(Closed) What is/was YOUR First Dance music?

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
3256 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We danced to Sing Sing Sing, played by our live swing band.  We planned to take swing classes, but never got around to it.  That was to be a refresher though, since we had both taken them before we met.

Post # 4
2113 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Cynderbug:  We have a list of contendors, but there are a couple that really stick out. “Meant to Be” by Squirrel Nut Zippers, “Yellow” by Coldplay, and “The Long Song” from the Doctor Who soundtrack. Slower songs. We won’t be taking dance classes for it. I don’t want to be worried about remembering choreography during our first dance. 

Post # 5
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

1. We finally decided the other day and sent our list to our band! We’re dancing to ‘Smile’ by Uncle Kracker.

2. Upbeat

3. Nope

Post # 6
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

1) We danced to the Ingrid Michaelson cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

2) It’s a slow song

3) We did not take any dance classes we just did the Middle School Shuffle.

Post # 8
5870 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013


1) “You are the best thing” by Ray LaMontagne 

2) Upbeat in a bluesy/rock sort of way 

3) No dance lessons, although we would have liked to.  We are LD so it wasn’t practical for us. However, we do dance a lot, so we were able to make it a fairly entertaining dance.  We practiced a little the morning of the wedding in our PJs.  

Love dancing with that guy.  The first dance was a tradition that made a lot of sense for us.


Post # 9
3256 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Cynderbug:  Go do some lessons, but also go to a seniors dance, and get them to shoow you the two-step.  So much easier – only people who really get dancing, and take lessons, can do it the way it’s taught by dance instructors.  Snce EVERYONE danced that way back in the day, obviously they had a simpler version, too.

Post # 10
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

1. Sunday kind of Love (We got married on a Sunday. We also work in an industry where our weekends are Sunday/Mondays. As thus, I LOVE Sundays!)

2. Slow song

3. We didn’t have classes persay. But we have a friend who used to be a professional ballroom dancer who taught my now husband some tricks to twirling and dipping me. It made me a lot less nervous.

Post # 11
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Cynderbug:  1) We danced to Ingrid MIchaelson’s “You and I”, which is 2) upbeat and a little goofy. 3) No dance lessons! It was pretty much swaying and rocking and laughing together and enjoying each other — neither of us are good dancers so anything else would’ve looked/felt awkward and stressful.

Post # 12
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We also need “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, but Michael Buble’s version. It was a slow song and we did not take dance lessons.

Post # 13
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

1) “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

2) Slow

3) No, but, since we are NOT dancers by any means, we are asking our band to cut a verse out of it, haha. And, we’ll practice a couple times to make sure we don’t do the awkward middle school sway throughout the whole song 🙂

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@novacaineandlaughter:  Haha, didn’t even read through the responses before I posted, but you and I both referred to strange middle school-esque dancing 🙂

Post # 14
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We haven’t picked a song yet, nor have we decided on upbeat or slow. But I will be giving SO dance lessons myself – it saves on money, and since I’m a dance teacher, at least I know I’m doing a good job!

Post # 15
34 posts

“Your Song” by Elton John


Medium slow song


We will be taking dance lessons. I want a pretty, easy, ballroom dance.


Post # 16
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

1. What are you and your future spouse going to dance to? 

We are dancing to “Everlong” (Acoustic)- Foo Fighters

2. Is it an upbeat song or is it a slow dance? 

It’s more upbeat

3. Are you planning to take any dance classes?


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