Many brides will stress over what song they should choose for the first dance. They each have a favorite, but think that it is not suitable and that they should go for something traditional. There’s no doubt that classics such as ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by Frank Sinatra is an excellent choice for the first dance. However, if your personal taste is more in tune with The Rolling Stones, then that is what you should select.
It’s not easy to pick the right song for your first wedding dance! As you dance for the first time as a married couple, the song should conjure up fond memories of the times that you listened and danced to it together. Don’t listen to anyone that discourages you to dance to a special song. What should really matter is that the song is loved by both of you.
So if you want to dance to it, then do so! Many brides mistakenly believe when others tell them that the song they have selected is wrong, either because it is too fast or slow, or it is too modern, etc., etc. Even choreographers will tell you that most songs are completely danceable! Some songs are more complex and harder to dance to, but it’s more important to select something that you actually want. Even if you need some dance lessons to make it work, then you should go for it! In the end, the wedding is yours, isn’t it?
What if there is no special song that you share? How about some of the following questions to get some ideas going: Do you remember what songs were playing during your first date, if any? What about the first song you danced to? Was any music playing when he proposed to you? When you kissed for the first time? What music was playing when you first told each other ‘I love you?’ If you can answer some of the above questions, you may be able to come up with a few choices that you like for the first dance at your wedding. A fun thing you can do is select some other favorites, and then make an agreement that when those songs are being played during the reception, you both have to get together to dance as soon as they begin, regardless of what you are doing at the time.
If you need more ideas, you can ask friends or family what songs they used for their first dance, or even use the same songs that various celebrity couples have used. You can do a search online to find out what these were, and see if any of them might also be right for you.