Wedding Playlists: First Dance

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Re-tell your love story in front of your loved ones through your first dance as a couple on your wedding reception. Find that perfect song that will remind you of the most special events in your life as a couple- the first time you’ve met, you’ve kissed, or the day he proposed to you. The more the song is relatable to both of you the better it is. If you’re stuck and in need of some recommendations for what song to choose, fret no more! We’ve compiled a playlist of the Top 50+ songs ranging from Frank Sinatra to Bruno Mars to use on your Wedding day!


We did a little research on what would be the Top 3 most used songs as a couple’s first dance  in our playlist and here’s what we found out:

1. LOVE by Nat King Cole

“L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore”

2. The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble

“You’re lovely, with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft,
There is nothing for me but to love you,
And the way you look tonight”

3. That’s How Strong My Love Is by Otis Redding

“I’ll be the ocean so deep and wide 
And catch all the tears whenever you cry
I’ll be the breeze after the storm is gone 
To dry your eyes and love you all warm”.

But, if you’re one of the hip, young, modern couples who are opting for a much recent song to use, here’s some of the most used songs that we found:

1. Make You Feel My Love by Adele

“I could make you happy, make your dreams come true.
Nothing that I wouldn’t do.
Go to the ends of the Earth for you,
To make you feel my love”

2. Until The End of Time by Justin Timberlake ft. Beyonce

“cause if your love was all I had
In this life
Well that would be enough
Until the end of time
So rest your weary heart
And relax your mind
Cause I’m gonna love you girl
Until the end of time”

3. Marry Me by Train

“Together can never be close enough for me
Feel like I am close enough to you
You wear white and I’ll wear out the words I love you
And you’re beautiful
Now that the wait is over
And love and has finally shown her my way
Marry me
Today and every day”

If you two are feeling bold and daring you could also choreograph the dance! Regardless, once the big day arrives, just go with the flow as much as possible and get ready to get the night started as you and your husband dance the night away!



Image Credits [Atrero photography and Kevin Weinstein]

Lyrics from [azlyrics]