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40 First Dance Songs from Real Weddings

See if these tunes selected by real brides and grooms are perfect for you.

To provide inspiration for your first dance song, we gathered the tunes selected by the brides and grooms featured in recent issues of Inside Weddings.

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Photo: Alain Martinez Photography

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Some couples immediately know what their first dance song will be – perhaps it was a tune that played during the proposal or a favorite from an artist you've seen perform together on a date. Other pairs have no idea what their first dance song will be and spend their engagement listening to love songs in order to try and find the one that fits them perfectly. To provide inspiration, we gathered the first dance tunes selected by the brides and grooms who were featured in recent issues of Inside Weddings

A few popular options that were selected by more than one of our couples may be great options for you and your beloved. From 1960s tunes like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, to 70s hits such as “Crazy Love”  by Van Morrison and “Let’s Stay Together”  by Al Green, to modern-day love songs like “Everything”  by Michael Buble and “You Are the Best Thing”  by Ray LaMontagne, to country favorites including  “Then”  by Brad Paisley, and covers of older classics like “Can’t Help Falling in Love”  by Haley Reinhart, the options are endless.

Bride & Groom's Happy First Dance
Photo by Alexandria Monette Photography; From Real Wedding: Magical Outdoor Wedding with Spanish-Style Décor Details in California

First Dance Under Tent in Nashville
Photo by Abigail Lewis Photography; From Real Wedding: Hometown Wedding with Green + Gold Color Palette in Nashville

Happy Couple Dancing
Photo by Kent Drake Photography; From Real Wedding: Bright and Colorful Wedding Palette with Ceremony Overlooking Lake

Opening photo by Alain Martinez Photography; Planning & Design by Posh Parties Palm Beach; Venue: The Breakers. See the full wedding: Opulent Luxury Wedding with White + Gold Color Scheme in Palm Beach