Selecting The Perfect Wedding Song – First Dance

Your very first dance should be memorable which means you must choose the perfect wedding song. The first dance wedding song is an important part of the wedding planning process. The music style can be fast or slow, modern or classic. The lyrics and the music selection will define that first dance moment and will forever be part of your wedding memories. For some couples, the perfect wedding song is already known even before getting engaged. For others, the never ending wedding song options is overwhelming. If you are one of those couples struggling to find that first dance song, check our the Pearl’s Place wedding song tips for help below:

Sentimental Feelings

Wedding Song & Couple's First Dance | Pearl's Place BridalThe best song is one that brings back memories of why you chose your future spouse. Think about some of the songs that have played throughout your relationship. Was there one that stood out above all others that you like and that would be appropriate for your wedding song? Is there a song that is important to your family  that has a sentimental value. Did you try karaoke together with a song? There does not need to be a reason for the wedding song selection other than it simply feels right.

Concentrate on the Lyrics

There are so many songs out there about love. What makes one song different from another are the words. Think about some of the famous love songs that are popular today like “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley, “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers, “Marry You” by Bruno Mars, and “At Last” by Etta James. Read the words, listen to the music, and see if any of them have meaning to your relationship.

Traditional or Contemporary

Are you looking for something old or something new? There are no rules that say you have to select a song from the past or from the present pop charts. Each of them has pros and cons. The classic songs may seem to be played at every wedding and are simply not unique anymore. On the other hand, contemporary songs may be great today, but may be regretted in the future when it is no longer popular.

Can You Dance?

Slow dancing is very safe. You can throw in a single turn and your guests will be wowed by it all. But, if you are thinking about a quicker tempo, consider how you may perform on the dance floor. If you are ready to give your guests a show, consider combining slow and fast, traditional and contemporary, then you do not have to par down your wedding music choices as much. Just be prepared to dance.

In the end, no matter what wedding songs you select, have a fun time. That is the most important wedding tip that any wedding planner can give to you are your special wedding day.