The first dance – after bridal party introductions or after cutting of the cake?

Should we have the first dance after the bridal party introductions or after the cutting of the cake? This is one of those questions that brides ask while they are planning their wedding.

While it is entirely proper to do it either way, there are pros and cons to having your first dance after the bridal party introductions. The pros being that your guests are already focused on you after the bridal party introduction, and this is a dramatic time to have your first dance while all your guests are still present. The cons being that this is one of the highlights of the reception, and then you are going to stop all the excitement to sit down and  have dinner. Many guests will think that they have already seen you dance so they may leave at the end of dinner.

When you save the first dance until after dinner, this is the time to engage your guests in your reception celebration. The first dance will be followed usually by the father/daughter dance, the mother/dance, and then an all dance number which kicks off the dancing for the evening!

Remember it is your choice and the bride should always have things in the manner she would like them on her wedding day!

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Best first dance songs!

Your songs should be a reflection of you and your fiance. They should portray the love you have for each other.

Another great song is “A Thousand Years” by Cristina Perri!

We can’t help it – we love Top 10 lists and of course we have here what we consider to be the most popular wedding songs of all time and tunes which are great for a winter wedding.
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They’re all songs with plenty of meaning and perfect for that first waltz round the dance floor by the happy couple.
The best-loved hit and the tune which tops the chart is Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers. The others are as follows (in no particular order):
Unforgettable by Nat King Cole
Lovesong by Adele
Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars
You got the Love by Florence and the Machine
Love on Top by Beyonce
Dance With Me Tonight by Ollie Murs
I Won’t Let You Go by James Morrison
Talk to us about your favorite tune and what you’d like played at your special day at excel entertainment…

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