Weddings are full of slow dances. There’s the first dance, mother/son, father/daughter, and then just regular slow songs for guests to enjoy. Whether your guests are swaying back and forth or waltzing around, music selection can create or break an atmosphere in an instant.
Of course, song selection can be a personal process. If the bride and groom have a special connection to a song, you can feel it in the air. That being said, we’ve got some great music selections for you below!
Bride & Groom’s First Dance
- “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran
- “Have I Told You Lately” – Rod Stewart
- “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
- “A Moment Like This” – Kelly Clarkson
- “I’m Kissing You” – Des’ree
- “My Wish” – Rascal Flatts
- “A Song For Mama” – Boys II Men
- “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
- “You’ll Be In My Heart” – Phil Collins
- “Wind Beneath My Wings” – Bette Midler
- “Butterfly Kisses” – Bob Carlisle
- “Daughters” – John Mayer
- “One Call Away” – Charlie Puth
- “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” – Billy Ray Cyrus & Miley Cyrus
- “I Loved Her First” – Heartland
- “Drops of Jupiter’ – Train
- “I Was Made for Loving You” – Tori Kelly & Ed Sheeran
- “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri
- “New Year’s Day” – Taylor Swift
- ‘Can We Kiss Forever?” – Kina & Adriana Proenza
BONUS: Ask all couples to join the bride and groom on the dance floor. As they dance, ask couples who have been together less than a year, two years, five years, ten years, etc. to leave the floor. This is a fun way to compare the oldest couple and the youngest married couple. It often makes for a sweet side by side.
As fun as dancing around to upbeat music is, nothing beats a good, old-fashioned slow dance. It gives people a chance to connect, as they move, chat, and laugh along with a slower song. You don’t want too many slow songs in your set/playlist, but keeping in a few is a great way to give guests a break and keep love in the air.