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Wedding songs, beautiful entrance songs to great first dance choices, here are some favourites to help you decide

Wedding songs!

So you’ve come to the point you’re trying to decide what to have for wedding music. Here’s some help to get you started.

Whether you’re having a band, DJ, singer or your own music, you’ll still need to pick the songs you want to enter to, leave to & dance to.

Often something that gets left until later on in the planning, especially if you’re struggling to decide is the choices for music for key aspects of your wedding day.

You want something that fits you as a couple, something that people will like, let’s face it, it’s a tricky choice.

As a West Lancashire based wedding photographer I have witnessed many different choices, here are a few popular ones that might help you decide.


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Perhaps this is an easy choice, you have a favourite song as a couple from a first date/special moment, but for some this isn’t the case. Here are some of the most popular first dance songs and a few alternative choices. Some oldies and some newer ones to have a listen to.

Most of all just pick something you both like. It doesn’t matter whether its something lots of people have had or a song no-one has heard of.

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

A popular choice, hard to believe this song is now over 10 years old. I don’t think this will be disappearing from wedding’s anytime soon. Upbeat & romantic.

At Last – Etta James

An oldie, but a classic. A really elegant choice.

Let’s stay together – Al Green

Another that has been around a long time. Hard to believe this song is now over 50 years old. A personal favourite. You can’t go wrong with this song.

All of me – John Legend

Great for a slow dance, easy to sing along too.

The One – Kodaline

I let my husband choose our first dance at our wedding & this was the song he decided on. The lyrics are beautiful. Perhaps less common that some others on the list.

How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding

Another beautiful choice great for slow dancing.

Is this love? – Bob Marley

Let’s just back a few years for this funky number from Bob Marley. A crowd pleaser for all generations.

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Something a little more alternative from the mighty Foo Fighters. A beautiful choice for those who want something a bit rockier.

Some other choices

Better half of me – Tom Walker

Thinking our loud – Ed Sheeran

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Can’t take my eyes off you – Andy Williams

Better together – Jack Johnson

Grow old with me – Tom Odell

Amazed – Lonestar

Your song – Elton John

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Wedding songs – this lovely couple had A Thousand Years.

Some other great wedding songs, for playing as you walk in, during the signing of the register, walking back down the aisle, drinks reception etc…

Other aspects of your day can often get overlooked due to thinking about what you would like as a first dance. Are you stuck between a few choices? Maybe there is another key part of your day that you could use one of your other favourites for?

Here are a few more popular choices for first dances or for entry/exit music.

Canon in D – Pachelbel

You & Me song – The Wannadies

Here comes the sun – The Beatles

Cavatina – John Williams

Something just like this – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

Just the way you are – Bruno Mars

You’ve got a friend in me – Randy Newman

Make you feel my love – Adele

I’m yours – Jason Mraz

At my wedding I walked down the aisle to Canon in D played by an acoustic guitarist, Mike Williams. He then played Cavatina from the Deer Hunter as we signed the register & the You & Me song as we walked out together. Our first dance, as you may have sene above, was The One by Kodaline.

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