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It's hard to believe that this year marks 6 years that my husband and I have been married and 8 years we've been together overall. It's just crazy. I never thought I would meet the right guy, much less get married, but here I am, married to one absolutely amazing man, and we're killin' it as a married couple.
Flash back 7 years, when we were planning our wedding, we talked about the decor, venue, guests, wedding party, and of course the music and how the reception was going to be scheduled out, or how we wanted it to be at least. (There were a few hiccups, but I won't go into that today) We talked about what music we wanted to be played at certain times, what music requests were absolutely NOT allowed, and what was. Our DJ was absolutely fantastic following our requests.
When it comes to planning the proudest day of your life, it's easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated. It’s the day you stand up in front folks that you love as you profess your love to one another. It’s showing the world that you are taking this person – as they are – and you are proud to love them completely with no strings attached. This type of love deserves a celebration (big or small), and a large part of that celebration is the couple dance that you kick off the reception and the rest of your lives.
Most couples have a song that they say defines them, but the same couples would feel embarrassed dancing in front of everyone. And that happens and is totally understandable. My husband isn't a dancer at all, but he agreed to the couple's dance with me. If he didn't want to do it, we wouldn't have.
The thing is, the couple dance may be the most vulnerable and exposed part of the day. While my husband and I had our couple dance, we talked about how the day was going so far, giggled about a few things and cried. You need the right moment, the right space and the right music from a band from https://www.alivenetwork.com/hirelivemusic/wedding_bands_in.asp?area=Hampshire to make your wedding dance go off without a hitch. It’s a moment between two people, but it’s also one that unites every couple in the room. Whenever a couple dance begins, couples new and old, married or not, take hands and they share a smile, remembering their own dance or the dances that they have to come.
What's All The Wedding Fuss About a Couple Dance?
Some people aren’t worried about tradition anymore, and that’s okay if that’s what works for them. It’s the signal in the wedding day that people can now let their hair down and relax a little, which is a big deal for the whole wedding party guests and it keeps the tradition going.
If you're not one to follow tradition, which my husband and I aren't either, there are variations you can try. Maybe start off with you and your new spouse and all of the other married couples, young and old, on the dance floor and every 30 seconds or so have your DJ announce milestone anniversaries. So it's sharing the dance floor with other couples who have stood the test of time in their marriage. We did this, we handed the microphone over to my husband's Aunt & Uncle who had been married for (I think) 65 years and asked them what their best advice was for a married couple. It was simple “Communication is the key and never go to bed angry at each other!”
Your wedding dance is going to be one of the most fun things that you do on your big day. You get the chance to have a little fun with it, too, as you can choose to make your dance creative and go for broke, or you can be much slower with it, swaying to the music. It’s a chance for you as a newly married couple to show your style to the world.
I've seen really awesome couple dances. I wanted to do one, but my husband was like “NOPE! Not a dancer, not doing it!” This is one of my favorites I've seen in a long time.
Being held by the person that you love, swaying slowly and softly to the music and enjoying a moment away from the rest of the wedding is romantic. You may be surrounded by family, but it’s a part of the night you can relax and turn away from it for a moment, embracing a moment with someone that you love. It is one of those times in the night that you can sink into the gaze of the person you love the most and really soak up the day.
Here is a List of Awesome First Couple Dance Songs
Simple – Florida Georgia Line
When I Fall In Love – Michael Bublé
Perfect Duet – Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé
Shallow – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Wolves – Selena Gomez
If We Don’t (w/Alison Krauss) – Dolly Parton (from Dumplin’)
Die With You – Beyoncé
If Your Prayers Don’t Get To Heaven – Brian Fallon
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
I’m The One – DJ Khaled
Amazed – Lonestar
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
Come Rain or Come Shine – Ray Charles
Everything – Michael Bublé
Lucky – Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz
(This was our wedding song, so I had to throw that in)
Your wedding dance should be perfect for you, and you should make sure that you choose the right song and the right moment to step onto the dance floor. It will be the most perfect wedding dance ever – so don’t forget to include it. Of course the songs I listed above are just a few of my favs lately. Hopefully they give you a little inspiration for your perfect song.