More than anything, your first dance song must speak to you on a personal level, conveying a message that is meaningful today and will continue to hold special significance for years to come. But there are other considerations beyond just selecting your favorite song.
Will you enjoy dancing to this tune? Are the words loving and romantic? Will the music light up the wedding venue and enhance the experience for everyone?
With these points in mind, here are popular songs trending in 2016 that make fantastic first dance choices for any wedding theme or venue.
Thinking Out Loud, by Ed Sheeran
There won’t be a dry eye in the room once this song starts to play. The words are loving and deep, standing the test of time. Sweet and real, this song charms with lines like, “Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars” that will melt hearts and leave everyone dreamy-eyed.
Remedy, by Adele
This beautiful love ballad is ideal for indoor or outdoor wedding venues, with this lyric saying it all: “Come whatever, I’ll be the shelter that won’t let the rain come through.” What a beautiful way to tell each other you’ll be there no matter what.
Over and Over Again, by Nathan Sykes, featuring Ariana Grande
For something upbeat and romantic, choose this song. It’s catchy, soulful, and full of the right emotions to express. The song is a promise to love each other. “Just put your heart in my hands” is the perfect sentiment to share on the dance floor.
Like I’m Gonna Lose You, Meghan Trainor, featuring John Legend
While thinking about the possibility of one day losing your love could be sad at your wedding, this song takes it in a beautiful direction, choosing to love even harder because life is short. Your first dance in your beautiful wedding venue is but a moment in time, so make the most of it; “so I’ll kiss you longer babe, any chance that I get. I’ll make the most of the minutes and love with no regrets.”
Special thanks to peteandcharlotte for the image.