First Dance Songs

June 26th. 2015

So it took you the last six months to choose the band that will have you all swaying to the groove on that dance floor on the night of your wedding. First things first, yes it’s time to choose that very first dance song!

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Some couples choose ‘their’ song, which can be a song that holds some sentiment or happy memory that’s special to them both. Maybe it was the very first tune that was played on the night you first met. Some will choose their favorite love song resulting with everyone running for the tissues! While others will go for something a little non traditional and have a faster paced dance song. I was at a wedding recently and their first dance song was an Irish Traditional Reel, it got everyone on the dance floor, so anything goes!

A very popular idea lately is for the couple to start off with a slow romantic song and if brave enough the bride and groom suddenly break into an up tempo number, sometimes with the help of the bridal party and some dance class lessons. Guaranteed to break the ice and get the crowd in tears of laughter.

If we don’t have a song how do we choose one? Don’t worry, read on…

Like choosing your fabulous venue or your dream wedding dress think of what style you would like for your first official dance as husband and wife. You could go for romantic, rock, upbeat, Irish, contemporary, timeless or just pure fun.

Here are some of our top picks


Etta James- ‘At Last’
Ellie Goulding- ‘How Long will I love you
Michael Buble- ‘Everything

Starship- ‘Nothings gonna stop us now’
Aerosmith- ‘I don’t want to miss a thing’
Cyndi Lauper- ‘Time after time’

Queen- ‘Crazy little thing called love’
McFly- ‘Its all about you’
Take That- ‘Beautiful World’

U2- ‘All I want is you’
Van Morrison- ‘Have I told you lately that I love you’

John Legend-‘All of me’
Bruno Mars-‘ Marry you’
Ed Sheeran-‘Thinking out loud’

Elton John-‘Your song’
Righteous Brothers-‘Unchained Melody’
Billy Joel-‘Just the way you are’

Frank Sinatra-‘For once in my life’
Lionel Richie-‘All night long’

Whatever you decide make sure you enjoy every moment and don’t forget the all important twirls!

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