Your wedding coordinator can manage a majority of your wedding plans, timeline, rehearsal, and so on. But there is only so much they can do. There are two things that your wedding coordinator can’t fix for you. Hidden Creek is here to help you figure these things out, so they don’t surprise you on your big day!
Your First Kiss
You are probably thinking, “I’ve kissed my fiancé so many times already.” However, you still need to practice! We have seen this moment go terribly wrong, especially if you are planning (or not planning) on doing a dip. Wedding dresses will make the bride weigh more, so your fiance needs to be aware of that. Don’t ruin the surprise and practice with your dress on, but describe some of its details, so your partner can figure out how he will hold you. For example, if the dress is puffy or has sleeves that make you unable to lift your arms, your partner needs to practice how he will navigate around this in order to dip you for the first kiss.
Be sure to discuss if your partner will do a dip, so you are not taken off guard. Surprises are romantic, but you don’t want to fall during your first kiss moment, so be sure to practice with your fiancé. We also recommend that you hold that moment for 10 to 15 seconds to ensure that your photographer gets a good shot. Your officiant should step out of the way, so they are not in the background of the photos, but this is something your wedding coordinator can go over with them during the rehearsal.
Your First Dance
Another thing your wedding coordinator can’t fix or do for you is your first dance. Now, you don’t need to go to dance classes, but it is a great idea. A lot of people choreograph their first dance and it’s very cute and sweet, and you don’t need to choreograph a long elaborate song or anything. You can simply get taught when the best time to twirl is and which positions are best for pictures, and so on.
Even if you don’t want to go to dance classes, practice in your living room! Practice dancing to the song you will be using at your wedding because the beat, rhythm, and length of it will make a difference. Figure out where and when you want to twirl, and how you will hold each other. You don’t want to feel awkward in front of all of your guests, so rehearse the dance moves and the frame.
A Good DJ Can Help
If you will be hiring a DJ at your wedding, they might be able to help you coordinate an “in” and an “out” for your song. Some songs can be very long, but they are beautiful so you want to dance to them. However, you don’t need to dance for 5 minutes straight in front of your guests if you don’t want to. You can plan out a signal to send to your DJ when you want to end the dance, such as a kiss that lasts more than 5 seconds, or a hair toss, etc. That way, your DJ can transition to opening the dance floor to everyone or just cutting the song short.
You can also decide ahead of time which part of the song you want the DJ to cut off. A minute is a great length for the first dance. Of course, you can dance for longer than that if you and your fiancé love to dance and want to show off your moves!
Start Your Happily Ever After at Hidden Creek
Although your wedding coordinator can’t fix or do anything about these details of your wedding, we hope these tips helped, and gave you some guidance on what to practice. Our goal is to help you feel confident about your big day! If you have any questions, we are always happy to help. Give us a call to schedule a tour at our beautiful venue.