25 Memorable First Dance Songs

Bride and Groom's First Dance at The Glass Factory
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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
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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
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“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
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15 Wedding Introduction Songs That Guests Love

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Joy + Everette

Week three is all about making your grand entrance into your wedding reception one to remember!  Choosing the perfect song for your introduction ignites your guest’s energy, and gets them in the mood to party.  Some couples decide to use only one song for their grand entrance, while others choose to use a different song for each member of their bridal party as they enter.  Both are great options.

To help you find your perfect song here is a list of 15 wedding introduction songs that we have found to be crowd favorites.

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Wedding Introduction Songs That Guests Love

Jagged Edge – Let’s Get Married (Remix)

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Andy Grammar – Good To Be Alive

WALK THE MOON – Shut Up and Dance

Don Omar – Danza Kuduro

Beyonce – Crazy In Love

Chris Brown – Forever

T.I. – Bring Em Out

Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop This Feeling

AC/DC – Thunderstruck

Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull – On The Floor

Heavy D & The Boyz – Now That We Found Love

Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over

MKTO – Classic

Cardi B – I Like It

Now, follow the link to our easy to listen to Spotify playlist that includes not only these 15 songs, but many more to fit your individual taste.  Oh, and one more thing!  If you enjoyed this post, we’d be grateful if you’d help it spread by emailing it to a friend, sharing it on Facebook, or commenting below.

Next week we will be posting our favorite first dance songs, so stay tuned!

Bride and Groom Grand Introduction at Tryphena's Garden in Perry, GA Garden Wedding
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Our Top 20 Fav Wedding Ceremony Recessional Songs

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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!

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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
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20 Wedding Ceremony Processional Songs We Love

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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
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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.

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