There are countless lists online of the best, most popular, or most unique first dance songs. But how do you sort through these lists to decide which song is perfect for you and your soon-to-be spouse? Whether you’re stumped completely or torn between options, these factors can help you choose the perfect first dance song for your wedding.
First, you need to give the lyrics a thorough read. Are they appropriate for your seven-year-old niece to hear? Is it a love song, or is it a break-up song? Most importantly, would you put these lyrics in a letter and give it to your partner? Try to choose a song that makes you feel like it was written exactly for this occasion.
Pay attention to how fast the song is. You don’t want to be tripping as you try to keep up with the pace, but you don’t want to be dragging your feet too slowly across the dance floor. Be sure to practice beforehand and make sure it’s a comfortable speed.
You don’t want to choose a song that you or your partner has never heard. A familiar song with meaning to you both will make the moment even more sentimental. How about that song playing in the restaurant on your first date or the one you always sing along to in the car?
No one can choose the perfect first dance song for you, because only you can determine what’s right for you and your partner. Above all, try not to overthink it. If a song comes to mind the moment you start imagining your first dance, then there’s a good chance that’s the one for you. Just make sure you consider its lyrics, tempo, and significance first. For the perfect first dance atmosphere, please consider Chandler’s Gardens for your wedding venue.