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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  • Sinéad
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    I love this idea!! What you chosen your song yet?

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  • Sinéad
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    What song did you choose Alyssa? 😃

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  • Laura
    Master October 2019
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    I'd say average. However long Ed Shearan's song "perfect" is. I would have kept dancing with him though. I loved it

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  • Taylor
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    The normal length of the song? I think we plan to do half alone and then welcome people to join if they'd like.

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  • Alyssa
    Dedicated January 2020
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    We chose Just Breathe by Pearl Jam. Smiley smile

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  • Tara
    VIP November 2016
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    Our first dance was somewhere in the middle. The song we chose was about 3 1/2 minutes. That time flies so quickly for you as the couple, so I think it's ok to have a dance that's a little bit longer if you want.

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  • Sinéad
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    Great choice!! 😃

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  • Sinéad
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    Oh I love this idea!! it's so sweet!! Have you chosen your song already?

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  • Taylor
    VIP October 2020
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    We have. It's called All Your'n by Tyler Childers

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  • Tiara
    Just Said Yes October 2020
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    I’m honestly spotlight shy I’d prefer cutting our song down to the minimum of 1-2 minutes maybe😬
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  • Katlyn
    Devoted December 2021
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    Probably won't be longer than 3 min

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  • Sinéad
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    Do you know what song you will be dancing to? 😍😍🎶

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  • Katlyn
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    I got my fiance into swing dancing, so we would like to dance to a jazz classic. We still don't know which song, probably will be something Sinatra, or maybe NKC's L-O-V-E. But if anyone has any suggestions, we are open to any and all!!

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  • Jessie
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    We'll most likely have a short first dance. We'll dance alone for a little bit then have others join in with us

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  • Nodyia
    Expert October 2020
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    Our first dance will be a few steps then I want my kids to join us for the rest of it

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  • Sinéad
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    Swing dancing?! That sounds like so much fun!! 😍😍

    I can't wait to hear what song you choose!

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  • Sinéad
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    I love when other couples join in, it's so sweet!

    Have you chosen your song yet?

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  • Jessie
    Savvy August 2021
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    My FH wanted Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden.. But we decided asked his step-dad to sing our first dance song! I think we're going to have him sing Endless Love by Kenny Rogers Smiley smile

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  • Melissa
    Dedicated July 2021
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    Undecided about a first dance but if we chose to do one it will be the length of the song.
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  • Sinéad
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    Oh wow! I love that his step-dad will be singing for your first dance!! That is just so sweet! And you've really chosen a beautiful song!

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