Reception to Follow
How To Find Your Song
Do you and your sweetheart have several slow songs that you both like, but you’re not sure any of them would be the right song for your first dance at your reception? Consider the following to select a slow dance that will be your style and make it your special dance.
Are You Traditionalists?
You want your dance to be a reflection of your overall grace and good taste. You prefer tried and true over risky. You’re not boring; you’re elegant. You have years of dance lessons and practice to call upon, as long as the type of dance isn’t anything too crazy.
Songs to Consider: “At Last” by Etta James; “Moondance” by Van Morrison; “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole; “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra
Are You Jesters?
You do want your dance to be kind of crazy, with a large dose of irreverence, thank you very much! What you have in mind will make others laugh, crack jokes, and get kind of wild and crazy too. When someone calls you cheeky, you take it as a compliment.
Songs to Consider: “She’s No Lady” by Lyle Lovett; “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Are You Hipsters?
You live in a newly and quite interestingly renovated urban loft. You have a passion for the latest cool thing, and avoid clichés like the plague. You don’t mind a degree of formality, as long as it includes a hip song. Just make sure that it’s not so unique that you can’t dance to it.
Songs to Consider: “Ice Cream” by Sarah McLachlan; “Truly, Madly, Deeply” by Savage Garden; “Fever” by Peggy Lee
Are You Hopeless Romantics?
You leave poetic love notes to each other. Little things remind you of that special walk in the park or evening by the fire, and then you are shedding happy tears, kissing, and hugging, even if you’re standing in line at the grocery store. The words of this song matter.
Songs to Consider: “You’re All I Need to Get By” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell; “I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)” by Stevie Wonder; “In Your Eyes” Peter Gabriel
Are You Rebels?
You are what some would call unorthodox, but you must be who you are, even if it raises eyebrows. You have attitude, tattoos, and leather. Your first dance will be all about making a statement, but this time you don’t want to make a scene.
Songs to Consider: “Like a Virgin” by Madonna; “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” by The Beatles; “Start the Commotion” by The Wiseguys
Are You Fairly Shy?
You don’t like to be the center of attention, and you really don’t want to look foolish. Choose a song that is easy to dance to and familiar. If you feel clumsy, dance lessons can be a big help and can instill confidence. Be prepared and you’ll do fine.
Songs to Consider: “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong; “Chances Are” by Johnny Mathis; “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
Are You Smooth Operators?
You are rather fond of public displays of affection. You’re both gorgeous and not afraid to flaunt it. Go for a song that’s bold, sensual, and made for showing off your grooving.
Songs to Consider: “Cruisin'” by Smokey Robinson; “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Lauryn Hill; “By Your Side” by Sade
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