Why is wedding DJ hire so important for your big day? Well, after all of the hectic build up to your wedding, (not to mention the stress of the morning itself!), your first dance as a married couple is often the first time you can both relax and enjoy a truly intimate moment with each other. Having the right song that encapsulates the love between you, a song that you will always look back on with loving memories, a song that will always be “your song”, is one of the biggest decisions of your day, so you want to get it right!
Wedding DJ hire, or choosing the right wedding DJ can be the difference between an empty dancefloor, or a heaving dancefloor bringing memories that will last in yours and the guests minds for a lifetime! And it all starts with the all important first song, so here are a list of some of the most popular, recommended songs for a first dance, along with a few left field alternatives. We hope this list helps in choosing the song that will mean so much to you for the rest of your life!
Recommended songs for a first dance
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Although this song was only released in 2017 it has already become a huge favourite at weddings! An ode and tribute to a past love, this instantly became a timeless classic.
Etta James – At Last
Released in 1959, this Etta James masterpiece has been heard at wedding venues for over 50 years and almost certainly will be heard for the next 50!
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling in Love
This classic 1961 song from “The King” will always feature on top 10 wedding song lists, and rightly so with its gentle chords and beautiful, profound lyrics. A belter.
Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You
Another contemporary entry on our recommended list, this 2013 love song from Ellie Goulding is a divinely sung declaration of love, perfect for any first dance.
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
This soft rock classic from “Old Slowhands” himself, released in 1977, has been a favourite first song for many years now. If our experience is anything to go by it will continue to be a favourite for many years to come!
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
The man so good we listed him twice! This 2014 effort from the Suffolk Maestro is probably our favourite ever first dance song. Enough said!
The Pogues – Love You Till The End
Everyone’s favourite Irish/English/Celtic Punk band, The Pogues released this gem of a tune in 1996. Not often heard at weddings this first song is sure to leave a lasting impression for all of your guests.
Thin Lizzy – Dancing In The Moonlight
The last song on our list is one for rock enthusiasts, released in 1977 this song is going to have everyone on their feet waiting to join you on the dancefloor!