Mr. & Mrs. Terrence Fife 

Choosing your first dance sone seems like it should be one of the easiest wedding-planning decisions. After all, whichever song you pick will be the one that you define as “yours” for the rest of your lives together. When my hunny and I were choosing we took hours pouring off of tons of songs…we decided on “For You” by Kenny Lattimore…its one of the best wedding first dance songs ever…check us out on the dance floor…isn’t he handsome!

1. Find A Common Musical Interest ~ Sometimes, opposites really do attract, so it’s possible that you and your fiancĂ© don’t share the same taste in music. Narrow down the selection by focusing on one genre you both do like.

2. Look For Lyrics That Speak To Your Relationship Together ~ Finding a set of lyrics that tell your story is the difference between a sweet love song and your love song. Were you friends before you started dating? Did you spend a long time struggling with a long-distance relationship? Did you meet each other later in life with kids and a previous marriage already under your belt? Whatever your story is, there’s a song that speaks to it from both ends of the spectrum. 
3. Pick A Beat You Can Dance To ~ You don’t need to hire a choreographer or ballroom dance instructor, but you do need to make sure you feel comfortable dancing to the song you chose. If you have your heart set on certain lyrics but wish the song had a different rhythm, ask your band or DJ if they can prepare a customized rendition of the song for your wedding.
4. Don’t Be Afraid To Be Unconventional ~ We love a sweet old-fashioned slow dance, but if shuffling along to the likes of Celine Dion just isn’t your style, then choose something a little more upbeat, like bride Emily Worden did. This is a great opportunity to express yourself and your relationship with the love of your life.
Deciding whether to go the traditional or funky route all depends on what you feel connected to as a couple.  Above all, keep in mind that if you and your hubby have a personal connection to a particular song, your guests will feel the love that you radiate on the dance floor, even if it’s not a “typical” wedding tune. 
Best wishes & happy planning ~
Melissa Fife
Events by Missy & Company
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