Category: Wedding Dancing / Last Updated: Fri May 10 / Written By: Michelle
At QuickSteps we have been teaching wedding dances for a long time and we know that many couples struggle with choosing their special song. Here are some tips that should help.
Take the pressure of yourselves. Try not to take other people’s opinions into consideration too much… this can make it impossible to choose anything and makes it a much bigger deal than it needs to be. Whatever you choose is up to you, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of it. After all ‘it’s your day!’
It can be easy to feel like wedding planning is a chore… but let’s make it fun. Book a time on your ‘shared calendar’ to ‘pick our song’.
Are there a few playlists that the two of you enjoy listening to together? The songs you put on when you’re both hanging at home or cooking together in the kitchen? Then start there.
Perhaps there’s a special song right under your nose that’s been your special song all along?
Or you can let the power of modern technology go to work for you. Go to one of your favourite playlists, right click a song you both love and select ‘start song radio’ (on Spotify). Spotify will then create and play through hundreds of songs that are similar in style and feel.
Some couples just want a song that is easy to dance to, appropriate and well known. If that;s the case then you can pretty much google 'wedding dance songs' and simply choose from the list.
Other couples want to avoid songs that have been used a lot.
Either way here are a list of the most commonly used First Dance songs. Just so you know…
Here is our list. We have been compiling first dance appropriate songs from different genres, eras and have then arranged them by dance style.
There are so many lists out there of suggested wedding songs out there from quirky to punk to heavy metal! It just takes a bit of research. Get your pen and paper ready and get ‘surfing’.
Try typing ‘First Dance Songs…’ and inserting a adjective at the end eg;
First Dance Songs Punk
First Dance Songs Unique
First Dance Songs Romantic
First Dance Songs Funky
First Dance Songs Reggae
Whatever takes your fancy really… get creative!