First dance song ideas

Dancing the night away at your wedding is usually kicked off with a first dance.  The majority of couples are most definitely not contenders for a Dancing with the Stars spot, so there are nerves and dance lessons (devolving into a few arguments…) when figuring out what your wedding’s first dance might look like.

The first step (ha – dancing pun) to a good first dance, is a great first dance song. So I’ve asked some of Southern Bride’s friends to share what they had, and I’ve compiled a few popular ones too, to give you some ideas. (P.S. wondering if you should get dance lessons? or even HAVE a first dance?  check out some advice here)

For our first dance, Craig and I danced to Lover Lover by Jimmy Barnes

For their first dance, Sophie from Harmony Skin and Beauty (and NZ Beauty Therapist of the Year for 2015/16!) and her hubby danced to Shut up and Dance by Walk the Moon

Teri from the Dream Maker danced to Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight

She’s had a few of her couples dance their first dance to Dream Maker by Aly Cook

Megan from She Said Yes had This Year’s Love from David Gray

A classic, sung by Michael Buble – The way you look tonight

Something for a little more boogie – Bruno Mars – Marry You

Another Bruno Mars song that’s appropriate – Just the way you are

Adele’s Remedy is about bring there for the people you care about – a lovely sentiment

John Legend – All of Me 

All My Life – KC and Jojo

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams would be perfect for an awkward shuffle side-to-side-spin-repeat type of dance 😉

For the bravest among us, how about a viral video worthy first dance? Recreating the final dance (Time of My Life) from Dirty Dancing has to be on someone’s bucket list?!

If your souse-to-be isn’t a big fan of soppy ballads, then trying for something a little more alternative might keep them happy. Suggesting Oasis’ Wonderwall for example

Casey Clydesdale, our very own Southern Bride Verified entertainer and singer has a great list of first dance recommendations – the rest of this list has a range of different first dance songs that she’s been asked to perform:

‘Crash My Party’ – Luke Bryan

‘Amazed’ – Lone Star

‘From This Moment’ – Shania Twain

‘Dear Future Husband’ – Meghan Trainor

‘You’re Still The One’ – Shania Twain

‘Happy’ – Pharrell Williams

‘We Found Love’ – Rihanna

‘Islands In The Stream’ – Dolly Parton

‘Mirrors’ – Justin Timberlake

‘You’re The One That I Want’ – Grease

If you want some more music ideas, check out the playlist for a pumping  wedding reception here.

Do you want to suggest a first dance song to add to my list? Comment below!

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