One of the most important aspects of your wedding reception definitely has to be the first dance you take with your significant other. As the spotlight dazzles and all eyes are on the two of you, it’s extremely important to capture this moment perfectly. Most weddings play the same traditional first dance songs, so here are 10 unique wedding songs that’ll make your first dance that much more special.


      1. Russell Dickerson- Yours

Writing “Yours” about his wife, Dickerson describes the song as a message about how he “was this before, but now I’m yours.” This song also talks about how Dickerson’s wife made him a better man.

  1. Max Schneider- Lights Down Low

An interesting fact about this song is that Schneider actually wrote “Lights Down Low” to propose to his girlfriend with. After singing this heavenly song, Schneider proposed and was welcomed with a joyous “yes” from his now wife.

  1. Nat King Cole- L-O-V-E

If you’re looking for a timeless classic that’s perfect for your first dance, look no further! “L-O-V-E” is a song with a great lyrics talking about what love represents to a couple. With heavenly sounds usually found in jazz music, in addition to Cole’s velvet vocals, this song is truly a classic without being overused.  

  1. Elvis Presley- Can’t Help Falling In Love

Another classic, you can’t go wrong with Elvis Presley. A slow and delightful melody with Presley’s majestic voice, you and your significant other will certainly lose yourselves in your first dance with each other.

  1. Lifehouse- You and Me

“You and Me” is easily one of the most memorable songs in the early 2000s. Slow enough to dance to with your significant other, but also upbeat and recent enough to keep guests interested, this song is an absolute winner!

  1. Frank Sinatra- Fly Me to the Moon

A timeless piece by none other than Frank Sinatra, “Fly Me to the Moon” will have even your guests swaying to the beat. Because this song is timeless, even when you and your significant other celebrate your 10th anniversary, “Fly Me to the Moon” will still be relevant.

  1. Alicia Keys- Fallin’

Another memorable song from the early 2000s is Alicia Keys’ “Fallin.’” These days, music is so different from how it was even just 15 years ago. With this song, throw it back to the good old days, all the while enjoying a wonderful dance with your significant other. 

  1. Michael Bublé- Everything

A happy, loving, and upbeat song, mixed with Bublé’s magical vocals, “Everything” is surely a splendid song to accompany your first dance.

  1. Train- Marry Me

A peaceful song with the gentle melodies of a guitar, “Marry Me” won’t leave a dry eye in the house. Guests won’t be able to take their eyes off of the two of you as they gaze on in loving support of your joyous day.

  1. Parachute- Kiss Me Slowly

With lyrics as great as the ones in this song, how could you not relate to them? More on the upbeat side, this song will definitely have everyone dancing. Taking the edge off of dancing to a slow song, “Kiss Me Slowly” will have you waltzing into a boogie!