The first dance…the first song….your song

When couples are considering their wedding music that obvious question of what song they will dance to as their first as a married couple arises. It is a special song that will be embedded in the memory of the bride and groom and your guests as well (hopefully for the right reasons!) for a very long time. My friend is getting married this summer and her and her fiancé have gone through about seven suggestions as what to choose and have not yet come to a conclusion – its not as easy as it may seem!
If you and your spouse to be already have ‘a song’ that is yours and you want to use it on your wedding day, you are all sorted out….kind of. What if nobody knows the song? That might be a little bit of a problem as your guests will also need to feel a connection to what they are listening to. Also bear in mind, anything really slow will lack tempo, feeling and fail to surge emotions and anything too fast will require a complex dance routine that could be a little difficult to learn. Don’t forget the size of the dress and the high heels too!!!!
Your first song as a married couple should reflect on both of you as individuals, your inspirations and desires and the coming together of you both as one unit and the love that you have shared between you in the past and in the life that you have ahead of you.
Here is what Weddings Online found to be the Top 2013 wedding first songs:
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Diamonds – Rihanna
Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran
Your Song – Elton John/Ellie Goulding
What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
Marry You – Bruno Mars
At Last – Etta James
Greatest Day – Take That
Everything – Michael Bublé
Here are some others that I adore, there’s a bit of variety here:
Amazed – LoneStar
I can’t help falling in love with you – Elvis Presley
From This Moment – Shania Twain
You and Me – Lifehouse
Just the Way you are – Bruno Mars
Come Away with Me – Norah Jones
I don’t wanna miss a thing – Aerosmith
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
By Your Side – Sade
Never Let Me Go – Florence & The Machine
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
When The Stars go Blue – Ryan Adams
First Day of my life – Bright Eyes
Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
Once you have chosen your song, inform your band and if it something that they can’t play or you want the original song you can have it play from the ipod through the speakers. Dance lessons are always a good idea if budget and time allows. If you fancy doing something a little different this would be the way to go.
First wedding songs are often those that I try to hide in a corner for as they clutch at my heart strings as I’m a big romantic at heart. Since I was a flowergirl at my Aunties wedding when I was six years old and cried to ‘Anything I do I do it for you’ by Bryan Adams, I have cried at every single first dance at weddings since, clearly the wedding industry is for me!
Photo Credits Top to Bottom: Pine Peaks Event Centre, Viva School of Dance, The Bridal Guide.
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