Planning a wedding can be a daunting experience with all of the details big and small you must address and picking the music for the ‘special’ dances at a reception seems to fall to the end of the planning cycle. So we get a lot of requests from brides and grooms for suggestions for appropriate songs for their first dance together as a married couple.
One thing you may want to consider when selecting your 1st Dance Song is stay away from ‘trendy’ songs that don’t have any staying power. When you celebrate your 25th Anniversary and you want to re-live that special moment of your 1st Dance, if you picked a ‘trendy song’ that was only on the radio for about a month during your wedding planning and you haven’t heard it since then, you may not even remember what it was since you haven’t heard it 25 years. You may also want to check out the song a little closer so you don’t pick a song that has a less than romantic theme like Norah Jones’ ” I Don’t Know Why,” Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go” (do you remember how the movie ends?!) and Elvis’ “Suspicion Minds” are just a few that come to mind that we have played at one time or another as a 1st Dance Song. Picking a classic is generally the best way to go when picking your 1st Dance Song.
To help out, here’s a list of some of the more popular 1st Dance songs.
From This Moment On/Shania Twain
All My Life/KC & JoJo
Have I Told You Lately/Rod Stewart or Van Morrison
I Do (Cherish You)/98 Degrees or Mark Wills
Can’t Help Falling In Love/Elvis
You’re Still The One/Shania Twain
At Last/Etta James or Beyonce
Love My Life/Jim Brickman & Michael W Smith
Love Me Tender/Elvis
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing/Aerosmith
It’s Your Love/Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Wonderful Tonight/Eric Clapton
My Best Friend/Tim McGraw
What A Wonderful World/Louie Armstrong
Unforgettable/Nat & Natalie Cole
I Cross My Heart/George Strait
Making Memories Of Us/Keith Urban
To Make You Feel My Love/Garth Brooks
Bless The Broken Road/Rascal Flatts
Unchained Melody/Righteous Bros.
Because You Loved Me/Celine Dion
The Way You Look Tonite/Sinatra/Bennett/Buble’
It Had To Be You/Harry Connick Jr.
Everything I Do (I Do It For You)/Bryan Adams
Heaven (Candlelight version)/DJ Sammy
I’ll Be/Edwin McCain
Beautiful In My Eyes/Joshua Kadison
I hope this helps. If you need additional song suggestions for your 1st Dance or if you need some song suggestions for other reception events like the cake cutting, Grand Entrance, Bride/Father Dance. Contact us at 480-967-7333 at your earliest convenience.