Choosing a song for the first dance is different for every couple. For some couple’s it can be as easy as saying that is our song, job done. For others it can be much more difficult, especially if you have different tastes in music.
There are literally a million songs you could choose to use for your first dance, although some are definitely more popular than others. Just for fun, we have a standing bet between us on what our couples first dance song will be. (Laurene is currently winning this by a country mile.)
Some couples choose their song because it has a special meaning to them, fits with the theme of their wedding or simply because their favourite singer sings it. However, you make your decision, if you have booked a band for your wedding always have a chat with them to make sure that it’s something they have sang before or is something they are happy to learn before your wedding.
Everyone will have their own personal favourites but this is our top 10.
10. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Over The Rainbow
9. Etta James, At Last
8. Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
7. Michael Bublé - Everything
6. Bruno Mars - Marry You
5. Adele - Make You Feel My Love
4. Lonestar - Amazed
3. Charlene Soraia - Wherever You Will Go
2. John Legend - All of Me
1. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Father Daughter Dance
After the first dance what's next? Many brides choose to share a dance with their Dad. These two songs are favourites of ours if you decide to share a dance with your Dad on your wedding day.
Bob Carlisle - Butterfly Kisses
Heartland - I loved her first
When you take to the dancefloor for your first dance everyone will be watching, including us if you chosen to book Pure Photo N.I as your Northern Ireland wedding photographer. Whatever your song choice, the most important thing is that you have fun and enjoy it!