Your first dance as husband and wife is a truly special moment, a moment that you and your guests will cherish for years to come. Although this dance may only last a few minutes, who you as a couple should shine through within this memorable occasion.

From the song that you choose, to the way you dance, many elements go into making your first dance meaningful. Be unique with what you choose; decide on songs that represent your love story, choreography that shows the intimate bond you and your partner share for each other, and overall, allow this dance to be a musical statement of your vows that you have conveyed to one another.

Here at Philadelphia String Quartet, we are so honored to provide music for weddings. That’s why we have gathered some tips as to how you can create a memorable first dance as newlyweds, so be sure to continue reading to learn more:

·         The Song. Music comes in many forms, from classical to rock, so you certainly have a wide variety of options to choose from. When it comes to deciding which song is best for your first dance, it is important to think about what has created you as a couple, so lyrics play a big role in this choice. We cannot emphasize enough how important communication is when it comes to choosing your song, so sit down with your partner and lay out options that you each like, so that you can then choose one together.

·         The Dance. Very rarely is someone born a natural dancer, so it is important to consider choreography for your first dance. The last thing you want to happen is to realize you that you haven’t danced in years right before this special moment. Practice makes perfect – the saying says it all! Choreography lessons should certainly be considered before your big day. Keep in mind though that your dance moves don’t have to be extravagant, include some spins and a couple of dips, and your guests will surely be pleased!

·         Special Effects. The ambiance of the room during your first dance plays a big effect in this magical moment. The setting of your wedding reception can certainly be enhanced to bring an intimate atmosphere to your dance, and lighting can make a huge impact when it comes to this. Light up the dance floor or have a spotlight on you to create a more romantic and personal vibe. Also, consider a fog machine, to add a touch of elegance, the billowing fog will appear as though you are dancing on clouds, what could be more special than that?

You have spent so much time planning your wedding, so your music should certainly be wonderful! Here at Philadelphia String Quartet, we strive to ensure that your wedding music exceeds all of your expectations. If you are seeking a Philadelphia wedding musician, be sure to contact us today. 

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