You will never forget your first dance song, and it will forever be your song, so you want to make sure you get it right. Don’t rush your decision, if you do not already have a song that is special to you take your time listening to different songs and lyrics. It can be overwhelming when choosing your first dance song if you don’t already have any ideas in mind. To help give you an idea of what is popular and works well for a first dance, I have listed below the top 30 first dance songs our couples have chosen.

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1 Ed Sheeran – Perfect

2 Kodaline – The One

3 John Legend – All Of Me

4 Melissa Manchester – Just You And I

5 Christina Perri – A Thousand Years

6 Lonestar – Amazed

7 Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love

8 Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

9 Etta James – At Last

10 James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go

11 Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You

12 Ben E. King – Stand By Me

13 Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea

14 Scott Calum – You Are The Reason

15 Al Green – Let’s Stay Together

16 George Ezra – Hold My Girl

17 Michael Buble – Everything

18 Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E

19 Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

20 Franki Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

21 Elton John – Your Song

22 Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

23 Lukas Graham – Love Someone

24 Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

25 Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up

26 Nathan Sykes – Over And Over Again

27 Lifehouse – You And Me

28 Jack Johnson – Better Together

29 Goo Goo Dolls – Iris

30 Kenny G – Songbird

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There are many ways you can make your first dance special, you could go for a unique remix of the song, or do a mix of two songs. It is a great idea to start off with a slower song that builds into a party song that will get you and your guests raring to go on the dance floor.

If you are both shy and are not looking forward to filling the dance floor on your own for the full song there are still options for you, you could ask your wedding DJ to invite your guests to join you halfway through or when the upbeat song starts. Doing this will give you that meaningful time to begin with on your own without it going on any longer than you would like, speak to your DJ about what they can do to help and make it as enjoyable for you as possible.

If you are looking for that extra something to give your first dance the edge, you could look into arranging a Mirror Ball, Confetti Cannon or even dry ice for the dancing on the clouds look. Don’t worry about keeping to strict traditions, if original traditions are not for you that is absolutely fine. It is important to plan for your first dance to be however suits you best and what will give you the most enjoyment and happy memories to look back on.