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Choosing The Right Song For Your First Dance

Choosing the right first dance song for your wedding can be a daunting task, but it's an important part of setting the tone for your reception. Not only does the song need to have special meaning to you and your spouse, but it also needs to have the perfect tempo and rhythm for a beautiful dance. In this blog, we'll provide tips for choosing your first dance song and discuss the options of adding some special effects like "dancing on the clouds" and "cold sparks."

1. Meaningful lyrics: Choose a song with lyrics that hold special meaning to you and your spouse. Whether it's a song that reminds you of your first date, a song that was playing during a special moment in your relationship, or a song that expresses your love and commitment, make sure the lyrics are meaningful and special to you.

2. Comfortable tempo and rhythm: The song you choose should have a comfortable tempo and rhythm that will allow you to dance gracefully and comfortably. Slow, romantic ballads are always a great choice for a first dance, but you can also consider a upbeat song if it holds special meaning to you and your spouse.

3. Song length: Look for a song with a good length, typically 3-4 minutes is appropriate for a first dance. Longer songs can become repetitive and may lose their emotional impact.

4. Special Effects: To add an extra touch of magic to your first dance, consider adding some special effects. "Dancing on the clouds" is a popular choice that creates a dreamy and romantic atmosphere for your first dance. Cold sparks are another option that will create a dramatic and memorable moment.

5. Personal preferences: Take into account your personal preferences and make sure you choose a song that you and your spouse will enjoy. It's important that the song you choose reflects your relationship and your personalities.

In conclusion, choosing the right first dance song for your wedding requires careful consideration. Make sure the song holds special meaning to you and your spouse, has a comfortable tempo and rhythm, and is the right length. You can also consider adding some special effects, like "dancing on the clouds" or "cold sparks," to make your first dance even more magical and memorable.

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"All of Me," by John Legend

Lyrics of Love: "Give your all to me/I'll give my all to you/You're my end and my beginning"

"Like I'm Gonna Lose You," by Jasmine Thompson

Lyrics of Love: "So I'm gonna love you/Like I'm gonna lose you/I'm gonna hold you/Like I'm saying goodbye"

"500 Miles," by Sleeping at Last

Lyrics of Love: "But I would walk 500 miles/And I would walk 500 more/Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles/To fall down at your door"

"Unchained Melody," by The Righteous Brothers

Lyrics of Love: "Oh, my love, my darling/I've hungered for your touch"

"Amazed," by Lonestar

Lyrics of Love: "I want to spend the rest of my life with you by my side/Forever and ever"

"Perfect," by Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "But darling, just kiss me slow/Your heart is all I own/And in your eyes, you're holding mine"

"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," by Aerosmith

Lyrics of Love: "The sweetest dream will never do/I'd still miss you, babe/And I don't want to miss a thing"

"The Way You Look Tonight," by Frank Sinatra

Lyrics of Love: "There is nothing for me but to love you/And the way you look tonight"

"At Last," by Etta James

Lyrics of Love: "At last my love has come along/My lonely days are over and life is like a song, oh yeah"

"There Is No Greater Love" by Amy Winehouse

Lyrics of Love: "There is no greater love/Than what I feel for you/No sweeter song, no heart so true"

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"Yours," by Russell Dickerson

Lyrics of Love: "I came to life when I first kissed you/The best me has his arms around you/You make me better than I was before/Thank God I'm yours"

"Kiss Me," by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics of Love: "And your heart's against my chest, your lips pressed in my neck/I'm falling for your eyes, but they don't know me yet/And with a feeling I'll forget, I'm in love now"

"Escapade," by Janet Jackson

Lyrics of Love: "Come on baby, let's get away/Let's save our troubles for another day"

"Sweetest Thing," by Allman Brown

Lyrics of Love: "You're the sweetest thing that I ever did see/Like a bird taking way/Tears that set you free"

"Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You" by Frankie Valli

Lyrics of Love: "You're just too good to be true/Can't take my eyes off you"

"My Best Friend," by Tim McGraw

Lyrics of Love: "I fall in love all over/Every time I look at you"

"Give Me Love," by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics of Love: "All I want is the taste that your lips allow/My, my, my, my, oh give me love"

"Your Song," by Elton John

Lyrics of Love: "I hope you don't mind/That I put down in words/How wonderful life is while you're in the world"

"A Thousand Years," by Christina Perri

Lyrics of Love: "I have died every day, waiting for you/Darling, don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years"

"Marry Me," by Train

Lyrics of Love: "Forever can never be long enough for me/Feel like I've had long enough with you"

"I Am Yours," by Andy Grammer

Lyrics of Love: "Still can't believe it when you say you're mine and/I am yours, I am yours, I am yours"

"Starting Over," by Chris Stapleton

Lyrics of Love: "And it don't matter to me/Wherever we are is where I wanna be"

"That’s When I Knew," by Alicia Keys

Lyrics of Love: "That's when I knew I fell in love/That's when I knew you were the one"

"Have You Ever Been in Love," by Céline Dion

Lyrics of Love: "Have you ever been in love/You could touch the moonlight"

"Moon River" by Frank Ocean

Lyrics of Love: "Wherever you're goin'/I'm goin' that way"

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"Falling Like the Stars," by James Arthur

Lyrics of Love: "We're fallin' like the stars, fallin' in love/And I'm not scared to say those words with you, I'm safe"

"Only Wanna Be With You," by Hootie and the Blowfish

Lyrics of Love: "I just want to love you, but you wanna wear my ring/Well there's nothing I can do/I only wanna be with you"

"Thinking Out Loud," by Ed Sheeran

Lyrics of Love: "And darling I will be loving you 'til we're 70/And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23"

"Can't Take My Eyes off You," by Frankie Valli

Lyrics of Love: "I love you, baby/And if it's quite alright/I need you, baby/To warm the lonely night"

"Can't Help Falling in Love," by Elvis Presley

Lyrics of Love: "Take my hand/Take my whole life too/For I can't help falling in love with you"

"Work Song," by Hozier

Lyrics of Love: "When my time comes around/Lay me gently in the cold dark earth/No grave can hold my body down/I'll crawl home to her"

"XO," by John Mayer

Lyrics of Love: "Your heart is glowing/And I'm crashing into you/Baby kiss me, kiss me"

"This Kiss," by Faith Hill

Lyrics of Love: "It's the way you love me/It's a feeling like this"

"Make You Feel My Love," by Adele

Lyrics of Love: "No, there's nothing that I wouldn't do/To make you feel my love"

"I Won't Give Up," by Jason Mraz

Lyrics of Love: "Well, I won't give up on us/Even if the skies get rough/I'm giving you all my love/I'm still looking up"

"Hold Me," by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: "So hold me, baby hold me/Say you'll never let me go"

"Teenage Dream," by Boyce Avenue

Lyrics of Love: "My heart stops when you look at me/Just one touch now baby I believe this is real"

"January Wedding," by The Avett Brothers

Lyrics of Love: "I understand because my heart and hers are the same/And in January we're gettin' married"

"Fresh Eyes," by Andy Grammer

Lyrics of Love: "So suddenly I'm in love with a stranger/I can't believe that she's mine"

"You Are the Best Thing," by Ray LaMontagne

Lyrics of Love: "Believe me, you don't even have to try/Oh, because/You are the best thing"

"There Will Be Time," by Mumford & Sons feat. Baaba Maal

Lyrics of Love: "And in the cold light, I live to love and adore you/It's all that I am, it's all that I have"

"Come Rain or Come Shine," by Ray Charles

Lyrics of Love: "I'm gonna love you/Like no one's loved you/Come rain or come shine"

"You Are," by Lionel Richie

Lyrics of Love: "And my love you'll see/We'll stay together, just you and me/I've got so much love"

"Dreams Are More Precious," by Enya

Lyrics of Love: "Come see, close your eyes/Come see, give me your sorrow/And I keep watch for you"

"The One" by Kodaline

Lyrics of Love: "You make my heart feel like it's summer/When the rain is pouring down/You make my whole world feel so right when it's wrong/That's how I know you are the one"

"First Day of My Life," by Bright Eyes

Lyrics of Love: "This is the first day of my life/I'm glad I didn't die before I met you/But now I don't care, I could go anywhere with you"

"Crush," by Dave Matthews Band

Lyrics of Love: "Just as long as you're around/And here I'll be dancing on the ground"

"Home," by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Lyrics of Love: "Ah, home, let me come home/Home is wherever I'm with you"

"Latch," by Sam Smith

Lyrics of Love: "How do you do it, you got me losing every breath/What did you give me to make my heart beat out my chest"

"Better Together," by Jack Johnson

Lyrics of Love: "Yeah, we'll look at the stars when we're together/Well, it's always better when we're together"

"Let's Stay Together," by Al Green

Lyrics of Love: "Let me say that baby, since we've been together/Ooh, loving you forever/Is what I need"

"Home," by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Lyrics of Love: "Home, let me come home/Home is wherever I'm with you"

"Lucky," by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

Lyrics of Love: "I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend/Lucky to have been where I have been/Lucky to be coming home again"

"Never Let Me Go," by Florence + The Machine

Lyrics of Love: "Never let me go, never let me go/And the arms of the ocean are carrying me/And all this devotion was rushing over me"

"You Send Me," by Sam Cooke

Lyrics of Love: "All her friends tell me she's got a halo/I think I knew that right from the get-go"

"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," by Sleeping at Last

Lyrics of Love: "Every little thing she does is magic/Everything she does just turns me on/Even though my life before was tragic/Now, I know my love for her goes on"

"You & I (Nobody in the World)," by John Legend

Lyrics of Love: "All of the stars, you make them shine like they were ours/Ain't nobody in the world but you and I/You and I"

"Say You Won't Let Go," by James Arthur

Lyrics of Love: "I know I needed you/But I never showed/But I wanna stay with you until we're grey and old"

"You're Still the One," by Shania Twain

Lyrics of Love: "You're still the one I run to/The one that I belong to/You're still the one I want for life"

"Mine Would Be You," by Blake Shelton

Lyrics of Love: "Baby, if I had to choose/My best day ever/My finest hour, my wildest dream come true/Mine would be you"

"From the Ground Up," by Dan + Shay

Lyrics of Love: "And we'll build this love from the ground up/Now 'til forever it's all of me, all of you/Just take my hand"

"Fly Me to The Moon," by Frank Sinatra

Lyrics of Love: "Fill my heart with song and let me sing forevermore/You are all I long for"

"Lover," by Taylor Swift

Lyrics of Love: "Can I go where you go?/Can we always be this close forever and ever?/And ah, take me out, and take me home (forever and ever)"

"Anyone," by Justin Bieber

Lyrics of Love: "Dance with me under the diamonds/See me like breath in the cold/Sleep with me here in the silence/Come kiss me, silver and gold"

"My Girl," by The Temptations

Lyrics of Love: "I've got a sweeter song/Than the birds in the trees/Well, I guess you'd say/What can make me feel this way/My girl, my girl, my girl"

"Coming Home," by Leon Bridges

Lyrics of Love: "Baby, baby, baby/I'm coming home/To your tender sweet loving/You're my one and only woman"

"Black and White," by Niall Horan

Lyrics of Love: "See you standing in your dress/Swear in front of all our friends/There'll never be another/I promise that I'll love you for the rest of my life"

"Conversations in the Dark," by John Legend

Lyrics of Love: "I won't ever try to change you, change you/I will always want the same you, same you/Swear on everything I pray to/That I won't break your heart"

"Find Someone Like You" by Snoh Aalegra

Lyrics of Love: "I've been waitin' my whole life, to find someone like you/Find someone like you/Maybe I, I want this, I want this to last forever"

"Sweet Creature," by Harry Styles

Lyrics of Love: "Sweet creature, sweet creature/Wherever I go, you bring me home/Sweet creature, sweet creature/When I run out of road, you bring me home"

"Never Worn White," by Katy Perry

Lyrics of Love: "No, I've never worn white, no/But I really wanna try with you/Yeah, I've never worn white/But I wanna get it right/'Cause you really wanna say, 'I do'"

"Finally // Beautiful Stranger," by Halsey

Lyrics of Love: "Beautiful stranger, here you are in my arms/But I think it's finally, finally, finally, finally, finally safe/For me to fall"

"Minefields," by Faouzia and John Legend

Lyrics of Love: "Ooh-ooh, maybe I'm just a fool/I still belong with you/Anywhere you, anywhere you are"

"Beyond," by Leon Bridges

Lyrics of Love: "I-I-I-I'm scared to death that she might be it/That the love is real, that the shoe might fit/She might just be my everything and beyond (beyond)"

"Adore You," by Harry Styles

Lyrics of Love: "You don't have to say you love me/I just wanna tell you somethin'/Lately you've been on my mind"

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