Each couple has “their” song—the one that exists as a soundtrack to your beautiful love story.  However, when it comes to your first dance after walking down the aisle and sealing your special day with a kiss, it may not be the first musical selection of your choice. 

Picking the song for your first dance seems like it would be the easiest decision for such a big day, but as a couple, you know how hard it can be to choose just one song to commemorate your love in front of friends and family. 

As with every decision you make leading up to the wedding—from flower arrangements to dresses and colors—finding the right song and melody to jumpstart the most significant moment of your life will be much easier with a bit of preparation. 

Keep reading to discover five songs you can choose for your big day! 

A Few Things to Keep in Mind

With weddings and crews of family and friends showing up, the couple can sometimes forget that the wedding is actually about the love they share. Here are a few factors to keep in mind when it comes to selecting a song that fits you as a couple:

  • Remember to have fun with your song choice! Your wedding is a special day meant to be celebratory and enjoyed, so don’t let something as minor as a song choice stress you out.
  • It’s OK if you don’t have an “our song” kind of moment. There is so much great music to choose from, and your first dance can always become that special moment.
  • If you want to take the pressure off, consider having a first dance that includes your family or wedding party.

Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for is here! Here are five songs to consider choosing for your first dance as a married couple. These songs are a mix of slow and upbeat, giving you choices from many genres! 

Five Wedding Song Choices for Your First Dance

Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” is a  go-to wedding fave. This song exudes romance and those  perfect first dance feelings. This love song is a keeper for wedding song selections and a familiar crowd-pleaser. 

“At Last” by the incomparable Etta James is a wedding classic. No couple can go wrong with this enthralling and timeless voice. 

Another timeless love song from this century is John Legend’s “All of Me” — nothing captures wedding vows and the promise for eternal love like this ballad. 

For the couples who want to kick it up a beat, these last two suggestions are for just for you! 

“Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Ms. Lauryn Hill is a fun and upbeat twist on a classic that will be sure to hype you up and get your friends and family on their feet! 

Last but not least is “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”  by James Taylor. Sung and performed by many, Taylor’s version is a great way to open the reception and draw all eyes on you! 

Wedding songs are fun, but more importantly, a true reflection of the love shared between two people in love. The search for the perfect wedding song for your first dance just got a bit easier.

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