Many couples want to find that perfect song that speaks about their own personal relationship. Maybe the song played on the radio during your first kiss, or maybe it reminds you of an unforgettable holiday. No matter the reason, choosing a song with sentimental value will make your first dance extra special.
Consider your love story.
If you don’t have that one special song, not to worry (lots of couples don’t). You can still select something significant for your first dance. Think about important moments that have defined your relationship – then do your research, trying to locate lyrics that tell your particular love story. You may come across something that speaks to the two of you and decide to incorporate it into your wedding.
Involve your partner
Choosing your first dance song is definitely something to do together. You both need to love the song and be happy dancing to it, so take some time out of your busy wedding schedule to listen to tracks, make a shortlist and then choose the one that works best for both of you.
Classic or contemporary
Classic songs that are used for weddings time and time again may seem clichéd choices, but they do have their benefits. If you’ve loved the song for the last five years, you probably will for five more.
Be mindful of the melody.
Of course, slow dancing works best with certain rhythms. Avoid choosing an upbeat song with a fast tempo (unless you plan to perform an untraditional fast-paced dance—then by all means, go for it!) You can also speak with your band or DJ in advance, asking them to customize the rhythm of a particular song to make it better suited for slow dancing.
Chat with your band
Even if you don’t want to change the rhythm of a song, you should still discuss your first dance pick with the band to ensure they can properly play the tune. You can’t expect a rock band, for example, to know how to perform one of Taylor Swift’s top hits. Your band may be willing to learn a new a song for your big day (LIKE US!).
Now that you’ve got your song sorted, it’s time to choose a band! Contact us today and we will walk you through the process, and make sure it is definitely a night to remember!