Your First Dance

Whether you're dancing to one of the classics or going with a newer tune, your first dance at your wedding is a moment you won't quickly forget. Picking just the right song can be difficult and narrowing down your long list to just one is even harder.

To get the ball rolling, you might want to start with the obvious- think about a song that had a special place in your relationship: a song you both always listened to together, a song that made you always think of your significant other, or the first slow song you danced to together.

Or you might just want to pick a good classic that is always timeless. Whichever way you go, just know that it will end up on many video cameras and will surely resurface in years to come. 
Kyle and Olin's Wedding
Photo courtesy of Philip Gabriel Photography
Here is a small list of some favorites in each music genre to get you started:

The Classics
Can't Help Falling In Love- Elvis Presley
At Last- Etta James
I Only Have Eyes For You- The Flamingos 
They Way You Look Tonight- Frank Sinatra
Unforgettable- Nat King Cole

Classic Rock
Have I Told You Lately- Van Morrison 
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing- Aerosmith
How Sweet It is- James Taylor
Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
In Your Eyes- Peter Gabriel

Alternative Rock
The Luckiest- Ben Folds
Lucky- Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Better Together- Jack Johnson
Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
You & Me- Dave Matthews Band

It's Your Love- Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
You Had Me From Hello- Kenny Chesney
Then- Brad Paisley
Bless The Broken Road- Rascal Flatts 
From This Moment On- Shania Twain

I Swear- All 4 One
Back at One- Brian McKnight
I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston
I'll Make Love to You- Boyz II Men
No One- Alicia Keys

I Will Follow You Into the Dark- Death Cab for Cutie
First Day of My Life- Bright Eyes
I'll Catch You- The Get Up Kids
Such Great Heights- The Postal Service
Konstantine- Something Corporate

Today's Hits
Marry Me- Train
Make You Feel My Love- Adele
The Only Exception- Paramore
You Are The Best Thing- Ray LaMontagne
Look After You- The Fray

You may also want to go with the not-so-traditional approach and create a choreographed first dance song with you and your partner or your whole bridal party. Click through YouTube and you will get some great ideas from tons of choreographed first dances. Remember to keep the process of finding a song fun and choose a song that really represents you and your new hubby!


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