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Are you and your fiancé wondering what unique song you should choose for your first dance that isn’t cringe-worthy and hasn’t been done a million times?
You’ve been to more weddings than you can count where the first dance is “Amazed” by Lonestar or “At Last” by Etta James or more recently “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran. You want something more original and personal to your relationship. It’s time to think out side of the box!
The answer could be right in front of you. Is there a song that makes you think of your fiancé every time you hear it or takes you back to an incredible time you had together? That is a great option for a first dance song! Pick one that is meaningful and significant to the two of you.
Make sure to pick a song that fits your personality and relationship. If you’re not a super serious, romantic couple, don’t be afraid to pick a song that is more upbeat. You might have to be more creative in how you dance to it, but it’s worth it if that fits your personalities better.
If you can’t come up with anything, here are some ideas to get you started.
Forget Me Not– Civil Wars
Favorite Lyrics- Forget me not my dear, my darling/ Forget me not my love/ I just want to hold your hand/ Hang on every word you say/ Lets write a song for us and sing until we’re old and grey
Cecilia and the Satellites– Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Favorite lyrics- Through all of the things my eyes have seen/The best by far is you
Favorite lyrics- I want to be your last first kiss for all time
Your Song– Elton John
Favorite Lyrics- My gift is my song/ And this one’s for you I hope you don’t mind/ That I put down in words/ How wonderful life is while you’re in the world
First Day of my Life- Bright Eyes
Favorite Lyrics- This is the first day of my life/ I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you/ but now I don’t care, I could go anywhere with you/ And I’d probably be happy
The Girl- City and Colour
Favorite lyrics- Please know that I’m yours to keep/ My beautiful girl
The Way You Make Me Feel- Michael Jackson
Favorite Lyrics- Just promise baby, you’ll love me forevermore/ I swear I’m keeping you satisfied/ ‘Cause you’re the one for me
Such Great Heights– Postal Service or Iron and Wine
Favorite Lyrics- I am thinking it’s a sign/ That the freckles in our eyes/ Are mirror images and when we kiss/ They are perfectly aligned
Your Love is a Song- Switchfoot
Favorite lyrics- Your love is a symphony/All around me/running through me/Your love is a melody/Underneath me/running to me
Turning Page- Sleeping at Last
Favorite Lyrics- I’ve waited a hundred years/ But I’d wait a million more for you/ Nothing prepared me for/ What the privilege of being yours would do
Sea of Love- Cat Power
Favorite Lyrics- Come with me my love/ To the sea/ The sea of love/ I want to tell you/ How much I love you
Tip of My Tongue– Civil Wars
Favorite Lyrics- You’re my favorite song/ Always on the tip of my tongue
All I want is you- U2
Favorite Lyrics- But all the promises we make/ From the cradle to the grave/ When all I want is you
Sweet Disposition- The Temper Trap
This song is lot less obviously romantic than the rest, but it’s a beautiful song and would be a memorable first dance song.
Favorite lyrics- Sweet disposition/ Never too soon/ Oh, reckless abandon/ Like no one’s watching you/ A moment a love/ A dream aloud/ A kiss a cry
Have other ideas? I’d love to hear them! List them in the comments below.