Can I Have This Dance?
Anne Murray said it best with: “Can I have this dance for the rest of my life? Would you be my partner then every night?” The first dance as husband and wife is a wedding tradition that dates back to the era of Queen Victoria. It symbolizes that the party shall begin as the guests of honor open up the dance floor.
While first dances were traditionally a waltz, there is no dance style that is off limits. The most important detail is choosing the song that embodies you as a couple. Find inspiration in your favorite film’s soundtrack, your favorite band and even what your parents danced to. Just make sure you can dance to it, and if you can’t that’s what lessons are for! If you or your new spouse has no rhythm to speak of or are not a fan of the spotlight, invite all guests on to the dance floor with you half way into the song.
CLINK’s memorable first dance selections:
Marry Me by Amanda Marshall
Save the Last Dance for Me by Michael Buble
Calling You, acoustic version by Blue October
Crazy Love by Aaron Neville
Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye
Anyone Else But You by The Moldy Peaches
The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson
Kick up your heels and DANCE!
Here’s to the details,
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