9 great indie wedding songs for your first dance

by jaime on September 13, 2012

In keeping with this week’s music theme, here are some amazing indie music songs (and the term “indie” is used pretty flexibly…) that I love for your first dance. Some of these are songs that have topped my list (like the Sondre Lerche one – I just adore it!) and others are new to me but recommended by readers. Either way, there’s a little something for every indie bride out there to enjoy!

Ray Lamontagne – You Are the Best Thing

Sondre Lerche – Counter Spark

The Verve Pipe – Colorful

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home

Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life

Wilco – I’m the Man Who Loves You

Old 97’s – Question

Joshua Radin – I’d Rather Be With You

Band of Horses – Marry Song

What indie song made your list for the first dance?



Katie September 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm

What about “Swept Away” (the sentimental version) by The Avett Brothers? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec8BDAtlc7E

Megan January 4, 2013 at 7:03 am

My hubby and I are using “First Day of My Life”! We’ve been listening to Bright Eyes since we were kids and we thought it was only fitting seeing that we can’t listen to it without thinking about each other. I’m so excited! “Home” was one of our ideas too, coincidentally! Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros was the first concert we had ever been to together. Ahh this is such a great list!

Brittany February 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

We are using “No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses. BOH was one of the first shows we saw together, and the song is just beautiful.

CC July 15, 2013 at 2:57 pm

But isn’t it about breaking up?

Nikki August 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Yep, it’s about breaking up. Poor choice for a first dance.

Emily February 18, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Yeah, you should look up the lyrics before using this song, not a good first dance song.

Sarah October 24, 2014 at 4:26 pm

the song is beautiful and makes for a great first song! It was mine.. and Drew Barrymore’s. She’s got taste :)

ABM August 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm

What about Regina Spektor’s “Us”?

Jess October 14, 2013 at 12:51 am

I love Regina Spektor- Real Love (cover) & Angels- The xx

Amy December 9, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Im thinking of Paul McCartney Maybe Im amazed! What do people think? Im tryinh to stay away from cheesy n something too obvious n current!

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