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Short or Long First Dance?

Lynnie, on April 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 139
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How long will your first dance be? Are you going to enjoy every minute and dance for the full length of the song? Or are you cutting it down and fading out the song early?


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Latest activity by Emilia, on July 16, 2021 at 11:02 AM
  • Future Mrs. K
    VIP June 2019
    Future Mrs. K ·
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    Short. We are having our DJ either cut the song down a little shorter or just fade it out at a good time. We are looking forward to the first dance but I think it gets weird if it's a super long song with everyone staring at you hahaha

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  • Dita
    Expert August 2019
    Dita ·
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    The song is 3 minutes and a few seconds. Definitely want to enjoy it and dance to the full song as I believe it’s a very special dance/moment.
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  • Kristen
    VIP June 2020
    Kristen ·
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    The song is about three minutes and we are looking at cutting it to about 2-2:30
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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    Truncated - Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton is already a really long song, so we will probably cut it down to under 3 minutes

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  • Victoria
    Super May 2019
    Victoria ·
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    Short, I think if it’s too long it’ll be too awkward.
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  • Alicia
    VIP August 2019
    Alicia ·
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    Short. We picked a short song to keep it nice and concise.

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  • Kristin
    Super November 2019
    Kristin ·
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    Short, its a family expectation but neither of us care to be in the spotlight like that.

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  • Jessica
    Super May 2019
    Jessica ·
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    That's a great question. Our DJ didn't ask and I didn't even think of cutting it down. We might address that because neither of us are really dancers.

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  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
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    Our song was about 4 minutes long and we went for the full length but let everyone else join after about a minute in.
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  • Keiwana
    Devoted June 2019
    Keiwana ·
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    We will be cutting our first dance short. About a minute and a half.
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  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated July 2020
    Kaitlyn ·
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    We haven’t decided on a song yet, but I’m sure we will dance through the whole duration of the song.
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  • Amanda
    Master December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    We will be doing the full song so 3 mins max
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  • EllieRose
    Expert February 2020
    EllieRose ·
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    Short! I'm not a fan of slow dancing in front of people!

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  • Nora
    Expert July 2019
    Nora ·
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    Short! I don’t care to be the center of attention for thaaaaat long where we’re just dancing lol
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  • Ashley
    Super October 2020
    Ashley ·
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    We haven't picked our song yet, but this is what I want to do.

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  • Becca
    Super August 2019
    Becca ·
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    Short. We are going to have the bridal party join us part of the way through
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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    Short! FH doesn't like dancing.

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  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
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    I hate being the center of attention and I don't really dance but my husband really wanted to have a first dance so this was our compromise.
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  • Kellie Martinez
    Super October 2019
    Kellie Martinez ·
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    Long 4 minutes and 15 seconds Smiley tongue I love the song so much though and don't think I will cut it short after all

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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    Since we're not having a reception, there won't be one.

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