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8 Romantic & Alternative First Dance Song Ideas

Inspiration – 07.05.19


Your first dance. It could be a romantic moment you’ve been excited for since day one of the planning. It could also be a source of nerves, throwing you into the spotlight. Whether you have big dreams or prefer to keep it low key, here’s our pick of wedding music to inspire you.

Classic First Dance Songs

Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Top of the list of any wedding music ideas has to be Ed Sheeran – but which love song to choose? Perfect gets our vote for, quite simply, being perfect. Romantic, easy to shuffle to, not too long… it gets a big tick.

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
This is one of the best first dance song ideas for a summer wedding at Combermere Abbey. With its cool, laid-back, folky vibe, it’ll get the dancing into full swing while still having perfectly worded lyrics.

Shania Twain – You’re Still The One
If you’re envisioning being swept around the dance floor in the Pavilion, slow dancing while tears spring to your eyes, then this Shania Twain ballad could be the one for you.

Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
With a powerful chorus, emotional lyrics and a rhythm you can sway to, it’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular wedding music choices. If you’d prefer to avoid the spotlight, invite your wedding party to join you from the chorus.

Alternative Wedding Music

Dan + Shay – Speechless

If you’re planning a wedding with a rustic theme, consider a country tune for your first dance song. Speechless by Dan + Shay is perfect if you’re planning a romantic first dance for two. We promise you won’t be able to take your eyes off each other!

The Cure – Love Song
A classic song without the cheese, Love Song by The Cure is a popular choice for couples looking for wedding music that is a little bit different.

Upbeat First Dance Song Ideas

Coldplay & The Chainsmokers – Something Just Like This
Starting off more slowly, this hit eases you into your first dance gently, before launching into a buzzing chorus that is guaranteed to fill the dance floor for your evening reception at Combermere Abbey!

Justin Bieber – Despacito
Time to salsa! If you’re planning a choreographed routine, this Justin Bieber hit is a great one to salsa to. The dance will be full of passion and romance and is sure to surprise your guests!

Find more wedding ideas for your Combermere Abbey wedding by checking out Helen and Sam’s intimate tropical-themed wedding.