Your first dance as a couple can be exciting, exhilarating, and magical… It can also be nerve-wracking. Whether you’re looking for something or want to waltz around your reception, let’s go over some things you can do to make your first dance unforgettable.

The Couple’s First Dance

When it comes to your first dance, it’s essential to remember that there are no rules! You should do what you feel represents yourselves as a couple. Have fun and don’t forget to personalize it to your specific tastes.


Some couples place a large emphasis on their first dance. For other couples, it’s a fun opportunity to spend some time together on their big day. Regardless of your outlook, first dances can be a great way to show off some moves and celebrate your marriage.


Music is undeniably one of the most important parts of a first dance. Is there a song that’s part of a special memory for you? Is there a specific artist that has impacted your relationship? Taking some time to be intentional about the song that you choose is a great way to set the tone for the rest of the reception.


When planning your first dance, it’s essential to think about the clothing you’ll be wearing. If you’re going to be wearing a ballgown wedding dress, then it’s important to factor that into the moves you’ll be doing. However, if you’re going to change before the reception, then you may have more options.


Wearing a separate outfit to your reception is a great way to show your individual style and make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible.

Hire a Professional

If you’re not confident on the dance floor, then your first dance might be stressful. A great way to eliminate this stress is to hire a professional choreographer to teach you some moves and ensure that your first dance will go smoothly.


Working with a professional is worth the investment for many couples. If you’re wanting your first dance to be polished and exceptional, then it may be worth working with a professional.

Your Wedding Venue

When you’re preparing for your first dance as a couple, it’s essential to think about the space that you’ll be celebrating in. If you don’t have much room at your reception, then you’ll want to plan a dance that will work well with limited space.


If you have access to your reception venue before your dance, consider going and rehearsing in the space. This can be a great way to make sure that you feel confident and that you’re prepared for any specific details that may impact your dance.

At Spring Lake Events, we love seeing our couples be creative with their first dances. We have plenty of space to ensure that your special day is complete with the perfect dance, so don’t hesitate to schedule a time to come look at our space and see if it could be the right fit for your big day.