posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
31 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have always thought that “I have and always will” by Dave Barnes would be an amazing first dance song. It is rather short but it is a beautiful song 


Post # 4
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@grouch29:  I think step one is to pick whether you want a slow and sentimental first dance, where you’re both just swaying around and your head is on his shoulder and while you guys are loving it, your audience is, well, kind of bored … OR, do you want a faster song that is more celebratory where you can smile and laugh through it but maybe don’t quite get the same newlywed slow-dance pictures?

Once you pick which way you want to go with it, there are millions of lists online of ideas for song choices that fall into either category. Fi and I decided we’d rather do a faster, more fun first dance song because that’s the kind of people we are. I don’t think I could stomach spending four straight minutes slow-dancing while everyone stared! So we decided on “Can’t take my eyes off of you”, because I just think that song is so ridiculous that it suits us perfectly! If you dig a little deeper, you’ll realize that somewhere along the line, you’ve caught yourselves singing something to each other that will be ideal for your first dance. It doesn’t have to be a song other people would pick, or it can be a song that ‘everyone’ picks but you still want to use!

And it’s totally okay to go with something ridiculous 🙂 At least I sure think so!

Post # 5
20 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

My first dance song was “Oh It Is Love” by Hellogoodbye and we just swayed to it. We got a lot of compliments from friends about how it was original/ unexpected but somehow worked. The only negative feedback I received from it was from my Mother-In-Law but that’s an entirely different thread. Our DJ wanted us to pick introduction songs for the wedding party but I was at a loss and the DJ and I got on rather well so I left that particular song choice up to him and I wasn’t disappointed. He chose the Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”

Post # 6
12 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I understand your stress. My wedding day is May 25th, and I’m having exactly the same issues as you. Right now, I’m planning on using Sister Hazel’s This kind of love. Some other songs I like are Acoustic version of Everlong, Tangled up in you by Stained, ect. What type of song are you looking for specifically?


I’d say pick something you like, that has meaning to you. You don’t have to be a good dancer, just sway back and forth. Nothing wrong with the choices you have.

I know this doesn’t help. And considering I can’t choose my own music, I know it’s easier to say, “go with something you like.” to someone else. I hope some bees will help you pick a song that is just right for you.

Post # 7
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am walking down the aisle to “Stolen” by Dashboard Confessionals, I just picked it, he had no say so.

The first dance I figured we should both pick and we both could not decide on one. So we are going with Elvis “Cant help falling in love” Yeah its not very unique but its a sweet song.

Recessional is Uptown Girl by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. Because we are that kind of couple…

I chose Vitamin String Quartet for Prelude and bridesmaids. They have pretty much every song you can think of as an instrumental. Everything else is up to the DJ.

Try not to sweat the small things so much! It will drive you crazy!

Post # 8
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Us Against the World by Coldplay

Post # 10
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Well, our first music will be “Secret”, by Seal :-). I know..even though they splited!

My entrance music – Only Time, Enya

Ceremony music – “Turning page” – twillight wedding scene (haunting!! i em even using the lyrics in the card that shows people where they sit)

I am starting to freak out myself, alhough i have a little more time than you, but for other reasons..

Hugs! In the end it’s not the little things that maybe didn’t turn out quite like we planned..in the end what it matters is how happy we will feel and what it means

Post # 11
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am having the same issues, I have done everything else, but the music is the hardest part. I chose lana del raysvideo games for the processional, and we are having cold chisels “all for you” (a bit of Aussie Rock) for the first dance. The easiest thing we did was choose a band that we both LOVE and then choose a song from there. It actually came really easy (for the first dance song) once we had the band! But… That’s where the easy-ness ended 🙂 I’m now not sure whether I can have instrumental music for the bridesmaids since I am having an actual song.

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