First dances are one of the most memorable parts of a Hawaii wedding. This is the moment the day stops rushing by when the bride and groom get a moment to themselves to look into each others’ eyes with the new excitement of being married.
Here are a few hints to help your first dance as husband and wife go off without a hitch.
Pick your first dance song: Many couples don’t have a special song, so here are some suggestions to help you find the perfect song. Consider some classic “oldies” love songs that can give your dance a very timeless and classic feel. If you share a favorite band, look up the band’s songs and see if there is a good slow song. If you are getting married in Hawaii, you might want to look into traditional Hawaiian love songs that can really set the mood for your destination wedding reception.
Check the song length: A good length for a first dance at a wedding is anywhere from two to three minutes. Any shorter than that goes by very quickly and may not give enough time for all the moments you would want in photographs from your first dance. Songs longer than three minutes can lose your guest’s attention and seem like forever to be in the spotlight with everyone watching.
Put a spin on it: Practice dancing with your fiance so you can get the feel for who is leading, where to go, how to turn, or dip. Consider choreographing part of your dance, incorporating your bridesmaids and groomsmen, or using props to add some entertainment value to your first dance.
Have fun: That is L’Amour Photography’s moto for every wedding. People are always asking us for advice on their wedding. While we always have tips and advice for any bride and groom, above all else, we suggest the bride and groom to make their decisions based on what they really want. It’s your wedding day, make it your own!