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10 first dance songs | Wedding playlist

Updated: Jan 13

Music plays a vital role throughout the course of a wedding day. From what's playing in the background while the couple get ready, what's playing when the guests arrive, bridal party introductions, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance, and of course, the first dance of the Bride and Groom. Do we make it very personal? Do we cater to the audience? Do we go uptempo? downtempo? Classic? Contemporary? From my experience and heart strings, here are a few that seemed to set the mood and bring the couple together for a sweet moment.

Ed Sheeran - "Thinking out loud"

"And darling I will be loving you 'til we're 70 And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23."

( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-EO5I60KA)

Sam Smith - "How will I know (cover)"

"How will I know if you're thinking of me? I try to phone but I'm too shy, can't speak. Falling in love is all bittersweet. This love is strong. Why do I feel weak?" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z2VdX8Z38I)

Etta James - "At last"

"At last

My love has come along

My lonely days are over

And life is like a song." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-cbOl96RFM)

Alicia Keys - "If I ain't got you"

"Some people want diamond rings.

Some just want everything.

But everything means nothing,

if I ain't got you."

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju8Hr50Ckwk)

Jodeci - "Good luv"

"I know that I'll be needing you anyday There's only one thing I have to say You give good luv"

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tv1ibpyYHA)

Percy Sledge - "When a man loves a woman"

"When a man loves a woman, can't keep his mind on nothin' else. He'd trade the world for a good thing he's found."

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHS8LAqHyHs)

Wyclef ft. Mary j blige - 911

"If this is the kind of love my mom used to warn me about

I'm in trouble, man, I'm in real big trouble"

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3Pua6D9DsE)

Bobby Caldwell - "Open your eyes"

"Darling open your eyes Let me show you the light."

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPgMjXhqmfw)

Jack Johnson - "Better Together"

"It's not always easy and

Sometimes life can be deceiving

I'll tell you one thing, it's always better when we're together"

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seZMOTGCDag)

Lauryn Hill - "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"

"I love you baby and if it it's quite all right

I need you baby to warm the lonely nights

I love you baby, trust in me when I say"

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQHTiDqipnw)

Whatever you decide, just remember, this is YOUR first dance. So make it meaningful and memorable. And don't forget the dip at the end!

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