Picking The Right Song For The First Dance
When the preparation starts for the big day choosing the music for the first dance isn’t usually high up the ‘to do list’, but as the occasion creeps nearer and the first dance butterflies kick in that’s when couples really start thinking about what they want as their first and last songs. This is a decision we know at Rubix is a big one so here are our thoughts and tips on it…
1. Make it a fun decision. We know you will make over a hundred choices when planning your wedding, choosing your first dance should be a happy and easy one, It’s not a price sensitive decision, there are no politics attached, it’s an opportunity to spend an evening getting out those old CD’s, googling that random artist you heard (by mistake) on Smooth FM, and poking fun at each other’s taste in childhood music.
2. Try and both get involved in this. Some wedding plans get split, she does the flowers and make up, he does the suites and car. This is an enjoyable part of the wedding planning process, let it take as long or as short as you like.
3. Finding the one song that’s right. Are there any artists you both enjoy listening too? Are there any songs that stand out from your relationship? Go through old Tapes, CD’s and MP3 players there could be some hidden gems from the past. Consider taking a note pad in the car if you drive to work and jot down the tunes that appeal.
4. Don’t stick to the mould, do what is right for you. We’ve listed the most popular songs below, our guess is you will know most of them, but that doesn’t mean your first song has to be known to all. Some of the best dances we’ve seen were unknown to us and the crowd but it meant a lot to the couple, this was apparent as they danced.
1. Don’t Want to Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
2. Amazed - Lonestar
3. Wherever You Will Go - Charlene Soraia
4. Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
5. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
6. I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
7. Everything - Michael Buble
8. Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
9. Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
10. Run - Leona Lewis
5. Inviting on others.Consider If you would like your guest to join you midway through your first dance. Could they dance to your song choice and at what point would you like them to join in? Prep your bridal party on when to come in and let the DJ know so he can prompt if needed.
6. Don’t underestimate the second song. With Rubix we always get you to consider the song after the first dance. With the first dance your party will join in regardless just to be polite. We find the second song really kicks the party off, people will try to leave so make it an impactful one that sets the mood for the night. Or leave it to us, we know how to jump start a party, it’s what we do best!
7 Listen and Practice. Make sure you know the song inside and out, it’s rather embarrassing if you sing the song to each other on the night and get the words wrong. Have plenty of practice in the front room, make sure the song suits both your styles of dancing.
Hopefully these tips will help make that decision a little easier, if it still scares you then make sure you speak to us. We love helping out and we’ve had these conversations many of times.
Oh and this is what we think…
Tom’s Guilty Choice – Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Elton John.
Chris’ Guilty Choice – My Destiny, Lionel Richie.
At Anoop’s Wedding – Songbird, Eva Cassidy (mainly chosen by his wife... I am sure he would have gone for a cheesy number like Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Andy Williams - singing every word too!)
Rubix’s most often played – Amazing, Lonestar.
Most alternative song that worked – Feel the Love, Rudimental.