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 

Rock On

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