Last of the wedding music blog entries – so it will be a long one!
The ceremony is over, the nerves are all fine, you did it! Congratulations Mr and Mrs, it’s official – you’ve walked down the aisle, said I do, been toasted and speechified, cut the cake, and now it’s time for the dancing to begin!
There are many MANY variations on the first dance. Sometime’s the couple start out dancing on their own, and then the bridal party join in, and then the rest of the guests. Sometimes there is a father daughter dance for the bride first, then the groom and his mother join in, then the bride and groom dance with each other and everyone joins in. Some weddings just have free for all dancing from the very get go.
All of these variations are great, it’s YOUR wedding, and whatever suits you is perfect – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
I have listed some truly awesome songs for each dance variation, so that you can pick and choose to truly personalise your wedding music. I hope they inspire you and that your celebration is filled with laughter and love.
Thanks for reading all of my wedding music blogs this far, and if you are planning to get married soon, I wish you and your fiance a million years of happily ever after – now Go!! DANCE!!
First Married Couple Dance
Sam Cook – Nothing can change this love
Eels – I like the way this is going
Sade – By your side
Ben Folds – The luckiest
Lou Reed – Perfect Day
Elvis Presley – Can’t help falling in love
Tony Bennett and Lady Ga Ga – Cheek to Cheek
The Zombies – This will be our year
Marvin Gaye – You’re all I need to get by
Dixie Chicks – Lullabye
Indigo Girls – Power of Two
Father Daughter Dance (guaranteed to have everyone reaching for tissues)
Beyonce – Daddy
Elizabeth Mitchell – You are my sunshine
Ben Folds – Gracie
The Muppets – Rainbow Connection
Loudon Wainwright III – Daughter
Johnny Cash – In my life
Christina Aguilera – I turn to you
Paul Simon – Father and Daughter
Mother Son Dance (Don’t put those tissues away yet!)
Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge over troubled water
Joni Mitchell – The circle game
Diana Ross – Ain’t no mountain high enough
Boyz II Men – A song for Mama
Jason Mraz – 93 million miles
Alison Krauz – Baby Mine
Willie Nelson – Always on my mind
Carpenters – Close to you
Bon Jovi – Thank you for loving me
Shake Your Groove Thang!
The Buggles – Video killed the radio star
Salt n Peppa – Shake your Thang
Scissor Sisters – Take your Mama
Bon Jovi – Born to be my baby
Proclaimers – 500 miles
Spice Girls – Stop
David Bowie – Modern Love
Selena – Is it the beat
Buddy Holly – Rave on
Paul Simon – Me and Julio
Janelle Monae – Tightrope
Talking Heads – Once in a lifetime
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
Blackstreet – No Diggity
The Rembrandts – I’ll be there for you
the Ting Tings – That’s not my name
Heavy D – Now that we found love
Miley Cyrus – We can’t stop