30 First Dance Songs Perfect For Your Wedding

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Are you struggling to come up with that perfect first dance song for you and your husband to be?  You want your first dance to be romantic, sweet, and fun for everyone to listen to and watch. It’s practically your first statement as a couple, so how do you decide this important choice? What is the right song for you? Luckily, we’ve compiled 30 of the best weddings songs from articles across the web. Check out our traditional and sometimes untraditional, favorite choices!

1. Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran

Did you fall in love in a “mysterious” way? Even if you didn’t, I can’t make it through the video without crying, so think how people will react when it’s with people they know.

2. L-O-V-E- Nat King Cole

Why not have this throwback as your first dance? And I am sure that you have a very “extraordinary” love to celebrate!

3. Marry Me- Train

This touching song is sure to bring anyone in the crowd to immediate tears.

4. Stand By Me- Ben E. King

What a great reminder that you got each other’s backs no matter what!

5. Amazed- Lonestar

Are you or your husband-to-be huge country music fans? Then this song could be perfect for you!

6. I Won’t Give Up- Jason Mraz

We hope that with this song you make the promise to never give up on each other!

7. I’m Gonna Be( 500 Miles)- Sleeping At Last

This acoustic take on an iconic song will be sure to send you into tears.

8. Young And Beautiful- Lana Del Ray

A great reminder that love is timeless and ageless.

9. Lucky- Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat

Because aren’t you truly “lucky” to be in love with your best friend?

10. You and Me- Lifehouse

Now you’ll always have another person to ask, “what day is it?”

11. The Luckiest- Ben Folds

If you haven’t seen the movie About Time, stop everything you are doing and see it. After you watch it, you’ll understand why this is the perfect wedding first dance song. And isn’t your man the “luckiest?”

12. We Will Dance- Steven Curtis Champman

This great song walks through an 80-year marriage. Let these words be an inspiration to your new marriage!

13. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing- Aerosmith

Aerosmith may be creepy looking, but this song is far from that. Now that you are married you won’t have to miss a thing!

14. My Best Friend- Tim McGraw

Because you’re marrying the best friend, you’ll truly have forever!

15. Make You Feel My Love- Adele

This beautiful song is sure to set the perfect mood for your wedding!

16. All Of Me- John Legend

This is a great song to solidify that you love them with everything you are.

17. The Only Exception- Paramore

We hope that your love is your only exception!

18. Everything I Do( I Do It For You)

This 90’s classic is sure to bring the waterworks!

19. A Thousand Years

We don’t know if you’ll get to spend 1,000 years on earth with your man, but isn’t it fun to imagine? If the lyrics distract you, try the acoustic version. 

20. Marry You- Bruno Mars

This upbeat song is sure to get the reception started!

21. If I Ain’t Got You

You win because you have a diamond ring and your man!

22. Your Song- Elton John

This touching song is sure to be a crowd favorite.

23. You Are So Beautiful- Joe Crocker

Hopefully, you and your groom can keep it together through this whole song.

24. Better Together- Jack Johnson

We hope that you do feel better together, especially after hearing this song!

25. Iris- Goo Goo Dolls

You’ll love the lyrics, “you’re the closest to heaven that I’ve ever been.”

26. Can’t Help Falling In Love- Elvis Presley or for an updated version Ingrid Michelson

This classic is the perfect first dance song for any couple.

27. Perfect- Ed Sheeran

Honestly, if you go with an Ed Sheeran song, you really can’t go wrong.

28. I Was Made For Loving You- Tori Kelly feat. Ed Sheeran

Because don’t you believe that only you were made to love your husband?

29. Somewhere Only We Know- Keane

This song can help you to feel like it’s only the two of you when you’re surrounded by hundreds of family and friends.

30. The Way You Look Tonight

There are hundreds of more updated or traditional versions of this song on the market for you to explore.

We hope that these songs have given you some ideas for what your first dance song should be. Share with us below what you picked!

Check out more wedding song tips here.

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