Updated: Feb 25, 2019
Congratulations on your engagement!
You most likely have the dress, have picked out your colors, tasted 5 types of cake, and found a photo booth. But what about your first dance?!
Many people consider the first dance a detail to be addressed at the end. But what is the big day for if not for you?! YOU are the most important part of the wedding, so be sure to prepare yourself like you would the dress, the flowers, and the venue.
"But Ashley, I have no idea where to start!"
How about starting with your song? Don't have one? Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Set the mood!
Set aside time, get rid of distractions (like your phone!), make it fun! Open a bottle of wine or make cocktails. Listen to music while you make dinner. Take time to be with each other and you will get things done fast. And who doesn’t love a little quality time?!
Think about what mood you want to set.
Do you want your first dance as a married couple to be traditional, sweet, sassy, romantic, YouTube worthy, funky, fun…..? This will help you narrow down the style.
Play some music.
Do you like similar bands/groups, musicians, styles of music? Think about songs that were popular when you met. Songs that mention the place where you live/are from/met are great ways to add a personal touch.
Still at a loss?
Try listening to this list of some of the most popular song choices for a first dance, it will help you to start the brainstorming process. But in the end remember, it's YOUR big day. Do what makes you and your partner happy. If you are smiling and enjoying yourselves so will your guests! And that's what it's all about, right?
At Last by Etta James
You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne
Make You Feel My Love by Adele
From This Moment On by Shania Twain
More of You by Chris Stapleton
I'll Be by Edwin McCain
Holy by Florida Georgia Line
Lucky by Jason Mraz
Love Song by 311 or The Cure
Think out of the box! Don't want what everyone else does? Don't be afraid to try something different.
Feel so Close by Calvin Harris
Tu Amore Me Hace Bien by Marc Anthony (This was my song for the first dance!)
Best of My Love by The Emotions
Sweet Pea by Amos Lee
Why Don't We Just Dance by Josh Turner
Count On Me by Bruno Mars
You get the point.....
So start that play list, put your phones on DO NOT DISTURB, and have fun!