We all love a soppy first dance song, but why do we do it? It’s because the guests of honour traditionally opened the dance at formal balls in bygone days. At a wedding, obviously the guests of honour are the bride and groom! It sort of signifies the end of the formalities, and the beginning of the rest of the night! Once the first dance is over, all the other guests can join the happy couple on the dance floor, and kids can start skidding on their knees doing aeroplane impressions!
You can look at it another way though. It’s almost like an extension of the couple’s wedding vows to each other. It can actually be the most romantic part of the day, which is why it’s so important. Who doesn’t love watching a couple in love, gazing into each others eyes with complete adoration for each other??
If you’re struggling to find a first dance song, we’ve put together a list of some of the most perfect first dance choices for your band or DJ to play whilst you tenderly hold each other! I think I might cry!!
- Greatest Day by Take That
- Make You Feel My Love by Adele
- Perfect by Ed Sheeran
- Better Together by Jack Johnson
- I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith
- Amazed by Lonestar
- Just You And I by Tom Walker
- All Of Me by John Legend
- Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
- Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe by Barry White
We have been at many a wedding, and performed many a first dance song. Take a look below for some more inspiration:
If you’re still not sure about your first dance song, why not get in touch with us to see how we can help?