The song for the first dance can be as different and as original as the bride and groom. There are lists and lists out there with suggestions for first dance songs (including in this blog post) but no matter what anyone says the song you choose has to represent you and your relationship.
The first dance song should be sentimental to both of you. Maybe you heard it on your first date, or maybe it was the song you first danced to. Maybe he played it on a boom box held over his head underneath your bedroom window for a week before you FINALLY agreed to go out with him. What ever the story, try to avoid going with a song just because it’s popular, and go with a song that really means something to you.
Choose a genre that you both like. It is possible for a couple not to love the same kind of music, but marriage is about compromise! Find something you share in common because this dance should reflect the beginning of your life together, not giving into to the other to make them happy.
Listen to the lyrics. I know this sounds like a no-brainer but really listen to the lyrics. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston is a break up song. NOT the best tone for your wedding day. The lyrics should be something that relates to you as a couple. Make sure the story of the song is your story.
Feel free to get creative! Just because every wedding you have been to this year used the same song doesn’t mean you have to. If the classics feel right to you then use them, but if they don’t feel right, then don’t hesitate to think outside the box. Remember if no one else knows the song then that’s just to bad for them. Your guests are here to celebrate you and they will wait patiently till the song is over. (It’s not their first dance it’s yours!)
Check out our D.J.’s first dance suggestions HERE