Wedding Tip Tuesday- Unique First Dance Songs

September 20, 2016

share this post:


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

Inevitable- Anberlin

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.


Leave a Reply

"The day went by so fast and we now understand how valuable wedding photos are. The photos managed to perfectly capture the fun energy of our big day." 

Asher & Mel

We only select a limited number of Lumos Couples and branding clients per year to ensure you get the best, most personalized experience possible. Dates fill up fast!

fill out the form to start the conversation

Drinks on us!


thank you!

your message has been sent and you will be hearing from me soon.