10 first dance songs that aren’t a cliché

As much as we all love old-school Mariah, Celine and Shania, their songs have been overdone when it comes to first dances. Sometimes it’s hard to find a song that is original, but also depicts your relationship perfectly. Here are ten tunes that haven’t been used by every single bride!

1. You Make it Real for Me – James Morrison

James always knows how to tug at the heartstrings, and this song is no exception[youtube id=”rRxccy-zcJ8″ mode=”normal” align=”center”]

2. The Wedding Song – Angus & Julia Stone

This extremely sweet and relaxing song sounds super typical because of its title, but it’s actually not. We promise.[youtube id=”lF5XPgpE4E4″ mode=”normal” align=”center”]

3. Cavalier – James Vincent McMorrow

Nobody is really sure what this song is even about but hey it sounds great and it gives you all the right feels.[youtube id=”j0DvjgagJko” mode=”normal” align=”center”]

4. At Last – Etta James

This song will make you feel like your strolling through a park with your soul mate on a leafy autumn day – utterly blissful.[youtube id=”S-cbOl96RFM” mode=”normal” align=”center”]

5. Ho Hey – The Lumineers

If you’re not naturally gifted at swaying gently with your partner, and you’re looking for something a little more up beat, than this song has some incredible lyrics and a great beat to go with it.[youtube id=”zvCBSSwgtg4″ mode=”normal” align=”center”]

6. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

If you like it real, real slow, but very powerful, Adele won’t fail you.[youtube id=”0put0_a–Ng” mode=”normal” align=”center”]

7. Fascinating – REM

If you’re a youngin’ you probably won’t even know who REM is, in which case you are definitely missing out. Their music is a little bit depressing but it’s the good type where you just love someone so bad it hurts. Coz everybody hurts, sometimessss.[youtube id=”5gaB6pcG3X4″ mode=”normal” align=”center”]

8. So High – John Legend

All of Me was wedding song of the year in 2014, with Kimye even having it sung live by the man himself for their first dance. But, Mr. Legend actually has a whole lot of other extremely romantic, beautifully written songs that aren’t as well known, yet perfect for your special day. [youtube id=”uw-6BzTO7Rk” mode=”normal” align=”center”]

9. One Crowded Hour – Augie March

Not many people have heard of this young fella, but his voice makes you feel like you you’re in a cute little pub and you’ve just locked eyes with the man of your dreams. Ahhh. [youtube id=”LejMbZjZUvk” mode=”normal” align=”center”]

10. The Thong Song – Sisquo

Okay we are totally joking – although it would be kind of funny and definitely unique. #jokingnotjoking [youtube id=”Oai1V7kaFBk” mode=”normal” align=”center”]

Main image from Kirsty and Sam’s wedding. Photography by Doux Wedding Corp.

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