The perfect wedding ceremony is highlighted by the perfect first dance but the perfect first dance requires the perfect first dance song. A song that captures the loving spirit of the newlyweds. A song that personifies the unique relationship that is being celebrated. A song that can be danced to on your fiftieth anniversary, just as you did on your wedding day, that can bring back the sweet memories of your years together. Below, we'll take a look at ten of the perfect songs for the perfect first dance to highlight the perfect ceremony.
Make You Feel My Love, from Adele's debut album 19, is the perfect first dance song for a slow waltz and gazing lovingly into each other's eyes. Originally written by America's patron song smith Bob Dylan, Adele's voice gives this song a feeling of soaring passion to fit your celebratory dance with your new spouse.
For a more lighthearted first dance song that still echoes the commitment to be there for your significant other, Bruno Mars' Count on Me, from his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans, is the perfect fit! This acoustic folk jam will warm the hearts of your guests as you and your best friend dance your first dance to it's infectious melody.
"And I Want this more than Life"
So goes the 2007 hit by singer songwriter Whitley from his debut album Submarine. More Than Life is a sweet sentimental song about finding love for your significant other in the everyday moments spent together. This acoustic indie ballad is sure to have your guests tearing up as you and your significant other dance to it for the first time as newlyweds.
Better Together, from Jack Johnson's In Between Dreams album, is a smooth slow jam of an acoustic island song perfect for a slow mambo of a first dance with a drink in hand. Better together is a celebration of finally finding and being with your other half and is an excellent option for wedding ceremonies held in the tropics.
For those looking to get a little more countrified, Faith Hill's This Kiss, from the Faith album, is an excellent mid-tempo first dance song. Nothing too light, nothing too serious, just a celebration of the love you feel every time you and yours touch lips. This Kiss is a contemporary country classic and something guests can sing along with as you get lost in your first dance.
The signature song of Etta James, one of the all time greats when it comes to vocalists, the singer's rendition of the song appeared on her debut album, also entitled At Last, and serves as the perfect classy classic first dance song. Etta's soaring vocals resonate the passion of new love blossoming together while ensuring that your moment feels as timeless and elegant as the rest of your wedding day.
Wash Away is a quaint, uplifting song from singer/songwriter Joe Purdy's StompinGrounds album.
"I've got troubles lord, but not today. They're gonna wash away. They're gonna wash away."
A reminder that as long as you have each other your troubles will wash away and a perfect way to begin your commitment to each other. Wash Away features a swaying acoustic melody perfect for a happy slow sway of a first dance.
This number one John Legend hit, from his Love in the Future album, may just be the quintessential love song of the 21st century. The opening piano riff will be instantly recognizable by your guests and will move their hearts as you and your significant other take to the dance floor for the first time as newlyweds. For added uniqueness, check out the instrumental version of the song with famed violinist Lindsey Stirling.
Overjoyed, by 90s alt rock mainstays a Matchbox 20, from their North album, is a celebration of blossoming love and the perfect song to commemorate your journey together so far and to celebrate your upcoming life together. In Overjoyed, the band breaks down their sound to an acoustic guitar, violin, and Rob Thomas' trademark tenor vocals making it an excellent first dance choice that will surely bring tears of joy to everyone's eyes.
An excellent expression of the commitment just made to one another, I Swear, from country hit maker John Micheal Montgomery's Kickin' It Up album, features everything a perfect first dance song should. A melody fit for dancing provided by the guitar and piano, lyrics detailing your undying love for one another, and Montgomery's trademark drawling vocals, make I Swear perhaps the perfect first dance song to celebrate your nuptials.
Now that you have a better idea of what song to use to make for first dance perfection, the next step is finding the perfect musical entertainment for your ceremony. If you're looking for a band or DJ to make your wedding day really pop, Music Garden has the best choice for your ceremony! Contact us today to find out how we can take your wedding to the next level!