Alternative Wedding First Dance Songs

The first dance is considered a pivotal point in the wedding reception. Once the toasts have been made, it signals the second portion of the evening by kicking things off on the dancefloor.

Whether you’ve chosen to do a choreographed routine, ballroom dance, or just sway in time together side by side, the song choice is always met with a lot of anticipation from the wedding guests as well as the newlyweds.

You could go traditional with some Norah Jones, Etta James or Stevie Wonder which are guaranteed crowd pleasers and sure to have the mother of the bride in tears. Alternatively, here are a few ideas if you want to switch tracks from the classics, go different and play a unique first dance song.

Alabama Shakes - Be Mine

For a bluesy slow jam with lyrics that says your husband only has eyes for you.

Adele - One and Only

The big haired, big-eyed British beauty rocks this power ballad about taking a chance on each other. What a better way to sum up marriage.

James Vincent McMorrow - Higher love

This alternative indie track is all about looking for your soul mate. With a slower beat than most, it’s a perfect choice for couples who aren’t looking to impress the crowd with tricky dance moves.

Leon Bridges - Coming Home

For a more upbeat track, try this one by Leon Bridges. It gives you a chance to whirl your new life partner around the dancefloor a little, drop a dip and wiggle those hips!

Sleeping at Last - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Normally an upbeat pub song you sing at the top of your lungs, this contemporary cover breathes new life into the lyrics about your partner stepping up and being supportive.

Anderson East - Only You

For something a little more upbeat try this one by Anderson East. It’s faster pace allowing you and your partner to show off a few tricks you’ve learned at dance lessons, with an excellent drop in the song for your partner to bring out a deep dip.

Beyoncé - Love on Top

Ladies, if you are a fan of Kween Bae, you couldn’t go past this number. For those of you who’ve been working hard on your moves, show off with the love of your life swinging you around the floor.

Book your Perth wedding DJ

If you are unsure of what song to choose for your first dance, talk to your wedding DJ to help you narrow down your options. Majestic Wedding DJs are a Perth DJ hire company available to bring the dance floor to life on your big day. For a stress free Perth DJ service you can trust to make your wedding a special one, contact us to find out more about our Perth DJ wedding packages and prices.


Tessa Dempster