My (now) husband and I didn't have a song that was 'our song' - so I was on a quest for THE song that would be our First Dance Song. I knew I wanted it to be unique but also dance-able. I sifted through dozens of playlists, listened to the lyrics, and found myself tearing up at a few... how could these songs express our love so eloquently?!
I narrowed it down to a few - which admittedly had two Disney songs in it! But I finally landed on the song... what would become our wedding dance song, "And I Love Her" by The Beatles. I've never had a wedding couple use this song for their dance and even though I'm not particularly a big Beatles fan - what struck me was the classic Rumba beat, which had a special connection to me since ballroom dance is such a big part of my life. Pair that with standing the test of time and I found my Timeless, Unique, and Dance-able First Dance Song!
One thing thing I did give myself permission on was to not overthink it - this was key for me. It's my job to work with couples on creating the perfect First Dance so I knew the ins and outs, talk about pressure!
Having a First Dance at your Wedding remains the #1 tradition for couples. In my experience with teaching hundreds of couples, most have no idea what their First Dance song should be... A lot of couples make the mistake of looking at other couples and see what's typical and asking what they 'should' do. My advice? Your Wedding Dance Song should feel like you! Your love is unique and your song should reflect that.
I've created a list of the most popular songs couples use for their First Dance AND these are easy to dance to. Plus, I've included what type of style they are so you can find one that matches the vibe you're looking for. P.S. All these options are Wedding Dance Instructor approved!
"Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers Style // Vibe: Classic, Old School, Timeless
"Amazed" by Lonestar Style // Vibe: Rock, Ballad, Romantic
"Perfect Duet" by Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé Style // Vibe: Modern, Romantic
"All of Me" by John Legend Style // Vibe: Modern, Romantic
"The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra Style // Vibe: Classic, Romantic, Fun
"At Last" by Etta James Style // Vibe: Classic, Romantic, Timeless
"Speechless" by Dan + Shay Style // Vibe: Rock, Country, Romantic, Modern
"A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri Style // Vibe: Elegant, Romantic
"Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran Style // Vibe: Modern, Romantic
"Can't Take My Eyes off You" by Frankie Valli Style // Vibe: Old School, Romantic, Fun
"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley Style // Vibe: Old School, Romantic
"Make You Feel My Love" by Adele Style // Vibe: Romantic, Modern
"I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz Style // Vibe: Romantic, Modern, Pop
"You Are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne Style // Vibe: Modern, Old School
"Latch" by Sam Smith Style // Vibe: Romantic, Modern
"Better Together" by Jack Johnson Style // Vibe: Modern, Fun, Playful
"Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur Style // Vibe: Modern, Ballad, Romantic
"Tennessee Whiskey" by Chris Stapleton
Style // Vibe: Country, Elegant, Ballad, Modern
"You Make My Dreams (Come True)" by Hall & Oates
Style // Vibe: Playful, Pop
"You Are The Reason" by Calum Scott
Style // Vibe: Romantic, Elegant, Modern
Which song is your favorite? What other songs belong on the list? Tell us in a comment below!