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Setting the Perfect Tone on your Special Day: Music, Wedding Songs, and Couple's First Dances

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

A wedding is a beautiful celebration of love and commitment, and one of the most memorable moments of this special day is the couple’s first dance. The first dance is not just a tradition; it is a reflection of the couple’s unique love story and sets the tone for the rest of the evening. Choosing the right wedding song for this magical moment is essential, as it captures the emotions and creates a lasting memory for both the couple and their guests.


Selecting the perfect song can be a daunting task, considering the countless options available. However, it is crucial to choose a song that resonates with the couple and represents their journey together. Whether it’s a romantic ballad, an upbeat tune, or a sentimental classic, the song should reflect the couple’s personalities and the love they share.


Many couples opt for classic love songs that have stood the test of time. Songs such as "At Last" by Etta James or "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers evoke a sense of timeless romance and are popular choices for the first dance. These songs have a nostalgic appeal and are sure to leave a lasting impression on the couple and their guests.


For those seeking a more contemporary feel, there are plenty of modern love songs that are perfect for a first dance. Ed Sheeran’s "Thinking Out Loud" and John Legend’s "All of Me" have become popular choices in recent years. The ethereal sounds of "Lover" and "Enchanted" and "This Love" are simply magical for Swifties who wish to incorporate Taylor's version. These songs beautifully encapsulate the emotions of love and devotion, making them ideal for a couple's special moment.


Some couples prefer to step away from traditional love songs and choose a song that holds a special meaning in their relationship. It could be a song that was playing during their first date or a favorite song that they have shared throughout their journey together. These personalized choices add a unique touch to the first dance, making it even more memorable and sentimental.


Besides the wedding song itself, the couple's first dance can be enhanced by choreography or a dance routine. Many couples take dance lessons to create a beautifully synchronized performance that showcases their love and chemistry. A well-rehearsed routine can make the first dance truly unforgettable and leave a lasting impression on the guests.


In addition to the first dance, the couple should carefully consider the playlist for the rest of the reception. The music should cater to the diverse tastes of the guests and keep them entertained throughout the evening. It is essential to strike a balance between classic hits and current chart-toppers to ensure everyone has a great time on the dance floor.


Ultimately, the choice of wedding songs and the couple's first dance is a deeply personal decision. It is an opportunity for the couple to express their love and create a memorable moment that will be cherished for years to come. Whether it's a classic love ballad or a personalized choice, the first dance sets the tone for the entire wedding celebration and creates a magical atmosphere that will be remembered by all.


So, as you plan your wedding, take the time to carefully select the perfect wedding song that represents your love story. Create a first dance that is truly special and unique to you as a couple. Let the music set the tone for a night filled with love, joy, and memories that will last a lifetime.


By Dove Nest Estate

A band on stage at Dove Nest Estate Pavilion.
Hosted our first band at Dove Nest Estate Pavilion State

wedded couple at dove nest estate front of Nest.
Matt and Becca at the Nest


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