The bride and groom may be the focus of the big day (that is why everyone is there after all); however, there is no moment in the entire day where everyone’s eyes are more on you than during the first dance.
One of the most enduring wedding day traditions which may date back to the 17th century, the first dance is an opportunity for the bride and groom to manifest their unity as a couple and showcase the harmony of their relationship. In addition to this, it is also yet another opportunity for guests to be able to witness the couple’s love for one other which is in essence what having a wedding is all about. First dances are also about new beginnings.
While many people may think of the first dance as something merely symbolic, it truly ends up being one of the only opportunities in weddings that couples have to really just focus on each other and nobody else. Yes, every single person in the room will be watching you, but it is also one of the only moments in the day when time will stop still for just a few minutes.
It is for this reason that you should want to be prepared for this momentous moment. Take time in choosing what song matters most to you as a couple and which best represents your love for each other and actually practice beforehand so that when the moment comes, you won’t be stepping all over each other.
While it is important for you to be prepared, how complicated you want to make your first dance is entirely up to you, in fact, many couples are now actually turning to choreographers to help them out. That said, it is important for you not to put too much pressure on yourself or your future spouse with regards to this. Going simple can be equally beautiful if not more so. The choice is yours!