The first dance is an important part of your wedding reception. The first dance marks the transition from the more formalized part of your wedding (ceremony, wedding breakfast, speeches, toasts etc) to the ‘party’ section of your wedding.
The first dance is also the first time that you take to the floor with your spouse as a married couple – and as such is accompanied by your family and friends taking lots of photographs of this part of your wedding.
Traditionally the first dance is danced to a song that has emotional significance to the bride and groom. However what do you do if you don’t have a song that is emotionally significant for you? You’ll still be expected to have a first dance – remember, it’s a tradition! – and you still need to choose a song for your first dance.
Otherwise you might end up with something too cheesy for words!
About 50% of brides and groom who book us don’t have a particular song in mind for their wedding dance. And they ask us for suggestions.
Here are our top 10 suggestions (in no particular order):
1. Moondance (Van Morrison)
2. She (Elvis Costello) (there’s a short ad at the front of this one)
3. How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees)
4. Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison again)
5. You’re Beautiful (James Blunt)
6. If I Ain’t Got You (Alicia Keys)
7. Fields Of Gold (Sting)
The Eva Cassidy version is also pretty cool:
8. Come Away With Me (Nora Jones) (there’s a short ad at the front of this one)
9. Angels (Robbie Williams)
10. Still The One (Shania Twain)
If you want some more suggestions, please check out this post: