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Selecting First Dance Songs for a Wedding: 5 Things to Consider


Selecting First Dance Songs for a Wedding: 5 Things to Consider

Are you and your soon-to-be spouse looking for the perfect first dance song? You’ve come to the right place! Picking the right song can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips on how to select a memorable, meaningful first dance song that you and your significant other will love.

Selecting an Emotive Song

The key to picking a great first dance song is selecting a song that means something special to both of you—one that speaks to your relationship and captures your feelings for one another. It should evoke emotion in both of you when you hear it. Does a certain artist remind you of when you met or had your first date? Or perhaps there’s a particular genre of music that has been meaningful throughout your relationship? When choosing a song ask yourself these questions: Is this song representative of our story? Does it make us feel something special when we listen to it?


Choose Something Unexpected

There are some songs that have become staples at weddings over the years, such as “At Last” by Etta James or “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley, which are lovely classics. But if the idea of dancing to those same songs as many couples before makes you feel less than inspired, why not choose something unexpected instead? Think outside the box – maybe a slow jam from your favorite artist or even an acoustic version of a popular pop hit. Choose whatever resonates with both of you—you don’t need anyone’s approval but yours!

Make It Personalized  You may want to take things one step further and personalize your first dance song. Create a mashup or remix of two songs in different genres that represent two sides of yourselves separately and together as a couple; work with local DJs who can help create unique remixes; find an instrumental version of a special piece; ask someone close to you (like family members) who can play/sing just for you. These personalized touches add extra meaning for this important moment between just the two of you.


Choosing the perfect first dance song is all about what feels meaningful and special to the two of you as individuals and as a couple. Pick something that truly speaks to who you are now and what represents your story best—it doesn’t matter if it meets society’s expectations or not! With these tips in mind, finding the right first wedding dance song will be easy breezy! Happy searching!

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