I'm getting married in 2017 and don't want a first dance so what can I do instead
We're not having one! I love to dance, but my other half really doesn't and his only request for the whole wedding is that he doesn't have to do anything that makes him feel uncomfortable, so it's scrapped!
Can't see the point in following 'traditions' just for the sake of it. If you don't want it, don't do it!
I like to dance, but the H2B doesn't really dance at all, and when he does it is just drunk blokes bouncing around type dancing, so I am really nervous about the first dance. I plan to Do what other girls have mentioned, which is the song starts and we start dancing together, then other couples come on to the dance floor to join us. Not quite sure how to organise that though, might have the DJ say for all the other couples to join us after the first verse or two or just prior to the day mention to people that we would like to them to join in after the first two versus.
Just don't do it!
There's no rule to say you have to, or that you have to do some kind of compromise on it! We didn't have a cake, nobody even noticed, ignore anyone who says you *have* to do anything on your wedding day - the only thing you *have* to do is have a ceremony and sign the register - the rest is up to you
I have the same problem - would love a first dance, but H2B is not confident and doesn't want to. We are either going to get practicing so he feels more comfortable, or not have one at all. If that's the case, I think I will get the DJ to start with an upbeat song to get people on the dance floor!