Your wedding is the biggest, happiest day of your life. You meticulously plan everything from the dress to the flowers. But there is one vital part to any ceremony that can sometimes be forgotten. The first dance is a tender, loving moment between the happy couple. So it's important you choose the perfect song. If you're looking for a modern take on the first dance, here are five of the best wedding song ideas:
Marry You - Bruno Mars
The name says it all. This 2011 hit is a quirky, up-beat song in Bruno Mars' traditional soul and mow-town infused style. The song is the story of a spontaneous marriage and is a great alternative to the traditional slow dance.
This catchy song is sure to get everyone up dancing and will get your reception started with a bang. If you, or your groom, have two left feet, this is a great song choice. It doesn't require a complicated routine and is perfect to sway along to.
Your Song - Ellie Goulding
The Elton John cover was a huge hit for BRIT award winner Ellie Goulding in 2010. The original version of this love song has long since been a popular first dance song for many couples. If you're looking for a more modern take on the classic song, this would be it. The timeless song is one everyone will know and enjoy. As newlyweds, you'll be able to identify with the meaning behind the lyrics.
She's The One - Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams' power ballads have long since been a great first dance song. She's The One is perfect for weddings as eery couple will be able to identify with the beautiful lyrics. Again, it is a song many people will know and is a great way to get your reception started. If you don't want the limelight during the first dance, encourage other couples to dance along.
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
If you're looking for a unique and exciting first dance song, this rock ballad may be just perfect. The sentiment behind the lyrics is perfect for a wedding with a modern twist. The bands single Sex on Fire is also a popular track with young couples.
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Release in 1997, Iris is the biggest selling single for the alternative rock band. Since its release, the song has proved increasingly popular with couples searching for that 'something different'. The ballad is also a great choice for couples who don't want a complicated routine.