Best Wedding Songs for Your First Dance

The bride and groom’s first dance is one of the best moments of the wedding that everyone will remember for years after. What that moment is, however, completely depends on you! The first thing you are bound to ask is: What song?

Whether you want something current, country, or classic, these are a few popular wedding songs that will make your first dance beautiful, romantic, and special!

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It may not have been intentional, but Ed Sheeran seems to have a knack for writing great wedding music. With gentle melodies and romantic lyrics, its no wonder that couples love his songs for their first dance!

Thinking Out Loud (2014): “Take me into your lovin’ arms / Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars / Place your hand on my beating heart / I’m thinking out loud / That maybe we found love right where we are.”

Perfect (2017): “I’m dancing in the dark / with you between my arms /…  / Baby you look perfect tonight.”

Everything Has Changed (2012, collaboration with Taylor Swift): “‘Cause all I know is we said hello / And your eyes lookin’ like comin’ home, oh /… / All I know since yesterday, yeah / Is everything has changed.”


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Here are some more current songs that you and your guests will love!

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri (2011): “I have loved you for a thousand years / I’ll love you for a thousand more.”

All of Me by John Legend (2013): “‘Cause all of me / Loves all of you / Love your curves and all your edges / All your perfect imperfections.”

I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz (2012): “I won’t give up on us / Even if the skies get rough / I’m giving you all my love / I’m still looking up.”


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Are you and your betrothed country fans? Choose a traditional country tune to give your wedding some southern flare!

Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts (2000): “Cause God blessed the broken road / That led me straight to you.”

Amazed by Lonestar (2003): “Every little thing that you do / Baby, I’m amazed by you.”

God Gave me You by Blake Shelton (2011): “God gave me you for the ups and downs / God gave me you for the days of doubt.”


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You can’t go wrong with an old classic for your first dance. Here are some of the most popular ones!

Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley (1961): Wise men say only fools rush in / But I can’t help falling in love with you.”

Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney (1976): “Maybe I’m amazed at the way you love me all the time / Maybe I’m afraid of the way I love you.”

At Last by Etta James (1959): Al last my love has come along / My lonely days are over and life is like a song.”

Your Song by Elton John (1970): “And you can tell everybody this is your song / It may be quite simple but now that its done / I hope you don’t mind/ I hope you don’t mind / That I put down in words / How wonderful life is while you’re in the world.”

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