3 Tips for Choosing Your First Dance Song

The newlyweds’ first dance is surely one of the highlights of every wedding, both for the happy couple and the wedding guests. Selecting the right song will set the right mood and while the music selection should be personal and meaningful for you, there are some little tips to keep in mind.

  1. TEMPO

Not everyone is a fan of slow, dreamy songs and there is nothing wrong with passing on a ballad in favour of a more upbeat song. However, don’t forget what you’ll be wearing for your wedding as long, princess wedding dresses and Salsa moves usually don’t mix very well. Unless you’ll be changing into a more informal dress for your party, try sticking to moderate speed of music.



Often, couples walk into a dance school, wanting the teacher to choreograph a beautiful Waltz choreography to an equally beautiful song which…well, is not a Waltz. If you’re not a dancer or musician, details of your chosen number being a 3/4 or 4/4 time signature probably hold the same meaning as a sentence in Chinese, but there are certain requirements for a piece of music to qualify as a Waltz, Foxtrot or Rumba.

The easiest way to overcome this little problem? Don’t worry about what type of dance you want to do, present the teacher with your chosen track and let them create a suitable dance for you.wedding-725434_960_720

  1. LYRICS!

While there really is nobody who can tell you what you should or shouldn’t do on your wedding, some attention to the actual meaning of the song you chose might be a good idea and a very romantic melody and soft tune are not the only things to look out for.

After all, dancing your first dance as married couple to lyrics like U2’s “and I still haven’t found, what I’m looking for” or George Michael’s I feel so unsure, as “I take your hand and lead you to the dancefloor…I’m never gonna dance again, guilty feet have got no rhythm” is probably not the best way to go.

Check back soon for the list of our top songs, perfect for you first dance!