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Song Suggestions for the 1st Dance

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

Marry Me/Train

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.