What Song Should I Choose for My First Dance? 😕

Published: 18 September 2023

Posted in: Wedding Tips

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Todays topic – the First Dance….

Your first dance is one of the most special moments of your wedding day. It’s a time to celebrate your love for each other and to start your new life together as partners. Choosing the perfect first dance song is important, as it will set the tone for the rest of your reception.

If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few tips:

  • Choose a song that has meaning to you and your partner. This could be a song that you first danced to, a song that you share a special memory with, or simply a song that you both love.
  • Consider the tempo and style of the song. You want to choose a song that is appropriate for the atmosphere of your wedding reception. If you’re having a formal wedding, you’ll want to choose a more romantic song. If you’re having a more casual wedding, you can choose something more upbeat.
  • Make sure the song is the right length. You don’t want your first dance to be too short or too long. A good rule of thumb is to choose a song that is between two and three minutes long.

Popular First Dance Songs:

Here are a few of the most popular first dance songs in the UK:

  • All of Me – John Legend
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • Everything – Michael Bublé
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • At Last – Etta James
  • You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  • Amazed – Lonestar
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
  • When I Found You – Jasmine Thompson
  • I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
  • Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Creative First Dance Songs:

If you’re looking for a more unique first dance song, consider choosing a song from a movie or TV show that you and your partner love. You could also choose a song in a different language, or a song that is special to your culture.

Here are a few creative first dance song ideas:

  • Movie/TV Show Songs:
    • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” from 10 Things I Hate About You
    • “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing
    • “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
    • “A Whole New World” from Aladdin
    • “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast


  • Songs in Different Languages: 
    • “La Vie en Rose” by Édith Piaf (French)
    • “Con te partirò” by Andrea Bocelli (Italian)
    • “Te amo” by Franco De Vita (Spanish)
    • “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston (English/Spanish)
    • “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen (English/French)


  • Songs from Specific Cultures:
    • “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson (American)
    • “My Valentine” by Martina McBride (American)
    • “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban (American)
    • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (Hawaiian)
    • “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley (American)


Custom First Dance Songs:

If none of the above songs resonate with you and you’re still lost in finding what’s your first dance should be, have you considered having a very custom or bespoke first dance?

Here’s To Us has the ability due to our accreditations and experiences musicians to write it completely unique and personalized first dance featuring music that will be guided by your likes and lyrics that have been advised based on your core memories so everything will see income reflect your relationship perfectly.

We would love to work with you to create a first dance song that is truly special and meaningful to you and your partner. Simply share your ideas and preferences with us, and we will take care of the rest.

The sort of details we like to use are:

  • How you met and fell in love
  • Your favourite lyrics from different songs
  • A song that is set to a specific melody that you might love
  • How it reflects their unique personalities and relationship

No matter what your vision is, we can help you to create a first dance song that is perfect for you. Contact us today to learn more about our custom first dance song service.


Choosing the perfect first dance song is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be stressful.

Follow the tips above and you’ll be dancing the night away!💃🏻

If you’re still a little unsure – drop us a line and we’re happy to help ♥

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