Many couples today are veering away from the more traditional weddings, choosing instead to customize their wedding and their wedding reception to their personality. Adding unique touches to multiple areas of the wedding and wedding reception will result in a wedding that is not only memorable, but will also be more enjoyable for all of the people involved. One of the ways that many couples are choosing to customize their weddings is by choosing a non-traditional wedding dance for their first dance as man and wife.
For many years, a couple’s first dance as newlyweds was always a slow and sedate waltz, where both parties glide around the floor in a particular pattern for the duration of the song. Although much more in vogue when traditional dances were more popular at parties and gatherings as well, very few of today’s couples actually know the steps of the traditional waltz or how the steps are supposed to intertwine with the music. This leaves the couple with two options; pay for lessons at a dance studio to learn how to perform the traditional dance or choose an alternate dancing style for the first wedding dance.
Some couples choose to use their favorite song, or “their song”, for their first wedding dance and choose to dance according to the style of music in the song. Many couples spend their first dance swaying softly to the tune of their favorite song, creating a lasting memory and being able to focus on the music and each other, instead of trying to remember numerous dance steps. The method has become more popular each year as many couples try to make their wedding plans as simple and painless as possible while still creating the wedding of their dreams.
There are many couples that choose to have theme weddings and choose a first dance and song that tie into the theme of their wedding. For example, if the couple has decided to have a Renaissance themed wedding, then the music chosen may be traditional Renaissance music and the dance performed by the couple may be modeled after the dances of those times. There are many different types of theme weddings and internet websites dedicated to theme weddings will have a few suggestions about the best songs or music to use for the first dance.
There are many dance studios that specialize in creating unique dances for couples that do not want a traditional first dance for their wedding. The couple can choose a song for their first dance and take it to the dance studio where the dance instructor will combine the speed and tone of the song with the dancing skill level of the couple and create a dance that the couple will feel comfortable with and enjoy. There are many different ways to create an alternate first wedding dance and each way can create a memory that will last a lifetime, which is what the perfect wedding is all about.