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First Dance Songs

You are the Best Thing- Ray LaMontagne. This was on my recessional song list, but it was actually my first dance song! My husband and I listened to this song a lot when we first started dating and would tell each other all the time that "you are the best thing in my life". It was the perfect fit for our day :)

I Won’t Give Up- Jason Mraz. A slow dance, I Won't Give Up is the perfect song for your first dance, summarizing the commitment of marriage.

Marry Me- Train. Another great slow dance song, Marry Me speaks for itself.

I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You- Ingrid Michaelson. This cover of Elvis Presley's popular song will serenade you as you dance with your sweetheart.

Forever Like That- Ben Rector. I love this song from Ben Rector's newest album!

Mother/Son Dance Songs

And I Love Her- The Beatles. My husband used this song for his dance with his mom at our wedding. It was so special for them because it was the same song his mom and dad danced to at their wedding!

Over the Rainbow- Harry Nillson. This version of Over the Rainbow is from the movie You've Got Mail and is lovely for a dance with your mother.

What a Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong.  Mother/son dances are hard to pick songs for, but What a Wonderful World is a classic song that makes the list.

Moon River- Audrey Hepburn. If you're looking for something a little bit different but still sweet, Moon River by Audrey Hepburn is it.

L-O-V-E- Nat King Cole. Another classic, L-O-V-E will make your mother/son song a little more upbeat and fun.

Father/Daughter Dance Songs

Sweet Pea- Amos Lee. A cute, fun song that is perfect for your father/daughter dance!

I'll Let You Go- Jessica Allossery. I fell in love with this sweet, acoustic, indie song at one of my bride's weddings for her father/daughter dance. It's a unique, non-traditional choice that you'll love!

Isn’t She Lovely Cover- Pixie Lott. A friend of my husband's recorded a version of this song for my father/daughter dance and it was perfect :)

Hank- Ben Rector. A little more sentimental, Ben Rector hits the love of parents just right with this song. You could even use this as a double dance song (mother/son and father/daughter)!

The Way you Look Tonight- Frank Sinatra. And of course, I can't resist a good classic to throw into the list!

Choosing songs for your wedding day is incredibly personal. I hope my posts of songs have given you some ideas for your wedding, but what I really hope is that you take time to pick songs that are truly special to YOU, not just because they are on a list of what you should play.

For processional song ideas, go to my other blog posts herehere, and here. For recessional song ideas, check out my post here

What special songs did you use for your day?