I teach wedding couples their first dances for many years and if it happened that you just said the magical "yes" to each other, have a look at some useful tips about preparations to your Big Day :)
1. Put the dance on your schedule.
The moment you start to plan your wedding decide if you want to perform your first dance. If the answer is "yes" put the dance on your wedding checklist together with the dress, suit, venue, music and a wedding cake.
3. Find the right instructor.
Make sure you choose a person who has experience with teaching wedding couples. Do some research, check their websites. Write an email with all your questions plenty in advance of your wedding as good instructors will be very busy in the wedding season.
4. Music – song.
Choose a meaningful song that brings good memories for both of you. It's always safe to have 2-3 songs to choose from in case you are not sure if you can dance what you wish to them.
5. Keep it simple.
Simple and elegant slow waltz or a Viennese waltz is beautiful and perfect for a wedding day. If you want to dance on your wedding, but you're not a performer - keep it simple. It's easier to stay confident and calm when you don't have to think about a complicated choreography, because your body remembers everything.
6.Practice, practice and more practice!
Practice makes perfect!
Your teacher will probably tell you this a hundred times. Please practice!
Spending a fortune on courses and private classes won't help if this will be the only time you dance together. 5 minutes every day is better than 1 hour once a month.
7. Tips for practicing:
8. On the big day:
I hope it helps you to not stress about the dance. Do not hesitate to ask me questions - write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best on your new path together!