Picking That First Wedding-Dance Song
Many of us look forward to our wedding days with great
expectation and anticipation, picturing the day down
to the very minor details. We consider what we will
wear, what our bridesmaids and groomsmen will wear,
what kind of cake will be served, and of course—who
we will invite.
We spend time thinking of what our vows
will be on that very special day, and have a very clear
idea of what it will look like. We forget one very important
detail, one thing that will be expected of us on this
big day: our first dance as a married couple.
Some couples spend a lot of time preparing for this,
however most do not. The couples that do take the time
to learn a routine end up amazing their guests with
a spectacular show of commitment to each other, as the
“routine” may take up to a year for both
partners to learn. Again, most do not.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend
all of your time making preparations for the wedding:
catering, invitations, the guest list, seating arrangements,
and even doing some ad-hoc work as a family therapist,
just hoping that your family won’t get into a
brawl on your special day.
the farthest thing from your mind. There’s no
need to try to impress your guests—they already
love you. And there’s no reason to add stress
to what may already be a stressful event you’re
So make it easy on yourself: Pick an easy, slow song.
Even the person who abhors dancing--and claims that
they don’t know how to dance—knows how to
slow dance. Most people slow danced at some point in
their lives, even if it was in sixth grade. There are
many songs these days that will require very little
effort on your part—or your partner’s—and
will also make a beautiful memory.
“Angels” by Robbie Williams is a good one.
“And through it all she offers me protection,
a lot of love and affection…” It’s
slow and easy to dance to. Another option is Bryan Adams
and “Everything I Do I Do It For You.” That’s
also a good one…in fact, it hardly requires any
If you like the oldies, Nat King Cole’s
“When I Fall In Love” will be perfect for
your wedding day. For the country fan, “Amazed”
by Lonestar is a safe bet. Or if you want something
more hip and new, you could try “You’re
Beautiful” by James Blunt.
All of these are good, safe suggestions for your beautiful
day. They're fairly easy to master, and it's a safe
bet your wedding partner can dance to it also. It’s
not a bad idea to practice at home prior to the big
day, but if you pick one of these you’ll hardly
need any rehearsing. The first dance is important, and
will be a memory forever.
Be ready to hold your loved one close, but don’t
forget to reserve the space, order the invitations or
cut the cake.