3 Things You “Know” About the First Dance That Are Actually Totally Wrong

There are many misconceptions about planning a wedding, from “all of our guests will be able to fly from Chicago to Greece for our wedding, right?” to “I can totally DIY all of our flower center pieces by myself.” We’ve all been there, and we’ve all found out that sometimes things just aren’t as they seem, and so it is with the first dance. Here are 3 things you “know” about the first dance that are actually totally wrong.

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Say Yes to Your First Dance

There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of details to be accounted for when planning your wedding reception, and of course, every couple has their own priorities. But, whether your wedding will be a formal affair or a quirky, unique celebration, your first dance as a married couple is the one detail that can’t slip through the cracks of your wedding planning process. So, why is the first dance so important?

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The 10 Things All First Dances MUST Include

So you want to have a first dance at your wedding. You choose a song you like only to realize...you know nothing about dancing, let alone dancing in front of 200 people! What should a first dance look like? What should it feel like? When does the first dance happen during the reception? Yikes! But, look no further. We’ve got your back with the 10 things that all 1st dances must have to help guide you into a glorious first dance.

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The 5 Most Common Misconceptions about Learning a First Dance

As wedding dance experts, we meet a lot of people preparing for their first dance. And that means that we’ve heard a wide variety of perspectives about what it takes to be a good dancer, how the learning process works, and the general significance of a first dance. Most of these beliefs are based on people’s own experience or understanding, but unfortunately many of these beliefs are the complete opposite of the truth as we experts know it. As experienced dancers, instructors and wedding specialists, we bring you 5 of the most common misconceptions about the first dance...

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Jeremy & Lacey's Navy Pier Summer Wedding

Jeremy and Lacey got married at the beautiful Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier in Chicago. Beneath the ferris wheel and in the light of the fireworks, they tied their lives together, and celebrated with all their friends and family. Read More

Tom & Jori's Rustic & Chic Farm Wedding

Tom and Jori threw their celebration outside Chicago at farm near Rockton, IL. Surrounded by beautiful fields and rustic vintage details, they said 'I do' and danced the night away. Read more here.

Jill & Cameron's Chic, City Wedding

Jill & Cameron planned a chic wedding in the city at Hotel Monaco. Surrounded by the blue sky and Chicago's skyscrapers, they tied the knot & danced to the acoustic version of Sam Smith's "Latch."

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Chris & Sarah's Fun & Jazzy First Dance

Chris & Sarah tied the knot in Lake Geneva, WI at a beautiful ski lodge. Floral, whimsical and fun, they danced the night away. Read more about Chris & Sarah's first dance experience. 

5 Surefire Ways to Get Your Wedding Guests on the Dance Floor

If you’re like most Brides-to-be, you’ve spent countless hours choosing flower arrangements, hand-selecting centerpiece vases, and organizing the perfect seating chart that will have your guests mixing and mingling with ease. But there’s still one detail that you’re afraid might be out of your control: the dance party. How can you make sure you and your guests have a ball at your wedding?

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Your Relationship May Be Failing

When the heart turns away, even slightly, when one or both partners begin to question the soundness of their love, it can be very easy to lose a relationship to snowballing negativity. The truth is that once trouble starts, it can be nearly impossible to stop and/or reverse that kinetic energy. Let dancing help you solve the troubles between you and your significant other!

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