First Dance Tradition
Having a “first dance” with your husband or wife is mostly a popular American and European tradition during a wedding reception. Before the reception officially starts the newly married couple will dance alone on the dance floor. Once they are finished the dancing festivities for all guests will begin. There is no rule of what style of dance they should choose, some couples decide on having a slow dance, while some a more upbeat, fun choreographed number. When deciding on what you want to do, some couples will hire a choreographer to teach them a dance or they elect to just go with the flow.
In the 1922 guide called Etiquette, it was stated that newlyweds must not treat their dance with each other as a performance, but that they would wait until the guests started to dance.
First Wedding Dance Ideas
Nowadays knowing how to waltz or ballroom dance is unheard of. That is why most couples will choose to perform a slow dance to their favorite song or having someone teach them. There are no rules when it comes to what song you choose when dancing for the first time with your significant other.
Some couples choose fun wedding first dance songs, some may choose upbeat first dance songs and while other couple’s first dance meaning may be something personal to them that other’s may not be aware of.