25 First Dance Songs (that are fun, flirty and oh so romantic)

Bahar and Rado First DanceI had the pleasure of helping plan a lovely wedding at the Berkeley Field House last weekend, and one of my favourite moments was the couple’s first dance. As we were prepping the space, I asked what their first dance song was. The bride told me it was down to two choices and the groom was going to surprise her. He ended up surprising her with a totally different selection which made for an even more romantic moment. Their song choice was Sade’s “Cherish the Day,“ a perfect song for the couple. This inspired me to create a compilation of my favourite first dance songs. I favour first dance songs that are a little offbeat and unique. But most importantly, I love first dances that reflect the couple. So whether you are quirky, romantic, low-key, or traditional, choose a song that is meaningful for both you and your partner. Here are my top 25 favs (click on the song to listen).

1. Such Great Heights - Iron and Wine

2. Forever - Ben Harper

The Way you MaKe me Feel - Michael Jackson

4. I'm So Glad I Met You - Royal Wood

5. Fade in to You - Mazzy Star

6. All I Want is You - U2

7. Can’t Help Falling in Love with You - Ingrid Michaelson

8. Kiss Me - John Walker (this cover is perfection!)

9. Into the Mystic - Van Morrison

10. Flightless Bird American Mouth - Iron and Wine

11. You and I - Ingrid Michaelson

12. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

13. Green Eyes - Coldplay

14. All of You - John Legend

15. Ho Hey - The Lumineers

16. First Day of my Life - Bright Eyes

17. Sea of Love - Cat Powers

18. Paperweight - Joshua Radin featuring Schuyler Fisk

19. Someone Like You - Van Morrison

20. Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran

21. Harvest Moon - Neil Young

22. Only Love - Ben Howard

23. Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band

24. Have a Little Faith in Me  - John Tait

25. Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell

By Certified Wedding Planner Alexandra McNamara