Wedding First Dance tips – part 2
The Wedding First Dance – what to choose?
There are lots of choices that need to be made on your wedding day – the dress, the venue, the guest list, the menu. And there one very specific and personal choice for the bride and groom, which is:-
“What shall we have as our first dance?”
Partydown have been part of many wedding first dances, and each one is different and each one is special. The choices that we have come across are many and certainly varied. Often the bride and groom will know exactly which song they want – it may be the song that was playing when you first met or something that conjures a special memory – maybe when you both decided to get married or from a memorable holiday when you both realised ‘this is the ONE’! And sometimes, it takes a while to think of a tune that can perfectly sum up the mood of the moment, that is simple, effective, meaningful and, most importantly, memorable. In which case, we can help you make that choice. So, to try to give you the benefit of our experience, here are a few ideas and maybe a few unusual choices of first dance that we at Partydown have come across.
There are some classic first dances that we have played many times that always work such as My Girl, Stand By Me, Let’s Stay Together and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. Also, there are more contemporary classics coming up, such as Greatest Day by Take That, Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol, I’m Yours by Jason M’raz and Angels by Robbie Williams. We also get more unusual choices! We have played Aquarius from the musical Hair (the bride and groom were both actors and met whilst in this show!), Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, Iris by Goo Goo Dolls, Heroes by David Bowie, Everlong by Foo Fighters, Use Somebody by Kings of Leon and – believe it or not – Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus (with lyrics specially adapted and sung by the groom!) And we’ve had many others from Bruno Mars to John Denver, from Bryan Adams to Kasabian.
If we don’t already know the song you choose we are happy to learn it. Whatever the choice, we always want to make sure it’s the most memorable dance ever – all part of the service!
Hopefully our wedding first dance tips have given you some food for thought and some ideas for great first dance songs. Get some more song ideas from Wedding Dance Workshops or Perfect Wedding. Find more tips on planning and surviving the first dance in Brides magazine.