The First Wedding Dance
The Origins Of The First Dance
The First Dance is considered by many as the highlight of the modern Australian wedding reception. A key traditional wedding activity, it signifies the newly married couple’s first moment together as husband and wife.
Dating back to the heyday of the European Aristocrats, the First Dance would signal the beginning of a Gala Ball or another special event. In those days, ‘hitting the floor first’, was an honour bestowed upon the VIP’s.
Furthermore, once their First Dance had been completed, the other attendees would join in the fun on the dance floor. Unlike today, most people knew how to dance in a formal fashion. And for many, The Waltz was a popular dance floor filler.
Wedding Dancing In Modern Times
Our contemporary lives have placed less importance on people knowing how to dance in a formal setting.
As such, many engaged couples will want to take a few wedding dance classes. This is a great opportunity to brush up on their Waltz (and the myriad of other popular formal styles such as Salsa, Swing etc) before the wedding date. And, let’s face it everyone wants to look their best on the big day, so come on fellas, polish those shoes and take your lady dancing!
First Dance Wedding Songs
These days, many of the most popular First Dance Wedding Songs are around three to five minutes in duration. What you choose to be added to your wedding dancing playlist, will ultimately come down to your personal taste and the ambience you are wanting to create. Just remember that a wedding reception will only have enough time for around 60 to 70 songs!
BTW, there is no ‘right choice’ when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding dance playlist. The music you choose could be a mix of classic ballroom, contemporary, rock wedding songs or anything else your heart desires. That being said, because there are so many great wedding songs to choose from, you may get a little flustered! This is where some Perth Wedding DJs (such as Western Sounds) will be a great asset in helping you select a playlist that is memorable, romantic and as unique as you are.
Wedding First Dance Inspiration
In a previous article, we asked one of our in-house wedding experts to create a list of the most requested wedding songs for 2018. While that blog was focused primarily on the celebration part of a wedding, we thought it a good idea to include a handful of songs specific to the First Dance.
So, chuck the speakers on, or a pair of headphones and check out the tunes below for some romantic inspiration!