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Long or Short First Dance?

Sinéad, on November 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 65
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Will you and your new spouse be reveling in the spotlight of your first dance, and dancing for every second of the full song? Or are you a little spotlight shy and fading the song out early??


Are you having a long or short first dance?


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65 Comments

  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
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    I guess average lol? We plan on dancing for the whole song, but 3 minutes doesn't seem super long to me.

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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Mine felt short but think it was average
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    The length of the song. I never thought to cut it short...

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  • Emily
    Super April 2020
    Emily ·
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    Average I guess. We haven’t picked a song but no matter what it is, we’re not cutting the song short.
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Short. Ours was about 1 minute. No one wants to watch you dance for an entire song!

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  • Brooke
    Expert November 2019
    Brooke ·
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    We did a shortened version of our song

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  • Fenja
    Rockstar June 2020
    Fenja ·
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    Average. Just a normal song length, I guess.

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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    We'll definitely be dancing to the entire song!
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated May 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Long/full song. I know people don’t waaaant to watch you dance but it’s your 3-4 minutes, they’ll be ok.
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  • Ashley
    Devoted August 2020
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    I never really thought about cutting it short. I don't think it's really that long to dance to an entire song since most songs are like 3 minutes. My fiance said sometimes people get bored and don't want to watch the whole first dance. We are still debating this and may end up leaving it up to the DJ's. If they feel people are losing interest they can cut the song short.

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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera ·
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    The average length? I plan to dance for the whole song that we picked.

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  • Rebecca
    Expert January 2020
    Rebecca ·
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    Our first dance song is about 3 minutes long, not sure if that's short or long. Maybe it's average??

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    We did a shortened version of the song but I'm not sure how long we actually danced.

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  • Diana
    VIP December 2019
    Diana ·
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    We’re dancing the entire song together.
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  • Jennifer
    Expert October 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Short/average. It will be just under 3 minutes. We are dancing to a cover of "Love Me Tender" that I found on YouTube ❤
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  • Jessica
    Devoted February 2020
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    We haven't decided on this yet but I think maybe phasing it out halfway through?

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  • Lauren
    Rockstar February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    We're planning on dancing for the entire song!

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  • Blair
    Expert October 2020
    Blair ·
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    We haven't decided. We might cut it short.

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  • Brianna
    Devoted August 2020
    Brianna ·
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    Undecided I guess? Haha
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  • Andrea
    VIP April 2020
    Andrea ·
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    We're not fully decided on this yet, but I'm sure we will purposely pick a short song to play for this purpose.

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