The wedding first dance is the first dance between a bride and groom as a married couple, and is often the first dance of the wedding reception songs. It is followed by other formal dances like the father daughter dance, mother son dance, and finally ends with a bridal party dance or an invitation for every guest to begin dancing on the dance floor.
The first dance, however, starts the entire chain of dancing events. Of course, the timing of the bride groom dance can vary at the reception based on your preferences. The first dance can be done immediately following the grand entrance with the wedding party circling the dance floor around the bride and groom or the bride groom dance can begin the chronological order of the formal dances with fun and dancing to follow. Learn more by reading our common format of a wedding reception.
It is entirely up to the bride and groom on how you want the evening to progress. The most important thing though, is to have the bride and groom agree on a song that is special to them. There are literally thousands of choices of great love songs and wedding songs. Unsure? Read our article on choosing wedding songs.
Wedding First Dance Songs
Other great wedding first dance song lists
- 30 Classic First Dance Songs Perfect For Today
- 40 R&B First Dance Songs
- Best Country First Dance Songs
- 10 Wedding First Dance Songs Not Overplayed
- 21 Modern First Dance Songs
- Choosing A First Dance Song
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are remembered by the bride and groom for the rest of their lives, so it’s important to pick a song that is significant. Some couples choose a funny song or an instrumental song as those can be just as memorable as a touching ballad.
Many brides and grooms prepare for months for their first dance, by attending dance lessons. They will learn a magnificent waltz, spicy tango, or some other glamorous dance routine to go along with their first dance songs. This is often a wonderful surprise for the guests as they are entertained by the couple’s dance number. If you plan on doing a special, professional dance for your first dance, contact a local dance studio and get lessons.
You’ll also want to pick out your first dance songs well in advance, so you can practice to that specific tune. But again, the most important thing is to choose something memorable from the catalog of wedding songs. First dance songs are a symbol of your love and commitment, so take your time in choosing. We cannot name all the great first dance songs but above are the Top 100 of the more popular wedding first dance songs with brides and grooms around the U.S.