Due to the cyclical nature of fashion, many trends from the 1990s are becoming popular again. Why not the music as well? Everyone’s favorite decade has plenty of slow jams that are perfect for the first dance at a wedding, from a variety of genres. Whether you and your future spouse are fans of pop, R&B, country, or alternative music, there is a track from the ‘90s that is the perfect way to start your married life together.
Though any couple may choose a song from the 1990s – perhaps not even because of the time period, but simply the sentiment of the melody and lyrics – it could be an especially meaningful choice for a pair of lovebirds who started as childhood or high-school sweethearts – or even close friends who grew to love each other as adults. Songs from the ‘90s are also great for those who don’t want a predictable or overdone tune for their first dance. The time period was long enough ago that those songs are no longer top-of-mind choices, but it’s also recent enough that they are not considered classics the same way as true oldies.
See our top picks for first dance songs from the 1990s, below!