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 typically plenty of nerves and even dancing 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

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

But how about choosing a classic, sung by Michael Buble – The way you look tonight

A sweet Bruno Mars song – Just the way you are

Adele’s Remedy is about being there for the people you care about – a lovely sentiment on your wedding day

Simply love this video, and the song, by John Legend – All of Me 

All My Life – K-Ci 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 spouse-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:

‘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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