Bust a move

If you haven’t already chosen a song for your first dance, the task can seem daunting. There are the standards: “At Last” by Etta James, “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers, “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain, to name a few. Or, the latest love song that’s topping the charts. Or, you could think musicals: “All I Ask of You” from The Phantom of the Opera, is a popular one. Or, you could go upbeat or quirky, like Adam Sandler’s “Grow Old With You.” There’s a lot to think about, especially if you‘re specific about that moment of your reception.

A good place to start your search is online. We’ve compiled a list of common first dance songs here as well as some tips for choosing a song. Another excellent resource will be your DJ — he or she has likely seen hundreds of first dances and knows what has worked and what has flopped. If you’re taking dance lessons, check with your instructors, too. They’ll have ideas about good songs that are romantic and dance-able.

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