Wedding Planner Wednesday: 1st dance song ideas

One of my brides asked me the other day if I could suggest a 1st Dance song for her, she is a great lover of music but her and her fiance don’t have a particular song that is ‘their song’. My first thought was to consult the Internet and google 1st dance song idea, but then I thought that would just throw up the generic classics that everyone has heard time and time again. I wanted something different, a few more interesting options, so I decided to ask my friends on twitter and facebook….and believe me, you lot didn’t let me down! the ideas came flooding in!

So I have compiled a list of those songs that were suggested to me……….i’ve also sent them across to my bride, who is now busy going through YouTube to find her favourite.
Thanks to everyone who made a selection, this list couldn’t have happened without you.

So first things first….My own first dance. To be honest I really can’t remember that much about my first dance, but luckely I do have a photo to prove that I did one! (although not a very good photo, the photographer had gone home at this point….another good reason to book a photographer who will stay from beginning to end, not just for a few hours)

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So we had 2 choices………Luther Vandross- Never Too Much (Niks’s choice) and Chaka Khan – Aint Nobody (my choice)…guess who get their own way??

……………Yep Nik did!!

So here is what the rest of you suggested, the first few are the ones that got more than one nomination!

  • As the world falls down – The Labyrinth
  • Someone like You – Van Morrison
  • If not for you – Bob Dylan
  • Hold on – Michael Buble
  • All the time in the world – Louis Armstrong
  • I Swear – All-4-One
  • Nat King Cole – When I Fall In Love
  • All the Things You Are – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Nothings gunna stop us now – Star Ship
  • My Love Sweet Love – Patti LaBelle
  • Northern Sky – Nick Drake
  • Bring me Sunshine – Morecombe and wise
  • And I Love Her – The Beatles
  • I’ll be there – The Jackson 5
  • Paolo Nutini – Candy
  • I’ve had the time of my life – Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley  (with routine)
  • At last – Eta Jones
  • More than a woman – The Bee gees (with routine)
  • You are the sunshine of my life – Stevie Wonder
  • Better – Tom Baxter
  • Come Rain or Come Shine – Billie Holiday
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Thank You – Bon Jovi
  • Stand By Me – Ben E King
  • One day like this – Elbow- one day like this
  • First time I ever saw your face – Celine Dion
  • To be in love – masters at work
  • Talk about love – My friend the chocolate cake
  • Love is all around – wet wet wet
  • Happy Hour – the housemartins,
  • Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
  • Don’t want to miss a thing – Aerosmith
  • In My Life – The Beatles
  • Just the way you are – Billy Joel
  • Can I have this dance for the rest of my life – Anne Murray.
  • David Gray – this year’s love.
  • Dashboard confessional – stolen
  • All my life – K-ci and Jo Jo
  • Fade into You – Mazzy Star’s
  • Always a woman – Billy Joel
  • Always – Atlantic Starr
  • White Christmas – Otis Redding
  • Time of your life – Green Day
  • Message to My Girl by – SplitEnz
  • Rule the World – Take That
  • Songbird – Oasis
  • Love to love – Damage
  • Love You I Do – Jennifer Hudson
  • Luck Be a Lady –Sinatra
  • Your song – Elton john
  • You shook me all night long – ACDC
  • Have I Told You Lately that I Love You – Van Morrison
  • The Muppet Show
  • So is your 1t Dance  in this list? are there any on there that have inspired thoughts for your own wedding? Please feel free to add any more suggestions in the comments section…………Love to hear any more ideas!



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      Maria Kirk

      We had ‘A Whole New World’ from Disneys Aladin and it was perfect. But I do know a could who had Michael Jacksons ‘Bad’ as their first dance! It really is personal choice and anything goes!

      Rogue Bride

      My fiancee and I are currently dithering between the Rolling Stones ‘Wild Horses’, Bruce Springsteen ‘Born to Run’ [as in together], or Roxy Music ‘More than This’

      How the heck we’ll manage to dance to the above remains unseen….XXXXXX

      Lauren Clark

      Yeah made the list…….an eclectic mix of some great songs!! Love the photo of you doing your first dance, i have a pretty similar one ‘doing the butterfly’ or ‘tipsy bride with a flowing dress’ impression!!!
      Great post xx

      Kerry Taylor

      The couple from our wedding on Saturday had the band sing Run by Snow Patrol. It was beautiful. My first choice would be You’re My Star by the Stereophonics or First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by the Stereophonics. (I’m a fan just in case you couldn’t tell!)


      some great suggestions here, thank you everyone. Alice I also love Adele and walked down the aisle to ‘feel my love’, it was when it was just an album track and not that many people had heard it, it will always have a special place in my heart! xx


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