How to Find the Perfect First Dance Song for Your Wedding

When you’re planning the big wedding day, there are multiple things to consider but one of the biggest and most essential elements of the day is your first dance. The first dance between two newlyweds is magical and will be remembered by both of you and your loved ones forever. This is why it has to be perfect in every way. We understand how difficult it is to choose the perfect but cheap wedding dresses, but when it comes to music and choosing a first dance song it’s even more confusing! That’s why we have put together some top tips on how to find your first dance song, we’ve also added in the top 10 first dance songs from previous years to give you an idea of what other couples are choosing.


Pick a Slow Number

Slower songs are better to dance too, especially when it comes to first dances. You don’t want to be getting up in front of your family and friends rocking to a hardcore punk song or something that needs a disco light. Ideal first dance songs are those that have a lower tempo and fit the mood of romance and love perfectly. This is why we recommend choosing a slower song. It doesn’t have to be super slow and boring but something that has some great moments is the ideal choice.

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Choose a Song with Meaning

Whether the song is about finding your true love or falling for your best friend, listen to songs and choose one on the meaning of the song. If you’re willing to sit down with your significant other and list songs you both love, it only takes a short listen to understand why either one of you wants to dance to that song. Negotiate a song and use that one for your big first dance. It’s always even more special when a wedding song means a lot to those who dance to it.


Carry on Tradition

Perhaps ask your parents what song they first danced too, this is special when you have parents who have been together for decades. Choosing their first dance song as your own carries on the tradition and brings them into your life even more than before. It’s truly beautiful dancing to a wedding song that your parents also danced too. Even if you love mermaid wedding dresses and will be adding a unique style to your wedding, keeping a traditional song may be a great choice.

Keep a Note of Songs

It’s pretty difficult to name all your favorite songs when you’re asked on the spot. Over the few months of planning your wedding, note down any songs you love and talk to your significant other about having them as your first dance song. If you love it just as much as you, it may just happen without question. Keeping a note of songs when you hear them will save complications later in the planning process.

Top 10 First Dance Songs

Over history, couples have been choosing different songs by various artists, and as it’s your big day, it is completely your choice what song you choose. However, we have compiled a list of the top 10 songs to help you think about your options.

“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

“All of Me” – John Legend

“Something” – The Beatles

“I Won’t Give Up” – Jason Mraz

“A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri

“How Do I Live” – LeAnn Rimes

“Feeling Good” – Nina Simone

“Moonriver” – Andy Williams

“At Last” – Etta James

“What A Wonderful Life” – Louis Armstrong

Your wedding day is one of the grandest moments in your life. The right song can make it that much grander.

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