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Unique First Dance Songs For Bride And Groom – Part 1

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January 26, 2023

Choosing the perfect first dance song is no easy feat! You have to find something that embodies your relationship, a song that would be romantic, a song that the guests will love, and a song that will stay with you forever! Then there is the genre, do you and your partner like modern or country? Do you want to go for something classic or pop? Slow or fast? The options are endless! So, yes obviously narrowing down your first dance song is going to take much longer than you thought.

How To Pick The Perfect First Dance Song?

Sometimes couples already have “their song” – a song from your first date, a song when you first met, or the song when you first said I Love You. But if you are one of those couples, then great! You can stick to “your song” but if not, then don’t worry! You just have to find a song that resonates with both of you.

Take some time out from all the other wedding planning and both of you make a list of the songs/artists you like. You want to make a list of romantic songs that also have lyrics that you can relate to. If you can narrow down on a genre from the beginning then even better. Share the list and see what both of you like.

The most important thing that you need to keep in mind is choosing a song that you both would feel comfortable dancing to. Choose a song that makes you want to dance with your partner… a song that makes you hold each other and never let go. It should make you fall in love all over again!

If you are reading this article, then you are obviously looking for some inspiration to find THE ONE for your special day. But fear not, we have the best and the most amazing selection of first dance songs right here for you! Whatever your taste, contemporary chart-toppers, slow melodies, or something offbeat, we have something for everyone in this 5 part series of the best and most unique first dance songs for bride and groom. We have the 5 best categories of first dance songs – old school and romantic, slow dance, country, upbeat, rock/pop/hip hop songs.

The Best Romantic First Dance Songs

1. At Last by Etta James

This one is for those couples who had to deal with their fair share of struggles before finally meeting the one! Etta James celebrates finally meeting the one in this song with lyrics that say, “dream that I could speak to / A dream that I can call my own.”

2. Conversations in the Dark by John Legend

If you don’t want to dance on “All of me” like every couple, then this one is your pick! You get all the dreamy effects of John Legend and meaningful, beautiful lyrics.

3. Perfect by Ed Sheeran

While this song made it to most weddings, it still has the dreamy, lovely effect. It’s a song that leaves everyone mesmerized and awestruck so if you want to leave people teary-eyed, then this one is for you.

4. Only You by Yazoo

A quintessentially romantic song that is as honest as it can be! This one has different versions, choose the one that you find the best.

5. Endless Love by Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

If you are looking to create an epic entrance and swoon everyone over with your love, then this is the song for you! A declaration of love by the amazing duo – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.

6. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston

Tell your partner that you will always love them no matter what with this classic by Whitney Houston on your first dance.

7. No Greater Love by Amy Winehouse

If you think there is no love greater than yours, then this one is for you! A beautiful song with heart-touching lyrics.

8. The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra

A classic, this one is the perfect song to tell your bride how lovely and beautiful she looks!

9. Can’t Help Falling In Love With You by Elvis Presley

If you are looking for a first dance song for that perfect slow dance then this is the song for you.

10. Your Song by Elton John

A romantic song by the legend, this one is all things love and forever – perfect for your special day.

11. Moon River by Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra makes you realize that when you find THE ONE nothing else matters in life. What more can you ask for in your first dance song?

12. Into My Arms by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Dance the night away in your partner’s arms with this beautiful song!

This covers all the best romantic hits that will make your first dance one to remember! But if you are more of a pop, country, or slow dance kind of couple, then check out our other blogs in this 5 part series!

If you also need some inspiration for father-daughter dance songs or mother-son dance songs then check out our blogs – 15 Best Father Daughter Dance Songs and Our Recommendation for Mother-Son Dance Songs For Weddings.