Selecting your first dance should be a fun and special moment for you and your spouse-to-be. If you’re lucky enough to have your own couple’s song, adding this tune to your playlist will be a piece of cake! If you’re not so lucky, hopefully you’ll find some inspiration in some of our favorites. Here we cover a couple of oldies, R&B, the classics, and of course we can’t forget country music!
Your song should be reflective of your relationship while capturing the love and magic you will feel on your special day. Your song should be selected carefully and thoughtfully, it is after all the first time you present yourselves to the world as Mr. and Mrs. In no particular order, here are some ideas for your first wedding dance.
1. Ben E. King, Stand by Me
Lyrics we love: “If the sky that we look upon should tumble and fall or the mountains should crumble to the sea I won’t cry, I won’t shed a tear just as long as you stand by me.
2. Elvis Presley, Can’t Help Falling in Love
Lyrics we love: “Some things are meant to be. Take my whole hand, take my whole life too for I can’t help falling in love with you.”
3. The Beatles, I Will
Lyrics we love: “Love you forever and forever. Love you will all my heart. Love you whenever we’re together, love you when we’re apart.”
4. Ed Sheeran, Perfect
Lyrics we love: “Well I found a women, stronger than anyone I know. She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home. I found a love, to carry more than just my secrets to carry love, to carry children of our own.”
5. John Legend, All of Me
Lyrics we love: “You’re my end and my beginning, even when I lose I’m winning, ‘cause i give you all of me and you give me all of you.”
6. Chantal Kreviazuk, Feels Like Home
Lyrics we love: “If you knew how much this moment means to me and how long I’ve waited for your touch. If you knew how happy you are making me, I never thought I’d love anyone so much.”
7. George Strait, I Cross My Heart
Lyrics we love: “You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete, and as long as there’s a breath in me I’ll make yours just as sweet.
8. Randy Travis, Forever and Ever, Amen
Lyrics we love: “As long as old men sit and talk about the weather, as long as old women sit and talk about old men. If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful, well, just listen to how this song ends. I’m going to love you forever and ever, forever and ever, amen.”
9. Martina McBride, Valentine
Lyrics we love: “And even if the sun refused to shine, even if romance ran out of rhyme, you would still have my heart until the end of time. You’re all I need, my love, my Valentine.”
10. Dan + Shay, Speechless
Lyrics we love: “It started when you said hello, just did something to me. And I’ve been in a daze ever since the day we met. You take the breathe out of my lungs I can’t even fight it.”