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  • Writer's pictureDrew Jensen

How To Make The Most Of Your First Dance Songs

Updated: Feb 22, 2022

Your wedding playlist is one of the most critical mood-setters for your big day. Follow these tips to make the most of the special songs that make a wedding memorable.

Choosing a Memorable First Dance Song

Above everything else, choose a song that speaks to you and your partner as a couple. This could be a song in which the lyrics closely relate to your love story, or it could be a tune that you discovered you both love to listen to on your first date. Don’t be afraid to go for unconventional songs either – any good wedding band or DJ will know how to work their magic and make the song “danceable!”

The Father-Daughter Song

Father-daughter dances are one of those moments that hardly leave a dry eye in the house. There are many songs that describe the special bond between father and daughter, but don’t feel like you must stick to classics. If there is a particular song your father played for you all the time as a child or that you used to sing together in the car, feel free to honor that tradition and give him a special moment he’ll remember forever.

The Mother-Son Dance

The time-honored tradition of the mother-son dance is a sweet moment for the groom to recognize his mother who has hopefully been looking forward to this moment for a long time! Like the father-daughter dance, choose a song that represents your special bond with your mother, perhaps from your childhood or even a piece of music you enjoy together in adulthood.

The Wedding Party Entrance Song

While the other “first” dances tend to be more ceremonial and tender, the wedding entrance song can be a fun way for the bride and groom to get guests amped up. The entrance song typically signifies the party is about to be started, after all!

There are many different unique ways your wedding party can make a grand entrance – including making up a coordinated dance or having all the bridesmaids come out in one group, and then all the groomsmen. Props such as fatheads, money guns, and even bicycles have been used to level up the wedding entrance. Not every wedding party member will be comfortable with making a big scene, so make sure to coordinate with your bridesmaids and groomsmen beforehand to ensure they are participating in a way that is enjoyable for everyone.



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