The first dance is a special moment shared by the bride and groom, particularly when they have chosen a song that reflects their relationship. The tradition has forever had guests admiring the new couple as they mouth their favourite lyrics to each other. Throw in fireworks timed to perfection, and a sweet lift from the groom to make it all the more memorable.
From a rehearsed waltz and a classic tune to a modern melody with all the dance moves, there’s a first dance song for everyone. Read our list of 20 to pick the one that suits you (warning: some major cheesiness ahead).
1. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Favourite Lyric: Take me into your loving arms, kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
This classic has been a constant since its 2014 debut and we don’t see it going anywhere anytime soon.
2. Lifehouse – You and Me
Favourite Lyric: And I don’t know why, I can’t keep my eyes off you
A nostalgic throwback to every wedding in the early 2000s … the good times.
3. John Legend – All Of Me
Favourite Lyric: Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections
This song is everything you want to say to your new life-partner in 4 minutes and 29 seconds.
4. Tim McGraw – My Best Friend
Favourite Lyric: Life with you makes perfect sense, you’re my best friend
A country song is the song for your first dance.
5. Tom Odell – Grow Old With Me
Favourite Lyric: And our hands they might age and our bodies will change but we’ll still be the same
What better way to start your new life together than singing Grow Old With Me together?