The First Dance at your wedding reception

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Your first dance is going to be the first time you and your new husband/wife will grace the dance floor together.  We will work together to decide when exactly you will have your first dance.  Generally we recommend doing the first dance when your first arrive to the reception.  If we are doing a grand entrance we recommend we move into the first dance right after the entrance.  There is a common held belief, especially among older generations, that no one should dance until after the Bride and Groom have had their first dance.  The first dance traditionally opens the dance floor for the evening.  It is best to go ahead and have your first dance early, so that guests can feel free to dance at any point during the rest of the evening.  


Below find some ideas of songs to use for your first dance.  If you want to use 2 songs, one slow and one fast, we can splice/mix them up so you can start more formal, then have a little fun with it.  We will work this out in the planning process.  Also consider the songs length.  For short songs you may want to dance to the whole song while for longer songs you may want me to fade the song out early (5 minutes can be along time to be dancing while everyone is staring at you).  Remember this list is just to give you some ideas of the different styles of music you could choose from.  If you are working with a dance instructor to choreograph your first dance you may want to see if they have any suggestions of songs fitting the style of dance you might be trying to learn.  Our advice is to not stress over finding the perfect song.  Find the song that speaks to you and go with it!

First Dance Song Ideas (Some traditional, some not)

Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran

A Thousand Years- Christina Perri

Then- Brad Paisley

I Won't Give Up- Jason Mraz

I Don't Dance- Lee Brice

You and Me- Lifehouse

Everything- Michael Buble

Love Me Tender- Elvis Presley

Tenerife Sea- Ed Sheeran
At Last-Etta James
As Time Goes By-Various Artists have covered this-Theme From Casablanca
Unforgettable- Nat King Cole
Wonderful World- Louise Armstrong
Come Rain or Come Shine- Ray Charles
Make You Feel My Love- Adele
Marry Me- Train
The Very Thought Of You-Billie Holiday
Forever-Ben Harper
Lovin in my Baby's Eyes- Taj Mahal
God Gave Me You-Blake Shelton
Better Together- Jack Johnson
On the Sunny Side of the Street- Various Artists/versions
Into the Mystic-Van Morrison
She's Mine- Brett Dennen
Your Song-Elton John
Cheek to Cheek-Fred Astaire
Faithfully-Journey
Grow Old with Me-John Lennon
I'm Yours-Jason Mraz
In Your Eyes- Peter Gabriel
No One-Alicia Keys
You're Still the One-Shania Twain
You've Got a Friend-James Taylor

All of Me- John Legend