Choosing a song for the first dance

There are so many choices out there with regards to what music you will have played at your wedding, both at the church ceremony and at the reception. In Ireland we do love a good wedding and the choice of music can add to the overall success of the big day.

Choosing a song for your first wedding dance together can be either extremely easy or can lead to disagreements. Sit back, cuddle up to your loved one and listen to some of the tunes on this playlist to give you an idea of where your preferences lie and what song you would like for your first dance.

Click here to go to a site that has a large selection of suggested tunes that you can listen to, that might help in making your decision.

Wedding music for dancing to

Yes It’s getting closer now to my big day and of course choosing a song for our first dance as a newly married couple is one of our current tasks. We don’t have any particular song that is ‘our song’ or that means anything ‘special’ to us. Sad I know but thats the way it is. While searching for various song ideas (it’s probably just another excuse to go surfing the net) I came across the website which has a pretty good selection of tunes you can listen to. They are all divided up into various categories such as wedding first dance songs, bride entrance songs, last dance songs etc.

This next site I found was new to me although I am sure anyone who is into their music in a big way already knows about it (yes I’m a bit slow to have embraced the music download revolution). allows you to create your own music playlist. I have embedded the playlist on click here to listen then you can kick back, relax and snuggle up to the love of your life and maybe get some inspiration for your first wedding dance song.

Wedding dance

Theres a massive generational gap when it comes to dancing at weddings. Our parents and aunts and uncles etc. have all been brought up going to, well, ‘Dances’. Whereas us younger folk  shake our booty or whatever to the latest strains of pop music. When it then comes to dancing at weddings the non dancers can be seen either propping up the bar or out on the dancefloor jogging on the spot without moving their feet and arms all over the place.

 Dance classes are now wider available and becoming increasingly popular. In fact I even attended one myself. I would have thought of myself as being sort of able to waltz and jive at most of the weddings I’ve been to in Ireland. But in hindsight I was just shuffling around the floor trying not to step on toes. After a number of weeks under the tutelage of Bridget Harte I now realise how little I knew and how bad I was at dancing. Now I just have to try and practise what I learned!

I uploaded some dance lesson videos to today  for anyone who wants to learn in the privacy of their own home. Its really not that hard, there are a few basic steps which you repeat over and over and as you gain in confidence you can throw in a few other moves as well.