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First Dance Wedding Song Ideas

Updated on June 15, 2015

What's in a First Dance Wedding Song?

Selecting the first dance song can be difficult. Focus on finding a song that makes you both happy, and picking the song early enough that you can practice your dance moves before the big day.

First Dance Wedding - Song Ideas

Modern Wedding Couple First Dance Songs

A modern song can be a fun way to dance with your sweetie to a popular song you both enjoy. If your wedding is non-traditional or casual, it is a nice touch. While modern songs work less well at traditional weddings, you can still pick a popular song and dance to it so long as it isn't too fast, poppy, or punk. These ideas are sweet and romantic contemporary first dance songs.

Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
I Choose You - (Sara Bareilles)
XO (Beyonce)
She Keeps Me Warm (Mary Lambert)
You & I (One Direction)
Marry Me (Jason Derulo)
I Will Wait (Mumford & Sons)

She Keeps Me Warm - Wedding Dance Song Idea

Classic Wedding First Dance Song Ideas

The entire crowd will enjoy seeing you dance to a classic wedding first dance song. These picks are top slow dance numbers from yesterday that will have the whole crowd smiling.

In My Life (The Beatles)
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
You Are the Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart or Van Morrison)
At Last (Etta James)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole)
Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley)
From This Moment (Shania Twain & Brian White)
It Had To Be You"(Harry Connick, Jr.)
Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)

Slow First Dance Song Picks


Unique First Dance Songs for Weddings

When you want a song that's just as unique and individual as your love, consider one of these unique picks. Chances are, you will be the only couple you know dancing to one of these. You can express your love with unique songs like these wedding dance picks:

Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison)
The Book of Love (Peter Gabriel or The Magnetic Fields)
All You Need Is Love (Nada Surf)
Pale Blue Eyes (Velvet Underground)
Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straits or Indigo Girls)
Wild Horses (Rolling Stones or The Sundays)
Walking on Sunshine (Love Note)
You and Me (Lifehouse)

The Indigo Girls' Romeo & Juliet Wedding Dance Song Idea

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