Private Last Dance


I only recently heard about brides and grooms having a private moment together for a last dance while all their guests are waiting to send them off, but I think it sounds so sweet!

Seriously, the day is like a whirlwind and you spend so much time preparing, getting ready, etc. to marry this person, and then it all goes by so quickly and you’ve probably barely even spoken to each other. I would love to have a final dance together with just us in the room.

It would give us an opportunity to reflect on everything that just happened and to share a special moment together. I sort of want to cry thinking about it, but only because it makes me so happy. :)

How are you making sure that you and your SO will be able to take time out with each other on your wedding day?


Mrs. Frozen Yogurt

Wedding Date:
April 2010
Dress Dreams
Living Proof That Delegating Actually Works
Add a comment


  1. bruschetta Member
    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:03 pm

    Awww, that’s a sweet idea. We ended our reception with a fast song, though, so it was a really spirited mood and would have been tough to duck off the dance floor for a private moment!

  2. espresso Member
    espresso 1308 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:04 pm

    wow I’ve never heard of that but it sounds so sweet.

  3. msgiraffe Member
    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 12:06 pm

    what a neat idea!

  4. Member
    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:09 pm

    That’s a really sweet idea! I do think the day went by so quickly, that it is a nice idea to build in a couple of times during the day for a quiet moment for just the two of you. It sounds dumb, but one of my absolute best memories of our wedding was sitting in our hotel room, eating McDonald’s (we were starving after the reception for some reason), chatting about our favorite parts of the wedding.

  5. Member
    Miss_Carmel 316 posts, Helper bee @ 12:09 pm

    That’s an awesome idea. I love the thought of having a special moment together to reflect too. Great post!

  6. Member
    His Barista 5841 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:12 pm

    So sweet! = )

  7. Member
    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:15 pm

    i’ve never heard of that too! but i definitely want to carve some us time on our wedding day.

  8. Member
    Bellini 713 posts, Busy bee @ 12:19 pm

    aww! i love that idea. i’m getting teary-eyed too! i’m pretty sure my fiance and i will be too tired after our wedding to really process the day, but something tells me we will stay up and tear through our wedding cards/gifts :) we’re greedy like that. i’m pretty sure just lying in bed next to my husband and falling asleep as a married couple will be a nice moment too.

  9. lamb Member
    lamb 953 posts, Busy bee @ 12:20 pm

    I’d like to follow the Jewish tradition of the Yichud following the ceremony. While our guests gather on the steps for the birdseed toss, I’d like to have a private moment with my Lamma-Bamma to reflect.

  10. Member
    bunny 2206 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:21 pm

    Hey hey, we did that! After our friends and family tore down the reception space, our photographer asked if we would mind dancing together in the empty barn. *sigh* One of the best moments of the day, and we got GREAT pics from it.

  11. Member
    Gator 607 posts, Busy bee @ 12:21 pm

    Instead of a last dance, I hear a lot of brides and grooms do something special between the ceremony and reception while everyone is at the cocktail hour. Sending the bridal party off with the cameras, the bride and groom get a few minutes to reflect and prepare for the rest of the day. Its a special moment and for most brides and grooms the only time they’ll be alone together all day.

  12. frozen yogurt Member
    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:26 pm

    @bunny: That sounds so wondeful bunny!! Now I want to do it even more!

  13. Member
    suzanne1880 90 posts, Worker bee @ 12:34 pm

    I LOVE this idea! Do you clear the dance floor and dance in front of everyone, or when does this take place??

  14. Member
    pmerr 2728 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:41 pm

    aww! this is really cute! I’m trying to figure out what we can do to have time to ourselves on our day.

  15. Member
    flipflopbride 1437 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:41 pm

    I’d never heard about that. Love it.

  16. Member
    MrsSl82be 9010 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:52 pm

    Never heard of it, but if we can make it happen we will. I want to spend as much time that day as possible with the new hubs. 1 month from today!!

  17. Member
    Bridebella 368 posts, Helper bee @ 1:00 pm

    That’s a really sweet idea. I’ve never heard of it. My FI and I decided to have pictures taken before the ceremony almost solely to get some time together during the hectic day but I really like the idea of doing it at the end to reflect on it all!

  18. frenchbulldog Member
    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:01 pm

    We didn’t plan for this but our DJ played our first dance song again as the last song. Mr Frenchie and I got to dance together again before we ran off :) It was really a great idea!

  19. frozen yogurt Member
    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:12 pm

    @suzanne1880: We’re planning to do it when everyone is lining up outside for the send off at the end of the reception. Just the 2 of us and our photographer. :)

  20. Member
    RecessionistaBride 5018 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:23 pm

    Aww how romantic!

    We’re having a daytime wedding so we plan on spending the entire evening together… just us!

  21. Member
    pvaulter718 2116 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:28 pm

    That’s a great idea to make sure you get some alone time. Ours was sort of accidental, but when we were waiting to be announced before the reception, we went for a walk around the building. And stopped behind the barn talking for something like 10 minutes. It wasn’t forever, no one else even noticed, but our photog got some super cute photos and it was so nice to just hug my hubby and tease him for crying :)

  22. labrador Member
    labrador 1823 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:35 pm

    Never heard of this but it’s a totally cute idea! Mr. Lab and I are taking a horse-drawn carriage away from the ceremony for a few moments of peace and also sneaking into the reception site before cocktail hour is over to have a few moments together. I definitely think it’s important to have some alone time on the wedding day!

  23. Member
    AnnieAAA 5351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:20 pm

    LOVE THIS! Annndd I’m going to do it! Thanks for the wonderful idea!! I can’t wait because it sounds like it will be one of the best moments of the whole night!

  24. chick Member
    chick 282 posts, Helper bee @ 3:46 pm

    That is an awesome idea! I must do it! I’m so glad you posted this, thank you!

  25. Member
    voomie24 101 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:55 pm

    We are having the car that is picking us up from the reception drive us around the monuments (we are in DC) for about half an hour after the reception and before we pass out or meet up with friends.

  26. Member
    gooseling 4 posts, Wannabee @ 4:32 pm

    lol we didn’t plan to have a last dance in private, it just kind of happened. and our photographer was quick enough to catch us sneaking off without us noticing.

  27. moonbeam Member
    moonbeam 1711 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:59 pm

    Haven’t heard of that, but definitely need to figure out a way to build in some US time.

  28. Member
    Ms. Mojito 399 posts, Helper bee @ 7:56 pm

    hmmm, I am already trying to figure out how to make this type of thing happen!

  29. Member
    grace8367 1014 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:27 pm

    We had a semi destination wedding and were able to talk to most of our guests at the rehearsal dinner/Welcome to our wedding BBQ that we held the night before. This allowed us to spend some time together after the ceremony. Our outdoor ceremony was held on the grounds of a gorgeous inn and after our processional we walked right into the Inn and headed to our room for some alone time and a glass of champagne while our guests did a little mingling before heading to the cocktail hour. I was worried people might be offended but since we saw them the night before and then visited with everyone at the reception it wasn’t an issue and it was a great way for us to have a little time alone.

  30. scissors Member
    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 11:02 pm

    That sounds so sweet. I love it! I hadn’t heard of that before. I wish/hope we can sneak away a little just to have a calm and private moment.

  31. Member
    Charm bracelet 1952 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:24 am

    Great idea. It wouldn’t really work for us since we are having an outdoor reception. I think our time together will be when we get back to the hotel room . (wink)

  32. Member
    Jenniphyr 3426 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:03 am

    Aww, that is really cute. =)

  33. mouse Member
    Mrs. Mouse 5689 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:10 am

    That’s a cool idea! Never heard of doing that before. We got to connect a bit during our first look and while we ate dinner (we had a sweetheart table, so we were pretty much on our own for at least 15 minutes then).

  34. Member
    missvintage 571 posts, Busy bee @ 10:30 am

    Wow, this idea sounds so special.

  35. Member
    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:21 pm

    Our first look photo shoot was our only time alone the whole day. We were some of the last to leave our reception! (but we did a send off in between the ceremony and reception). It was enough to have the whole honeymoon to revel in being married and reminisce about the day.

  36. Member
    penguins_713 29 posts, Newbee @ 8:59 pm

    I think this is such a sweet idea! I really wanted to be sure to have some time alone with my new husband after our ceremony since everyone warned that the evening goes by in a blu. We had about 15 minutes alone during the cocktail hour before we were introduced at dinner. We had our caterer put together a plate of appetizers for us, and we ate them alone together. It was a special moment for us to relax and reflect on the fact that we were finally married!

  37. Guest Icon Guest
    You and Me: Our Private Dance | Weddingbee, Guest @ 6:00 am

    […] first heard about the idea from fellow bee bloggers, Mrs. Fro Yo & Mrs. Elephant. I fell in love with the thought of spending some personal time with my brand […]

add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors