7 Fantastic First Dance Songs for Your Wedding

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Weddings are a celebration, and no celebration is complete without a sprinkle of song and dance. The music sets the tone for the wedding - and the right mix can have your guests grooving and having the time of their lives. Here is our 2023 list of fantastic first dance songs for your consideration!

The First Dance And Its Importance

The couple's first dance, in many ways, lays the musical marker for the rest of the evening. When the guests see that the newlyweds are comfortable and intimate in each other's presence, everyone else will be tempted to get on the dance floor and have some fun as well. 

Of course, since the first dance is such an important part of the festivities, it is vital that you choose the right song. Below is a list of 7 fantastic first dance songs for you to consider:

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1. All Of Me - John Legend

There is perhaps no better modern song for capturing the essence of love and commitment. Of course, you will also get to enjoy listening to John Legend's wonderful voice.

2. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Can there be a modern wedding without Ed Sheeran songs in it? Thinking Out Loud has got the melody and the lyrics needed to make an excellent first dance song. What more can you possibly ask for? 

3. I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz

A song that states, without pretension, that things can get tough during a marriage. However, if the two people involved are unwilling to give up, then everything will work out in the end. A truly inspiring message to send with your first dance.

4. Love Song - Adele

The lyrics to Love Song are just perfect for a first dance, and Adele's almost operatic voice will add a certain degree of class to your wedding.

5. Everything - Michael Buble 

If you are looking for a simple, easy-to-dance-to song, then Everything is an amazing choice. Michael Buble's dulcet voice adds a touch of old-school romance as well. 

6. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship

All 80s and all fun, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us will certainly strike a chord with everyone present. Plus, it's pretty much impossible to avoid dancing when this song comes on.

7. You And Me - Dave Matthews Band

For a low key and laid back first dance, You And Me is a simply superb option. This Dave Matthews Band song is sure to be popular with all of your guests. 

Your Song, Your Style

First dance songs are an important part of any wedding so it can be tough to make the right choice for you. However, it is important to remember that there really are no bad options. What matters most of all is that you choose a song that reflects your personality and the love that you and your partner share. Hopefully, this list will prove helpful in guiding you toward your perfect tune.

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