Weddings are a blur of activity, and the first dance is one of the few chances a bride and groom get to focus on themselves, even though it’s in front of all their closest friends and relatives.
Choosing a song can be a big task.
Should you pick something traditional?
Choose a song that’s important to both of you?
Surprise everyone with something completely unexpected?
Regardless of the direction you choose, it’s a moment you’ll both remember for the rest of your lives.
Decide What’s Important to You
While you’re in the process of picking a song, you’ll probably feel a little overwhelmed.
Your mother and sisters might be pulling you in all different directions, asking you to change your mind every 10 minutes.
Make it easy for yourself by thinking of a few things that are important to you.
“It’s best to first decide on the tone of the day,” says Chef Kayla Szymanski, editorial director for House Beautiful. “From the type of wedding you want to the type of attire, you will be asked to create a night that is unique for your guests. To balance out this, you want to do something more reflective of your personality. If you are a bride who loves bright colors and pinks, then maybe a gentle ballad is more appropriate.”
Decide What You Want Your Guests to Feel
There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to your wedding’s first dance song.
As a couple, it’s entirely up to you how you’d like guests to feel.
If you’re more traditional in your views, a lot of first dances use classics that people know and love.
While that’s a sweet nod to the music of your past, there’s no guarantee that all your guests will love it.
A first dance that works with the venue or theme of the wedding can also be pretty romantic and sentimental, even if it’s not your traditional choice.
Choose The Perfect Song
Wedding.com has an amazing collection of songs that suit almost any wedding—whether it’s a more traditional first dance, a wild party night, or a quiet, personal ceremony.
They have sorted through a myriad of different wedding websites, gathered together all the favorite songs, and compiled them into one easy-to-read list so that you can not only pick the perfect song for your wedding but also ensure that you’re covering all your bases with some (hopefully) epic remixes.
Choosing a song for the first dance can be intimidating.
For the best possible wedding first dance song, make sure to have it chosen well before your big day.
While it's never too early to begin thinking about your special dance, being comfortable with the song choice you've made will give you a much better feeling once the time comes.
Have something comforting in mind, one that your partner has sung to you before, and one that feels natural and romantic, whether you've chosen it ahead of time or are dancing to the first song that comes on the playlist.