Tips for a Unique and Memorable Wedding First Dance

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In many ways, your wedding first dance represents the beginning of your new life as a married couple. It’s also a highlight of the night, and all eyes will be on you as you express your personality as a couple. It’s a memorable moment for the newlyweds, and all the guests too. And for the couples who want to add a little more adventure and uniqueness to the traditional wedding first dance, we’re here to show you how.

Have a Wedding Band Perform the Song Live

Wedding DJs are great, especially for your reception, but when you’ve picked out the perfect first dance song, few things are more memorable and unique than having a band or string piece perform it live.

If you’re already going with live event music, then you’re all set. But, if you want a DJ for all the perks they provide during your reception, then hire a band or string piece to come in for your first dance. If you don’t want to bring additional event music just for your first dance, think about using them during your ceremony too.

Make a Remix

Some couples know exactly what song they’re going to play during their first dance way before the wedding. But for other couples, the perfect song isn’t as easy to find. Or maybe you’re stuck between a few options that are all too good. Instead of picking a number off a list of popular first dance songs or sticking to just one option, consider making a remix.

You can do this by combining a few songs that you love, to create the perfect song for you. If this sounds like just what you’re looking for, a good wedding DJ can create a remix for you.

Request a Custom Song

If there’s really no song out there that perfectly represents your unique love story and a remix won’t do, don’t worry, you’re not out of options.

To make your first dance unforgettable, you can have a custom song made just for you. There are websites you can use to create custom songs based on personal stories and lyrics. Or you can ask your event music if they’d be willing to give it a try.

Make It Special With Effects

There’s so much you can do to add a memorable touch to your first dance with special effects. You can use sparkling fountains, changing lights, fog machines, fireworks (outdoor weddings only), sparklers, bubbles, confetti blowers….the list goes on.

Not only will these effects make for an incredible first dance, but the photos will be unbelievable too.

Even something as simple as twinkling string lights hanging from the ceiling can make a first dance more magical.

Choreograph a Personal Dance

Everyone practices their wedding first dance, but why not take it up a notch by choreographing something truly unique?

You can have your dance teacher or a professional choreograph a custom dance or a unique version of your favorite one. Or if you know how, you can do it yourself.

Take Dancing Out of the Picture

If you’re not a fan of dancing and really want to do something different, then feel free to take dancing out of the picture, it’s your wedding!

Trendy couples have replaced first dances with lightsaber fights, karaoke, Dance Dance Revolution competitions, love story video montages, and more. Or you can keep your first dance extra short, and invite the rest of the party up early.

The First of Many Dances

Your wedding day is a huge deal, and with these tips, you’re ready for an unforgettable first dance that’s as special as your love. For the event music that makes it all possible, contact SPN Events, and see how we can help with the wedding of your dreams.  


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