Best First Dance song for your Wedding

Best (Alternative) First Dance Wedding Songs


The Best (Alternative) First Dance Wedding Songs

Choosing you first dance song for your wedding can be a difficult choice, you want it to be ‘just right’, not too slow, not too fast and certainly not an over played first dance song. We have carefully selected the best (alternative) first dance songs to make your wedding day perfect, in no particular order.

1. Heroes by David Bowie

A unique first dance song with an upbeat tone. Even if your not a Bowie fan this is one is sure to make your day memorable

2. Fade Into You by Mazzy Star

A great slow dance, good for an intimate first dance.

3. Blur – Tender

a beautiful song in my opinion, not just suited for a wedding,  just an all round uplifting love song

4. Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats

a really beautiful slow dance, this will make a dreamy first dance

5. Candy – Paolo Nutini

Another great love song with a big ending, sure to others up dancing.

Looking for more wedding songs? Try these top picks:

Alternative Wedding Aisle Songs from Off Beat Bride

Alternative wedding songs for signing the register from DG Music

Alternative Songs to Cutting the Cake to give your day some sweetness from Loverly

Event Plan It also have great guides to planning your wedding day

6. Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Beautiful slow dance, with lovely lyrics “wait, they don’t love you, look I love you”

7. The Cure – Friday I’m in Love

Great if your getting married on a Friday, or fell in love on a Friday

8. The Cure – Love Song

Couldn’t leave this one out

9. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

Slightly over used perhaps, but a classic if your looking for a crowd pleaser

10. Damien Rice – Cannonball

A calm slow dance, this will set a beautiful mood for you both

11. Foo Fighters – Everlong

Got a guest list full of rockers? After a few drinks everyone will be up rocking to this one

12. Muse -Invincible

Perhaps an unusual choice, but lyrically very appropriate, oh and it’s a tune, again good for a rock crowd

13. Ray Lamontagne – Hold you in my Arms

In my opinion, the best first dance song (slightly bias as this was the first dance song used in my wedding) however a great choice nonetheless.

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