Selecting a song for your wedding dance can be challenging. It is even more difficult to choose a song for that first dance as man and wife if the two of you do not have any songs that hold special meaning to you as a couple.
Granted, there are numerous choices available. With millions of possible wedding songs that are up for consideration the most important factor is to find one song with lyrics that have meaning to both of you. You want a song that meshes with your personalities and can be remembered forever.
A newly married couple taking the floor for their very first dance is a prime opportunity for photographs. This is a tradition that creates wonderful memories and lingers in the mind over the years. The wedding songs you choose for this moment should be the ones that will enhance your memories. Practice beforehand if necessary, or take lessons at a dance studio so that you will be confident when it is your turn to take center stage during your wedding reception.
Classic & Elegant Selections
Here are some suggestions for wedding songs that you may want to consider for your first dance as a married couple. The lyrics contain words that evoke, love, commitment and wedded bliss.
• The Way You Look Tonight” performed by Frank Sinatra
• Endless Love” sung by Lionel Richie/Diana Ross
• Unchained Melody” as sung by the incredible Righteous Brothers
• Unforgettable” by the unforgettable Nat King Cole
• At Last” as performed by Etta James
Other selections to consider are “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, “It had to be You” or “What a Wonderful World”.
The Peabo Bryson/ Regina Belle duo has also made “A Whole New World” another of those classic first dance songs that are so popular with the public.
Stand-Out Songs for Modern Couples
Those brides and grooms that march to the beat of their own drummers may want to choose a first wedding song that is a little less traditional. When you want to shake up the status quo and make your wedding dance a little more surprising consider one of these songs to highlight the occasion of that first dance.
• Too Good to Be True” as performed by hip hop/R&B singer, Lauryn Hill
• The Cure band singing “I Will always Love You”
• Smashing Pumpkins rendition of “Luna”
• Recent Chart Hits- Love Songs
GO THE MODERN ROUTE WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SONG CHOICES:
Nick Lachey, John Montgomery and All 4 One have all made wedding worthy recordings of “This I Swear”
• All my Life” as performed by K-Ci & JoJo
• It’s Your Love” by country duo Faith Hill/Tim McGraw
• Could not Ask for More” by E. McCain
Your first wedding dance is going to be a moment that you always remember. You should take a little time to consider which song is most appropriate. Talk it over as a couple and find the one perfect tune that both of you agree is best suited for this special event. Practice the moves, create your own choreographed dance routine and then prepare to treat your guests to a floor show that they will never forget. Your first wedding dance can be gleaned from an array of possibilities including Top 100 charts, big screen movies, the radio, Broadway musicals or beloved classical pieces. Just make sure that your selection is one that conveys the blissful romantic emotions the two of you share. This is a guarantee that your first dance will impress everyone.