Expert August 2018 Ontario

First dance songs

Jocelyn, on 10/January/2018 at 10:29 Posted in Wedding reception
My original idea was to dance to Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran, and now i'm having second thoughts like changing the track to Perfect or using a "less cliche sounding" track....

any suggestions?


  • Jocelyn
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Jocelyn ·
    Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions!! I was scrolling through my playlist for something sweet & sentimental and i found a track that was released for Canada's delegation for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.: Living Out My Dreams by Canadian Artist Roch Voisine.
  • Vanessa
    Expert August 2018 Manitoba
    Vanessa ·

    Better Place - Rachel Platten ( But this may be my walk song) I cry everytime I hear this.

    Perfect - Ed Sheeran ft. Beyonce but only the version with Beyonce in it. SO SO SO MUCH BETTER. I don't care for the other one.

    Or a fun one for you to dance to Mash it up too is Tie it up- Kelly Clarkson. (I am going to at least play it at my wedding).

    Another favorite of mine (I think it maybe be too fast though) is Terry Clark- Longer (suits our relationship 100%)

    That's When you know- Chris Buck Band ft. Kira Isabella.

    My Fiance who is into heavier music so we are currently trying to find a happy medium......Lunatica- Power of Love for those who like or have a FH who like Heavier Music. Also Song for you by Lunatica.

    A social song for us is Cirice by ghost.

  • Carmela
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
    Carmela ·

    I was dead set on having Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli, but I am hearing it everywhere, so that might change. A couple of other options are:

    - Christina Perri- A Thousand Years

    - Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up

    You could also do a mash up, and have a funky dance in the middle and then go back into a slow song.

  • Megan
    Beginner August 2019 Saskatchewan
    Megan ·
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    I will Definitely have to listen to that version!! Thank you!

  • Jessica
    Frequent user September 2018 Ontario
    Jessica ·
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    There's even a wedding edition of yours by russell dickerson that just slows it down a bit, it's beautiful since we are having a bit of an untraditional wedding im considering walking down the isle to it !
  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
    Wr chose the song most popular in a way Truly Deeply Madly by Savage Garden.
  • Megan
    Beginner August 2019 Saskatchewan
    Megan ·

    The 3 songs that I love at this exact moment (who knows might change in the next year haha) are

    Ed Sheeran – Perfect

    Carrie Underwood – What I never knew I Always Wanted - this one is Beautiful

    Jessie James Decker – I Do

    Russell Dickerson - Yours
  • Jocelyn
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Jocelyn ·
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    Oooohhhhhh....that sounds like a
    good one! i LOVE that track thanks for the suggestion!
  • Tradingabyss
    Frequent user August 2018 Ontario
    Tradingabyss ·
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    I love this 💕💕
  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
    Our song has always been “Baby I Love Your Way” by Peter Frampton. We’re both looking forward to officially making it our song!!
  • Louise
    Devoted September 2017 Quebec
    Louise ·
    Choose a song that you both love and means something to you. My first dance was to ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran. I still get texts from my friends reminding them of my wedding every time they hear it on there radio.
  • Candace
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Candace ·
    We are dancing to From the Ground Up by Dan and Shay. A lot of people use the same
    songs because the songs are absolutely beautiful so I don’t think a song can be too cliche for a first dance. Pick whatever song feels right to you
  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·

    I think the important thing for a first dance is to have a meaningful song. (I'm sentimental anyway, so I am going to remember the song!)

    We will be incorporating Thinking Out Loud in some way at our wedding because we sang it together early on in our relationship.

    Our first dance will be "When God Made You" by Newsong and Natalie Grant because it is "our song".

  • Kristine
    Frequent user October 2017 Ontario
    Kristine ·

    We picked Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.

    If "Perfect" had already been out, we definitely would have picked that, or at least played it during the reception as a dedication song.

  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·

    We danced to a mash-up of Fly me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra and Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat.

  • Maegan
    Super July 2018 British Columbia
    Maegan ·
    I adore the song ""perfect" and if we were doing a slow dance thats probably the one id use. So many good song options out there though!

    We decided to go with Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede for a more upbeat and fun song!

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