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

Our Top 20 Fav Wedding Ceremony Recessional Songs

Ali and Wes Wedding Ceremony in Jacksonville Florida The Glass Factory
Stefanie Keeler Photography

Well hello, friend! This week is week two of our eleven-part wedding song choice series. Today, we are sharing our top twenty favorite wedding recessional songs to help you joyfully walk arm and arm back down the aisle as a new misses. Typically brides want this song to be upbeat and happy because well….. it is a moment worth celebrating, and this song also helps to set the tone for the vibe of your upcoming cocktail hour.

So, without further ado here are twenty recessional songs we love!

Luxury Wedding at Tryphena's Garden in Middle Georgia
Joy + Everette

Wedding Recessional Songs We Love

American Authors- Best Day of My Life

Imagine Dragons-On Top of the World

Natalie Cole-This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)

Stevie Wonder-Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Colbie Caillat- I Do

Justin Timberlake-Can’t Stop the Feeling

Chris Brown-Forever

Bruno Mars-Marry You

Beyonce-Love On Top

Ray Lamontagne-You Are the Best Thing

The Beatles-Here Comes the Sun

Hall & Oates-You Make My Dreams Come True

Michael Buble-Everything

Jon Pardi-Head Over Boots

Steve Moakler-Love Drunk

Ben Rector – Brand New

Queen – You’re My Best Friend

Jack Johnson – Better Together

Kool & The Gang – Celebration

James Taylor – How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Now, I know what you are thinking, “This is going to take me forever to listen to each of these songs.” No worries! We’ve made an easy to listen to Spotify playlist that includes each of these songs, and maybe even a few more. All you have to do is follow this link and listen away!

20 Wedding Ceremony Recessional Songs You'll Love
Life and Love Studio