Sinéad
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Long or Short First Dance?

Sinéad, on November 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Wedding Reception 72

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? Photo from Heart Beats NYC in Brooklyn, NY Next Question: Long...

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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Photo from Heart Beats NYC in Brooklyn, NY




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72 Comments

  • Sweet'N'Rhodes
    Devoted March 2022
    Sweet'N'Rhodes ·
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    Not something we'd want to do in front of others. We can have a little dance in our room later.

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  • Gabrielle
    Expert January 2020
    Gabrielle ·
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    We’re actually not having any dancing at our wedding, we don’t like dancing in front of people haha
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  • Kaylynn
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kaylynn ·
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    Long first dance.
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  • Ashley
    Super November 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Long? It's a 3.5 minute song. We want to really have this moment to ourselves and be absorbed with each other for just a few minutes.

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  • Benya
    Dedicated May 2021
    Benya ·
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    I mean..it's just the length of the song
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  • I
    Expert August 2021
    Ingrid ·
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    I think our song is about 2:30 minites
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  • Erin
    VIP September 2023
    Erin ·
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    We probably won't have any specific dancing, it depends on what kind of floor space the mountain park shelter we're renting has.

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  • Marlena
    Expert June 2020
    Marlena ·
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    Our 1st dance song is 4 minutes 21 seconds long.

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  • Lauren
    Dedicated February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    We’re doing a choreographed mix for our first dance!
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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    Short!

    Our DJ was very smart and offered to cut the special dances to about 2 minutes. This way we got that special moment, without having to worry about choreography, or cutting into open dancing. (Also, DH often expresses discomfort over dancing, so we kept it short and sweet. And I use this wording because I'm always on the dance floor, and he joins me *a lot* for someone who claims to hate dancing.)

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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    What a beautiful song choice!

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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    What song have you chosen Marlena?

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  • Jennifer
    Super October 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Thank you! We don't have "a song" so we wanted to choose something that was sweet, but not overplayed.

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  • Marlena
    Expert June 2020
    Marlena ·
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    Keeper of the Stars by Tracy Byrd
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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine ·
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    We danced alone to the whole song - well we cut out the first like 25 seconds or so when she was talking in the beginning... that's not romantic Smiley xd

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  • E
    Beginner April 2020
    Erin ·
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    I’ve always loved when the sounds changes to a surprise upbeat dance song mid-way through the slow dance and gets the crowd laughing.
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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    Beautiful choice!

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  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD ·
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    Average? I didn't want a super long song, so I picked one that was 3ish minutes.

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  • Alyssa
    Dedicated January 2020
    Alyssa ·
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    Unsure yet. we have the song, don't know if we will cut it off or do something fun!

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  • Lyndsay
    Dedicated September 2020
    Lyndsay ·
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    We are having a short first dance that will end with opening up the floor to other couples who would like to get in a slow dance with us.

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