First Wedding Dance Song Suggstions


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Having trouble deciding what the first dance at your wedding should be? Don’t fret. There’s lots of great songs to pick from, and we’ve rounded up a few of the best to help inspire you. Review the following and enjoy:

‘For Once In My Life’ by Stevie Wonder

‘For Once In My Life’ is arguably one of Stevie’s best love songs, as it’s all about finding great love and knowing you’re stronger because of it. Lyrics include For once I have someone I know won’t desert me/ I’m not alone anymore/ For once I can say/ This is mine you can’t take it/ As long as I know I have love I can make it/ For once in my life I have someone who needs me…do they not sound like wedding lyrics? The song is also more uptempo if you’re looking to boogie instead of slow-dance.

‘Make You Feel My Love’ by Bob Dylan

This Bob Dylan classic has been covered many times, most recently by Adele, though Billy Joel’s version is also tender and wonderful. The tune is all about what the person would do to make the loved one feel, well, loved! Lyrics include When evening shadows and the stars appear/ And there is no one there to dry your tears/ I could hold you for a million years/ To make you feel my love…beautiful, no?

‘At Last’ by Etta James

The Etta James classic is a wedding favorite for many reasons, as it’s all about finding great love “at last.” Who that has found such love can’t relate? Lyrics include At last my love has come along/ My lonely days are over and life is like a song, oh yeah/ At last the skies above are blue/ My heart was wrapped up clover the night I looked at you. Awwww.

‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri

A newer wedding song, this tune by Christina Perri was used as the theme to Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1, which features the wedding of the glittery vampire and his human paramour. Lyrics include I have died everyday, waiting for you/ Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years/ I’ll love you for a thousand more. If you feel like you and your partner have been together always, this song is a great choice.

Additional Suggestions

Additional suggestions include:

  • ‘All Of Me,’ John Legend
  • ‘Everything,’ Michael Buble
  • ‘Better Together,’ Jack Johnson
  • ‘I Won’t Give Up,’ Jason Mraz
  • ‘Into The Mystic,’ Van Morrison