After the providing you all the information you needed in order to put together your very own reception playlist (see that here), Wedding Republic’s own Lindsay and I thought it would be a good idea to provide a little more inspiration for those key wedding moments!
You know what I’m talking about: the first dance songs, parent dances, bridal party entrance… All the ones that are really defined by the music you choose. Your guests might not remember, or notice, that your playlist had a distinct 80′s feel, but they will remember that you and your bridal party made your grand entrance to Queen’s “We Will Rock You”. Just like they’ll remember how much that tear-jerking first dance number made them cry.
And on that note, here are 10 excellent choices for your first spin as Mr. and Mrs. Leave a comment with your top choice, if it’s not on this list!
Did you really think this song wouldn’t be included? Yes, it’s overplayed, but there’s a reason for that. It’s classic, it’s timeless, and it perfectly conveys every sappy feeling you, your new partner, and your guests are feeling.
A super sweet, romantic song that I can’t say I’ve ever heard played at a wedding. Win-win?
Sweet and a little silly. Just like you and the Mr or Mrs!
For the indie or bohemian among us, short and sweet, but especially sweet, sigh…
You can’t have a list like this without an 80′s power ballad. Sacrilege!
I know this is a Billy Joel favourite for many people, but I love me the Diana Krall version. Her smoky voice and jazzy touch add a certain something I just can’t get enough of.
If you want Sinatra crooning your first dance, this song couldn’t be more perfect.
Two Sinatra songs! I know, I know. But he has too many amazing songs to choose from. And like “More”, I’m pretty sure this is another less-heard song of his!
One of my favourite songs of all time. A slightly unusual choice, maybe, but the loving sentiments are right there.
Ok, ok. You got me. This was my first dance. I had to sneak it in. It’s cute, silly, maybe a little inappropriate, but it’s definitely the perfect song for the right couple (especially if you’re looking for something short and snappy).
What are your favourite first dance songs? Did I leave something out that you feel absolutely must be on this list? Let me know about it!