The first time a newlywed couple dances together at the wedding reception is known as the first dance.
This is a much-anticipated event and a special pre-selected song is typically played while wedding guests look on. The dance floor is ‘officially’ open to guests following the first dance.
Prior to the wedding, many couples will take a series of wedding dance lessons to ensure that they’re in sync on the dance floor.
The first dance may happen immediately following the couple’s Grand Entrance to the wedding reception or later on after the main course has been served.
First dance songs vary depending on the couple’s musical taste and, of course, the mood that they’re trying to evoke.