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How to Pick that Perfect Wedding Song

Congrats on your engagement! You’re planning the wedding and there’s so much to get done! Have you secured a venue? Check! Planned your guest list? Check! Now it’s time to go into the other details, such as nailing down your first dance song!

This is your moment, when it’s just you and your partner on the dance floor, surrounded by your closest family and friends. You want to wow them with this beautiful moment, but what song is going to work based on your theme, vibe and personality?

For some guidance, we’ve put together a list of our favorite wedding first dance songs that we've seen go over really well and got the guests swooning.

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Modern or Alternative First Dances

  • Coming Home - Leon Bridges

  • You Are My Starship - Norman Connors

  • Count of Me - Bruno Mars

  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran

  • Speechless - Dan & Shay

  • Yours - Russell Dickerson

  • Greatest Love Store - LANCO

  • Forever Like That - Ben Rector

  • Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur

Presidential and Royal Wedding First Dances

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry First Dance

  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston

Prince William and Princess Kate First Dance

  • Your Song - Elton John / Ellie Goulding (performing)

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama First Dance

  • You and I - Stevie Wonder

John F. Kennedy and Jackie Onassis First Dance

  • I Married an Angel - The Meyer Davis Orchestra

A-List Actors First Dance

Idina Menzel and Aaron Lohr First Dance

  • Por Una Cabeza - (from Scent of a Woman) - Gerado Matos Rodriguez

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban First Dance

  • At Last - Etta James

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes First Dance

  • Songbird - Fleetwood Mac