First Dance Songs

You’ve said your vows and posed for photos, you’re officially married, and now it’s time to celebrate. The traditional way to start any wedding reception is a song where the happy couple get the chance to take the floor and begin the dancing in front of their guests. The first dance is always an emotional moment in any wedding, and that’s why it’s so important to get it right.

I have a wealth of experience when it comes to providing the perfect song for the first dance, so I can therefore work with you to set the tone that you are searching for. I have an extensive music bank, meaning that if you have a song in mind I’m certain to have it, and if you’re struggling to think of one then I will be able to help you to choose the ideal song to represent your relationship.

It is important to remember that your wedding is not only the best day of your life, but it is also a key day in the lives of those around you. Your parents, family and friends will all be watching you dance to start your married lives together, so it is vital that the right level of emotion is captured for them to be able to make the most of their day.

When it comes to emotion, nothing is more emotional than our “Love Story” service. If you wish, I can put together all of the information that you have given to me about your relationship, and create a well rehearsed performance to demonstrate your story to the entire room. This is the perfect follow-on from the first dance, as it puts into words what the guests have just seen in front of them – a couple who are in love, and who are sure to share a long and happy life together.

Top Ten First Dance – Songs

At Last

What could be more perfect for a first dance song than “At Last,” the 1961 rhythm and blues classic sung by Etta James with classic lyrics that weave there way all the way through,  “If your love has “finally come along” and your “lonely days are over,” this one’s for you, “And here we are in heaven, for you are mine, at last”

I Won’t Give Up

Jason Mraz’s song lyrics express that no matter what life throws at you, together you will get through it   “I won’t give”,  “I won’t give up on us/Even if the skies get rough/I’m giving you all my love”

All Of Me

Song by American contemporary R&B recording artist John Legend, the song is a dedication to his wife became one of the most popular first dance songs released in 2014

You Are The Best Thing

Ray LaMontagne lyrics “The way you move me, it’s crazy/It’s like you see right through me/And make it easier/Believe me, you don’t even have to try”

A Thousand Years

Christina Perri hit featured in the movie Twilight Breaking Dawn with the lyrics “Darling, don’t be afraid/I have loved you/For a thousand years/I’ll love you for a thousand more” a very popular modern choice, which also gets chosen for a lot of ceremony processionals.


Lonestar’s country rock crossover with great lyrics “I don’t know how you do what you do/I’m so in love with you/It just keeps getting better”

Can’t Help Falling In Love

This 1961 love song from the album “Blue Hawaii” is a great choice for that first foray onto the dance floor as husband and wife. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” is one of Elvis’s most enduring romantic ballads

Have I Told You Lately 

Romantic ballard written & sung by Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison a popular first dance song & personal favourite as it was played for the first dance at my wedding


Sung buy Michael Bublé with Lyrics you’ll love: “And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times/It’s you, it’s you, you make me sing/You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything”

From This Moment On

From Shania Twain’s album “Come On Over, “From This Moment On” Lyrics “From this moment life has begun, from this moment you are the one, right beside you is where I belong” might be a perfect fit for your first wedding dance. a monster crossover hit for her that could bring some subtle Country ambiance to your reception.