Cheesy or contemporary, the first dance should be something to remember.

Cheesy or contemporary, the first dance should be something to remember.

Cheesy or contemporary, the first dance should be something to remember.

first wedding danceLove them or loath them, the wedding dance song is something every couple thinks very carefully about. Some couples have the exact song in mind; something that is particular to them and has a personal connection to the relationship. Others may choose to do something a little different and learn a dance routine to a well-known tune to surprise their guests. When attending a wedding we all hope it’s going to be something nice to watch rather than a cheesy mess! So, what are the most popular wedding dance songs in the UK? Well, I can’t vouch for being 100% correct, however after a little digging we’ve come up with these gems!


‘Everything’ by Michael Buble – Mr Bubbles is increasingly popular and this song is a bit more upbeat than the usual first dance song choice, making it more versatile.


‘Amazed’ by Lonestar – This country classic has couples swaying all over the country for their first dance.


‘Make you feel my love’ by Adele – A beautiful and current song from an amazing British artist.


‘(I’ve had) the time of my life’ by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – What an absolute classic! Any girl would be proud to be pulled from the corner and swept off her feet dirty dancing style.


‘At Last’ by Etta James – A stunning soulful voice to glide along to and have your guests ‘Oooh’ and ‘Ahhh’ as you cut a rug on the dance floor.


‘I don’t want to miss a thing’ by Aerosmith – A real tearjerker, this huge ballad hits all the right notes.


Of course these are just six of a long, long list of first dance song that couples in the UK choose to kick start married life.

If you’re lucky enough to be talented in the musical department, then a song written specifically for you and/or the occasion is sure to get the guests talking, or how about throwing some shapes and reenacting the moves from Michael Jackson’s Thriller? The first dance is all about imagination and personality, so make it exactly what you want it to be. There are no boundaries.

alternative wedding danceOooh, I’ve just had a thought. For the ultimate in surprise, have your bridesmaids and ushers involved and create a flash mob first wedding dance! It could begin quite sedately with you and your beau, and then turn into something spectacular. Of course this would take a good deal of planning and practice, but just imagine the look of awe on your guests faces and how cool it would look on the wedding video!

No matter what music you choose for your first dance or which dance style you decide upon, make sure you know how to move to the music. All eyes will be on you so unless you want to look awkward or like Uncle Bob trying to dance to Saturday Night Fever after a few drinks, then rehearse; rehearse, rehearse and rehearse again would be my advice. Dancing comes more naturally to some than it does to others, so stick within your limits and if in doubt hire a professional to guide you into the most important dance of your life.

Surprise first wedding dance


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