People often ask me to help them choose the first dance song for their wedding. This is always a difficult challenge because I believe the wedding first dance song should be personal, with lyrics that mean something to you as an individual and as a couple. I often say not to worry if the rest of the audience are familiar with the song, they’ll just be watching you and observing your emotional engagement with the music and lyrics. Ideally, pick a song that isn’t too short, so there is an opportunity to invite other couples onto the dancefloor if you so choose, and not too long so you don’t start to feel self-conscious on the dancefloor.
There are plenty of popular favourites ranging from Elbow “One Day Like This” which is a beautiful uplifting song to a classic like Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” that will continue to be wedding first dance songs that delight couples and audiences for many years to come. Take your time when deciding. After all this is one of the most magical days of your life.