In this article I aim to give couples an insight on the ‘Bride & Grooms’ First Dance at wedding reception.
Up to 2019, I have DJ’d at over 3,000 weddings and 99% of those include the traditional ‘First Dance’ of the evening.
When Should I have the ‘First Dance’
This is entirely up to you. Many factors come into play here such as the general timings of the day. At East Anglian Discos we can discuss and advise you of your options/preferences.
Generally speaking the first dance tends to happen fairly early in the evening between 7.30 – 9.00. The couple may want to ensure that all evenings guests have arrived, and that no one was disappeared to change and thus miss what is the final formality of the day!
It is also important that if you have booked the photographer, that the first dance fits into their schedule. Again, we will work with you and other suppliers and the venue.
Many couples often like the first dance to take place after the cutting of the cake. This is very popular and is a seamless transition into the first dance.
Your Special Song
This is entirely your choice.
We will work with you beforehand, and ensure we have the version you require.
We will announce the first dance at the appropriate time. Some couples prefer to dance the duration by themselves whilst other like friends and family to join in after a short while. It’s your decision.
Can we have another Special Song?
Yes, it’s now quite popular for couples to choose a second song or possibly one for the father of the bride and the bride or the groom and his mother. We are flexible and will discuss this with you during our consultation.
Lighting during the First Dance
With East Anglian Discos, our computer controlled DMX lighting means that we can match the first dance lighting to your colour scheme, including our popular mirror ball effect.
The Additional ‘Wow’ Factor
We offer the popular confetti canon as an optional extra for £30. This creates a stunning scene as the bride & groom take to the floor.