The Best First Dance Songs

The first dance between the bride and groom is a monumental moment on a wedding day. Your first dance wedding song is your chance to spotlight your new marriage and enjoy the bliss of dancing with the one you love. This song selection can be overwhelming for some, so we provide you with a few ideas to get you started.

Many couples go the route of classic wedding songs. There are several favorites, but a few that stand out are “At Last” by Etta James, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley, and “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison. You can’t go wrong with any of these songs. While these songs are popular, they are popular for a reason. The lyrics are romantic and meaningful.

Some brides and grooms select unconventional first dance wedding songs. Some couples choose songs that are fast-paced so that they can salsa or swing dance. You might choose an unusual song special to you and your fiancé but unfamiliar to many of your guests. If you would like to show your fun sense of humor, you might consider an eccentric song such as “Grow Old with You” by Adam Sandler. These options are best for couples that might like to perform and really entertain their guests during their first dance.

Another option could be to select a song that is special to one or both of your families. It could be the same song your parents danced to at their wedding. It could be a song that is often played at family gatherings. This option is a great way to honor your family members and include them on your wedding day.

If you are searching for the perfect first dance song, we are here to help you. The management team of the Matt Stedman & Ring of Music band and orchestra has years of experience working with brides and grooms and has performed at thousands of weddings. We have seen first dances that have left a lasting impression on wedding guests. We also know what doesn’t work. Our team can work with you to determine which song fits your wedding style.

For years to come, the song you choose for your first dance will remain special to you. Therefore, when you choose your song, you want to make sure it is the perfect music to represent your new marriage.

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