When I sit down with couples to discuss the music for their wedding, a question that always comes up is “What is the best song for the first dance?”.
Choosing a first dance song can often seem daunting to the Bride and Groom. In my experience there are generally two types of couples – those who embrace the idea of celebrating the moment and those who are happy to get it out of the way as early as possible. I can fully understand the prospect of having 100 plus people watching your every step a little nerve wracking, especially for those couples with two left feet…you know who you are :-). At the end of the day, you are among your family and closest friends who are honoured to be there to share this special occasion with you. If you go in with that mindset I guarantee you will not feel the pressure to perform!
So what are some popular first dance wedding songs you ask? Whether it be a choreographed wonder covering the entire dance floor, a mash-up of slow and fast tracks or simply a classic melody that lasts two minutes – I always leave the choice of the first dance song to the Bride and Groom. No matter how well I think I know a couple, I feel that I can never fully understand the full meaning or background of a particular song and what makes it so special to them. The memories created from a first dance should be left up to the Bride and Groom and song selection is an intricate part of this process.
To show the vast array of song choices couples have made with me and to emphasize that one track is simply not a better choice than another, I have put together a Spotify playlist of some first dance songs I’ve played over the last four years. You’ll see there are some obvious classics in there, as well as some unique covers of popular tracks. Use it as a guide if you’d like, but most of all don’t limit yourself to anything, be creative and don’t be shy of choosing something that is right for you and your partner.
This post was contributed by Kevin Knower. Kevin is an Accredited Member of the Alliance that is based in Melbourne, Victoria and runs Insatiable Nights which services all of Melbourne. Specialising in Weddings, Insatiable Nights can cater for your entire music and event needs.