Choosing a song for the first dance is the most important part of the wedding reception. This is the song that will live with the happy new couple for the rest of their lives, the song that will be the most important to them, and the song that will be “their” song for all the following anniversaries. That is why choosing a song for the first dance is often such a daunting task.
Not to worry, though. Choosing a first dance song can be as easy as 1, 2, 3 as long as you keep some very important things in mind:
- The first dance song should be a reflection of the couple. It should say how they feel towards each other in a way they think is appropriate. There is no “wrong” choice for a first dance song, as long as it is true to the feelings of the couple. That is why, oftentimes, people will choose such songs as “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from Lion King or “Still the One” by Shania Twain.
- When you choose the song for the first dance, it should be a slow song. This is meant as a song that the couple can not only dance to and bond over, but something that introduces the happy new couple to the world. It is more of a formal tradition to have a slow first dance song.
- Don’t forget that this is the wedding for two people, so ladies, don’t forget to let your husbands have some amount of say in choosing the song for the first dance. It is meant to represent both of you, and while you may want to be the one to plan everything, he might appreciate at least having his opinions heard on this one.
When you keep these three things in mind, choosing a song for your first dance is simple! Really, there’s nothing to it, I promise. The only hard thing left to do is to brainstorm on possible songs. Even if you think you have that perfect song already in mind, it is wise to do a little searching just in case you find one you like better.
If you really need ideas for your first dance song, search engines such as google and yahoo are always good places to look. They oftentimes can provide you with the most common and frequently used wedding songs.
Remember to have fun and enjoy your big day!