Weekly Wedding Words: Your perfect first dance

Reception traditions may change with time but those special dances never go out of style. I love the first dances between the couples, mother and son and of course, the father daughter dance. I remember my first dance, Jacob and I debuted to our guests as husband and wife for the first time. Jacob sweetly sang “Today” to me while we danced around our reception.

To rewind, I remember stressing about what song should be “our song” for the rest of time. This stress is not uncommon. During my final details meetings with many couples, they are still trying to decide on their specialty dance songs with only days to go before the wedding.

I am happy to share my list of my favorite songs for your first dance or any special dance you may have at your wedding.

Sabrina Boykin Photography

Bride and Groom First Dance:

  • “Amazed,” by Lonestar
  • “All of Me,” by John Legend
  • “Yours,” by Russell Dickerson
  • “Today” by Brad Paisley
  • “Speechless,” by Dan + Shay
  • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” by Frankie Valli
  • “Make You Feel My Love,” by Adele
  • “You & I (Nobody in the World),” by John Legend
  • “Perfect,” Ed Sheeran
  • “Say You Won’t Let Go,” James Arthur
  • “You Make It Easy,” Jason Aldean
  • “I Won’t Give Up,” Jason Mraz 
  • “The Best Is Yet to Come,” Frank Sinatra 

Father Daughter Dance:

  • “Man who loves you the most” Zac Brown Band
  • “Always Be Your Baby” by Natalie Grant
  • “Daddy’s Little Girl” by Michael Bublé
  • “Daughters” by John Mayer
  • “You’ll Be in My Heart” by Phil Collins
  • “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor
  • “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison
  • “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
  • “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney
  • “It Won’t Be Like This for Long” by Darius Rucker
  • “Stealing Cinderella” by Chuck Wicks
  • “I’ll Be Your Man” by Zac Brown Band
  • “Forever” by The Beach Boys

Mother Son Dance:

  • “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
  • “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Simon & Garfunkel
  • “My Love, My Life,” ABBA
  • “Simple Man,” Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
  • “You Raise Me Up,” Josh Groban
  • “Mama Said,” The Shirelles 
  • “Loves Me Like a Rock,” Paul Simon
  • “Mother,” Sugarland 
  • “Mama’s Song,” Carrie Underwood
  • “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts
  • “Drops of Jupiter,” Train

I hope these suggestions help you find the perfect song for you and your fiancee! If you are still looking for a planer or day of coordinator, I would love to help! Send me an email at Thedirtyblondestylist@gmail.com for more information.


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