Brand new wedding songs for your first dance

by jaime on September 17, 2012

A little secret: this entire post came about when I heard the first song and needed to share it (I have a love affair with Matchbox Twenty), but I wanted to make sure that I got a handful of different genres and wedding music on here. All but one were released in 2012 (and the one was from 2011, so still new!) and they all deserve a listen!

Matchbox Twenty – Overjoyed

I got a little misty eyed when I first heard this song. Definitely a keeper.

Taylor Swift – Ours

I’ve somehow missed adding T-Swift to any of my music lists. It was an oversight that, here, is being remedied.

Colbie Caillat – I Do

This is a perfect song for an upbeat dance. It’s so cute and pretty.

Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up

I had included this in a collection of wedding songs for walking down the aisle, but it’s a lovely fit for the first dance, too. This is another one that gets me all choked up when I hear it.

Bruno Mars – Marry You

A lot of readers recommended this song, and while I’m a little iffy about it (kids, don’t get wasted before you get married!), it is still very pretty.

Hunter Hayes – Wanted

I cannot tell you how much I like this song for a first dance! Girls, if you haven’t heard this song (it’s really new for 2012), then listen now!

Dustin Lynch – Cowboys and Angels

Seeing Dustin Lynch perform this in concert – and share that he wrote this song about his grandparents (AWWW!) – helped this song make the list.

OneRepublic – Feel Again

This is a fun, upbeat song that is still pretty and works for your first dance.

Liam Titcomb – Love Don’t Let Me Down

A super underrated song (and one you probably haven’t ever heard!) that made me swoon.

Which song is your favorite? And which did I miss that you’d include?



Pauline September 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Has anyone ever thought about “All About Us” by He Is We Featuring Owl City? Maybe this is old news (I’m not sure when it was released) but I’ve just discovered this song, and I could totally picture it for a first dance song.

Jessica October 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm

This is AWESOME! An absolutely perfect song!

Hope February 14, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I kinda freaked out when I saw that you mentioned “All About Us” by He is We ft. Owl City. :) Ever since that song came out I’ve been planning on using it for the first dance song at my wedding (years down the road.) Such a sweet song, perfect for the first dance. Oh how I love it. :) It definitely should have been on the list.

bny February 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

thank you for this song… :)

Stacy Williams September 19, 2012 at 10:17 am

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jaime November 19, 2012 at 7:53 am

Awww, thank you!

Ashley September 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Could you make a post for songs that your bridesmaids walk down the aisle to….I am stuck in this department!

Melissa October 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm

walk me down the middle by the band perry released end of 2011

Melissa October 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm

that was meant as a reply to ashley’s question for bridesmaids

Donnas Robet October 18, 2012 at 3:18 am

The new wedding song the first dance were great. It were lovely no words to explain …….

Laurin October 25, 2012 at 9:23 am

I wont give up by Jason Mraz is one of my fave.. good thing my boyfriend doesnt get a say 😉 lol

Sophie January 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

@ Ashley ——–> Try Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life. I always thought thatd make aa perfect post ceremony “back down the aisle” song.

Marie August 14, 2013 at 11:51 am

It’s gonna be the background song during we will exchange our vows. :)

Kristian January 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm

This is not a new song at all really, but my husband and I danced to “Nothing Fancy” by Dave Barnes. Just beautiful. Simple. It was perfect for us.

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