I met my current BF (and soon to be FI) when I was with someone else who was no good for me. Whenever the song “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum came on the radio I would instantly think of him. After we got together I shared this song and its meaning with him and now he loves the song as much as I do. To this day, I still tear up when I hear it! I want to use this song for our first dance, it’s just so much of who we are and where we started! But, I don’t know if it’s going to be too… somber (that’s the best word I can think of) for a wedding. What do you bees think? And for those who think it won’t work, any suggestions?
I would say no because it’s kind of a downer song. I’d be a little shocked if I heard it as a first dance at a wedding and would start trying to pick apart the lyrics and figure out if the couple was trying to tell the guests something…but then, I’m an English major, so I’m basically trained to rip words apart. 😛 I’d pick a more upbeat song, but ultimately, it’s your choice.
@Mrs Grape: Yea, I’m an English major too, but I guess it wouldn’t make sense to people who don’t know us really well. I just remember all those nights before we were together and how much I needed to call him and talk to him and be with him, lol.
I’m in the same boat at Mrs Grape. Everytime I hear that song the words “drunk” and “guess I’d rather hurt than feel nothing at all” stick out to me and make me think the complete opposite of weddings. Unless the rest of your guests know the story about your history, I wouldn’t use it.
Yeah, that song really reminds me more of an unhealthy relationship… like they are trying to stay apart but drunk booty call each other. It’s awesome that it has special meaning to you, and I am so not judging — my Fiance and I first danced to Brooks and Dunn’s “Neon Moon” and that is the biggest downer song ever. But we recognize that and won’t feature it prominently in our wedding, even if we have fond memories of it.
Yes I definitely will go with the country route, such amazing love songs. My sister just got married in November and their first dance was to “You and Me” by Dave Matthews. I am typically not a Dave Matthews song but I LOVED this!
Definitely worth listening too, will make you think about your SO!
It kind of surprises me that everyone sees this as a booty call song, I see it more as they love each other so much that even though there has been some adversity and they aren’t together for whatever reason they love each other so much that they just need to be together. But I can understand where that comes from.
I’m with the other bees, this may not be your best option for first dance song. I think you could incorporate it as a special dance later in the evening maybe?
THere’s another Lady Antebellum song called “when you got a good thing” check it out. Same artist, nice message. I also suggest plugging “Need you now” into pandora and see what it generates. I got a lot of good suggestions for my wedding from just creating stations and bookmarking songs.
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