How to choose a first dance song

Are you having trouble deciding on how to choose a first dance song for your wedding? The most important thing is that it fits to your love story! The wedding first dance is the perfect time for you as a couple to make a statement about your unique relationship, memories or dreams for the future.
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Here are some general guidelines for choosing your first dance song.

THINK BACK TO EXPERIENCES YOU’VE SHARED AS A COUPLE

This is your song, so the lyrics should speak about your love story. There might be a song perfectly describing your love story – maybe it was playing when you first met or on your first date, reminds you of the day he proposed or seems as if it were written just for the two of you…

LISTEN OUT FOR THE LYRICS

Couples often choose their favorite song, and forget to think about the lyrics. Keep in mind some songs may have a romantic title, but wording is actually about a break-up. Listen to the whole song, not just the chorus!

DON’T CHOOSE A LONG SONG

Time your song duration. Even four minutes can seem like an eternity when you’re out there on the dance floor with everyone watching you. If your hearts are set on a longer ballad, ask your band or DJ about having it cut down to a reasonable length.

DON’T CHOOSE A SONG JUST BECAUSE IT’S TRENDY

It may be the song of the year, but beware of those one-hit wonders that you might grow tired of. Your song should be one that’s so unique and important to you, it never gets old.

EACH OF YOU MAKE A LIST

Write down five of your top choices. The one you have in common should be your choice for the first dance as married couple.

Some couples might still need some guidance so here are top 10 of our all-time favorites.

1. Andrea Boccelli & Giorgia: Vivo per lei

2. Barry White: You`re my first, my last, my everything

3. Celine Dion: Because you loved me

4. Craig David: Unbelievable

5. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie: Endless love

6. Etta James: At last

7. Michael Buble: Everything

8. Paul McCartney: Maybe I`m amazed

9. Robbie Williams: She`s the one

10. Snow patrol: Chasing cars

Have a romantic song idea? Share it in the comments below!

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