There is a lot of planning that goes into a wedding. Although my big day was nearly 9 years ago, I can still remember wanting certain aspects of the ceremony and reception to be perfect and reflect us as a couple from every detail including the first dance song.
That song, the one chosen to dance with your brand-new husband for the first time is one that most couples will always remember. It’s chosen to reflect your love, to reflect you each as individuals or to signify some part of your union. In my experience, most of the songs are slow love songs and timeless and when it comes to first dance songs, there seems to be one that is chosen more often than any other.
According to an article published on CBS News, editor in chief of Martha Stewart Weddings, Elizabeth Graves says the most popular song chosen for the first dance song at wedding is and always will be:
Etta James’ “At Last“
I get it, it’s a gorgeous, timeless, classic song that says so much in both the lyrics and music. It’s a song that, even now, has not gone out of regular play and it’s so romantic it almost hurts. The article goes on to list 5 other songs that have become popular for the first dance song and it seems Etta James and Otis Redding are the top running favorites.
For my first dance song, we chose “How Wonderful Life Is” from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. It’s another gorgeous song and even these days I get a little weepy hearing it.
:: What was your first dance song at your wedding? Was it the most popular one? ::
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