Wedding Planning Guide

first dance

Whether you decide to do a simple slow dance or an elaborate choreographed number, your first dance marks your debut as a married couple. You and your new spouse will be in the spotlight for this one, so be sure to listen carefully to the lyrics to make sure they’re wedding-appropriate and really resonate with you. (You might also want to consider dance lessons!) Whether you start with a list of favorite songs and narrow it down from there, or you already have a special song you both love, find a first dance song that’s meaningful to you as a couple and captures your relationship.

From country to R&B, Frank Sinatra to Ed Sheeran, we’ve put together this list of unique and popular first dance songs to help you find the one.

Photo: Nirav Patel


  • “Still The One” by Shania Twain
  • “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton
  • “Could I Have This Dance” by Anne Murray
  • “Lost in This Moment” by Big & Rich
  • “It's Your Love” by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
  • “You Belong To Me” by Patsy Cline


  • “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” by The Mamas and the Papas
  • “Ho Hey” by Lumineers
  • “Better Together” by Jack Johnson
  • “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor
  • “Sweet Thing” by Van Morrison
  • “If I Needed You” by Townes Van Zandt
  • “Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee
  • “Living Of Love” by The Avett Brothers
  • “The Man in Me” by Bob Dylan


  • “You're the One” by The Black Keys
  • “Moon River” by Morrissey
  • “All This and Heaven Too” by Florence and the Machine
  • “You Really Got a Hold on Me” by She & Him
  • “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
  • “No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses
  • “Slow Show” by The National
  • “I Forget Where We Were” by Ben Howard
  • “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” by Death Cab For Cutie
  • “The Heart of Life” by John Mayer
  • “Everlasting Light” by The Black Keys
  • “We Found Each Other in the Dark” by City and Colour
  • “Lucky” by Kat Edmonson
  • “Love, Love, Love” by As Tall as Lions


  • “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones
  • “At Last” by Etta James
  • “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
  • “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra
  • “It Had To Be You” by Harry Connick Jr.
  • “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone
  • “All My Tomorrows” by Frank Sinatra
  • “Love Is Here to Stay” by Ella Fitzgerald
  • “Little Trip to Heaven” by Tom Waits


  • “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Your Song” by Elton John
  • “How Deep Is Your Love” by Bee Gees
  • “I'm Yours” by Jason Mraz
  • “Halo” by Beyoncé
  • “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker
  • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frankie Valli


  • “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo
  • “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder
  • “Just The Two Of Us” by Bill Withers
  • “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole
  • “Kiss” by Prince
  • “The Point of It All” by Anthony Hamilton