There are so many big moments at a wedding, but I believe that a first dance that represents your personalities can bring out the joy and the emotion of the moment. I love the fact that after the hustle and stress of a wedding day, you at least get a few minutes completely to yourselves.
Two quick tips: 1) I highly recommend having your wedding DJ edit the song for you down to about 2:00 or 2:15. That gives you the greatest emotional impact. (I like to edit from the middle, so that you hear the intro and the ending of the song that you’re familiar with.)
2) You can make a truly unique first dance song by incorporating your voices and thoughts in it. Here’s an example: https://archive.pugetsounddj.com/your-story-in-your-first-dance/
So I’ve created several lists to help you pick the perfect first dance song for you.
Here’s a list of “modern” sounding songs. Ed Sheeran and John Legend are, well, legendary, on this one.
There are some great songs that are Timeless Classics.
Here are some from the “Crooners” in a list that I like to call “Cocktail Hour.”
You can never go wrong with Motown, so here are some ideas from that genre: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5parZoAItBkQ1UqiGY1rHu?si=dWlVIlvaRMC7nxLeVLDIkA
Even if you’re a city slicker from Seattle, you should know that country artists have produced some of the best first dance songs. Here are some great ones:
If you have a bit of an Indie/Hipster vibe to your musical tastes, here you go.
I’d love to hear more about what your first dance plans are. Please get in touch.