There is nothing more romantic or exhausting than your wedding. Getting married is the highlight of many people’s lives. The steady march onward from the first date, to the engagement, to the first dance is a sequence of emotions that can be hard to put into words. Planning your wedding can be a difficult task. From getting the best wedding dresses Melbourne has to offer, to planning the actual day of the event, you’ll surely be busy. One of the most important moments of the night, however, has little to do with your planning. We are talking about, of course, your first dance.
Selecting The Perfect Wedding Song
The moment you step out onto the dance floor for your first dance as a married couple, your heart should be filled with joy and bursting with love. For the three to five minutes that you are on the dance floor, alone with your significant other, you should feel like you are dancing on the clouds. No matter what song you pick, you’ll likely love the experience. Having said that, it never hurts to consider picking the BEST wedding song possible. Today, we are going to be taking a close look at ten amazing wedding songs that you should consider incorporating into your wedding!
1) “Fallingforyou” – The 1975
We’re going to start off our list with a non-conventional song choice. ‘Fallingforyou’ was written by 1975, an English pop-rock group. The song was penned by Matt Healy and it describes the casual descent from a shared friendship to true love. “Feeling of your arms, I don’t want to be your friend, I want to kiss your neck.” Emotional lyrics set atop a smooth piano and electrifying dashes of pop elements will make this a wedding song to remember.
2) “Turning Page” – Sleeping At Last
One of the most romantic songs ever written, ‘Turning Page’ by Sleeping at Last is beautiful enough to make even the most jaded person shed a tear. A three-piece band out of Wheaton, IL, Sleeping At Last hones in on earnest and romantic lyrics set on top of a piano-driven ballad. “I’ve waited a hundred years, but I’d wait a million more for you. Nothing prepared me for what the privilege of being yours would do.” The song is beautiful, simple, catchy, and uplifting.
3) “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Elvis Presley
If you feel like turning back the clock, Elvis can be of assistance. ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ is one of the most popular wedding songs of all time, for a good reason. Elvis churns out a beautiful, soulful song featuring lyrics such as, “Take my hand, take my whole life too. I can’t help falling in love with you.” If you want to see your friends and family cry tears of joy during your first dance, line this track up to be your wedding song.
4) “All of Me” – John Legend
John Legend is one of the most gifted singers of our generation. It only makes sense that John would have the perfect first dance song. ‘All of Me’ is one of John Legend’s greatest hits, for obvious reasons. A passionate declaration of love, John Legend belts out lyrics that would warm the coldest of hearts. This is the perfect song to symbolize the start of your new life.
5) “Such Great Heights” – Iron & Wine
‘Such Great Heights’ was originally written by the Postal Service, but the Iron and Wine cover is far more fitting for a wedding. Iron & Wine is an emotionally driven folk group that delivers emotion with every chord and ‘Such Great Heights’ is the perfect vessel for their work. The song goes, ‘And I have to speculate, that God himself did make us into corresponding shapes, like puzzle pieces from the clay.”
6) “Daughters” – John Mayer
If you want a song for the father-daughter dance, John Mayer has just the track for you. While John Mayer is known for his poppy hits, ‘Daughters’ is probably his most important track. The song is a ballad to fathers and daughters everywhere. The song urges fathers to be their best so that their daughters can follow suit. The song is beautiful, simple, and just perfect for a wedding.
7) “Bless the Broken Road” – Rascal Flatts
The Rascal Flatts wrote this tender and romantic song for your wedding. Not specifically for your wedding, no, but they had to know that this track would find its way to ceremonies around the world. The song tells a tale of past sparks of romance leading to true love. “Now I’m just rolling home, into my lover’s arms. This much I know is true, that God bless the broken road that led me straight to you.’ We’re not crying, you’re crying.
8) “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton
If you want to continue with the country vibes, ‘God Gave Me You’ would be an amazing choice. Written and performed by Blake Shelton, this song is all about the trials and tribulations of love that bring us to the one we were meant to be with. ‘God Gave Me You’ is a Midwestern favorite and one of the best songs on our list for a romantic first dance between newlyweds.
9) “Marry You” – Bruno Mars
If you want to bring up the energy in the room, ‘Marry You’ is a fantastic choice. Simple and earnest lyrics delivered by one of the better pop vocalists in the world, ‘Marry You’ can make for a fun first dance or group dance. Bruno embraces the entire song with lilting and playful lyrics. “Well I know this little chapel on the boulevard, we can go.”
10) “The Moon Song” – Karen O
A simple duet performed on top of heartfelt acoustic chords, ‘The Moon Song’ is an incredible experience for a wedding. The song is simple, moody, romantic, and evocative. “There’s no thing I’d keep from you, it’s a dark and shiny place, but with you my dear, I’m safe and we’re a million miles away.”
Planning a wedding may feel frustrating, but don’t let it get to you. Focus on our list of wedding songs and let your joy and passion carry you forward. No matter what song you choose, your wedding will be perfect!