All eyes are on you two, as you slowly walk to the middle of the dance floor, getting ready for the first dance of your married life. It might seem like nothing to some, but it truly symbolises the start of the journey you are about to share together, starting with something romantic, or in some cases comedic.
Whether you plan on spending the next 6 months learning some traditional ballroom dancing, a great routine or plan on making it up on the day, the song you choose is absolutely pivotal.
If you have setup a traditional themed wedding, then sometimes a classic song can fit the atmosphere the best. You really can’t go wrong with a classic song and here are the top 10 you could use:At last - Etta James Let’s stay together – Al Green I don’t want to miss a thing – Aerosmith I do it for you – Bryan Adams You do something to me – Paul Weller Let there be love – Nat King Cole The time of my life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes Kiss from a rose – Seal The wonder of you – Elvis Presley Here comes the sun – the Beatles Endless Love – Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross Somewhere over the rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong She’s the one – Robbie Williams
There are some songs which will leave people smiling with a tear in their eyes, as they mention how they want something this beautiful at their wedding. These songs really do embody the feeling of love in the room:Truly madly deeply – Savage Garden Your song – Ellie Goulding Just the way your are – Bruno Mars Make you feel my love – Adele Grow old with you – Adam Sandler Songbird – Eva Cassidy Marry you – Bruno Mars Hero – Enrique Iglesias Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton When you say nothing at all – Ronan Keating 2 become 1 – Spice Girls Can’t take my eyes off you – either Andy Williams or Muse if you want it a bit more rock Amazed – Lonestar I’m yours – Jason Mraz You’re still the one – Shania Twain Loving you – Paolo Nutini (I can’t help) falling in love with you – UB40 All of me – John Legend
At my big sisters wedding, they decided to go against the stereotype songs and opted for something a bit more rock, to give a more upbeat mood. This perfectly resembled their attitude and personality, while it also allowed other people to join in a bit more.Good riddance – Green Day Nothing else matters – Metallica Chasing cars – Snow Patrol One day like this – Elbow Everlong – Foo Fighters I believe in a thing called love – the Darkness Still into you – Paramore It must be love – Madness Colorblind – Counting Crows You’re my best friend - Queen
Disney Wedding Songs
Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the amount of people using songs from animated movies, partly spiked by the Frozen movie, with their award winning music. Whether it’s Lion King or Aladdin, there are some great romantic songs you could consider.Can you feel the love tonight – Lion King Love is an open door – Frozen Let it go – Frozen (we played this at my friend Charlotte's **London hen do**) A whole new world – Aladdin Looking for romance – Bambi So this is love – Cinderella Kiss the girl – The Little Mermaid Tale as old as time – Beauty and the Beast Love is a song that never ends – Bambi Once upon a dream – Sleeping Beauty You’ve got a friend in me – Toy Story I’m wishing – Snow White When you wish upon a star - Pinocchio
My Personal Favourites
I can’t help but add in another section for some of my favourites which I think deserve a mention. Whether they are upbeat, soft and subtle or simply a classic song that hits a note for me, they all feel like great options for your first dance song.A thousand years – Christina Perri Run – Leona Lewis Love you till the end – the Pogues A moment like this – Kelly Clarkson Heaven – DJ Sammy Rule the world – Take That Kiss me – Ed Sheeran Better Together – Jack Johnson All you need is love – the Beatles These arms of mine – Otis Redding Heroes – David Bowie Closing time – Semisonic For once in my life – Stevie Wonder She’s so lovely – Scouting For Girls Tiny Dancer – Elton John God only knows – the Beach Boys XO – Beyonce Happy – Pharell Williams
If you found this list useful, you might also want to check out my list of the best **songs to walk down the aisle to**.