The first dance is significant for so many couples. It is another moment where you are the centre of attention. For some this is a glorious thing, and for others it is fearsome. There are a few ways to approach it before you even consider what you will dance to.
This is where you either just throw yourselves into it with spontaneity and have fun in an unstructured way or get dance classes to prepare you. Either get the dance choreographed by a professional, or use skills learnt in classes to choreograph your own. Some people involve the bridal party and have their DJ create a mix of different songs.
Private moment shared
Basically, this way forward is where you consider this a moment of tenderness and intimacy between you that others just happen to witness. You forget everyone else who is there and look into the eyes of your beloved. It doesn’t matter if you are just swaying in an embrace, or dancing with a little more animation. Everyone present is there to celebrate your official status as a married couple and they support you and feel delight in that.
Let’s get this over with…
Okay, so you are super embarrassed, and want everyone to just get on with partying and you want this over with, but feel obliged… so you ask your DJ to bring others to the dance floor part way through the dance. If you fall into that category, be assured that this is the same for many couples. It’s okay!
Nope! We are not going to conform!
So you are adamant that you will not follow this tradition. For whatever your personal reasons whether embarrassment or rebellion against tradition, there is no first dance. This is a party. Everyone just enjoy dancing please, don’t mind us!
So unless you are in the last category, you need to choose a song or track. I see posts about this on wedding Facebook groups regularly, and it led me to the decision to write this article.
What are the best First Dance songs for my Wedding?
Some popular songs-
Al Green- Let’s Stay together (5)
Etta James- At Last (4)
John Legend- All of Me (4)
Adele- Make You feel My Love (3)
DJ Sammy & Yanou – Heaven (candlelight mix) (3)
Lonestar- Amazed (3)
Elbow- one Day Like This (2)
Michael Buble- Everything (2)
Louis Armstrong- It’s a Wonderful World (2)
Jack Johnson – Better Together (2)
Ellie Goulding- Your Song (2)
Take That- Rule The World (2)
Aerosmith- I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing (2)
Elvis Presley- Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (2) Savage Garden- I Knew I Loved You (2) Some more unusual choices-
Enya- Flora’s. Secret
The Flight of the Conchords- The most beautiful girl in the room
Greenday – Good Riddance (Time of your Life)
The Muppets- Life’s a Happy Song- faded into Time Warp
Jonathan Coulton- Baby Got Back
Please remember, this is about you as a couple. It can be romantic, it can be fun, it can take you back to a happy moment, it can be something that everyone else will happily join in with. Either way, we hope your choice brings smiles to people’s faces.
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