With everything that goes into planning a wedding, the first song that you dance to as Mr. & Mrs.’s may be one of the hardest decisions you have to make as a couple. Some couples want to make a statement, choosing something with a fast tempo and requiring skilled choreography. Others want the traditional slow ballad because as you know, even with all eyes on you, you’ll only have eyes for each other. From traditional to modern, the song you choose speaks volumes about you as a couple, and it’s something you will tell everyone when you hear it, saying “this is our song” throughout your life. Luckily, the world isn’t running short on music and should be looked at more like a journey through the sea of wedding-appropriate songs while you repeatedly ask each other “What about this one?”

It’s easy to let the pressure mount when it comes to making this decision – after all, this song is only going to become “your” song for the rest of your married life but the best way to choose is to just take a step back, relax, and get searching for something both of you can agree on. You can do this by spending a few nights alone listening to some different songs and practicing the perfect harmony between cute and cringeworthily. We’ve compiled a list of the top ten wedding songs to help you navigate this minefield a little better.

“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

“At Last” by Etta James

“Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

“All of Me” by John Legend

“You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne

“Falling in Love with You” by Elvis Presley

“Marry You” by Bruno Mars

“Everything” by Michael Bublé

“Then” by Brad Paisley

“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele

Remember that your first dance will probably be the first real private moment together as a married couple with no distractions, and you’ll be taken back to this moment in time whenever you hear this song. There are no rules when it comes to a first song dance and sometimes, it could take a simple gut decision, or it could take weeks of debate. One thing is for sure though is that when the time comes to choose a song, it’s the first of many decisions you should make together. Once you’ve picked the song, it should be smooth sailing if you’ve hired the right wedding planner to help you choose the best venue, food, and décor. When the big day arrives, take a deep breath and dance the night away to your first but definitely not your last song of the evening!

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