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Top 20 Romantic Songs for your First Wedding Dance

Your first dance after your wedding ceremony is one of the most unforgettable moments of your wedding day. Embraced in each others’ arms and looking into each others’ eyes as newlyweds—what could be more romantic? Perhaps dancing to one of the top 20 romantic songs to have for a first dance:

“Your Song” by Ellie Goulding: This modern version of Elton John’s classic is a romantic song to have for your first dance. With lyrics like, “How wonderful life is while you’re in the world”, you’ll feel the excitement of your future together.

“Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Ms. Lauryn Hill: With lyrics like, “You’d feel like heaven to touch/I want to hold you so much” Hill’s classic remake is ideal for those first moments in each others’ arms as husband and wife.

“For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder: With Stevie’s distinct smoothness and lyrics like, “For once in my life, I have someone who needs me/Someone I’ve needed so long”, your first wedding dance will be unforgettable.

“At Last” by Etta James: If you’re a fan of soul music, “At last, my love has come along” is a classic romantic lyric and perfect for your first dance together.

“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor: With a voice known as “liquid gold”, Taylor’s hit song is a great romantic option for your first wedding dance.

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” by UB-40: Who doesn’t love a bit of Reggae? This remake of the Elvis Presley classic is still a popular choice for couples to share their first wedding dance together. “Take my hand/Take my whole life too” is a lyric that reflects a couple’s love and commitment.

“It Had To Be You” by Harry Connick Jr.: This lively number is a great way to jazz up your first wedding dance. Hearing “I wandered around and finally found/Somebody to make me be true” sung in Connick’s signature style is enough to make anyone swoon!

“Take My Breath Away” by Berlin: This hit from Top Gun is known as one of the most romantic songs to have for a first wedding dance. The repeated refrain of “take my breath away” captures the emotion of those special first moments as a couple.

“In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel: Known as one of the most romantic songs of all time and perfect for your first wedding dance, this ‘80s classic features a new-wave style and lyrics like, “I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive”.

“All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo: With sweet sentiments like, “All my life/I prayed for someone like you/And I thank God/That I finally found you”, you’ll be caught up in the magic of the moment of your first wedding dance.

“Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey: This pop staple is an ideal choice for a romantic first wedding dance. You’ll be swept off of your feet to lyrics like, “you’ll always be a part of me/I’m part of you indefinitely”.

“Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel: What better way to capture the spirit of finding your soulmate than with this quintessential love song. Enjoy a close embrace to lyrics like, “I would not leave you in times of trouble”.

“I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith: Although considered a non-traditional option because of the band’s rockstar status, this ballad is an ideal way to capture the love and affection of the couple during their romantic first wedding dance.

“I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders: Elevated by Chrissy’s Hinde’s vocals and heartfelt lyrics like, “I’ll stand by you/Won’t let nobody hurt you”, this song is a fantastic option for your first wedding dance.

“How Deep Is Your Love” by The Bee Gees: If you love disco, this romantic number is sure to please the crowd, especially with lyrics like, “I believe in you/You know the door to my very soul”.

“More Than Words” by Extreme: This romantic song featuring acoustic guitar sums up the unsaid emotions of your special day with lyrics like, “Hold me close, don’t ever let me go”.

“You Were Meant For Me” by Jewel: This song takes the listener through the day in the life of a couple, and makes for a romantic first wedding dance with lyrics like, “You were meant for me/And I was meant for you”.

“When I Fall In Love” by Nat King Cole: If you’re looking to be swept up in the romance of the moment during your first wedding dance, this song is for you. Soulful lyrics like, “When I fall in love/It will be forever” will send your hearts aflutter.

“You Make My Dreams” by Daryl Hall & John Oats: This up-tempo song is the perfect choice for a romantic wedding song for your first dance, especially if you go for a choreographed number!

“From This Moment On” by Shania Twain & Bryan White: If you’re a country music fan, check out this romantic option for your first wedding dance which features sincere lyrics like, “From this moment you are the one/Right beside you is where I belong”.

Choosing one of the top 20 romantic songs to have for a first dance is a great way for couples to show their love and affection for each other while taking in the magic of the moment.

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