Wedding Ideas: First Dance Songs (11-20)

Following on from last week’s post, here are a few more ideas for first dances.  I have to say, anything music based is proving a delight to ponder at the moment!  Such fun to go back and listen to old favourites, remember the weddings of loved ones, and all that jazz.  Do please get involved in the comments – what are your favourite wedding songs?

11. Crazy For You – Madonna

 One of my favourite 80s slow jams, this is a cute first dance number.  True fact, I had a recurring dream in my teens that this was, in fact, the first dance at my wedding, but I don’t know if that’s reason enough to choose it!

12. I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden

Perhaps it’s the soppy lyrics,  perhaps it’s the nineties-ness of it all, perhaps it’s the fact that Magic (one-oh-five-point-four!) play it daily, but this would be a sweet first number.

13. Always – Bon Jovi

Yes, it’s hair-rock, and it’s all about a spurned lover, but the eternity vibe is perfect for a wedding….maybe?  I get why people don’t use it, because of the POV, but I love this song and think it’s worth bearing in mind for its OTT fabulousness.

14. How Sweet It Is – Marvin Gaye

Uptempo and sweet, and a little bit left-field.  I’ve always got time for some Marvin.

15. Save The Last Dance For Me – Michael BublĂ©

Another less obvious choice, light and fun.

16. We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong

Adore this song and think it would be a lovely way to start off married life together.

17. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

Whether you’ve always loved this song, or you’ve only loved it since Love Actually, it would be a cracking first dance!

18. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

I’ve loved Bright Eyes since my sweet friend Jamie included them on a mix CD in the noughties…this song is just the sweetest.  A perfect first dance. I love the video too!

True fact – this song was my ringtone for about three years.

19. If I Didn’t Have You – Tim Minchin

Something for the comedians amongst us. This would be one of the darkest first dance songs ever…

20. Amazed – Lonestar

A perrennial favourite – friends of mine used this a few years ago and it was simply lovely…

More to come!


  1. Riot Kitty
    24th July 2013 / 1:18 am

    The Beach Boys!! I don't even like most of their stuff but I LOVE that song.

  2. Kristin
    24th July 2013 / 2:44 am

    My cousin got married this year on July 4th and she & her hubby danced to "Close Your Eyes" by Michael Buble off his new album! It was such a tear jerker. My brother's dance at his wedding was to "Taking You Home" by Don Henley. And my friend Ashley used "My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw…all good songs that made me cry!

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