25 Memorable First Dance Songs

Bride and Groom's First Dance at The Glass Factory
Christina Karst Photography

A couple’s first dance is one of the most iconic moments of any wedding.  When I think back on the day Brandon and I got married in 2013, there is so much about that day that is just a blur, but the one thing I do still remember very well was our first dance.  Leading up to our wedding Brandon told me that he wanted to pick our first dance song himself and that he wasn’t going to tell me which song he had picked, so our first dance song was a complete surprise to me.  Brandon did good though!  He chose “Give Into Me” by Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester.  It was the perfect choice for us!  But, he is a wedding DJ, so I don’t know why I was even surprised, right?!

Now, enough about us, let’s talk about your wedding!  Are you struggling to narrow down which first dance song fits the two of you best?  Well, hopefully, we can help.  Here is a list of twenty-five of our favorites.  Maybe you will love one too!

Bride and Groom's First Dance at The Retreat of Southern Bridle Farms
Victoria Bonvicini Photography

First Dance Songs We Love

“One Man Band” – Old Dominion

“No One’s Gonna Love You” – Band of Horses

“First Day of My Life” – Bright Eyes

“Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton

“You & I” – Ingrid Michaelson

“Stay With You” – John Legend

“Speechless” – Dan + Shay

“When I Fall In Love” – Nat King Cole

“Wanted” – Hunter Hayes

“You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

Bride and Groom Dancing Their FIrst Dance at Tryphena's Garden
Two Chics Photography

“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

“I Was Made For Loving You” – Tori Kelly ft. Ed Sheeran

“In Case You Didn’t Know” – Brett Young

“Beautiful Crazy” – Luke Combs

“Beyond” – Leon Bridges

“I Gotta Be” – Jagged Edge

“Rumor” – Lee Brice

“Yours” – Russell Dickerson

“Love Me Tender” – Norah Jones

“Happily Ever After” – Case

“Come Rain or Come Shine” – Ray Charles

“Give In To Me” – Garrett Hedlund & Leighton Meester

“Never Quit Loving You” – Jill Barber

“The Way You Look Tonight” – Steve Tyrell

“Rockin Years” – Dolly Parton & Ricky Van Shelton

I’m sure you are feeling overwhelmed by all of these songs.  No worries, you can listen to each song all in one place over on our Spotify first dance songs playlist.  Just click here.

Before I sign off though, I have a bride tip for you!  When I look back on our wedding day I have one real regret…..we didn’t hire a videographer.  That was a terrible idea because there have been so many things about that day that I wish I could go back and relive.  So, If you are on the fence about hiring a videographer, don’t be!  Trust me, it’s well worth the extra investment, and let’s face it, I’m sure you’re already over budget anyway. 😉

Bride and Groom Dancing Their First Dance in Historic Downtown Macon, Georgia
Jenny Evelyn Photography

20 Wedding Ceremony Processional Songs We Love

Tryphena's Garden Wedding DJ Brandon Higgins Legacy Events 119
Joy + Everette

In the eight years that we have been living this crazy DJ life that we live there is one question that Brandon and I have been asked by our couples more than any other :

Are there any songs that you can suggest?

So, over the coming weeks we will be sharing some of our favorites with you!

Whether you are into classic, modern, contemporary, country, R&B, or oldies tunes we have something for you to choose from.  This week we will start with a list of our top 20 favorite wedding ceremony processional songs.  So here goes! (Hover over the song title to find a link to preview the song.)

20 Wedding Processional Songs we love in 2019 Legacy Events 119 DJ Brandon Higgins Traveling DJ in Florida and Georgia
Victoria Bonvicini Photography

Wedding Processional Songs We Love

“I Get To Love You” – RUELLE

“The One”– Kondaline

“She Is Love” – Parachute

“A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri

“To Make You Feel My Love” – Adele

“I Won’t Give Up” – Jason Mraz

“How Long Will I Love You” – Ellie Goulding

“Canon In D” – Pachelbel

“Andante” – Roy Todd

“Look At Me” – Carrie Underwood

“Better Together” – Us the Duo

“My Last Name” – Dierks Bentley

“Crazy Love” – Van Morrison

“Makin Plans” – Miranda Lambert

“Marry Me” – Train

“God Bless This Broken Road” – Rascal Flatts

“At Last” – Etta James

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Haley Reinhart

“Love Someone” – Lukas Graham

“Sweet Creature” – Harry Styles

Keeping this list to only twenty songs was a real challenge, but it was a start at least.  Do you have any of your own favorites?  If so, make sure to leave them in the comments below!

Stay tuned next Sunday as we share twenty of our favorite wedding ceremony recessional songs.

In the meantime, follow this link to listen to these songs on Spotify now.

Luxury Winter Wedding at Santa Fe River Ranch in Alachua Florida
Footstone Photography


Summer Wedding Expo at Santa Fe River Ranch

Are you recently engaged and looking for wedding inspiration, reputable vendors, or just a place to get started?  If so, join us on Sunday, August 13th at Santa Fe River Ranch located just North of Gainesville for the Summer Wedding Expo.  Doors will open at 2:00pm for general admission ticket holders.  VIP access tickets are also available for purchase, but space is limited. General admission tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

What You Can Expect

  • Premier Wedding Vendors
  • Amazing Prize Giveaways
  • Show Specials & Discounts
  • Reception Table Designs
  • Local Food Trucks
  • Cake Tasting

How to Prepare

  • Decide what you want to get out of the event. i.e. inspiration,  advice, see the latest trends.
  • Know your wedding date – if you’re not sure, try to have a few dates in mind.
  • Bring your calendar and know your availability so you can schedule appointments.
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring your entourage.
  • Get ready for inspiration because it’s coming your way!

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We encourage anyone planning a luxury wedding in North Florida to come to this exclusive bridal event!