*This post is written by Kristen, our Assistant Planner and Content Contributor who is currently engaged and planning her own wedding!*
The first song you dance to at your wedding with your brand new partner should be meaningful and special, but there’s no rule that says you can’t be different – and fun, too! We’ve gone through our playlists and mixed tapes – we are products of being teenagers in the ‘90’s here at BPPC! – and put together a list of first dance songs that are just slightly off the beaten track.
Sunday Kind of Love, Etta James
At Last is a lovely song, but Sunday Kind of Love has beautiful lyrics!
God Only Knows, The Beach Boys
That’s How Strong My Love Is, Otis Redding
More Today than Yesterday, The Spiral Staircase
This song is just fun; what a way to start your reception!
Fever, Peggy Lee
Sexy, funky, and cool. What’s not to love?
True Companion, Marc Cohn
You’re My Best Friend, Queen
Got to Get you Into My Life, The Beatles
Another upbeat option for the Beatles fans. And really, who isn’t a Beatles fan?
Come Rain or Come Shine, Billy Holiday
You’ve Made me So Very Happy, Blood, Sweat & Tears
Nothing Can Change This Love, Sam Cooke
You can’t go wrong with Sam Cooke. It’s a fact, we promise.
Crazy Love, Van Morrison
You’re My Home, Billy Joel
Billy pulls at the heartstrings with a B-side that would be perfect for a long distance couple.
Shelter, Ray Lamontagne
When you Say Nothing At All, Ronan Keating
An Irish love song. Swoon.
Photo borrowed from Juliana Laury Photography