Music has the power to set a mood, evoke emotion, and give the moment cohesiveness. The first dance between the bride and her groom will be one of their most memorable moments of the day. The first dance not only opens the festivities of the reception, but it symbolizes the union of the couple. Traditionally the first dance at a wedding was a waltz. Over the years, other modern classics have replaced traditional waltz music. Your first dance as a married couple is one of the highlights of your wedding day. It’s a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the intimacy of your union and to share the personality of your relationship with loved ones. So, put some thought into what music- classic or unique, will deepen everyone’s enjoyment of your wedding day
Maybe you’re dreading the much-hyped first dance. Or could it be that flaunting some fancy footwork is your ultimate fantasy? Many by-the-book brides and grooms regard their dance-floor debuts as the ultimate opportunity to drive home a display of grace and good taste. What “classic” lacks in risk-taking, it more than makes up for in elegance. Hopefully, you have the moves to do the moment justice.
• “At Last” (Etta James)
• “Moondance” (Van Morrison)
• “Unforgettable” (Nat King Cole)
• “Fly Me to the Moon” (Frank Sinatra)
• “Stardust” (Billy Ward & His Dominoes)
If you’re not up for the much-hyped sentimental first dance, don’t feel you have to adhere to tradition. Forgo the schmaltz by opting for a song that’s slightly tongue-in-cheek, or select something so lovey-dovey or overdone that it’s outrageous. An entire new generation of first dance songs is emerging. They range from the funky to the fun to the top 40.
The options are almost limitless for the bride and groom looking for a unique first dance song. For Disney fans there are many options, but three songs from Disney movie soundtracks stand out as wedding dance choices. Non-Disney fans may also consider these songs, as their lyrics are expressive.
• “A Whole new world” from the classic Aladdin
• “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” (Randy Newman)
• “Little Wonders” (Rob Thomas)
Some more considered are
• “Then” – (Brad Paisley)
• “Bless The Broken Road” – (Rascal Flatts)
• “Lucky” – (Jason Mraz and Colbie Cailliat)
• “Everything” – (Michael Buble)
• “I Only Want To Be With You” (Vonda Shepard)
There are no wrong choices. The wedding is a celebration of their unique love. If the bridal couple chooses their first dance song with that in mind, it will be a memorable, unique dance.