03 July, 2023

Picking the Right First Dance Song for Your 2023 Wedding

Struggling to pick the ideal first dance song for your 2023 wedding? Get valuable advice and discover the top wedding first dance songs.
Choose the right first dance song

When it comes to select­ing the song for your first dance, some cou­ples find it to be a straight­for­ward deci­sion dur­ing wed­ding plan­ning. Yet, for oth­ers, it can turn into a com­plex and time-con­sum­ing task.

If you’re fac­ing dif­fi­cul­ties in mak­ing your choice, here are a few ques­tions you can ask your­self that should help you in nar­row­ing down your choices.

Is there a best” first dance song?

No, the per­fect first dance song should hold per­son­al sig­nif­i­cance for you, rather than aim­ing for world­wide appeal. Nonethe­less, cer­tain songs have become time­less options for first dances, and these can serve as sources of inspi­ra­tion. We’ve com­piled a list of these clas­sics at the bot­tom of this blog post.

How soon should we finalise our song selection?

Your first dance as a mar­ried cou­ple will attract all eyes, mak­ing it a sig­nif­i­cant moment. As a result, we’d rec­om­mend­ed to decide on your song as ear­ly as pos­si­ble. This will give you ample time to prac­tise your dance rou­tine, if you are plan­ning one. If danc­ing isn’t your strong suit, you might con­sid­er hir­ing a chore­o­g­ra­ph­er to help you chore­o­graph your steps and enhance your con­fi­dence on the big day.

How can we make our first dance unique?

Ele­vat­ing your first dance involves show­cas­ing what makes you and your part­ner unique. You could con­sid­er a med­ley of songs to reveal your per­son­al­i­ties, or per­haps hav­ing your live band per­form your cho­sen song as you dance. Regard­less of your pref­er­ences, as long as it res­onates with your rela­tion­ship, it will undoubt­ed­ly be special.

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Is a slow tem­po nec­es­sary for a first dance?

Not nec­es­sar­i­ly. If you share a spe­cial con­nec­tion with an upbeat track and wish to set a live­ly tone for the evening, go for it! Alter­na­tive­ly, you might opt for a slow­er tem­po to cre­ate a more roman­tic ambi­ence between you and your new spouse. The choice is entire­ly yours.

What are some of the top song options for first dances?

For those seeking musical inspiration, we've curated a list of the 30 most popular choices for a first dance song:
  •  Perfect - Ed Sheeran
  • At Last – Etta James
  • All Of Me – John Legend
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • Amazed – Lonestar
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  • Your Song – Elton John
  • How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  • Something – The Beatles
  • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  • I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
  • The Luckiest – Ben Folds
  • Wherever You Will Go – Charlene Soraia
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  • Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  • This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
  • I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
  • Run – Leona Lewis
  • You Make It Real – James Morrison
  • (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
  • Love You ‘Till the End – The Pogues
  • You’re Still the One – Shania Twain
  • From This Moment On – Shania Twain & Bryan White
  • Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
  • Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele

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  • With our decades of experience in the entertainment industry, we've built up an excellent understanding of the types of music that work best in a wide range of different venues.
  • We liaise directly with you and the acts that are performing for you to deliver an incredible experience.
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  • Whether it's a wedding, corporate event, or an intimate gathering, our acts can create the right ambiance for your occasion.

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