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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

  • D
    Savvy June 2022
    D Ross ·
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    There will be no dancing! Smiley laugh But seriously, he doesn't dance, and it's just a brunch reception in a quaint little room, so dancing wouldn't make sense in the space.

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  • Katie
    Dedicated May 2020
    Katie ·
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    Average, I guess. The length of the song.
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  • Natalia
    Expert October 2020
    Natalia ·
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    I hope short. As much as I love him, I don't really like being too in the spotlight. I understand it's all about us that day, but that still makes me uncomfortable. I would skip it all together but my FH really wants one.

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  • Meagan
    Dedicated July 2021
    Meagan ·
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    As short as possible lol
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  • Jamie
    Expert May 2020
    Jamie ·
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    Short. We're planning to dance for the first minute or so of our song and then asking people to join us on the dance floor. Neither of us like that sort of attention on ourselves.

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  • Anna
    VIP October 2020
    Anna ·
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    Hmm, the normal length of the song I'm pretty sure we'll go with is 4:15, but I'm thinking I might clip it shorter, that's a long time for everyone to be watching us shuffle around.

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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    Keep it short. 3 minutes or less
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    Very short because neither my FH nor I are good dancers.
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  • Chrysta
    Master November 2022
    Chrysta ·
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    No first dance!
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  • Jules
    Dedicated October 2021
    Jules ·
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    I never even thought about this! Ours is a non traditional song and four minutes... yikesss. We are dancing the entire song though. It wouldn't work shortened. It kind of builds up to the ending. Oh well. It should at least be entertaining for the guests lol we are taking dance classes

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  • Sherraine
    Dedicated October 2022
    Sherraine ·
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    short. anything longer then 5 minutes ill start to feel awkward

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  • Emilia
    Expert June 2019
    Emilia ·
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    Just one song, about 3 minutes...

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