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For some couples, they have always known exactly what there first dance would be from the moment they got together. For them, it was as clear as day, possibly because they got engaged whilst listening to it or maybe they have a favourite film that had a great soundtrack or a concert performance that resonated with them. For them it's easy!
For some, however, they either have too many songs to choose from or just haven't found the song yet that encapsulates everything about their relationship. The pressure to find the Perfect First Dance Song can take its toll!
The Perfect Song... For You As A Couple
One thing worth mentioning at this point is that you shouldn't choose a song simply because you think it would be nice for your guests to hear or because it fits the bill of the typical floaty and magical first dances that we see in films.
The perfect song to choose is, quite simply, the perfect song for the two of you as a couple.
I have seen so many first dances that were incredibly romantic, very touching and the songs they chose suited them perfectly. I have even seen fully choreographed first dances that wouldn't look out of place in Strictly Come Dancing and they were, quite simply, stunning first dances. But don't be scared to try something a little 'out there' if that's what you two are all about!
The box step and running man!
Kim and Andy Newberry, for example, were well and truly outside the box when it came to their first dance!!
They started their first dance with a really lovely Coldplay track with all of their guests ohh-ing and ahh-ing as they swayed nervously in the centre of the dance floor. Then, the music cut out, the guests looked around in dismay (believing the DJ to be a complete idiot!) then they burst into Michael Buble's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" complete with a choreographed dance routine of the box step and the running man! It was so much fun, totally unexpected and it worked brilliantly for them. It's still talked about to this day!
Not for all!
Whilst I don't believe that the following songs fit every couples' first dance requirements, they do, however, fit the personalities of the couples that chose them and they sum up their relationships quite perfectly: the feeling from the couple and the audience as they danced to these, slightly obscure, tracks was truly magical and will never be forgotten by those who were there that night.
After the success of JK's Wedding Dance and with literally hundreds of adventurous First Dance Videos on YouTube as a result, what reason do you have not to try something a little different should you feel the urge?
Show Off or Shy?
Consider whether or not you want to dance your entire first dance on your own or if you would like to bring everyone else onto the dance floor halfway through? If you are a couple that can show off then do so with aplomb however, if you are the shy types, you may want to involve everyone as quickly as possible!
Your First Dance performed LIVE!
Finally, depending on the arrangement of the song you have chosen, a truly great way to make your First Dance extra special is to have a Wedding Singer or Band perform it live for you. Live Music really adds something magical to the whole proceedings and will be something you and your guests will never forget.
Enjoy the process
So relax, don't put too much pressure on trying to find a Wedding Dance that sits well with your audience... find one that truly incapsulates the essence of who you both are as a couple.
My Top 10 Wedding First Dance Chart below will give you a few more ideas should you need them and please let us know what dance you choose in the end. We'd love to hear from you.
"And with this vow, forever has now begun."
In case you were wondering, our own First Dance was to "This I Promise You" by NSync: it fits our relationship perfectly.
Top 10 First Dance Suggestions:
- The Prayer - Celine Dion & Josh Groban
- Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
- Everything - Michael Buble (also great as a 2nd dance)
- Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
- Amazed - Lonestar
- From This Moment On - Shania Twain
- Happy Together - The Turtles
- Stuck On You - Lionel Ritchie
- When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
- The Way You Look Tonight - Father Of The Bride Soundtrack
Adam Thomas, Our First Dance CD is available from the shop.
If you’re struggling to choose a Wedding Dance Song, "Our First Dance" by Swing & Soul Singer, Adam Thomas, will definitely give you some inspiration.