How To Choose Your First Dance Wedding Song


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The first dance wedding song. It’s something that you’re likely to look back on with fond memories for years to come. And, whether you choose a song which reminds you of your relationship, is a statement about how much you love each other, or is more about aiding a memorable performance on the night, it’s something that should be given plenty of thought.

When it comes to the bride and groom’s first dance together as a married couple, many choose wedding music to accompany the moment that will fit perfectly at a time when all eyes are on them. So, if you’re wondering how to choose your first dance wedding song for the big day, where do you start?

Modern, Alternative or Unusual?

Well, first off, there are loads of different ways to do a wedding dance. It doesn’t have to be about a slow dance, to the sort of romantic ballads that a lot of people choose (but, of course, this is still a lovely way to do it).

Couples looking for something a bit different may, for example, have a choreographer teach them the steps to a cool dance routine in the weeks leading up to the wedding so they can put on a bit of a show. Remember all the YouTube Dirty Dancing style wedding vids?

If the thought of doing something that’s never been done before floats your boat and you like modern, alternative or unusual styles, then this could be the way to put your unique take on the wedding first dance.

It certainly looks pretty impressive if you can pull it off, so check out the Ed Sheeran ‘Thinking Out Loud’ video for some inspiration (or it’s a great excuse to watch Dirty Dancing again!).

Emotional and passionate or upbeat and fun? 

Leicester couples less up for putting on a show for their first dance, who would like it to be more intimate and personal, may instead choose romantic songs which speak volumes about the depth of their love for each other. This is where some of the more emotional and passionate songs give some beautiful meaning to the occasion. Songs such as John Legend’s ‘All of Me’ and ‘I won’t give up’ by Jason Mraz spring to mind here.

And, if you have an outdoors summer wedding, or are just looking for something a little more light hearted and easy going, then you can discover songs by artists such as Jack Johnson, Michael Buble or Norah Jones, who always bring a happy note to proceedings.

Spotify Have a Few Wedding Song Stats!

So, now you’ve chosen the mood for your wedding dance, what options are there? Here are some of our favourites.

  • All of me – John Legend
  • At last – Etta James
  • Make you feel my love – Adele
  • Better Together – Jack Johnson
  • Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
  • You are the best thing – Ray Montagne
  • A thousand years – Christina Perri
  • I won’t give up – Jason Mraz
  • As – Stevie Wonder
  • Can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley
  • Your Song – Elton John
  • Marry Me – Train
  • Everything – Michael Buble
  • Come away with me – Norah Jones
  • God gave me you – Blake Shelton
  • Lucky – Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

Don’t Forget To Discuss Your Food List Too!

There are so many wedding songs out there to choose from if you don’t already have an ‘Our Song’, so take some time to discover what means something special to you, whether it’s in the words of the song, or the mood of the music.

In the same way, make sure that your wedding food is all about you as a couple. There’s absolutely no reason why you should settle for the same as everyone else has, so get in touch with us today to discuss how many amazing options there are!