable wedding moments – unplanned, unexpected and unintentional. If you and your spouse just focus on enjoying each other and indulging yourselves in the moment, you will be surprised by the unexpected yet cherished moments that your photographer will catch along the way.
Do Not Tarnish the Magic
A romantic first dance at a wedding reception is one of the most magical moments of the day. As you and your spouse reflect on your wedding day years from now, it will be one of the memories that you cherish the most – especially when you think of the vast number of dances that you have shared since then. However, you and your spouse will only have one “first dance” as a married couple – which is why (good or bad) you will always remember that block of time spent on the dance floor.
Do your best to not tarnish the magic of the dance by overthinking it or paying too much attention to what other people will think. As long as you and your spouse are happy, hopefully those in attendance will be onboard, too. However, the happiness that you and your spouse share is more important than anyone else’s thoughts or feelings in Naperville.
Following these tips will help you to have more great memories that you will always remember than grotesque moments that you will yearn to forget.