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
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    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 :)

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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)

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    Jenniphyr 3426 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:03 am

    Aww, that is really cute. =)

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    Mrs. Mouse 4789 posts, Honey bee @ 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).

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    missvintage 571 posts, Busy bee @ 10:30 am

    Wow, this idea sounds so special.

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    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.

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    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!

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