If you’re struggling for first dance inspiration, here are some tunes we've been loving over the last few months.
With so many songs from the past and present on offer sometimes you need some help finding the perfect track to set the tone of your wedding reception and tell your story. Your first dance as a couple is a tradition that deserves special attention. It’s something very personal and should reflect not only where you’ve come from as a couple, but where you’re heading. We've put together a short list of some of our favourite wedding songs this year.
While the traditional bridal waltz is still very much a part of wedding traditions, times and music have changed and you can find a song that truly means something to you. Don't worry if you're not sure how you would dance to a particular song, our experience teachers can help you choreograph the perfect wedding dance for whatever song you choose.
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1. Love of my Life - Harry Styles
A 2023 wedding song list wouldn't be complete without Harry Styles
"Baby, you were the love of my life, woah/Maybe you don't know what's lost 'til you find it"
2. Sweet Nothing - Taylor Swift
A sweet song, with that modern bohemian feel.
"They said the end is coming. Everyone’s up to somethingI find myself running home to your Sweet nothings. Outside they’re push and shovingYou’re in the kitchen humming. All that you ever wanted from me was sweet nothing"
3. Symphony - Imagine Dragons
Whether you're musicians, lovers of music or just looking for a fun song to dance to Mambo to - this might just be the wedding dance song you're looking for...
"Cause this life is one big symphony. This night is one for you and meI’m the strings and you’re the timpani. You’re my constant tambourine. This life is one big symphony. So glad I’ve got you next to meI’m the chords and you’re the melody. This life’s one big symphony"
4. You - Dan + Shay
This gorgeous acoustic song from Dan + Shay will have you smiling when you're dancing your first song.
"I got you. For the rest of my life. And if all else goes wrong, babyI’ll be alright"
5. Woke Up in Love - Kygo, Gryffin, Calum Scott
Not every path to love runs smoothly.
"You went and saved my life/You picked me up/Thank God I woke up in love"
6. Chasing Cars (Like a Version Cover) - Sofi Tukker
Originally performed and recorded by Snow Patrol, this haunting version is perfect for a modern wedding dance.
"All that I am. All that I ever wasIs here in your perfect eyes, they're all I can see"
7. You've got the love - Florence & the Machine.
This one might go back more than a decade, but it's still a wedding favourite.
"Sometimes, I feel like throwing my hands up in the airI know I can count on youSometimes, I feel like saying, "Lord, I just don't care"But you've got the love I need to see me through"
8. Just You And I – Tom Walker
Looking for a sentimental song, that's not too slow? Tom Walker wrote this reggae influenced song for his fiancee and it's fast become one of our favourites.
"Cause my darling you and I, could take over the worldOne step at a time just you and I (Just you and I)Cause you're the only one, who brings light just like the sunOne step at a time just you and I"
9. Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell
"Grow old with me Let us share what we seeAnd oh the best it could be. Just you and I"
10. I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) [acoustic] - Sleeping At Last
This stunning acoustic cover is guaranteed to make your guests smile when they realise what they're listening to.
"When I wake up, well I know I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next to you When I go out, yeah I know I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you"