Second in my wedding music series is the all-important first dance. The first dance of many for loved-up newlyweds.
Ok, NOONE can argue when I say that The McClymonts have written THE MOST appropriate song for a couples first dance. “Forever Begins Tonight” from the album “Here’s to You and I” is the ultimate mix of country and love song. With lyrics that sing “I knew, the moment I met you, my future had finally found me and its true, the piece that was missing was you….” it’s hard not to turn to moosh.
It is my opinion that a first dance must be to a song that depicts the love of the couple in every way and delivers a message to and from the bride and groom to each other.
*A warning- please Google the lyrics before you commit to a song. Quite often a song will sound lovey dovey but actually be about death or breaking up.
When in doubt, stick to the classics. For example “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole or “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dols. There is a reason they’re classics and it’s not just because the artists have been around forever.
The first dance does not have to be a slow dance. Absolutely NOWHERE is this written as a rule.
So if you’re both the world’s worst dancers and super worried about dancing in front of your guests why not opt for a faster tune that you can just bop to? “You Make My Dreams” by Hall and Oates is a great one to choose. It’s fast paced but extremely sweet at the same time. If you’re up for something a bit more quirky, why not try “Love is an Open Door” from the Frozen soundtrack?