Selecting a Wedding 1st Dance Song

As I reflect on the songs chosen by couples for their 1st dance as a married couple, I am reminded as to how it seems that for my clients, they have been choosing something a little less common and perhaps more unique, in a way.  They seem to appreciate the most commonly selected songs but today, couples are putting more thought into which song will be “their” song.  To my surprise, some have selected music with lyrics that are less mainstream and more eclectic, less popular and more obscure…. Like from one of their favorite artists.  I’ve even had couples have a “friend” play the tune using their acoustic guitar or sing with the accompaniment of a few string instruments.  It’s been delightfully refreshing, honestly, to witness more and more couples selecting a song that goes well with a custom choreographed “ballroom” infused dance.  This sometimes has meant a commonly known song but by a different artist, possibly with a different beat or tempo.  Here are some of most common selections for a couple’s first dance:

Perfect by Ed Sheeran

From the Ground Up by Dan + Shay

At Last by Etta James

Beautiful Crazy by Luke Combs

Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Speechless by Dan + Shay

You Make It Easy by Jason Aldean

Better Together by Luke Combs

Nobody But You by Blake Sheldon and Gwen Stefani