These Are The Top 10 First Dance Wedding Songs Couples Asking For

Couples love to ask you for recommendations and last-minute tips when it comes to their planning, right? So whether you’re working with clients who are asking for ideas, or want something unexpected, knowing the top 10 most-loved first dance will totally boost your credibility and help them in their decision-making process. Arm yourself with this insider knowledge on what newlyweds across the US chose for their first dance song, as reported our latest survey numbers from The Knot Real Weddings Study 2016.

10. “Then” – Brad Paisley

9. “Don’t Dance” – Lee Brice

8. “1,000 Years” – Christina Perri

7. “At Last” – Etta James

6. “You are the Best Thing” – Ray LaMontagne

5. “All of Me” – John Legend

4. “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

3. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” – Various Artists

2. “From the Ground Up” – Dan + Shay

1. “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran


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One response to “These Are The Top 10 First Dance Wedding Songs Couples Asking For

  1. I’ve photographed weddings for 46 years. I find it interesting that this list is mostly country. I also find it interesting when a couple hires a $7000 band, they use recorded music for the first dance.

    Many of the songs are near four minutes in length. In my opinion they are a bit too long for a dance that has an audience. If there are three of these dance, one additional for parents, this entertainment sequence can run 20 minutes. Every weekend I see bored people on their cell phones or chatting during the dances. I even see the bride disinterested during the grooms dance.

    It’s time to tidy up this tradition with a single dance for the bride and groom. This first dance event should have lively music and a choreographed steps. Serious love ballots maybe the favorite song, but the party to get going with guests who have eaten too much. Putting guests to sleep for 20 minutes doesn’t get the party going.

    Couples must realize that the wedding reception is an entertainment experience for 200 people who came to eat drink and be merry. They were not looking for a performance. So step it up and make it lively!

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