Picking “Your Song” – Music to Dance to At Your Wedding

by jaime on April 17, 2012

As I’m trying to figure out what the right fit is for our first dance, I thought that I might not be the only person struggling through this. So, I decided to compile five songs – in different genres, of course! – that could all make for your perfect dance. From country to indie, rock to pop, there’s a little something for everyone.

Song #1: “The Lucky Ones” by Radney Foster

“Baby, the lucky ones
For a moment or two
Get to fall in love with somebody like you.”

Song #2: “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel

“But for now, we are young
Let us lay in the sun
and count every beautiful thing we can see.”

Song #3: “Fire & Dynamite” by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

“You are a novel in a sea of magazines,
You make me nervous; you make my heart beat.
You  are red in a sea of black and white;
You are a fire. You are dynamite.”

Song #4: “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson

“‘Cause I love you more
Than I could ever promise
And you take me the way I am.
You take me the way I am.”

Song #5: “Anyone Else” by Collin Raye

“Baby, I bought wine and roses on my way home
Yeah I know we can’t afford it but life doesn’t last too long
This world has gone half-crazy
And knocked us both to our knees
I’m fumbling for the words to try to tell ya
I love you for hangin’ onto me.”

Bonus Song!

Song #6: “I Love How You Love Me” by Beth Orton

“I love how your heart beats whenever I hold you
I love how you think of me without being told to
I love the way your touch is always heavenly
But, darling, most of all I love how you love me.”

What songs are you thinking about for your own wedding – or, if you’re already married, what song did you choose?


Want more? Check out our reader recommended songs for your first dance as a married couple, songs for your walk down the aisle, cake cutting songs and great songs for your Father Daughter Dance!

Oh, and don’t miss the NEW collection of violin covers or  our readers’ favorite wedding songs!


Madison June 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I’m considering walking down the aisle to “I like to be with me when I’m with you” by Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors

jaime June 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Madison, this song is AMAZING! I added it to our list of reader recommended first dance songs: http://www.theexcitedbride.com/2012/06/04/reader-recommended-songs-for-your-first-dance/

Thanks again!

V January 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm

My husband and I danced to Moondance by Van Morrison. It as something a little different and they mention October in the lyrics and that’s the month we got married!

Valene February 13, 2014 at 7:54 am

We are getting married this October and will be dancing to John Legend’s All of Me. The lyrics are perfect for our relationship!

Deb June 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm

When my husband and I got married, we chose “I love the way you love me” by John Michael Montgomery. It still makes me tear up every time I hear it.

Rita June 4, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Thanks SOOOO Much for this suggestion! I’d forgotten how much I like his music; getting married in the fall at an old lumber lodge – will be awesome!

Michela June 4, 2012 at 11:34 pm

the song “Forever” by him is also amazing!!!

Jaimie June 6, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Our first dance will be “Then” by Brad Paisley

I’m walking down the aisle to “the ludlows”, it’s from Legends of the Falls, the location is very rustic, in Montana… suits it perfectly.

Lizzy October 16, 2012 at 8:47 am

mine will definitely be then by brad paisley too!!!!

Tee September 13, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Our first dance was to “Home to You” by John Michael Montgomery.
“You are my best friend
And you are where my heart is
And I know at the day’s end
I get to come home to you “.

Sidney June 20, 2012 at 8:23 am

That will no doubt be my wedding song, I just love the way it makes me feel about him…my favorite song by John Michael Montgomery

Megan June 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – “Still in Love with You”

jaime June 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I’m not a huge BBVD fan, but I totally LOVE this song! Thanks for the recommendation, Megan – I added it to the list: http://www.theexcitedbride.com/2012/06/04/reader-recommended-songs-for-your-first-dance/

Have a great one!

Tia June 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

My parents got married to Forever and Ever Amen by Randy Travis, and I am kinda jealous, I want to get married to that song too!! Good luck picking your song!

Natasha June 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I love this song! Its the song we want to use for our wedding in july but his brother also used it last summer. Its an amazing first dance song.

Shelly June 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

That was my song, too! :)

Liv June 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm

That was my parents’ song, too! Whenever I hear it I sing all the words as loud as I can and if I walk into the same room as one or both of them their smiles are so big :) (I live with them… Not even close to being old enough to have moved out yet! :P)

Stephanie January 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm

My parent’s first dance was “Forever & Ever Amen”. My cousins’ first dance was “All I Ask of You” from The Phantom of the Opera. It’s a great song, especially if you are really into theatre like they were. Another great song is “I’ll Cover You” from RENT.

Mom June 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Older, but my dghtr is having Kenny Chesney’s “Me & You” sang at her wedding……It’s perfect <3

jaime June 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Such a pretty song!

Cheryl June 6, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I second Me & you by Kenny Chesney, such a beautiful song,

Nicole June 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm

This is one of my fiance’s choices for our first dance…I’m a country-music girl, so he felt that it would be a perfect way to get my musical taste incorporated into our wedding without an outbreak of line-dancing…and Kenny is one of my all-time favorites!! We’re also considering “You Had me at Hello.”

Jessica June 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I am leaning towards “one and only” by adele. I love her and this song fits our struggles to open up and let ourselves be loved. It has a good arrangement of slow and upbeat parts.

Amanda June 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm

One And Only is my favorite Adele song!!! It would be so beautiful at a wedding

Gabby June 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Gavin Degraw soldier… its beautiful

Erica June 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm

The one request my guy has had is that our first dance be “You Make Me Smile” by Uncle Kracker but we love swing dancing and reggae rock so I think it would be fun to switch it to “Say Hey (I Love You)” by Michael Franti & Spearhead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehu3wy4WkHs) half way through 😉

jaime June 4, 2012 at 7:13 am

That’s such a cute way to throw people off AND incorporate your own style. Thanks for sharing, Erica!

Ashley June 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I also want to use “You make me smile”. I heard it on the way to the gym to meet my boyfriend one night and could not stop smiling when I got there. I get to put in my suggestions but I’m letting him take care of the bulk of the music at the reception. He has much better taste in music than I do. :)

Danielle August 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Hi, Married 8/6/10 – and our wedding song was Uncle Cracker “You make me smile” and it still makes me smile when I hear it. . . . another song I found after the wedding, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE. . . .Jason Mraz – Lucky.
here is a link to the song. . . .
here is a link to a video montage I made for my husband using the song. . . . hope it opens for you

Jenny June 4, 2012 at 4:55 am

I’m torn between “Home to Me” by Josh Kelley (the original For The Ride Home version) or “The Day Before You” by Rascal Flatts.

jaime June 4, 2012 at 7:14 am

I’ve never heard that Josh Kelley song, but I love his voice. Checking it out now!

Jenny June 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm

There’s a really great steel guitar solo in the bridge that gets me every time. The newer studio version isn’t as good.

jaime June 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Well, hopefully I chose the right one for the post: http://www.theexcitedbride.com/2012/06/04/reader-recommended-songs-for-your-first-dance/

Thanks again! :)

Kandice June 4, 2012 at 8:04 am

Yours and Mine by Kyle Park!!! Such a sweet song and a great beat for the first dance….. :)

Sammi Jo June 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

“Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is a good one, “My Best Friend” by Queen, and “Still the One” by Orleans are all great songs that would make a cute first dance.

Tiffany June 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

my wedding is in Nov and we are using “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen

Sarah L. June 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm

My husband and I got married on May 17th, 2008 and our first dance was to “You’re My Best Friend.” Everytime I hear it on the radio it takes me back to that wonderful day! :)

Erin July 26, 2012 at 10:49 am

We were considering Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros for our first dance but decided it was a little too fast so we will be dancing to Gotta Have You by the Weepies

Marilyn July 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm

When my husband and I were just dating, he was stationed at Luke AFB in Arizona, and I was still living in Kansas City, I heard “Home” all the time on the radio, and more often than not, while I was thinking of him or chatting on the phone. I smile every time I hear it, and home really is wherever I’m with him.

Michelle July 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm

“Home” is a great song, shows enduring love and it has a great indie vibe. It is one I am thinking of playing at the wedding.

Cortney June 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I walked down to “This kind of love” by Sister Hazel. Joshua Radin has some really great stuff too!

jaime June 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Joshua Radin’s cover of “Only You” is one of my favorites – great picks, Cortney!

Karyn July 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Joshua Radin’s “Lovely Tonight” was our first dance song at our wedding. The lyrics are so beautiful! I walked down the aisle to Ingrid Michaelson’s cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

SaraJo April 25, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Karyn, I’m a huge Elvis fan and I had no idea Ingrid Michaelson did this cover. It’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing! :)

Holly Pischke June 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

We danced to an unknown song from Lady Antebellum “When You Got A Good Thing”

Kimmy June 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

I LOVE this Lady A song. One of my favs.

Megan June 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I played this song for my boyfriend and he loves it so right now this our pick for first dance :)

Chelsea July 15, 2012 at 8:11 am

Another great Lady Antebellum song is – Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.

Jaimee June 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm

This is my must have! I had this song picked for my fiance and I from the very beginning and have not swayed from it! :)

Marisa June 18, 2012 at 1:09 pm

This will be our first dance song too! Every time I hear it I picture us all dressed up and dancing. He even used it when he proposed.

Allie June 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm

“The Luckiest” by Ben Folds. Love it, though I think it may be a great song to walk down the aisle to. :) Also, “Lucky” by Jason Mraz.

jaime June 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Great picks, Allie – I’ve thought about those two (as well as Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up”) as potential options, too. They’re the perfect blend of sweet and romantic.

I’m going to have to make a second Reader Recommendations list, aren’t I?!?

nicole June 5, 2012 at 11:53 pm

I walked down the aisle to La Vie En Rose. Pretty – and different. Our first dance was to The Luckiest by Ben Folds. LOVE it. I don’t remember the song for the father daughter dance – makes me sad. I wish I would have chosen “I Love” by Tom T Hall.

jaime June 6, 2012 at 7:41 am

Thanks for the tip, Nicole! I made sure to add that Tom T. Hall to my list of Father Daughter dance songs: http://www.theexcitedbride.com/2012/06/06/seven-great-songs-for-your-father-daughter-wedding-dance/

(and I love The Luckiest, too!)

Kim June 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

My husband and I danced to “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds Five!! Great song!

Ashlee June 12, 2012 at 7:29 am

Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up” is the song we’re going to dance to for our first dance. We love it!

Kayla October 26, 2012 at 7:08 am

Ashlee, my husband and I got married June 16th, and I Won’t Give Up was our first dance song, as well!! It was beautiful. Best of luck to your and your honey!

arie June 4, 2012 at 6:55 pm

“Imagination” by Bill Withers. This song makes me cry every single time, and it makes me even more excited to marry my best friend 😀

Sara Lee June 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm

we danced to “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison <3

Penny Cooper June 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

This is the one song that I could listen to 100 times over and not get sick of it. I want to rock your gypsy soul…

Andrea June 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

My wedding is in August, and I’m walking down the aisle to “Into The Mystic”…my sister will be playing/singing it and she does the most beautiful version. I can’t wait!

Lindsey June 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Our first dance song is going to be “Lets stay together” by Al Green :)

jaime June 4, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Love this one!

Liz June 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm

My fiancé and I want to dance to this one too! I love Al Green!

Shelby June 24, 2012 at 12:48 am

=D My favorite song of all time! Such a beautiful, happy and fun song!

Theresa October 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm

It was ours 15 years ago! I just love Al Green!

Kat June 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Mine is probably to be “Crazy Girl” by the Eli Young Band – “Crazy girl, don’t you know that I love you?/And I wouldn’t dream of goin’ nowhere/Silly woman, come here, let me hold you/Have I told you lately?/I love you like crazy, girl” [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvIwfXU-t_Y], or “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes – “As good as you make me feel/I wanna make you feel better/Better than your fairy tales/Better than your best dreams/You’re more than everything I need/You’re all I ever wanted” [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwNJcXAdsKo]

jaime June 4, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I think Crazy Girl is such a cute song! And I’ll have to listen to the Hunter Hayes song, too – thanks for sharing, Kat!

Kat June 4, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Let me know what you think of it! It’s such a different twist on a love song! [to me at least :)]

Cass June 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm

My fiance and I are dancing to either “My First Love Song” by Luke Bryan or “Keeper of the Stars” by Tracy Byrd. Both songs are special to us.

Meagan June 4, 2012 at 11:41 pm

My friend Hilari walked down the aisle to “The Thief” by Brooke Fraser. She said it reminded her of her now-husband, Jonathan. :)

karie June 4, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Our first dance was “grow old with you” by Adam Sandler! We wanted something cute and not too serious. It was perfect.

Ash June 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

That’s what I walked down the aisle to! It couldn’t have been more perfect. It was so cute and our guests loved it, too!

Celine June 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Where did you find this song? It’s the song I want for our first dance but don’t know where to find a copy of it!

Shannon June 5, 2012 at 12:11 am

My honey and I are dancing to Brandi Carlile’s The Story.

We were high school sweethearts (back in 1989) and then life sent us in different directions but 18 years later, we found each other again. We both have had a long and windy road of life but somehow after all the years, it’s perfect now! This song just says it all.

Teressa June 5, 2012 at 12:48 am

My husband and I walked back down the aisle to ” The Best Thing” by Relient K, and then our first dance was to “Everything” by Michael Buble”. We did a unity candle/sand ceremony with our 4 boys to signify the joining of the 2 families to “Better Together” by Jack Johnson :-)

Kat June 5, 2012 at 6:58 am

My boyfriend wants Relient K to play at our reception…The Best Thing is such a good song. :)

Katie June 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm

My fiance is trying to learn that song on guitar to sing to me at the reception! It’s such a cute song.

Amanda June 16, 2012 at 5:50 am

“Better Together” is mine and my boyfriend’s song, so that will probably be the song we dance to at our wedding. :) It fits us perfectly because for most of our relationship, we’ve lived in different places, so things really are “better when we’re together.” :)

Michelle July 9, 2012 at 11:54 pm

That is one that I have been considering for our song as well. It is a song that I have always associated with our relationship because we have broken up a few times but have never really strayed into anyone elses’ arms because we knew we were meant for each other, and are “better together” as you might put it. we are each other’s right hand and have been best friends since high school.
Better together for a little over 7 years… makes it so special :-)

Cindy June 5, 2012 at 5:40 am

You made me so very happy. Three Dog Night

Nykole June 5, 2012 at 6:45 am

We danced to “More” by Frank Sinatra, it is also done by Harry Connick, Jr. I still loeve this song and I’ve never heard it before at a wedding.

Lynze June 5, 2012 at 7:31 am

You give me butterflies by Saving Jane

Carly June 5, 2012 at 8:36 am

we walked out of the church to “my best friend” by queen. and our first dance song was “best friend” by Tim McGraw. can you tell we were friends first? and still are 😉

jaime June 5, 2012 at 8:38 am

That sounds so romantic and cute! I love My Best Friend by Tim McGraw – great choice, Carly!

AshHumph June 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

Our first dance song is going to be “You and Me” by Dave Matthews. “and when the kids are old enough, we’re going to teach them to fly” captures us both so perfectly, even though we don’t have any kids yet!

Toni July 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm

My fiance and I are HUGE DMB fans, and we are torn between “You and Me” and “Crush”. I think “You and Me” is perfect for a wedding, but he has always sang “Crush” to me :) Either way it will be perfect!

JessSwan August 28, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I thought about using this at my wedding, as we were leaving, and that line is particularly fitting because my husband is a pilot – now it’s my ringtone for him

Stacey June 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

My husband & I had “At the Beginning” by Richard Marx and Donna Lewis from the Anastasia Soundtrack

Lara June 5, 2012 at 9:13 am

I walked down to Sammy Kershaw’s Love Of My Life and we left the front to the tune Happy Trails To You. That day was so much fun!!

Jess June 5, 2012 at 9:35 am

My fiance’ actually loves dancing and we fell for each other while cutting it up to The Knife’s “Heartbeats” at one of his impromptu living room dance parties. :) For our first dance, we are dancing to Jose Gonzalez’s acoustic version which is just beautiful. Not cheesy or mushy romantic, but just a beautiful song which is perfect for us.

jaime June 5, 2012 at 9:39 am

Jose Gonzalez always makes me cry – Crosses is one of my favorite songs. What a pick, Jess – I ADORE this!!!

Jess June 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Thanks, Jaime. I see a lot of people posted how their wedding songs still make them tear up and I never thought that would be me, but last week I was sitting on a crowded train on my morning commute and the song came on my Ipod and it just made me tear up thinking about our first dance! I pretended like something was in my eye, but I’m sure the other commuters saw right through me :)

Dave July 18, 2012 at 11:24 pm

How romantic, a song about a drunken one night stand…Love both versions, doesn’t seem entirely appropriate. But I’m sure the audience didn’t notice, so well done.

krseeger June 5, 2012 at 9:37 am

Timing Is Everything – Garrett Hedlund


This will be our first dance song.
So many of the lyrics are so fitting.
So much of our long relationship has come down to timing.
Whether it went our way or not.

jaime June 5, 2012 at 9:43 am

That totally just made me tear up – such a beautful song. Who knew Garrett Hedlund could sing so well?!?!?

Thanks for sharing!

Katrina June 5, 2012 at 10:22 am

So many good songs!!! My fiancé and I will be dancing to ‘You’re The One’ by The Black Keys, one of my all time favorites, it’s so beautiful.

ashley b June 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

our first dance together as husband and wife was beth orton’s ‘i love how you love me.’ surprised it made the list. it’s such a great song and we love it. :)

jaime June 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm

It’s SUCH a romantic song, isn’t it?!? So glad I could surprise you with the song on the list!

Jo June 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm

We have one band that whenever they play in our area we are at the concert. Everyone knows their music (ex: King of the Hill theme) but no one knows their name… Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. We will dance to “Maybe we should fall in love”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4NUt0BAB4w

ashley e June 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm

my husband and i danced our first dance to michael buble’s ‘you and i’ at our wedding. one of my absolute favorite songs of all time…and it still makes me a little teary to hear it.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlMmLWv8sNk&w=560&h=315%5D

Amber June 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Our song is going to be “songbird” by Eva Cassidy. Originally a Fleetwood Mac song but I like Eva’s version better. The lyrics are so poetic and simple. I love it!

jaime June 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Eva Cassidy had such a beautiful voice, and Songbird is a gorgeous song. You’ll love this – great choice, Amber!

Thanks for sharing!

Deb August 8, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Check out the version by Naya Rivera (or Santana from Glee).. its my favourite

Erica June 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

My fiance and I have chosen “You & I” by Michael Buble. Such a beautiful song. Simple, yet to the point. :)

jaime June 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Ashley E. chose the same song – sounds like it’s a popular choice! I know you’ll love it. :)

Brandi June 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Rob Thomas
Little wonders :)

Brittny June 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

We got married in December. I walked down the aisle to “You and Me” by Lifehouse, we walked back down to “Best friend” by Queen and our first dance was “Why don’t we just dance?” by Josh Turner, because it’s “our song” and we wanted something we could swing dance too. :)

Melissa June 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm

My wedding party walked down the aisle to Coldplay’s “Strawberry Swing”

and I walked down the aisle to Landon Pigg’s “Falling in love in a Coffee shop”

This is was the most incredible song to have a moment like walking down the aisle. It still makes me tear up.

Our first dance song was “my favorite book” by Stars.

Nat June 26, 2012 at 7:09 am

I’ve always loved Strawberry Swing and thought it would be perfect for walking down the aisle!

Leann June 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

My daughter is getting married next May and is having “To Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan as one of the songs in her wedding. Adele has done this and so has Garth Brooks…as well as others I’m sure. Fabulous lyrics by a great song writer.

jeana June 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm

that was my wedding song i had the garth brooks version.. love it! beautiful song!

Jessica June 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I’m walking down the aisle to “Far” by Coheed and Cambria!

Mary June 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm

When we got married in 2000 we danced to ‘In Your Eyes’ by Peter Gabriel. We both thought separately that we wanted it as our first dance. Still makes me get misty whenever I hear it.

3BadDogs October 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Excellent choice! My husband and I chose the same song. However, our DJ used an acoustic version he had, by Jefferey Gaines. It was a little slower/softer. I don’t think anybody knew the difference. We still consider the Peter Gabriel version to be “our wedding song”.

Kelly June 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I plan on walking down the aisle to Death Cab For Cutie’s ‘Follow You Into The Dark.’ We are planning on walking back up the aisle to Blink 182’s ‘First Date.’ I love the lyric in that song “let’s go, don’t wait, this night’s almost over, honest, let’s make this night last forever.”

Libby June 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm

I love “Unbelievable” by Josh Gracin, so that’s the song for our first dance! I also love “Look at Me” by Carrie Underwood and “Forever Loving You” by Done Again for during the ceremony sometime.

Lora June 5, 2012 at 8:28 pm

My husband and I married in 2008 and our first dance was to Ben Harper’s “By My Side.” We had the bonus of having it performed by one of the groomsmen. Such a great song.

shirah June 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Penguin by Christina Perri is a very good one in my opinion.

Vicki June 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

My nephew had Crazy Love, Brian McKnight version….it was beautiful!

Ashley June 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I walked down the aisle to “Whatever It Is” by Zac Brown Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RJrNnRpVHg
We walked back up the aisle to “Would you go with me” by Josh Turner
And our first dance was to “Forever and ever amen” by Randy Travis

Robin October 21, 2014 at 4:02 pm

We have picked 2 of your 3 songs! You have great taste :)
We’re walking down the aisle together to “whatever it is” and our first dance will be to “Forever and ever amen”.
I haven’t decided what the recessional will be, but we’re having a piper so it’ll be something Scottish.

Amanda June 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Crazy Love the Michael Buble version is beauitful. More Than Anyone by Gavin Degraw. Thousand Years by Christina Perri.

Kat T June 5, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Today is my 19th wedding anniversary :) Our DJ forgot to bring the song that was to be our first dance song – Rod Stewart’s “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You”. That left us with our first big decision as man and wife..right there at the reception! He came to us and asked us what we wanted instead. He handed us a list and before I made it past the first couple of songs, my husband said “Play that one”, then he took my hand and led me to the dance floor. A moment later, Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight” began to play and the rest is a beautiful memory. :) Our last dance of the night was “Always and Forever” by Heatwave…a perfect end to a perfect day. :)

jaime June 6, 2012 at 8:52 am

Happy Anniversary, Kat!

Ellen July 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I first heard this song on the radio and it made me get all teary eyed. October 17, 1981 I married my best friend and Always and Forever by Heatwave was our chosen song. Even today, after 30 plus years of marriage the song still brings a tear to my eye. You have got to listen to it, appreciate and what it says and add it to your wedding song list on your special day. You will not regret it! Congrats to all the future Mr. and Mrs. Out there.. :)

Ashley B June 6, 2012 at 12:03 am

We’re getting married in August and I’m walking down the aisle to “1000 years” by Christina Perri, but we’re playing her song “Penguin” before the wedding because that’s what I call my fiance (he won me a stuffed penguin on a date and it was my snuggle buddy while he was deployed). Our first dance is “Far Away” by Nickelback and our father daughter dance is “Heaven” by Warrant. My future brother and sister in law danced to “Tangled up in You” by Staind at their wedding though and it was beautiful!

Melissa June 6, 2012 at 1:24 am

My hubby and I danced to “Come What May” from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, sung by Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. Hubby is a soldier and deploys a LOT (every year since we got married) so we knew it was going to be challenging, which is why the song meant so much to us.

Nicole June 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm

“Come What May” is my top choice for my first dance song…I’ve loved that song ever since I saw the movie and tear-up every time I hear it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be my fiance’s top choice, but we’ll see if I can make it grow on him! :)

Jamie September 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Love that song…. It is definately in the playlist, but I think that it got edged out, lol

Nicole June 6, 2012 at 3:30 am

I’m thinking Elton John’s “Can You Feel the love Tonight” for our first dance when it happens (three years together on the 18th… kind of getting suspicious of him secretly planning things…..). But we shall see what he likes as well, because its not “MY” big day, its “OUR” big day!

jaime June 6, 2012 at 7:14 am

Oooh – let me know what happens on the 18th, Nicole! Fingers crossed for you!

Ashley June 6, 2012 at 4:11 am

My fiancé is a guitarist so he wrote a song for me when we were going through a rough time, it is my favorite song ever. It’s going to be our 1st dance song. But, I’m thinking about walking down the aisle to just the music without the words. I haven’t decided on that though.

jaime June 6, 2012 at 7:42 am

I love that idea, Ashley. It’s a great way to put a very personal spin on your ceremony/reception. Let me know what you choose!

Melissa June 6, 2012 at 6:34 am

I plan on my first dance being to take it to the limit by the eagles!

jaime June 6, 2012 at 7:41 am

I love the Eagles! Great choice, Melissa.

Nicolyn June 6, 2012 at 9:21 am

Our song is “You and Me” by Dave Matthews Band and will be our first dance. It fits our style perfectly and the lyrics make me tear up every time. :)

Jenna June 6, 2012 at 10:15 am

i found a song..well my soon to be husband did…for me to walk down to its “Crazy Love” an original Van Morrison redone by Sarah Blackwood. Its beautiful! check it out on youtube.com

Tiffany June 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Our first song will be Crazy Love by Van Morrison! My someday-husband played it for me on his guitar on our year anniversary and it’s been a sure-thing as our first song every since. It’s such a beautiful song.

janabeth June 6, 2012 at 10:41 am

I’m not married yet but hope to be someday soon lol but I love Dave Barnes and I want to dance my first dance to his song “I have and I always will” or “On a night like this” it’s beautiful! And his songs “God gave me you”, “Fancy” are great wedding songs too!!!! Also, “Sweetness in Starlight” by Matt Wertz is a great song too!!! :)

Cathryn June 6, 2012 at 12:06 pm

My husband and I had our first dance to “Two of the Lucky Ones” by The Droge and Summers Blend. Very unique but I absolutely loved it!

carli June 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

our first dance was to “you are the best thing” by ray lamontagne. i walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of the beatles’ “here, there and everywhere” and then (for my husband :P) we headed back up the aisle to “over the rainbow” by me first & the gimme gimmes (it’s a punk cover band for those not familiar with it) and it was hilarious! 😛

Leann June 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

“You Are The Best Thing” is the the first dance for my daughters wedding also. Love that song! :)

jaime June 7, 2012 at 7:01 am

Carli, your wedding sounds like one I wish I was at! Thanks for sharing!

Angie June 6, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Our first dance was “When you say nothing at all” by Alison Krauss. I’ve always loved that song

Robin June 6, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Our first dance was to “Come away with me” by Norah Jones!
Come away with me, And we’ll kiss on a mountaintop, come away with me, and I’ll never stop loving you….

Hillary August 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm

The first time I ever heard that song I knew it was what I wanted me and my boyfriend’s first dance to be when we get married. He then heard her perform it in the movie Ted and leaned over to me and said “hey, this song is really good!” I think it’s meant to be! Great song!

Brandy June 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm

our actual wedding song is God Gave Me You, the Blake Shelton version, but i’m walking down the aisle to I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz. love love love this song!

Michelle June 6, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I chose our song years before. As soon as I heard it I knew it fit us. We’re dancing to “Steady As We Go” by Dave Matthews Band.

Andrea June 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

My husband and I danced to that song too back in 2006. The only bad thing about it is that I never get to randomly hear it on the radio! Great song!!

Penny Cooper June 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm

My favorite has always been “True Companion” by Marc Cohn. By far the most beautiful wedding song I have ever heard.

Kara June 29, 2012 at 6:00 am

My hubby and I had our first dance to True Companion by Marc Cohn. The one thing I gave him to choose was our song (I helped by giving him a list of a bunch of songs) and he picked this one. I wouldn’t have changed it for anything and the fact that he sang it to me while we were dancing makes it all that much better :)

Father-Daughter Dance: The famous I Loved Her First by Heartland
Mother-Son Dance: Lullabye by Billy Joel
Walked down the aisle to a classical guitar rendition of Storybook Love from The Princess Bride
Walked out of the ceremony to Born to Run by The Boss 😉

I must say that I really liked my soundtrack :)

Kimberly June 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I walked down the aisle to “At Last” by Etta James, but sang live. We took communion to “Love Never Fails” by Brandon Heath, also sang live and then walked out to “God Gave Me You” by Brandon Heath before it was popular. Perfect in every way!

Jess June 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

We got married 5 years ago. The guys entered the sanctuary to “I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash, the girls entered to “Going to the Chapel”, and I walked down the aisle to “So This Is Love” from the movie Cinderella (old school Disney version). Our first dance was to “Keeper of the Stars” by Tracy Byrd (it was the first song we ever danced to, at a friend’s wedding). I LOVED our wedding music and got so many compliments on it. I highly recommend personalizing the music, and not going with tradition strictly for tradition’s sake (however, if you love Pachelbel’s Canon and The Wedding March, then by all means, use them!) :)

Tiffany June 6, 2012 at 7:23 pm

My Fiance and I are dancing to Jeff Healey Band ” Angel Eyes” or Leona Lewis “I See You” from Avatar.

Kassi June 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I have always thought that ‘Look At Me’ by Carrie Underwood is amazing for a wedding song. Such a sweet song and she is absolutely breathtaking on it!

Sarah L. June 6, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Our first dance was to “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen 4 years ago but if we ever re-new our vows, this song will definitely be played.

“Life is Beautiful” by Keb’ Mo’


Mariah Sharp June 6, 2012 at 7:48 pm

No Doubt About It – Neil McCoy
Just like every lock’s got to have a key
Every river flows lookin’ for the sea
And when you plant a seed, it reaches for the sky
That’s just the way it is, girl with you and I
Like coffee needs a cup you know that it ain’t much good without it
We were meant to be together, no doubt about it
No there ain’t no doubt about it

Emily June 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Dancing with my father to “In My Life” by Johnny Cash but then keeping it simple with a slowed-down version of The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra.

Annie June 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I Cross My Heart by George Strait…will be my future hubby’s and my first dance song :)

Beth June 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm

This was our song, too! We even got a line engraved inside our bands: “You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete.”

Danielle June 6, 2012 at 9:05 pm

i like holding out for a hero cover by ella may bowen. its soft and elegant and makes me rethink the lyrics

Alyssa June 7, 2012 at 12:40 am

“‘Till Kingdom Come” by Coldplay

It’s be so awesome to walk down the aisle to this being played by guitar and violin ^_^


Sami June 7, 2012 at 1:27 am

We picked our song shortly after we met, five and a half years ago. We finally set our date for January of 2014 and our first dance is That’s Where It Is by Carrie Underwood. I have not given any thought to what I will walk down the aisle to until I read all these posts, there are a lot of great suggestions! I’m partial to the Cristina Perri’s Penguin because we are each others penguin- they mate for life and we have called each other that for years. :)

Tamrine June 7, 2012 at 2:32 am

what about i wont give up by jason mraz i think its suits the whole meaning of a marriage

jaime June 7, 2012 at 7:14 am

So, that secretly got saved for songs to play while walking down the aisle! :)

Check out the list here: http://www.theexcitedbride.com/2012/06/07/what-song-are-you-walking-down-the-aisle-to/

Pam June 7, 2012 at 4:12 am

My hubby and I went for a funnier song and danced to “Grow Old with You” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CYI5bKZMes) from “The Wedding Singer”. It was great and it still makes me smile. Our other contenders were:

James Morrison’s “You Make it Real”
Bob Marley’s “Is this Love”
Jack Johnson’s “Better Together”
Ray LaMontagne’s “You Are the Best Thing”
Terri Clarks’s “Now That I Found You”
Ben Harper’s “Forever”
Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”

A good new one is Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up”

jaime June 7, 2012 at 7:15 am

Now THIS is a list, Pam! Love these songs – and I love the choice of a happier, more whimsical song, too. Thank you so much for sharing!

Trish June 7, 2012 at 7:39 am

My husband and I got married in 2010. Better together by Jack Johnson was our song. We both love Jack and when i heard this song late one night on a music channel I thought that it fit us perfectly (even before there was a ring!!) All of the music at our ceremony was picked by us and we had so many complements!

jaime June 7, 2012 at 7:50 am

That sounds like it was perfect! I’d love to know the other songs you chose – we have a few lists that we’ve created and I’d love your input!

Father Daughter Dance: http://www.theexcitedbride.com/2012/06/06/seven-great-songs-for-your-father-daughter-wedding-dance/
Aisle Procession: http://www.theexcitedbride.com/2012/06/07/what-song-are-you-walking-down-the-aisle-to/

Thanks so much for sharing, Trish!

Ashley June 7, 2012 at 9:57 am

If you’re checking out Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, “Hung the Moon” is another delightfully charming love song.

A friend of mine walked down the aisle to “Life in Technicolor” by Coldplay, and I love how that worked out.

jaime June 7, 2012 at 10:14 am

Oh, Ashley – thank you SO much for recommending that song! I just swooned.

I pulled together a list of songs for walking down the aisle – http://www.theexcitedbride.com/2012/06/07/what-song-are-you-walking-down-the-aisle-to/ – and actually had a Coldplay song on there. How perfect!

Sherri June 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

My husband and I got married in 2010 and our first dance was to Green Day’s “Last Night on Earth”


Apparently, we started a trend, because Billie Joe Armstrong sang it for Mark and Priscilla Zuckerberg’s wedding last month. :)

Breanna June 7, 2012 at 11:45 am

My husband and I had our first dance to “I Do” by Paul Brandt. It was perfect. We’ve been married for a year now and even with the struggles life puts us through we grow stronger together each step of the way.

Nicole Miller June 7, 2012 at 11:47 am

My husband played “cut the cake” from the Average White Band during the cake cutting, it was fun and PERFECT!

jaime June 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I never even thought of planning what to play during the cake cutting. What an idea!

Jilly June 7, 2012 at 11:56 am

We are dancing to “Forever” by Ben Harper…I love that song!

Amanda June 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Our first dance is going to be “Marry Song” by Band of Horses – my FAVE!

I’m thinking of walking down the aisle to an accoustic version of Rilo Kiley’s “More Adventurous” and maybe a Beatles song for the guys/rest of the party.

i LOVE that NMH song you posted. so beautiful.

Julie June 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Any help here would be appreciated … I am getting married in October and this is a blended family marriage for both of us. We want to do the sand ceremony with our children (12 between us). I have searched for just the right song that talks about family and haven’t had luck. Any suggestions? This is one of the most important songs of the day for us.

Kat June 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Here are a few suggestions:

Better Together – Jack Johnson
Thank God for Kids – Alabama
Love Can Build a Bridge – Judds
Family – Dolly Parton
Little Houses – Doug Stone
So Happy Together – Turtles
My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Of course, you could always have the theme from “The Brady Bunch”. 😉

Good luck! Hope you have a wonderful wedding.

Krista June 7, 2012 at 2:34 pm

My sister-in-law walked down the asile to an acoustic version of Love Story by Taylor Swift (so beautiful) and they had their first dance to Our Song by Ron Pope.

Amber June 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm

My best friend is dancing to “The Rest of Mine” by Trace Adkins

Catherine June 7, 2012 at 9:50 pm

“Whatever It Is” by Zac Brown 5/15/10

Gretchen June 8, 2012 at 2:23 am

We danced to Ray LaMontagne’s “Let It Be Me.” My husband’s idea. Lovely song.

Joy June 8, 2012 at 5:22 am

Don’t know about first dance song, but my daughter wants her dad to walk her down the aisle to “Butterfly Kisses”

Barbara January 14, 2013 at 4:07 pm

My dad walked me down to that song. I got married in Sept and my dad passed in Dec same year.

Nancy June 8, 2012 at 7:50 am

“Keeper of the Stars” by Tracy Byrd, was our song and still is to this day.

I tip my hat to the keeper of the stars
He sure knew what he was doin’
When he joined these two hearts
I hold everything
When I hold you in my arms
I’ve got all I’ll ever need
Thanks to the keeper of the stars

Amber June 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Love these suggestions!!! Our wedding party walked out to Jem’s version of the Wing’s song “maybe I’m amazed” BEAUTIFUL! And our first dance was to “once in a while” by k.d. Lang. I definitely reccomend checking it out if you want something that’s not so common. It’s beautiful and I guarantee hardly anyone has ever heard it.

Ape June 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Everything by Michael Buble will be my first dance <3

Courtney June 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

My husband is a musician and actually played the song I walked down the aisle to! :)
But at the beginning of the wedding instead of instrumental music we actually played real songs with lyrics, it was perfect for us..
We had here comes your man- by the pixies when the guys came out
And when the bridesmaids came we had one of our favorite songs fall asleep by steeltrain my husband actually proposed at their concert in Columbus with tegan and sara..
We like indie so it was totally different! Anyone needs help with indie wedding music I have a playlist!

jaime June 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Courtney, I’d love to see your playlist! Please feel free to email it to me at [email protected].


Samantha September 30, 2012 at 9:43 am


I loved the steeltrain suggestion, and funny enough, I have already chosen here comes your man by the pixies for the guys’ entrance, too. (Meaghan Smith did an awesome cover of that song, too, btw).

I’d love to see your playlist if you wouldn’t mind emailing me at [email protected].

Thanks so much!

Michelle May 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Please send the playlist to me as well! [email protected]

Roxy June 8, 2012 at 11:57 pm

My first dance is going to be by The Beatles, “In My Life.” I grew up listening to the Beatles. This is one of my favorite songs.

Kat June 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I had this as my dance with my Father… love it.

Devon June 9, 2012 at 7:29 am

I’ve always been a huge disney princess fan, especially Beauty and the Beast. My wedding party is going to walk down the aisle (i think that’s spelled right) to some type of intsrumental version (most likely someone playing the piano) of “Beauty and the Beast”. For our first dance, we want to surprise everyone and actually learn a dance. I’ve been a dancer my whole life and he says he’d be up for it. Our song is “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts so we’ll either do that, or recreate the “Dirty Dancing” ending dance 😉

jaime June 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

That’s so fun, Devon – have you seen the Disney princess dresses by Alfred Angelo?

Julia June 9, 2012 at 7:30 am

We danced to “We are Man and Wife” by Michelle Featherstone. We also washed each other’s feet in our ceremony to “The Greatest Lover of All Time” by Eric and Leslie Ludy.
Check out out wedding.

Stacy June 9, 2012 at 8:26 am

My husband and I dance to Garth Brooks the Dance. It has been our song for over 12 years and he still sings it to me.

Isabela June 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Today is our 5 year anniversay….
Our 1st dance song was “You’re In My Heart” by Rod Stewart
and the last song of the night was “Bring It On Home” by Little Big Town.
Five years later I wouldn’t change either song to anything else…
the words in both songs are just fabulous!

Stacy June 9, 2012 at 9:51 pm

We will be using “She Said Yes” by the Wedding Band for our song as we exit down the isle. It’s so much fun and light-hearted!

Justine June 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm

My hubby and I danced to the theme song from our favorite movie, The Princess Bride. It was perfect for a slow foxtrot and very different for a first dance song – no lyrics!

Vicky June 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I walked down the aisle to the first 35secs of the Fanfare Theme from Rocky – had been a dream since I was a teenager. We signed the Registry to Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion. Our first dance was Angel of Mine by Eternal – The first line is “When I first saw you I already knew” followed by You’re All I Need to Get By — Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell.

Alicia June 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Ryan Huston- Love You Forever, was my old roommates wedding song when she got married. I am almost jealous because it is so perfect!

Heather June 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm

We are getting married in September, and our first dance is going to be to Pink’s “glitter in the air.”

Mandy Pendleton June 11, 2012 at 6:29 am

Another good instrumental is “Jessica’s Theme” from the Man from Snowy River. It is piano and it is beautiful

Tiffany June 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Feels like home by Chantal Kreviazuk..beautiful first dance song

Alison July 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

That was our first dance song in 2008. Absolutely love that song…

Walked down the aisle to “What a Wonderful World” (my dad’s favorite song)
Played in the ceremony: “If You Could See What I See” by Geoff Moore and “More Than Everything” by Rhett Atkins

Kimberly June 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm

We got married New Year’s Eve, 2000. It was a teeny wedding with only a handful of guests. My mom passed away in 1994, so I just didn’t want anything big. Our processional song was The Beatles- I Will, but the version performed by Ben Taylor. And our recessional song was James Taylor- How Sweet It Is (to be Loved By You). We didn’t have a reception until 6 months later, in my husband’s hometown. Our first dance was also “I Will”. Since no one had been at the wedding, it made it feel special all over again.

liz June 12, 2012 at 10:05 am

“Marry Me” by Train, is awesome and beautiful wedding song. Best of luck!

Miley June 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm

My wedding is in October and our first dance is going to be to “Warmness on the Soul” by Avenged Sevenfold

Ashley June 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Go Radio- Goodnight Moon. This is my fiances and I song. He told me this will be played at our wedding!
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BClFpTijh1Y&w=560&h=315%5D

Sarah August 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I’m having a super small ceremony with just family and am thinking about walking down the isle to the classical guitar version of “Storybook Love” from the Princess Bride, one of our favorite movies. Our reception will take place a few months later in our hometown and our first dance song will be “The Truth Is” by Go Radio. The lyrics to “The Truth Is” are so beautiful and perfect for us. Give it a listen if you’ve never heard of it.

Julie June 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm

The way you look tonight – any version, but I think we’re going with the maroon five version. Or First Dance by Corey smith is really good too!

lacey plumb June 12, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Norah Jones- love me tender…

Bev June 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm

We danced to “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young. Besides the fact that it was an October wedding, and we both love him, he wore a Neil Young shirt to my mother’s house. She took one look at him and told me I should marry him someday.

Annie June 13, 2012 at 9:39 am

My first dance with my now fiance (then husband <3) is going to be You've Got A Friend In Me by Randy Newman. And I am walking down the aisle to Your Firefly by Ben Cocks.

Summer June 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

I have two: my first dance (if I ever get remarried) will be Divine Romance by Phil Wickham. Also, Raymond Gregory has an AWESOME album, but I love his song “Matrimony (Happily Married)”!

Megan June 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm


We found each other in the dark by city and colour… LOVE IT

Lo June 14, 2012 at 5:23 am

I love Aqualung’s Brighter Than Sunshine (From the movie A Lot Like Love) Shania Twain’s You’ve Got A Way (From the movie Notting Hill) Maxwell’s Fortunate and Beyonce’s Halo

Allie June 14, 2012 at 7:22 am

I walked down the aisle to Marry Me- Train and our first dance was First Dance – Corey Smith

Shatzie June 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

My husband chose Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” for our first dance song. It was so cute, I loved it :)

jaime June 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I love that song – how cute!

Danieve June 14, 2012 at 3:40 pm

At my wedding I walked down the aisle to Fleetwood Mac “Songbird” and my 1st dance was Van Morrison”Someone like you” .

Melissa P. June 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I LOVE that Van Morrison song – I was so disappointed that I didn’t know of it (or it hadn’t been released) when I got married! Makes me weepy every time I hear it!

Jessica June 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm

The one I REALLY wanted was Otis Redding – “I Love You More Than Words Can Say,” but my husband is really picky when it comes to music. We agreed to his choice: Dan Auerbach (from The Black Keys) “When the Night Comes.”

Carey June 14, 2012 at 9:34 pm

At my wedding we’re going to dance to “Ulysses” by Josh Garrels– a little different but I absolutely love it. Fav song ever. On the recommended page, I really loved the “Home to Me” and the Sister Hazel song too though.

“Ulysses”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVQ_gAVNEpk

Allie June 15, 2012 at 12:37 am

Written in the Stars, By Westlife!!
Quite a few of their songs are really great wedding songs.
Others include:
My Love,
Every Little Thing You Do,
Lay My Love On You,
Angel’s Wings.

Katie June 15, 2012 at 5:58 pm

We are dancing to All About Us by He is We. It is literally all about us on our wedding day and the song talks about dancing so it’s perfect. Look up the lyrics! And another good song by them is Skip to the good part. The words are perfect!

Joanne June 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm

My husband and I got married 7 years ago in April and our song was Colin Raye- The gift. We are both big Collin Raye fans so it just fit.

Angelina June 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm

We’ll be dancing to “Starlight” by Muse. We’re both huge fans, so that it was perfect in a non-traditional kind of way.

My father also picked out “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman for the father/daughter dance, and I cried the first time I heard it. It’s an extremely sweet song for any girls who are close to their fathers.

Cake Cutting will be to the Vitamin String Quartet version of “1, 2, 3, 4” by Plain White Tees. It’s beautiful.

cherish June 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm

This is a new twist to an old song. I don’t know why but I love this version of Kiss Me remade by The Fray

Casey June 16, 2012 at 5:14 am

Though we are not officially engaged, my boyfriend has been planning our potential wedding for awhile now, and we decided our first dance needed to be Jonathan Coulton’s You Ruined Everything. It’s a beautiful song about getting your life exactly how you want it, and then finding a person who just ensure that “perfect” life is not enough anymore. Aside from the fact that the song has given me goosebumps since the first time he played for me, we both have a pretty odd sense of humor and think the reaction to the title and opening lyrics will be priceless :)

KL August 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

We are using this song as our first dance as well, in September. We also think most people will only hear those 3 words and wonder what we were thinking. But it’s a great song, sweet and cheerful…and short. :)

Kenna June 16, 2012 at 7:07 am

My fiancé and I are getting married in March. It may be an older song but our first dance will be to “I Cross my Heart” by George Strait.

Jenna June 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I’m thinking first dance to Kelly Clarkson can I have a kiss

Mandy June 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Our first dance was Iron & Wine singing Such Great Heights. It was really perfect for us.

Lindsey June 16, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Danny’s Song by Loggins &Messina “in the mornin when I rise, you bring a tear of joy to my eye and tell me everythn is gonna be alright.”

lisa hardy June 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

My 17 year old son will be walking me down the aisle, can anyone suggest some good songs for in the church?????

Kat June 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Check out “On this Day” by Christian Barnes. Other suggestions: “In My Life” by the Beatles, “You Raise Me Up” – Josh Groban, “Memories” – Elvis Presley.

Good luck!

Melissa P. June 17, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Hubby and I have been married almost 20 years. We had a pretty cheesy song as one of our first – but it was special to us. The first time we ever danced together was at a friends wedding & it was to “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You”, we didn’t start dating until a few years later, but we both remembered that dance.

Kyleigh June 17, 2012 at 8:46 pm

My husband and I had a small reception at the courthouse when we got married, but we’re renewing our vows in a couple years. I’ll walk down the aisle to our song, “Lucky” by Jason Mraz.
And I know it’s a little weird but “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley has always been such a special song to my husband and I. He would sing it for me when we first met and now I sing it to our daughter to lull her to sleep. When we renew our vows, it’ll definitely be our “first” dance song.

Christine June 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm

We didn’t have dancing at our wedding but we did make a CD of music to play at our wedding and two of the songs I considered our ‘wedding songs’.
The first was a John Michael Montgomery song, “I Swear” and the other was “From this Moment On” by Shania Twain. I just couldn’t pick between the two. I still love both.

Courtney June 17, 2012 at 9:54 pm

My boy friend and I are planning on our fist dance being to Tim McGraw and faith hills it’s your love. Followed by unchained melody for everyone else to join us.

Stacy June 17, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Im not engaged or married but I am debating on a few songs. Thats when i love you by aslyn, or the blowers daughter by damien rice <3

Taylor June 18, 2012 at 9:49 am

i’m walking down the isle to michelle featherstone we are man and wife and our first dance is little big town bring it on home, 18 days and counting!

jaime June 18, 2012 at 9:56 am

Only 18 days?!??!? Congrats, Taylor! I hope you’ll share your wedding with us after your special day.


Angie June 18, 2012 at 10:28 am

I was looking for not the common everyday song that everyone uses and found this and used it at my wedding!
You’re Where I Belong by Trisha Yearwood

Robin June 18, 2012 at 10:57 am

Getting married Saturday. Walking down the aisle to Debussy’s Clare de Lune but our first dance will be “I won’t give up on us” by Jason Mraz.

Emma June 18, 2012 at 11:55 am

We used Sade By Your Side. It still makes me cry.

Shelbie June 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm

We are getting married next august and i have always wanted the sone “lets stay together” Al Green however my fiance cam up with the song “Right Next to Me” by Karla Bonoff from the move 8 seconds and let me tell you HOLY tear jerker. Its a great song and i had never heard it before!

Ashley June 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm

My fiance and I are dancing to “feels like home”. I think it is a beautiful song!

Lacey June 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

My grandparents’ first dance was to Stand By Me by Ben E. King. They were married 42 years. My grandfather died a little over a year ago, and every time my nana hears that song, she dances around and cries. It means so much to me, and I am getting “Stand by me.” tattooed on my foot. My first dance song with my husband will be Stand by Me – Phillip Phillips’ cover. I want to use the same song with a twist because the song reminds me of a neverending love and that’s what I want and know I will have.

Amanda October 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Lacey, I love Phillip Phillips and Ben E. King’s version of Stand by Me was definitely a contender but now that I have listened to Phils version I am definitely considering!!!
Also I am considering This Magic Moment by the Drifters, I love old music!

Allie K. June 18, 2012 at 9:41 pm

some of my favorites:
Angels by Robin Thicke
Feels Like Home by Chantel Kreviazuk
Unforgettable (duet) by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole
All My Life by K-Ci and JoJo
Lover Lay Down by Dave Matthews Band

AllyB June 19, 2012 at 1:10 am

Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts. I’ve wanted this to be my first dance song since I was little <3 and God willing, my boyfriend and I will hopefully marry have this song as our first dance :)

Sarah June 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

My fiance and I will be dancing to “I Swear” done by John Michael Montgomery as our first dance.

Jessica June 20, 2012 at 6:37 am

I’m getting married on August 25th 2012. Aerosmith – Amazing, is the song my fiance and I are going to dance to for our first dance. I love it.

Brandi June 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

My boyfriend really loves the song “Livin’ Our Love Song” by Jason Michael Carroll. He such a sweet and a little more upbeat song.

Mrs. Berry June 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Our families walked down to ” World” by Five for Fighting.
Our couples walked down to “Waiting on an Angel” by Ben Harper
I walked down to “Mmm” by Laura Izibor
And our first dance was “Little Wonders” by Rob Thomas

Katie June 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I Walked down the aisle to ‘Teardrops’ by Massive Attack

It was perfect.
Hope your day is amazing <3

BJ June 21, 2012 at 12:26 am

yes it’s old..but a beautiful song. White Lion- Til death do us part. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU1zUBDQMz0

Beth June 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Danced with my dad to “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dione

Samantha June 22, 2012 at 4:38 am

Our first dance song is God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton. It’s the song written about him & Miranda Lambert when they got married.
“God Gave Me You”

I’ve been a walking heartache
I’ve made a mess of me
The person that I’ve been lately
Ain’t who I wanna be

But you stay here right beside me
And watch as the storm blows through
And I need you

Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you
Gave me you

There’s more here than what we’re seeing
A divine conspiracy
That you, an angel lovely
Could somehow fall for me
You’ll always be love’s great martyr
And I’ll be the flattered fool
And I need you

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo

Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you.
He gave me you.

Becca September 10, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Actually it wasn’t written about Blake and Miranda. He’s not the original artist of the song.

J. June 22, 2012 at 11:01 am

I’m not getting married yet, but I always thought “Stay Young, Go Dancing” by Death Cab for Cutie would be a sweet first dance. :)

Erin June 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm

We got married May 2008. I walked down the aisle to “Portuguese Love Theme” from the movie Love Actually, & our first dance was to “Stolen” by Dashboard Confessional. Our photographer took a pic of us dancing & superimposed our favorite line from the song on top:
I watch you spin around in your highest heels
You are the best one of the best ones.

Lauri June 23, 2012 at 8:57 am

We left the church to “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You” by James Taylor. Our first dance was by Edwin McCain, “I Could Not Ask For More”.

Sarah June 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I heard “From Here To The Moon And Back” by Dolly Parton while watching Joyful Noise (her movie with Queen Latifah) and teared up. My fiance doesn’t care for her voice… and she sang it to the Bachelorette on one of her dates, but I love it dearly.


Amy June 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Our first dance was to “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol. My husband learned the words to the chorus and sang it to me when we were dancing. So sweet!

Ratlin June 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I found Mel Carter’s ,hold me,thrillme,kiss me annnnd fell in love with it!
My future hubby and I get all silly and dance around the house to it on repeat:) we’re going to to choreograph something simple, it’s a chance for everyone to see how much fun we have together:):)http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=frCQfKTykzM
absolutely looooooooooooove Micheal Franti and the spearhead, Say hey,I love you
(we will definitely play this one either way:):):)
I’ve also been thinking that anyone in a long distance/ military relationship etc should check out the Beatles “all my loving:)” http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P8sFwVD4p20

Michelle M June 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

My Husband and I danced our first dance at our wedding to Frank Sinatra’s “All the Way.”

Laura P June 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm

We chose “Brighter Than the Sun” by Colbie Caillat for the processional (outdoor wedding in August), Let’s Go Higher by Johnny Reid for signing the registry and Everything by Michael Buble for the recessional.
We haven’t picked a first dance song yet – but I am dancing with my Dad to Perfect Gift by the Canadian Tenors … it’s beautiful.

Nat June 26, 2012 at 7:20 am

We haven’t decided on a song yet, but our short-list for our first dance is somewhat all over the place (but in my opinion they are all great).

Love You Madly – Cake
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons – Nat King Cole
Dig – Incubus (our favorite band)

With everyone else’s awesome suggestions, its tempting to consider other songs as well!

Lee June 26, 2012 at 9:14 am

We danced to “You and Me” by Lifehouse

Jamie June 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm

At my wedding our first dance was to “Feels Like Home To Me” song by Chantal Kreviazuk. Such a sweet sweet song, it fits us perfectly, and I loved seeing the look on his face as I sang each and every word to him <3

"Well, if you knew how much this moment means to me
And how long I've waited for your touch
And if you knew how happy you are making me
I never thought that I'd love anyone so much"

Melisa June 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I walked down the isle to a intramental piece but my husband walked down and waited on me to Brad Paisleys “waiting on a woman” our wedding party walked down the isle to “wouldn’t it be nice” by the beach boys – we walked back up the bob marleys “is this love” -we had a “hawaian” themed wedding
our first dance was “then” by brad paisley and our family dance (we had an 18 month old) was “let them be little” by rascal flatts

Carrie June 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

“Better Today” by Coffey Anderson

Dacia June 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Our first dance was “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin (we even used some of the lyrics in our wedding invites)
We walked down the aisle to “By My Side” by Ben Harper
We walked back up the aisle to “All You Need is Love” by The Beatles
Father Daughter dance was “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon
Mother Son dance was “Long May You Run” by Neil Young

Courtney June 27, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I walked down the aisle to “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz and our first dance was “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Collait :) perfection

Amy June 28, 2012 at 9:53 am

We did a choreographed dance to Dancing Cheek to Cheek by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Ali June 28, 2012 at 10:39 am

I am considering Hand in Hand by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk.

Erika B June 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Our first dance song was, “Make You Feel My Love”, the Adele version. It gives us both cold chills when we hear it.

We walked down the aisle as the newly wed couple to, “Good Life” by One Republic. It was fun.

Ali L. June 29, 2012 at 9:22 am

My husband and my first dance was to Stevie Wonder- For Once in My Life. It was perfect. Our last dance was to Sara Evans- Could Not Ask for More. It was very important to me to have my dad walk me down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon, as he played this song on the piano every night to put me to sleep when I was little (and maybe into the teenage years as well).

Cori June 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm

We chose Songbird by Fleetwood Mac. Such pretty lyrics!

Mackenzie June 30, 2012 at 7:32 am

“Brighter Than Sunshine” by Aqualung is a pretty great option!!

Danielle July 1, 2012 at 6:39 am

What great & odd choices, ha! I was very proud of the music at my wedding. I walked down the aisle to Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce. It was played at my parents wedding so I wanted it in mine. I had two of my best friends sing You’ve Got a Friend by James Taylor during candle lighting. The procession music was Cruisin by Smokey Robinson & our first dance was to Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel. We were married in 2002 & I would STILL pick the same music today.

Melissa July 2, 2012 at 12:29 am

My mom walked down the aisle to “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones. I love the song “Man and Wife” by Michelle Featherstone, it’s so perfect and it’s the one I want my first dance to be to. Definitely worth considering.

Samantha July 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

If I can’t have you by Etta James and Harvey fuqua or dearest by the black keys (cover of buddy holly’s dearest, best cover I’ve ever heard)

hollyre July 3, 2012 at 10:17 am

To Be With You by David Archuleta is a beautiful song for a wedding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIWm-i3XJG0

Casey July 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I went to my boyfriend’s brothers wedding and him and his wife danced to “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton. I loved it!!! Perfect song!

Amanda July 3, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Hi! My husband and I danced to Edwin McCain ” I could not ask for more” It was very hard choosing the music. So good luck, girls!!!

Katie July 6, 2012 at 9:37 am

Such Great Heights by Iron & Wine

Allyson July 6, 2012 at 5:53 pm

“My Kind of Crazy” by Brantley Gilbert! It’s not a song many people have heard and it’s super cute! This is me and my husbands wedding song. Everyone loved it!

Nicole July 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm

For any musicals fans, All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera is a lovely romantic song :) I would recommend the 25th Anniversary Concert version.

Jeanie July 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Keeper of the Stars by Tracy Byrd was my first dance with my hubby!

Diana July 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I wouldn’t change you if I could, Ricky Skaggs would be an awesome first dance song.

kathy July 7, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Aerosmith, Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing ….will be our first dance

realme07 July 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

As a Celebrant I love the music that a lot of couples chose. It really talks about how they feel as a couple. There have been a few surprises along the way. My own wedding I picked a Bryan Adams and Barbara Streisand Song – from A Mirror and Two Faces – ‘I finally found someone’……
But when my daughter and husband to be asked me to find her a song I found a perfect song that they both love. ‘Love is a gift’ by Olivia Newton-John (who wrote it) and Anthony Warlow from the Main Arena Album.

Michelle July 10, 2012 at 12:07 am

This is my list, because I like to make lists… and I still am not sure which one is perfect because each song has a certain meaning. We are getting married at the end of next june! I am so excited and we already have a lot ready… so now it is just down to little details like this… and I keep changing my mind all the time 😉

– Jack Johnson- Better Together
– 311- Love Song
– Plain White T’s – 1,2,3,4
– Bright Eyes- First Day of My Life
– Peter Gabriel- Book of Love
– The Beatles- In My Life
– Norah Jones- Come Away with Me
– Josh Kelley- Sunset Lover
– Jason Mraz- I Wont Give up
– Josh Kelley- Home to You
– Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors- “I like to Be with Me when I’m with You” (?)
– Big Bad Voodoo Daddy- “Still in Love with You”
– Sister Hazel- “This kind of Love”
– Buddy Holly- “True Love Ways”
– Christina Perri- Penguin *** love this, cute and simple love song
– Ingrid Michealson- “The Way I Am”
– Michael Buble- “You and I”

But I figured I would share incase it helps some other love fool like me :-)

Kiley July 10, 2012 at 5:18 am

My first dance at my wedding will be “Losing you”- By John Butler Trio
the first time I heard this song I knew it would be my first dance

Vanessa Rodriguez July 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

My husband and I were just married July 7th. Our wedding song was, From This Moment by Shania Twain.

Kara July 11, 2012 at 10:25 am

My husband and I got married this past September and danced to Better Than Ezra’s “I Just Knew” since that’s his all time favorite band. After the wedding we needed a lamp shade for our bedroom so I bought a plain one and wrote the lyrics (on repeat) in script to cover it :)

Lynnie808 July 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I love that idea!

jaime July 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Kara, could you share a picture with us? I’d love to post that on the site! Send me an email – [email protected]


Nicole Rutheford July 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm

My husband and I danced to “Northern Sky” by Nick Drake…beautiful words/melody and it’s not too terribly long!

Lynn July 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

My wedding is coming up in October and our first dance will be to Halo by Beyonce. For some reason, my fiancee and I are so drawn to that song.

My other song choices are:
Bridesmaids procession – Only Time by Enya
Bridal song — Cannon in D

And we’re walking down the aisle to the Linus and Lucy Theme song (followed by the instrumental version of Clock by Coldplay).

cate July 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Walked to Today by Joshua Radin…First dance song was Nothing Else Matters by Metallica!!!!!

Chelsea July 15, 2012 at 8:31 am

We danced to “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds… it captured how we felt about each other perfectly… when we were listening to potential songs.. we both teared up.. that’s how we knew it was the one. :-)

Kim July 16, 2012 at 10:19 am

Our first dance song was a Dave Matthews Band song “Steady As We Go” They don’t get near enough credit for all their amazing music!

Kiana July 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm

My mom and stepdad’s first dance was “This I Promise You” by Nsync. I love it. But I also like “Spend my life with you” by Eric Benet ft. Tamia or “All my life” by Kci & Jojo

Erin July 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Dave Matthews Band, “You and Me”

Kim knight July 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Love it!

Kara July 17, 2012 at 11:13 pm

“Tonight and the Rest of My Life” by Nina Gordon
“In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel

Jessica July 18, 2012 at 11:15 am

My fiance and I will be getting married on our 6 year anniversary…August 3, 2014. Our song will be “I’m Not Gonna Do Anything Without You” by Jamie O’Neal and Mark Wills. We’ve been together since the summer before our senior year in high school! Can’t wait to marry my best friend!

Laura September 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm


Just wanted to say hi DATE TWIN!!! I’m getting married that day too and you are the first person i’ve found with the same date. Congratulations and i hope it’s everything you imagine it to be. :)

Monica July 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Me and my husband got married byt he JP 9 years ago. We have decided to have a wedding on our 10 year anniversary. We will be dancing our first dance to Dolly Parton’s “From here to the moon and back”!It is such a beautiful song and really is a perfect fit for our relationship! But lots of great song choices on here!!

Dave July 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Love Neutral Milk Hotel, Aeroplane has some great images of love, but not sure how appropriate a song/album heavily based on Anne Frank is during a wedding dance. Just sayin’.

Lynnie808 July 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Our first dance was This Very Moment by K-Ci and Jojo from the Deliver Us From Eva soundtrack, then Still The One by Orleans. It took us 13 years to get married.

I walked to him to I Swear by All 4 One. First song he ever sang to me at Karaoke.

I wish Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat had been recorded back then.

Justine Howden July 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I am walking down the isle to ‘Make you feel my love’ by Adele. There are a few lines in it that maybe aren’t 100% what I would want but it’s a beautiful song. We are then going to have our first dance as two songs, first half will be Van Morrison ‘Have I told you lately that I love you’, followed by KISS ‘I was made for loving you’. We will definately get a few laughs with the second half, but a really good song to get everyone into a dancing mood!

Rebecca July 24, 2012 at 6:33 am

Our first dance song was :
Return to Me by Dean Martin
This song is so beautiful..

The last song we had the DJ play was also by Dean Martin, Ain’t that a kick in the Head.. It was Fun to start with a romantic meaningful song and end with a funny meaningful one.. I recommend picking the last song that the musicians/DJ plays for the evening too..

sarah July 24, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Michael Buble’s ‘Save the last dance for me’

Courtney July 25, 2012 at 11:28 am

If you’re looking for something a little beyond the secular tunes you usually hear, try Christian music. I never thought I’d become so attached! One of my favorites is Dara Maclean! “Forever Yours” is going to be our first dance for my fiance and I. She’s on YouTube…please check her out!

jaime July 25, 2012 at 11:33 am


Would you be able to come up with seven or ten Christian songs that you’d love for the first dance? I’d be elated to write a post about it!


Caroline July 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I want my wedding song to be Hard to Concentrate by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Annette July 26, 2012 at 9:17 am

When i got married (my husband chose the song I walked down the isle to)
Butterfly by Lenny Kravitz (not a dry eye in the place)

You are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen
You shine just like sunlight rays on a winter snow
I just had to let you know

My Girls walked down the isle to “Music of the Heart” N’Sync & Gloria Estafan

You’ll never know, what you’ve done for me
What your faith in me, has done for my soul
You’ll never know the gift you’ve given me
I’ll carry it with me, yeah yeah

Through the days ahead I’ll think of days before
You made me hope for something better
And made me reach for something more

When we were done we walked out to “Kiss of Life” by Sade

There must have been an angel by my side
Something heavenly led me to you
Look at the sky
It’s the color of love

Our first dance was “At Last” by Etta James

during the wedding I had the DJ dedicate a song to everyone that was there “Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant

Oh I want to thank you for so many gifts
You gave me love and tenderness
I want to thank you
I want to thank you for your generosity,
The love, and the honesty that you gave to me
I want to thank you, show my gratitude,
My love and my respect for you
I want to thank you

Rosa July 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I’m in the process now of laying down the music for our wedding on August 18th (GAH!! 22 days!!). Our first dance is going to be Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait- Lucky. It’s “our” song, since we finally jumped from best friends to couple after being best friends for 10 years. the processional for my bridesmaids and MOH is going to be “Stolen” by Dashboard Confessionals, and my song coming down the aisle is going to be “Marry me” by train. We initially thought it’d be a bit much, but my fiancée agrees that the line “forever could never be long enough for me, to feel like I’ve had long enough with you” is just US. But I had seen on this thread the name of a band that does instrumental covers of songs, and I cannot find it for the life of me. HELP!!!

jaime July 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm
Tiffany December 3, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Warmness on the soul by Avenged Sevenfold is BEAUTIFUL!!! We are getting married March 23, and i am more than excited to marry my best friend. Oh abd Warmness on the soul is our first dance song :)

Samantha S July 27, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I love “Dear God” by Avenged Sevenfold. Im not a big fan of theirs but with my boyfriend being in the military and him being away from me it makes me feel so much better and I would love to have it as out first dance song<3


Tammy July 28, 2012 at 2:16 am

My hubby and I played “then” by brad paisley during the lighting of our unity candle. We walked back down the aisle to “all I want is you” by Barry louis Polisar. And our first dance was to “beauty and the beast”. We are big kids and love all different genres and Disney. :) we liked having a wide range of music.

EER July 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Already plan on using “The Way I Am” for our big day in September. Nice to see it on your list :) Another great choice? Bright Eyes’ “The First Day of my Life”

Other picks – Harvest Moon – Neil Young

Cari July 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm

This song summed up our relationship perfectly. 12/13/2008

Kaye July 30, 2012 at 8:03 am

My husband and I were married 11-years ago, our wedding song was “Feels Like Home” by Bonnie Raitt. Felt so appropriate because he and I had known each other most of our lives, our parents were great friends for the majority of our lives and then in our late 20’s we fell in love and it just felt like “home” whenever we were together. That song still makes me teary.

Danielle July 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

My husband and I got married 11 years ago, our first dance was to Al Green’s “Let’s stay together” It totally ended up being a perfect song for us!!

Megan August 1, 2012 at 3:51 am

I walked down the aisle to John Lennon’s “Oh My Love” on my wedding day and our first dance was a classic – “When I Fall in Love” by Nat King Cole, but later at the end of the night for our last dance everyone surrounded us in a big circle and we danced to Ray Lamontagne’s “Shelter.” It was perfect:)

sarah August 1, 2012 at 11:01 pm

we are getting married in a year and we are definitely using one of our favs that says it all
“If not for you” done by george harrison..or the original version which is fabulous also..but then again we are both old souls for our young ages and we like oldies classics like this one <3

Beth August 2, 2012 at 6:21 pm

We are dancing to “I love you but I don’t know what to say” by Ryan Adams.

Jessica August 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

We are getting married September 29, 2012… And we will dance to “A woman like you” by:Lee Brice. :)

Kelly August 6, 2012 at 6:38 pm

A Wink and a Smile, by Harry Connick Jr.

You can’t have a dream
and cut it to fit
But when I saw you I knew
We go together like a wink and a smile.

A cute, old, upbeat song. And SHORT because my husband hates to dance!

Karly August 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm

We danced to “thank you”.by Dido, we were married nine years ago but choose the song long before eminem did his version. When we first started dating my husband loved this song and one day said this will be my weeding song one day. I was not crazy about it until we were planning the wedding and the memory if him saying that made the song all that more special. It’s not a lovey song but more about being there no matter what!

Jackie August 7, 2012 at 7:55 pm

My husband and I chose “Swept Away” (sentimental version) by the Avett Brothers for our first dance. Also, when we left the church, we had “Beginner’s Luck” by the Eels playing, which is fun because of the wedding bells ringing right before the chorus!

Emily August 8, 2012 at 7:10 am

When my husband and I got married our song was “Better Together” by Jack Johnson. It was wonderful, and upbeat. :)

jocarol August 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I want my aunt to sing Keith Whitley’s song…When you say nothign at all…my favorite song of all time!!! Can’t wait to walk out and see my prince <3!

Kristyn August 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm

A couple other good ones that no one would really think about is:
If my heart was a house – Owl City
You and I Tonight – Faber Drive
I Love you This Big – Scotty McCreery

Dominique August 11, 2012 at 1:27 am

Dance me to the end of love – The Civil Wars
such a pretty song and duet for a first dance!!

Christine August 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Last year, my husband and I had our first dance to “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” by Michael Jackson. I am a development and relief worker for an NGO and this song resonates with me because of the line “we can change the world tomorrow” but right now I want to be with you. In my crazy career you never know where I can end up so enjoying every moment with him is to be treasured!

Kerri K August 14, 2012 at 7:31 am

Our first dance is My Best Friend by Tim McGraw :)

Amanda August 14, 2012 at 8:40 am

There is also “Somebody Loved” by The Weepies. Such a cute song

Alisha August 15, 2012 at 3:20 am

My fiance and I are dancing our “First Dance” to Corey Smith’s “The First Dance”. He actually introduced me to Corey Smith when we first started dating and I got him tickets to see him in concert the beginning of the year. We YouTubed a bunch of his songs days before the concert and fell in love with this song. We weren’t even engaged yet and we already knew that this was the song we wanted.

Sadira August 15, 2012 at 4:57 am

My fiancé wants Everything I Do- Brian Adams but I like Adele-make you feel my love!

Krystin August 15, 2012 at 8:59 am

My parents wedding song was “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green … I want to use this as my wedding song too .. perfect… Tina Turners version is beautiful too..

Kristi B August 15, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Our first dance is going to be “Jackson 5” I’ll be there. It’s been our song since we first started dating. He’s aHUGE J5 fan and i’m originally from Gary IN so it works. Plus, the lyrics are just perfect for us.

Felicia August 17, 2012 at 8:40 am

Hello, I was married on leap year of 2012. We kind of did an elope thing, but we are having a bigger wedding October of 2013. We have decided that I will walk down the aisle to marry me by train, my husbands sings it to me all the time. That song sends chills all over. And our first dance will be to the song he said was our song the first time we met, and that is Hootie and the blowfish only wanna be with you (:

Xtina August 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I think Buddy Holly’s “True Love Ways” is the ideal first dance song. “Sometimes we’ll sigh, sometimes we’ll cry, but we’ll know why just you and I know know true love ways. Throughout the days, our true love ways will bring us joys to share with those who really care.” I mean, perfect, right?

Alison August 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I’m having a hard time deciding between my favourites! (Wedding in May 2014):

– Let It Be Me – Ray LaMontagne
– I Wanna Be Your Everything – Keith Urban
– I Was Made To Love You – Gerald Levert
– I’m So Glad – Royal Wood

My friends used
– Be Mine – David Gray (amazing song!) but I can’t use that!

mav August 20, 2012 at 3:33 am

Always thought “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica would be amazing as a first dance. It’s the perfect time signature for a waltz and James Hetfield really does have a beautiful voice.

Savannah August 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

My husband and I danced to “Forever” by Ben Harper. It’s such a simple and sweet song. I almost chose “Answer” by Sarah McLaughlin, but I thought it was just a little too slow to be our first dance. Plus it would have had me bawling like a baby.

Danica August 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm

My best friend and her husband danced to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri for their first dance, and everybody was in tears :)

Jenni (The ExExpat) August 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm

For our first dance we chose Anne Murray’s “Could I have this dance”. The chorus goes “Could I have this dance, for the rest of my life…”

marilynne August 22, 2012 at 8:54 pm

i will be walking down the isle to my fiancee’s nephew singing marry me by train and our first dance will be love of a lifetime by firehouse..

Joe August 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I found this on Pinterest. I think i am the first guy to replied.

Since my wife and I started dating, I would make a CD with one song and write “play me” then leave it for my wife somewhere to surprise her. The first song I gave her was “i never saw blue like that” by shawn colvin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQr2PKTROT8 So that was our wedding song…

For cutting the cake we used (she agreed to it) Ball and Chain by Social Distortion

I still give her songs now and then so I am set for the next year after some great suggestions.


S September 7, 2012 at 10:50 am

You might be the sweetest husband ever! (No offense to my own husband, but I don’t think he’d come up with something like this ever.)

Joe September 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I married above my station in life, she is worth the effort.

Beth August 22, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Turning Page – Sleeping At Last
Not married or even close, but if you’re a Twilight fan, this is the song Bella walked down the aisle to in Breaking Dawn. Very pretty.

Tracey August 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Heavenly Day by Patty Griffin….Perfect.

Love it. Sigh.

alina s. August 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm

My brother and his wife danced to the string quartet version of Evening by the foo fighters. my fiancee and I are choosing A thousand years by Christina Perry as done by the piano guys :)

Shar August 27, 2012 at 8:27 am

Hey Pretty Girl -by KIP MOORE was ours.

Beth F August 28, 2012 at 7:56 am

The songs we had at our wedding were:

When You Say You Love Me – Josh Groban
Far Away – Nickleback
All I Ask of You – Phantom of the Opera
Simply – Michael Bolton

Brianna August 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Good call on Phantom of the Opera. Beautiful song!

Lauren B. August 28, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Got married 10/10/09. Couldn’t wait another year for 10/10/10. :)
Our first dance was to “We Are Man and Wife” by Michelle Featherstone.
I actually heard it on a photographer’s website while trying to choose a wedding photographer. Don’t remember the website, though.
I love it.

Brianna August 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Our first dance was to Peter Gabriel’s “The Book of Love”. It has such a romantic memory for me and I remember hearing the song for the first time thinking it described a little bit of each of us.
The one country song I wanted played at our wedding was Josh Turner’s “Would You Go With Me?” Such an upbeat song that makes me want to two-step all around the dance floor :)

Kerri August 29, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Here’s the list of songs from our wedding which was October 2008:
Bridal Party Entrance: Yellow (instrumental)- Coldplay
My Entrance: We Belong Together- Gavin DeGraw
Bride and Groom Exit: I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
Our first Dance: I Wanna Grow Old with You- Adam Sandler from “The Wedding Singer”
Father/Daughter Dance: In My Life-The Beatles

We got so many compliments on our first dance choice of song. “The Wedding Singer” was the first dvd my husband (then boyfriend) and I purchased together and it’s always been a favorite, so we knew exactly the song to use when it came time to pick.

veronica September 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I looove your first dance song!! I wanted so badly to use that for our song but we chose something else that was just as meaningful!!

veronica September 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm

My husband and I danced to Ingrid Michaelson’s “The way I am” I also considered walking down the aisle to Cat Power’s version of “Sea of Love” but opted for an instrumental (non cheesy 80’s)version of “Take My Breath
Away”(Top Gun was one of the first movies we saw together when dating). We made sure our music choices were very personal even when they were a little off the wall!

Kirsten September 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

My soon-to-be hubby and I decided on “You and I” by Michael Buble after it made us cry the first time we heard it :)

Jennie September 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Boyce Avenue’s version of Teenage Dream is surprisingly perfect for a first dance. All the “raunchy” language in the song is replaced with sweeter lyrics, and it becomes a great love ballad:


Erica September 4, 2012 at 8:26 am

Cowboys and Angels I can’t remember who sings it but its a country song and it fits me and my fiance so well in fact he picked it out :)

jaime September 4, 2012 at 9:10 am

His name is Dustin Lynch – I actually just saw him perform yesterday! :)

Megan September 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

We danced to Dave Matthew’s Band- You and Me at our wedding party (we got married at Fort Benning in a day between his military trainings). Our video that a friend put together featured Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home :)

Teal September 5, 2012 at 9:40 am

My husband and I danced to “there’s no way” by Alabama. He picked it I’d never even heard of it before but it was perfect!

Raeann September 6, 2012 at 1:59 pm

My husband and I danced to Lady Antebellum’s, “When you got a good thing.”

angela September 6, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I’m going to have my.first dance to Sweet Moment by Bowerbirds. such a sweet song.

Tim Gatewood September 7, 2012 at 2:13 am

Our song is “In This Life” by Colin Ray. We heard it on a trip before we were married and it clicked. I am not familiar with the other artists you mentioned; guess I am too old (grin).

jaime September 7, 2012 at 9:35 am

I’ve seen Collin Raye in concert, Tim – that’s one of my all-time favorite songs of his! Great choice, and thank you for commenting!

S September 7, 2012 at 10:46 am

My husband and I had a 13-month engagement, but we picked our wedding song about 3-4 weeks prior to the wedding. I must’ve gone through 500 songs, at least, and he rejected them all. I even tried to repeat songs to see if he’d change his fickle mind, but no luck. In fact, the one he liked surprised me a lot: “Love is All Around” by Wet Wet Wet (I wanted the older version by the Troggs, he wanted Wet Wet Wet, and I conceded because, hey, we agreed on a song so who cares who sings it!).

I’m was quite fond of “More Than Anyone” by Gavin DeGraw and “Brighter than Sunshine” by Aqualung. Those were in my top favorites, but my husband rejected them because he was afraid he’d never hear them again after our wedding. He clearly doesn’t listen to my iPod.

After I got married a beautiful song came out (I actually just heard it about 2-3 months ago, but it’s a little older than that). If I had a do-over, THIS would be my wedding song: “All This Time” by OneRepublic. (Maybe it could be our anniversary song?) It’s absolutely beautiful:

“All this time we were waiting for each other
All this time I was waiting for you
We’ve got all this love, can’t waste it on another
So I’m straight in a straight line, running back to you”

A September 7, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I’m very surprised, with all the comments on this site, neither of the two i am leaning toward are listed:

push–sarah mclachlan
every day–rascal flatts

i am in love with both.

Michelle September 17, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Sarah McLaclan actually wrote “Push” for her then husband, Ashwin Sood, for being her rock during her pregnancy and putting up with her ever changing moodiness!

Ashley September 8, 2012 at 12:41 am

My fiance’ and I will be getting married in 7 weeks, our first dance song will be “My best friend” by Tim McGraw. Each time I hear it, I feel my stomach starting to float away. I love it. It’s definitely a perfect “first dance” song. :)

Danielle September 8, 2012 at 8:50 am

My 2nd husband and I had our first dance to “bless the broken road” by rascall flatts. It was my second marriage, his first; I had three girls, him none. Our paths were very different and the same in weird ways, but we were brought together when the time was right, and I have never loved any more other than my children (and now daughter #4).

jaime September 9, 2012 at 10:51 am

That was my mother’s second wedding song, too!

Rebekkah September 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm

My fiance and I are seriously considering “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green.
We’re both in our early twenties and have very interesting tastes in music. We like a little bit of everything, but we have a thing for older music. That and it will surprise everyone when it starts playing :)

Jamie September 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Soo…. Our first song is “Calling you” (acoustic) by Blue October…

Carrie September 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm

My husband and I got married on July 7th of this year and our first song that we danced to was “Here” by Rascal Flatts. My favorite line in that song was “It’s amazing what I let my heart go through. To get me where it got me in this moment here with you.”

Rachel September 10, 2012 at 9:38 am

We are getting married in 1 month and 3 days- ahhh!!
Our first dance song will be, “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray Lamontange.
And I am walking down the aisle to something a little different. Its an instrumental I heard in the movie Almost Famous.
It is called “Cabin in The Air” by Nancy Wilson. Absolutely awesome!!

Amanda October 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I love Almost Famous, I listened to this song, beautiful!!!

Ashley larissa September 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm

When my husband and I do our actual ceremony sometime next year after our daughter is born, our first dance will be to FM Radio’s ‘Be My Only’.

My favorite lyrics are:

‘I can tell by the way you look at me
You need to be mine
We can sit and watch the stars all night
Until they disappear into the sky
I am yours and I know you are mine’

Here is a link to the YouTube video.


rachel September 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I don’t know our first dance song yet but the intro music for the bridesmaides is ave maria, I am walking down the isle to lovely by michelle tumes ….we are getting married in 11 months :)

Heidi September 20, 2012 at 1:52 pm

We were limited as to what music we could use during the ceremony so we stuck to pretty traditional music. Our first dance was to “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis. When my husband told me he was falling for me, he wrote “Fools Rush In, I’m a fool” so we thought that would be just right for us. I also love “Here and Now” by Luther Vandross.

jaime September 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Heidi – might I ask why you were limited?

Heidi October 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm

The church we were married at was very particular on what we could and could not use (pretty old school) . I had to fight with them to use Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” for our processional.

Amy September 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm

We used the song “Worth Every Mile” by Travis Tritt in our wedding. We had been through a lot in the 6 years we dated, and that song just fit so perfectly!

Melissa September 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Our song is “Have You Ever Been In Love” by Celine Dion. http://youtu.be/iOwcmx2-wuM I love this song and get all sorts of teary eyed whenever I happen to hear it somewhere

Joanie September 24, 2012 at 11:45 pm

I didn’t read all the comments cause there are a lot so I don’t know if these were mentioned. Always by atlantic starr. Also masterpiece by atlantic starr. I’ve loved those songs since high school!!

Chelsey September 26, 2012 at 11:37 am


Calico Skies…perfect perfect perfect!

Tiffany September 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm

My Fiance and I picked “Inside your Heaven by Carrie Underwood” as our first dance song. It is absolutely perfect for us!(:

Rose September 30, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I’ve read all the comments and I can’t believe no one mentioned our song: “Our love is here to stay”. We’re using the Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald version although the Frank Sinatra version is great too. Our wedding will be in New Orleans and it just seemed to fit us perfectly. I was also leaning toward using Harry’s “A wink and a Smile” but we’ll play that during the reception.

Casey Nicholson October 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm

probably weird but we danced to Come Undone by Duran Duran. We just both love the song and it means a lot to us.

Cassidy Wadsworth October 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I know it’s not a well known song, but my husband and I danced to Soulmate by Josh Turner. In my opinion best song ever:) Also High school Sweethearts by Anna Johnson for all you high school sweethearts out there:)

Amanda October 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm

My fiancé picked out first song were getting married in 11 days… Al Green “lets stay together”. What I’m having trouble with Is wht song we walk out to! Ugh I’m stumped!i

Emily October 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm

My fiance & I will dance to “You’re My Best Friend” by Don Williams this Sunday! it is such a sweet song, and he has sung it to me even before we knew we were getting married!

You’re my bread when I’m hungry
You’re my shelter from troubled winds
You’re my anchor in life’s ocean
But most of all you’re my best friend.

When I need hope and inspiration
You’re always strong when I’m tired and weak
I could search This whole world over
You’ll still be everything that I need

Danielle Moses October 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I’m going with I Want You, I Need You, I Love You by Elvis.

Allegra Knight October 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm

One of my favorite first dance songs: True Companion by Marc Cohn

3BadDogs October 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Here’s our list:

Leaving the ceremony: Beautiful Day by U2
Bridal party entrance: Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne
Our entrance: She thinks my tractor’s sexy by Kenny Chesney
First Dance: In your eyes by Peter Gabriel
Father/Daughter: I loved her first by Heartland
Mother/Son: I hope you dance by Lee Ann Womack
Cake cutting: Pour some sugar on me by Def Leppard
Bouquet toss: Girls just wanna have fun by Cyndi Lauper
Garter toss: P.I.M.P by 50 cent/Snoop Dog

About halfway through the reception, I secretly changed into a red cupcake style gown. I surprised my husband so we could dance to one of our favorite songs, Lady in Red by Chris DeBurgh. It was amazing.

Eris October 19, 2012 at 2:24 am

I’ve been voted down on my wanting to dance to Shostakovich’s Waltz 2 so that’s going to be an entire bridal party thing. I was told to pick something with words for a first dance song by my mother. We’ve decided on Happy Together by The Turtles, but halfway through we’ve mixed it so it switches over to Simple Plan’s cover of Happy Together (my love and I have very different tastes in music and this is about the only way to represent that).

Julia October 20, 2012 at 11:49 am

fields of gold by sting

Amy October 21, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Wonderful tonight by Eric Clapton

sandy October 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I know this is old school (seriously), but “Unchained Melody” is really something. My husband wanted it for our dance, and the singer did an amazing job of it (tho I think I would have preferred the original crooner, lol).

Tiffany October 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm

We will walk to ” I wont give up”-Jason Mraz and our first dance will be to “God gave me you”- Blake Shelton

bridgette October 25, 2012 at 7:09 am

Getting married in 11 months . Thinking of using Magnet and Steel by Walter Egan. Before I even knew of the song when we first started dating he would tell me ” for i am a magnet and you are steel.”

Valarie October 30, 2012 at 7:25 am

We used “Follow Me” by John Denver

Rebecca October 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm

this was a constant pre-wedding struggle for me…we wanted to open the dance floor as quickly as possible (a quarter of our guest list was under the age of 12!)…so we had limited the dances and kept the songs short and sweet. Our first dance -Michael Buble – All I Do Is Dream of You was a nod to my musical loving family! For the father-daughter dance we chose a song that had a perfectly placed pause in the middle giving a wonderful ‘cut-in’ moment (he danced with his 2 daughters, and I danced with my uncles, since my father had passed away) – Father and Daughter, Paul Simon. OH and for the last song of the evening, we chose a Grateful Dead song – We Bid You Goodnight – PERFECT song to wrap things up (although I was AMAZED that it was already playing and that may official wedding day was done!).

Klaire October 31, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Not engaged but I would love either

Close to you by JLS
Stolen by dashboard coffessional
Just the way you are by Bruno mars
What makes you beautiful by Boyce avenue (not the original as I don’t really like one direction)
Everything by Lifehouse
You and me by lifehouse

I would love to walk down the aisle to a bagpipes version of when I survey the wondrous cross (two reasons 1 I am Scottish and love Celtic music and 2)both me and bf are Christians and want our wedding to reflect our faith)

For father and daughter dance (i want to introduce this as its not normally a tradition in the UK to have it. Dad hopefully would agree to it) I would love either

I loved her first by heartland

Amy November 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Im getting married in April and our first dance will be Who I am by Wade Bowen.
Our entrance will be Nothing but a good time by Poison
Father/Daughter Seeing my father in me by Paul Overstreet
Bridal Party will walk down to Can you feel the love tonight (instrumental version)
Still working on Mother/Groom dance, cake cutting etc.

Wendy November 7, 2012 at 11:48 am

“How do I live” by Trisha Yearwood is the perfect first dance song. That’s my parents song, and I love it! :)

Katy November 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm

We danced our first dance (7/18/09) to “More Than Anyone” by Gavin DeGraw. I wanted all instrumental music for the ceremony, so I walked down the aisle to something more traditional: Canon in D.

Amanda November 10, 2012 at 4:48 am

Our song we have picked as our first dance song is “You Got What I Need” by Josh Radin, if you havent heard this song, its a MUST! We both love it enough to have it as eachothers ringtone!

I came home one night and found him cleaning and had the song blaring and on repeat! Made my heart melt! =)

Rachel November 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Something Beautiful – Newsboys

Tara November 11, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Im not getting married but what about the song Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden? I LOVE LOVE LOVE that song!

Scott S. November 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm

My new husband and I danced to “You & I” by Ingrid Michaelson. Such a beautiful, underappreciated track. :)

Rebecca November 13, 2012 at 7:46 am

@ Scott S. – that was the song we played as our guests walked in to the reception…we had them carrying lanterns from the ceremony sight and had them placed around the reception. Wonderful song!

Julia November 18, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I’m thinking of Moon River by Andy Williams. Is this a dumb idea?

jaime November 19, 2012 at 7:03 am

Not dumb at all – this is such a beautiful song!

Rebecca November 19, 2012 at 8:32 am

I agree with Jaime – that was my in-laws song (and yes, we had a special request for our DJ to play it — we did a song for both parents later in the evening).

Miranda November 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm

My man and I are going to dance to Us and Them by Pink Floyd

Danielle November 24, 2012 at 11:56 pm

My hubby and I got married in 2010 and our family walked down the aisle to
So Are You To Me – EastmountainSouth
Wedding Party walked down to : Heavenly Day – Patty Griffin
I walked down to Have a Little Faith in Me – John Hiatt
And, our first dance was to Stolen – Boyce Avenue (I love Dashboard Confessionals version but this one was perfect for out first dance!)

All of our music tied in so amazing and I could of asked for a more perfect day!!! Those of you getting married enjoy all of it because it flies by!!!!

Danielle November 24, 2012 at 11:57 pm

I COULDN’T of asked for a better day haha!

Danielle November 25, 2012 at 12:08 am

I forgot we left the church to I’m Gonne Be – The Proclaimers (Probably the best song choice of the entire night haha!
Father Daughter: Thank You for Love Me – Bon Jovi
Mother/Son: What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstong with Come on Eileen cutting in (My mother in-laws name is Eileen!)

Justine November 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I am thinking about “I just Cant stop loving you” By Michael Jackson! I just love that its a duet :)

jaime November 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm

This is a great one to add to the list. :)
Another you, Another me


Abby November 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

We danced to “Stay With You” by John Legend. It’s words perfectly reflected our relationship and how we perceived Love. We also danced to Is This Love by Bob Marley, which is a perfect song to start the party.

shelby December 17, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Breathe by Faith Hill.
Perfect Song

Mackenzie December 18, 2012 at 8:26 am

My fiance are torn between two songs, True companion by Marc Cohn and My Last Name by Dierks Bentley. He lost his dad a year ago so he really likes my last name as a memorial and in the end it says “i’ve asked you here to be my wife, all I have to give you is my last name.” We have time to think since our wedding is march 23 2013, but hope this helps out some people.

Mackenzie December 18, 2012 at 8:28 am

for our bridal party song we liked these are my people and the way you make me feel by michael jackson

Mariah December 21, 2012 at 6:05 am

We are planning on “Are you gonna kiss me or not?” by Thompson Square… it explains our story completely, and I cry every time I hear it because it is so special to us <3

Bridget January 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

I’m not getting married until 2014, but we’re considering “Sh-boom” by The Chords or “Stuck With You” by Huey Lewis and the News. Also possibly “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole. Something upbeat that we could swing dance to!

Anna January 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm

My Fiancee and I are dancing to Willie Nelson’s Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground, different but I love it

Brandi January 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I would like to walk to “Marry Me” by Train, our first dance I would like to be either “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, because for Christmas last year my best friend made a video of pictures of me and my fiance from our very first date until right before Christmas and it fits us perfectly, or “Crazy Girl” by Eli Young because my fiance heard it in the car one night and when he came home he made me listen to it because it reminded him immediately of me

Randi January 4, 2013 at 9:46 pm

We danced to “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life.”

Anita January 5, 2013 at 7:13 am

My fiancé and I love the classics…”More” by Frank Sinatra is the song of choice for me!

Anita January 5, 2013 at 7:13 am

My fiancé and I love the classics…”More” by Frank Sinatra is the song of choice for me!

Erin January 5, 2013 at 11:14 am

We danced to “Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin. My uncle sang it. :) We were long-distance for three years before the wedding, so it was perfect.

Taylor January 5, 2013 at 2:05 pm

First Day of my Life by Bright Eyes :)

Andrea January 12, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Our song was “Tu Amor Me Hace Bien” by Marc Anthony. It was originally going to be “After All” by Peter Cetera and Cher. We did walk into the reception to “Faithfully” by Journey (I’m Forever Yours, Faithfully is engraved in my husband’s wedding band). I am a sap for first dances/wedding songs! I love this list

Melissa January 16, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Mine was By Your Side, by Sade. Love it!

Kristen January 19, 2013 at 5:23 pm

“Would You” by Jeff Radford http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_MtNaAjjbw <<not my wedding video; I am not married…yet but I love this song. Hoping it will be my first dance song someday soon!

Ashley January 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm

My husband and I were supposed to dance to “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk. Sadly, the D.J. screwed up and didn’t play the song we wanted. I don’t even know what the song was that we actually danced to. The D.J. tried to make it up to us by having us dance to “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler. I would’ve preferred what I had requested, but we never got it and we still haven’t danced to it. It is the one thing that I regret about my wedding day.

jaime January 23, 2013 at 7:40 am

What about this Valentine’s Day? Why don’t you surprise your husband with a little dancing to your true first dance song? :)

Megan January 24, 2013 at 12:44 pm

We just picked our song – “Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce. So sweet. I love it, and it describes our love/relationship perfectly.

Robin January 31, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Our processional was (a slightly slower version of) “At the Beginning” by Donna Lewis and Richard Marx. “In the end I want to be standing at the beginning with you.” The lyrics are beautiful. We had fun with the recessional; “Love is a Wonderful Thing” (Micheal Bolton) and our first dance was “You Were Meant for Me” by Gene Kelly. Everyone loved that we had unique songs. I didn’t want the typical pro/recessional songs that I find over used and annoying.

Christine February 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Being that this will be both of our second weddings, we are going a little non-traditional. I did the whole wedding march thing the first time and hated it. So, this time, I am walking down the aisle to “A Thousand Years”, The Piano Guys version of Christina Perri’s wonderful song.

Our first dance will be to Gloriana’s “Turn My World Around”. This is the song that my fiance and I were dancing to when he asked me to marry him. So, I couldn’t think of a better song to dance to as husband and wife.

My son will be walking me down the aisle (he will be almost 13), and I am fairly certain that I will be doing a mother/son dance with him, rather than a father/daughter dance. If anyone has any suggestions for songs, please let me know!

I am also wanting to do a mother/daughter dance with my mom. She raised me on her own, and after my first wedding, I realized that my dad got a lot more of me that day than he deserved. I did the father/daughter dance with him and my mom came out and danced with both of us (behind me) during it. It was a great moment for me, but no one got any pictures of it. This time, I want to honor my mom for everything that she has done for me and dance with her. Any ideas for that dance?

Samantha February 8, 2013 at 5:20 am

I am doing a mother daughter dance to “I hope you dance” be lee Ann Womack… That would also be good for your mother/son dance. Another good mother daughter song would be Carrie underwoods “mama’s song”

Kelley f February 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Our first dance was to “nothing else matters” by Metallica both my husband and I are hard rock lovers

Sarah February 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm

“I love you” by the Eli Young Band is a great song. I love the message behind it. Well my interpretation of it anyway. They sing about how many people do certain things to make them feel whole, but all i need is you. I love you. It’s one of those songs you just have to hear to understand what I’m trying to say I suppose.

Chandra February 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Forever’s as far as I’ll go-Alabama

I will give you my heart faithful and true
and all the love it can hold
that’s all I can do
I’ve thought about how long I’ll love you
and it’s only fair that you know
Forever’s as far as I’ll go

Haley February 15, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Mine was “Like The Rain” by Clint Black, so beautiful.

Donna March 2, 2013 at 8:04 am

Great Suggestions above… but I’m an “old school” kind person. I was looking at the oldies… I think Al Green.. Here I Am (Come and Take Me) would be a perfect wedding song.

Anna March 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm

“Take Care” by Beach House is so lovely.

Tina Byrnes March 21, 2013 at 4:01 am

My husband and I were married in Sept 1996 and still are to this day very happy. We danced to Young Love by the Judds. Still to this day one of the most romantic songs.
it talks about making it through the hard times. I have always thought back to that song during the hard times and found it inspirational. Hope someone finds it as inspirational as We did/do.

jaime March 21, 2013 at 8:33 am

I love that song! So glad that it still brings back such great memories for you. :)

leigh March 24, 2013 at 11:52 am

my husband and I danced too “no other love” by Chuck Prophet. we loved the lyrics and simple, straight forward melody.

Brianne March 28, 2013 at 7:14 am

NEEDTOBREATHE “There is a place only you can go” or Rolling Stones “Wild horses”

Maddy April 8, 2013 at 1:14 pm

To dance with your father- Cinderella: Steven Cutris Chapman

sam April 11, 2013 at 11:08 am

“oh it is love” hellogoodbye

Christy April 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Im walking down the aisle yo 1000 years as the processional. When we walk down the aisle together we are walking down to crazy train! First dance is Cowboys and Angels.

Michelle April 29, 2013 at 8:51 pm

We are dancing to Ben Harper’s “Not Fire, Not Ice.” My fiancée recorded this song bc it’s one of my favorites. I was having a horrible day right when we first started dating, so he spent about 6 hours learning how to play it, and surprised me with it when I got home that evening. We’re going to dance to that recording.

Ashley May 13, 2013 at 10:05 am

I’m walking down the aisle to “a thousand years” by Christina perri and our first dance will be to “first dance” by Corey smith

Allie June 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Walking down to ‘Sea of Love’ by Cat Power and first dance is ‘Tangled Up in You’ by Staind

samantha July 20, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Tangled up in you is going to be ours too!

Meg McCormick June 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Louis Armstrong’s ” What a Wonderful World”

Meg McCormick June 10, 2013 at 9:42 pm

There is Love (aka The Wedding Song)

Jamie B June 25, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I’m going to walk to Something by The Beatles and we are going to dance to Find a Way by The Used.

Lala Gomez July 2, 2013 at 5:35 pm

My first dance song (with my future husband) will be: “God gave me you By-Blake Shelton”

And the daughter & father dance will be “Butterfly Kisses By- Bob Carlisle”

Both are such beautiful songs!

Heather M. July 5, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Our first dance song was “Everything I Need” by The Wilsons (Wendy & Carnie written by & with guest spot by the legendary Brian Wilson). So beautiful!
“…feels the way that true love should. I can’t imagine living life without it. Cuz everything I need I find in you!”

Stacy July 11, 2013 at 7:29 pm

For our wedding (2003) my husband and I picked “I Do (Cherish You)” by Mark Wills for our first dance. I love the line in it: “In a world torn by change…still with all my heart,till my dying day, I do, cherish you.” A lot of things happened while we were dating like 9/11, family sickness. But we are still together :)

Kathy July 19, 2013 at 11:09 am

Our wedding will be in August and we’ve both been married before, We’ve chosen “I’ve Finally Found Someone” – a duet by Barbara Streisand and Bryan Adams. Very appropriate since we’ve both been searching for Mr./Ms. right!

Lisa July 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm

My Husband And I Danced To “When God Made You” By newsong

Katie July 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm

My husband and I were married September 1, 2012 and our first dance was to “Are you going to kiss me or not” by Thompson Square. I love country, it’s not overdone, the lyrics are perfect for a wedding and its the perfect length (not too long, not too short).

Meghan July 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm

my husband and i will soon to celebrate our 6th anniversary. we danced to “passenger seat” by death cab for cutie. simple, powerful, and not too mushy.
“when you feel embarrassed, i’ll be your pride.
when you need directions, i’ll be the guide.
for all time. for all time.”

Courtney August 3, 2013 at 12:01 am

Our wedding is in November and I am walking down the aisle to the acoustic version of “Kiss Me” Six Pence None The Richer. I honestly do not know what our first dance song will be because he wants to surprise me (:

Stephanie Connell August 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm

My husband and I danced to “My Best Friend” By Tim McGraw. We are high school sweethearts and the song pretty much told our story!

Amy August 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I walked down the aisle to ‘You make it look so easy’ by Eric Church. My husband use to play this song for me every time we were together before we were married. It has always made me cry… Two more songs to dance to are ‘When you’ve got a good thing’ by Lady A and ‘Born to be your woman’ by Joey and Rory. I keep a playlist of songs that remind me of my husband and the love we share.

Daniell August 11, 2013 at 6:03 pm

I would love to dance to we belong together by ritchie valens

Jaymee August 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm

My fiancé and I have decided on “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw for our first dance. He truly is my best friend, and I couldn’t imagine a more perfect song.

Lisa K August 23, 2013 at 7:23 am

Freshly engaged but we always talk about Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol but we got engaged in Ireland (he was born there) and now I’m thinking “All I Want is You” by U2. We both LOVE U2 so it would seem weird not having it. There’s one line in that song that rings true. “You say, you’ll give me, eyes in the moon of blindness.” I always tell him I’d give him my eyes if I could. He’s been battling progressive vision loss most of his life and I would love to be able to give him that gift. <3

Dorothy S August 24, 2013 at 12:22 am

My husband and I got married a year ago (August 18!) and our first song was “Angels” by the xx. We agonized over it until literally the Tuesday of our wedding week. The song debuted that day, and as soon as we heard it, we knew. Fortunately, our DJ was wicked awesome and made it happen! Nobody in my family really got it, but a couple of our friends had minor freakouts over the hipster wedding songs (we entered the reception to “Hoppipolla” by Sigur Ros, so the cred is well deserved). I can’t think of a better song for us to have danced to!

Lauren September 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm

These are the two we are considering for our first dance!

The first one is what my fiancé tells me is exactly what he was thinking when we had our first date.

And this is just my favorite song ever.

Claire September 5, 2013 at 12:42 am

We are getting next year March, walking down aisle to Eddie Vedder, Rise (fiancé doesn’t know), or Florence and the Machine, Never Let Me Go (still deciding)… entering venue after photos to Calvin Harris, Feel so Close and first dance is Staind, All I want. Soooooo excited!!!! :)

Jennifer September 5, 2013 at 9:18 am

I am getting married to my best friend, Unintended by Muse is by far the perfect song for us <3

Erin September 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I am getting married in the spring and am thinking of having The Mowgli’s – San Francisco in the wedding somewhere.

AMarie September 10, 2013 at 10:01 pm

My fiance and I have decided on dancing to the wedding version of the Cinderella song “so this is love.” It’s really beautiful and incredibly magical.

Emily September 18, 2013 at 7:57 pm

We danced to “Amazed” by Lonestar
Father-daughter dance was “He Didn’t Have to be” by Brad Paisley (my step-dad)
Mother-son was “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

and we did the Time Warp =)

Al October 17, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Time Warp WILL BE at my reception! You are amazing!

Sherry September 24, 2013 at 9:32 pm

This is from a group that not many have heard of but this makes an awesome wedding song for the unity candle/sand or at the reception first song.

My deceased husband & I had it for our unity candle lighting, then we each had a rose and he went and gave my Mother one & I went and gave his Daughter one, then brought them both up with us for the joining of two families. I have to add my Mother was in a Nursing Home and that is where we had the wedding. My Mother was in a wheelchair and work so hard for 2 months because she wanted to be able to walk me down the aisle and she did it too (was so proud of her). We had everyone in there that could come and what a blast it was.

Kaylea October 16, 2013 at 10:15 am

I love Mine Would Be You, by Blake Shelton. <3

Al October 17, 2013 at 11:50 pm

I don’t know who has heard of Boyce Avenue- but they do covers of popular songs & they have their own music. They are pretty popular on youtube, anyways, they literally make any song slower and romantic! The cover they do of Bryan Adam’s song “Heaven” is incredible! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0wW9RwpG7M – everyone should go check them out..I may be slightly obsessed! They also do an incredible cover of Rihanna’s “Only Girl” only it is changed since a guy is singing it- just go listen to it!! =)

Rebecca October 26, 2013 at 1:07 am

I love Boyce Avenue. I want to have their cover of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” performed while everyone walks to the alter. I plan on finding a song of theirs to use for our first dance too. I absolutely LOVE their cover of “Only Girl” by Rihanna.

Keith November 14, 2013 at 1:49 am

My top choice is the song “pistol” by Dustin Kensrue, it is very different from the normal choices and it fits us so well.

Carmella November 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

My favorite wedding song is True companion by Marc Cohn.

Tiffani December 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

My fiance and I are making our wedding song “I knew I loved You” by Savage Garden. It melts my heart every time I hear it, because it describes us so perfectly <3

Wanda December 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm

My son and his wife danced to “Marry Me” by Train. The lyrics to the song are great!
“Forever can never be long enough for me, to feel like I’ve had long enough with you”

Love the song!

Carolyn December 15, 2013 at 8:56 am

For a song a little less known:
It’s called “65 More Years” by Ron Pope.
This is going to be our first dance song! AMAZING.

Melissa Neal December 29, 2013 at 2:06 pm

So many good songs that would be great for father/daughter dance, but all that I have listened to are for the girls that grew up with daddy being in their life. What about for girls like me that just recently met their father after 31 years??? Having such a hard time finding a good song to play getting married April 2014 anybody have any ideas for me??

Terri July 1, 2014 at 6:21 pm

My Wish, Rascal Flatts

Max Xavier February 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm

“Let it be me” by the Everly Brothers will be my down the aisle song, and
“Never My Love” by the Association will be our first dance. Both done acoustically by a friend of ours.

Why yes, I am having a vintage inspired wedding, how’d you guess? LOL

Terri February 6, 2014 at 10:25 pm

My son and his wife danced to “Smile” by Uncle Kracker I smile every time I hear it!

Susan February 13, 2014 at 10:36 pm

We will be dancing to “You Are The Everything” by REM and I am dancing with my Dad to Johnny Cash covering the Beatles “In My Life”

Lisa H March 12, 2014 at 6:29 pm

The Search Is Over, Survivor.

Candy April 2, 2014 at 3:48 pm

My SO and I are still a bit torn on which song we want our first dance to be.
We’ve toyed with…
…The Book of Love by Peter Gabriel because we’re Scrubs fans and he is a big fan of the song, especially.
…In My Arms by Jon Foreman because we’re Switchfoot fans (Jon Foreman is the lead singer) and this song is very fitting for our relationship. (By the time we wed, over half of our relationship we will have spent long distance.)
…Closer by Jars of Clay because it’s another song very fitting of us — it’s a happy-go-lucky -kind of romance song.
…Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol — it’s our song, but we really like to keep intimate details of our love life private.
…OR Yellow by Coldplay because our first trip to the beach together and first time he sung to me, yellow is one of our wedding colors, and the freaking music video takes place on a beach, BUT we really like to keep intimate details of our love life private.

Terri July 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm

My son and I danced to My Wish by Rascal Flatts and his first dance with his bride was Smile by Uncle Kracker both were awesome!

Sarah April 8, 2014 at 6:50 am

“That’s where I want to take our Love” performed by George Strait- first dance
“Con te Partiro” better known as “Time to Say Goodbye” – Processional (Had to fight hard for this, explaining the lyrics, pointing out that it is an Italian song and has been performed at the Vatican. no singing and performed on church organ)
“Buck’s Nouvelle Jole Blon” performed by Buckwheat Zydeco- father/daughter
“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” by Willie Nelson- tribute Grandparent’s song
“Dance me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen as he’s my husband’s favorite.

Kathy C April 22, 2014 at 11:54 am

Our 1st dance was “Hold On” by Michael Buble. I walked down the aisle to “Crazy Love”, also by Michael Buble!

Caitlin May 12, 2014 at 8:20 am

I’m walking down the aisle to in this moment with you by Shania twain and I’m letting my fiancé pick out our first dance and have him tell the dj and everything so I won’t even know what it is until we have our first dance. I want him to have the moment.

Kari May 13, 2014 at 11:50 am

Our first dance will be “I’ll Always Be Right There” by Bryan Adams…. it is so perfect

Karen July 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm

My hubby and I got married 35 years ago this year, and our song was “the Rain Song” by Led Zepplin… 10 years later my sister married with the same song and this year my son is getting married and he also chose a Led Zepplin song…. thank You …

Molly July 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm

A favorite from my wedding’s playlist is “Lovesong” by Adele. The lyrics are fitting, and there’s a gorgeous instrumental in there, too.

Kareen July 11, 2014 at 4:15 am

Takes My Breath Away by Tuck and Patti and The Last Time by Eric Benet

Julie Levely August 19, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Here and now by Luther Vandrose is a beautiful wedding song:)

Amanda August 25, 2014 at 1:04 pm

I’m getting married in October and still haven’t fully decided on the songs for the reception. (Shame on me, right?) I DO know that we will be using “I don’t dance” by Lee Brice. Perfect for us considering my fiance is not a fan of dancing and we have never in 10 years danced together in public. I’m EXCITED!

Amanda August 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm

I meant I haven’t decided on songs for the ceremony lol, not reception. A few we have in mind are “Love of a lifetime”- firehouse, “I won’t give up on us”- Jason Mraz, “Nothing else matters”- Metallica. Lee Brice and Metallica? Yes, we love a wide range of music haha.

Shelley Prytula September 29, 2014 at 6:41 am

My choice was ” After All” by Cher & Peter Cetera…I thought it was great because we had been together for many years

Shannon November 7, 2014 at 10:35 am

Hello All! I am getting married April 25th 2015 and we have choosen the song “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw!! It definetly shows how my soon to be husband and I feel about eah other considering we were best friends for years!! Good luck!

Lisa Wills January 6, 2015 at 1:54 pm

“Perhaps Love” by John Denver and “Itty Bitty” by Alan Jackson

Annie January 25, 2015 at 7:15 pm

My husband and I danced to John Denver’s “Annie’s Song” 40 years ago and we’re still going strong!!!

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