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The First Dance

After the excitement of the planning and the ceremony itself, the real fun begins at the reception. Traditionally, the joyous couple will each dance with their parent and, of course, their first dance as newlyweds. The first dance can be a fun way for the couple to express their individual style and maybe even show off some killer dance moves. A couple can go the slow, traditional route or even spice it up with a chart topper.

When picking your first dance tune, remember that it’s about the two of you as a couple. What do you want to say to each other? To your family and friends?

We love that the first dance can literally be any expression of your love. It can be an old Righteous Brothers hit or a country twang ballad.

Here are some of our favorite, traditional and not, hits that can add the right feeling and flavor to your first dance.

“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

“Make You Feel My Love” – Adele

“All Of Me” – John Legend

“Yours” – Ella Henderson

“You & I” – Jessie Ware


“Loving You Easy” – Zac Brown Band

“Love You Like That” – Canaan Smith

“Say You Do” – Dierks Bentley


“I Just Called To Say I Love You” – Stevie Wonder

“In Your Eyes” – Peter Gabriel — classic

My personal fav

“I Choose You” – Sara Barilles

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