The first dance at a wedding reception is a special moment. A public declaration of togetherness and an important part of your big day. The first dance is as symbolic and traditional as the cutting of the cake, signing of the register and the best man's speech. The choice of music offers an opportunity for the happy couple to share a special intimate moment in front of friends and family or to entertain and surprise their guests with a carefully rehearsed routine. It is a highly personal part of the wedding day with meaningful songs carefully chosen to evoke memories which guests will cherish forever. This part of the evening can be played by a live band or a DJ and this page is a helpful guide to deciding how best to present your first dance.
Your First Dance Played By A Live Band
Having a live band play your first dance song would make the event even more special. The professionalism of the Live Music Management bands mean they will be happy to learn first dance songs if the song chosen is one which will suit the bands style. Many couples booking a band from Live Music Management will suggest the song they wish to dance to upon initial enquiry. Others chose a song from the bands set list after careful consideration. Most bands will learn a first dance song at no extra fee and many couples choose the live route for their special song. However if a complicated dance routine is to be performed or if a particular recorded version of a song is required then the band will always be happy to play the recorded version maybe even making an announcement to ensure everyone knows that this is your song.
Your First Dance Played By DJs
All mobile wedding DJs booked through Live Music Management will have a telephone consultation with the bride and groom prior to the big day. They will discuss the music required over the course of the evening but also, specifically, the first dance and any special requests. There is now a rich tradition of elaborate first dances sometimes involving more than one song and our DJs are happy to help you achieve the desired effect with your first dance. Recently one of our wedding DJs was able to help a couple realise their dream by editing a medley of almost twenty songs together for the first dance. Each song was a signal for another section of the wedding party to join in with the Bridesmaids having their part to play followed by the Groomsmen, the Brides mother and father and so forth. Whether your dance is an elaborate affair or just a special record you can be assured that a Live Music Music Management DJ will make sure it all runs smoothly.
Want Advise On Your First Dance?
If you want to speak to a Live Music Management representative about realising your first dance dream then we are very happy to offer free and honest advise. Our team of entertainment specialists have fifteen years experience of supplying live music and DJs to weddings and can help you put together an unforgettable first dance.
London-based act featuring some of the finest musicians and singers that the UK has to offer. Sugar Shack offers a unique live music performance backed up by a wealth of national and international experience. more info..
Three experienced and professional musicians who came together to play all the tunes you know and want to hear. Truly a band at the pinnacle of their musical sexiness. More killer, less filler. Rejoice! more info..
London-based act established as one of the top new acts to hit the UK party scene. With over 100 songs in their repertoire, they cater for every type of event and do it well. Great guys with a fresh sound. more info..
Professional South of England and London-based DJ - experienced and seamless to provide the best mix and the best atmosphere for your club, party or stylish wedding. Fantastic mobile show, and a massive collection of tunes. more info..
Union Jack are an awesome Bradford based three-piece Pop/Rock outfit that have successfully entertained crowds throughout the UK with their slick high-energy live show. more info..
Treacle is one of UK's busiest bands. Girl fronted by multi instrumentalist doz bee who sings, plays guitar, saxophone and electric violin .Great vocals from the rest of the band playing the best party anthems from the 60's through to today. more info..
Middlesex-based THE DOMINOS always have the right mix for any occasion. From 90's RnB, Soul and Funk, to Modern Classics and Rock Anthems, these boys bring the GROOVE, the HITS and ALWAYS BRING THE PARTY! more info..
The incredible vocal range of Scottish lead singer Magoo allows London-based party band The Chebbs to approach songs other male fronted bands avoid. more info..
London-based female-fronted, kick-ass 4-piece band who blend the highest quality musicianship and vocals with a captivating and energetic stage show. Perfect for any occasion, they're guaranteed to get your crowd rocking! more info..
Surrey-based three-piece function band guaranteed to liven-up any event. With such great talent and a vast repertoire of modern songs and classic hits, Shakeout take pride in giving the highest quality act for any style of event. Listen to the recordings for proof!! more info..
A singer/guitarist from the North West with the sound that only a band usually creates.Plays with original Beatles Drummer in the Pete Best Band. more info..
Direct from Brazil these boys play a high energy set full of Anthemic rock covers featuring some rare and authentic Brazilian twists such as the samba beat they drop into their version of Place Your Hands. Great vocals and a great beat!! more info..
Exciting girl-fronted pop/rock covers band playing the best party tracks from the 60's to the present day. Guaranteed to leave you breathless and wanting more! more info..
London-based slick six-piece bringing you a mix of funky soul, R&B, smooth jazz and cool reggae vibes to make your event unique & memorable. more info..
Cornwall-based act regarded as the best party band in the south west. This fantastic band are perfect for weddings parties and events across the UK! more info..
Resident singer at two of London's best clubs - Barts Speakeasy and Bunga Bunga - Tom W. is one of the country's most exciting young singers and performers, delivering his own unique brand of classic pop music in his inimitable acoustic style. more info..
Rochester-based young, contemporary, and versatile party band with a vast playlist of modern chart hits, as well as classics from the 50's through to the 90's. more info..
London-based perfect musical accompaniment to your evening. Choose from their range of top singers and musicians for a cool, fresh and sophisticated twist on classic jazz and swing hits, from a black-tie duo and dinner jazz, to a six piece band that will move your night. more info..
Liverpool-based professional covers/function band. They cover many genres of music including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Indie and RnB. more info..
Pro acoustic duo based in Middlesex with a varied set from Elvis to Kings of Leon. Great songs with and acoustic twist. Whatever your event, we'll be there! more info..
London-Based. Lovely and inspired jazz/bossa renditions of well-known pop, jazz, and French songs, performed by French/American vocalist of note eVe Buigues with her tenor ukulele. A guaranteed hit! more info..
I have been in the entertainment business for 19 yrs and starting on the mobile circuit then set up my own disco business. Have now moved onto club and bar work. Currently work for the Barracuda group. more info..
London-based 5-piece band delivering a high-end professional standard performance of Funk & Soul, Motown and Disco music. more info..
Kent-based mobile Disco/Parties for all age groups. "DJ YAX MAN" from Australia. Professional, reliable, well presented & Fun! more info..
Leicestershire-based 5-piece band with superb Male and Female vocals backed by excellent musicianship, Pop perform 2 x 45 min sets of a wide range of timeless hits from the 60s through to the present day, ensuring the dance floor is packed from start to finish. more info..
Simply one of the best cover bands in the UK, young, attractive and highly energetic, Rockit will create a great image and exciting energy for your event and can play as a 4 to 6 piece band with male and female vocals. more info..
Hat Trick are one of the most talented, fun and exciting fully live bands in the UK, with a massive ever-expanding repertoire spanning from the 50's to the present day. more info..
We are a trio of two violins and piano providing music of the highest quality for any occasion from smooth classics and jazz standards through to modern pop and original arrangements of Argentinian Tango more info..
Essex-based highly professional vocalist with a band performing hits from the 50s through to the present day. All music genres are covered so all occasions can be catered for. Rich vocals and great stage presence will leave you with a fulfilled night of quality entertainment. more info..
London-based Cello & two accoustic guitar trio,also available as cello and 1 guitar or a guitar duo. Optimum performance is as a trio. Female singer also an option. more info..
Northern-based band of incredible musicians and a charismatic frontman. They performed to a 25,000 strong crowd at Party In The Park and came in the top-ten of E4's urban sounds competition! more info..
London-based premier bespoke wedding, party and function band who play a wide variety of classic pop and rock songs from the past five decades. more info..
Wales-based premier 4-piece wedding and corporate function band playing a mix of classic and contemporary floor fillers with fantastic male and female vocals. more info..
London-based one of Britain's first and most experienced Bandaoke acts with over 500 shows behind them. Lyrics appear onscreen via a fully featured tele-prompt system. more info..
Cambridge-based acoustic duo guaranteed to get your guests relaxing, smiling, dancing, crying, laughing, and feeling thoroughly entertained. more info..
London-based Australian guitarist/singer able to play both a great mix of Rock Pop Classics with backing tracks to a laid-back acoustic music set. more info..