As your wedding approaches and you tend to the final details of your special day, you can get pulled in numerous different directions by well-meaning family members and friends. One aspect of the wedding about which you will surely get some unsolicited advice is the choice of song for the first dance.
Your parents probably hope that you choose something traditional like “At Last” by Etta James. However, you want to put your personal stamp on the wedding with a song choice that says more about you and your partner than it does your parents or anyone else.
To help you choose the tune that will best suit you, here are some ideas for unique wedding songs for your first dance.
Oldies and Classics
These songs are by well-known artists, but they are not typically played for a wedding’s first dance. If you want to choose something unique, but you do not want to rock the boat too much, one of these songs could be the ideal choice.
God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
All of My Love by Led Zeppelin
As by Stevie Wonder
Shelter from the Storm by Bob Dylan
If Not for You by George Harrison
Alternative and Hip
These tunes might be used frequently as first dance songs in the future, but they are not as well-known in the contemporary wedding world. Choose one of these if you want to make a stylish, yet classy mark with your first dance song.
Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Love Song by The Cure
Fade Into You by Mazzy Star
Yellow by Coldplay
La La Love You by The Pixies
Songs for Rocking Out
Perhaps you do not want to use a slow song for your first dance. Maybe you want to use a song that is a little more upbeat and energetic. These songs may shock your tradition-minded guests, but they will certainly be memorable.
I’m the Man Who Loves You by Wilco
I’m a Believer by The Monkees
Burning Love by Elvis Presley
Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
Let Love Rule by Lenny Kravitz
On the Lighter Side
If you have a subversive streak and want to show that you have a sense of humor even on your wedding day, you can choose one of these silly, but sweet songs.
I Wanna Grow Old with You by Adam Sandler
You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman
You’re the One That I Want by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
A Bushel and a Peck by Doris Day
Mario Kart Love Song by Sam Hart
There are many more unconventional and unique wedding songs for your first dance from which to choose. The key to choosing the best song in this situation is to have fun with it and be true to yourself and your tastes. Even though Grandma and Grandpa might scoff at your choice, it should be memorable and fun for you and your partner.
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