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The first dance song is one of the most emotional moments for the bride and groom at the reception.

The lyrics of the song should have a great deal of meaning to the couple. Generally the first dance song is a slow tempo ballad, which makes it easy to dance to and sets a romantic mood, this does not mean that all dances need to be so traditional.

Here at MairiMeDance, we can customise the perfect dance that best reflects your personality.

Let the song reflect your personality
Songs should last around 3-4 minutes
Choose a song with a nice easy tempo
Take your time, start lessons 2-4 months prior to the wedding
Practice 10 minutes a day. This will make it much easier on the day
Practice in heels and dress similar to what you will wear on the day
Ensure the DJ/Band has the correct version of the song
Most of all have fun!

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Marry Me – Bruno Mars
Crazy Love – Michael Buble
Lay me down – Sam Smith
Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
Let there be love – Nat King Cole
Feel so close to you – Calvin Harris
Love someone – Jason Mraz
All of me – John Legend
How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding
Come to me – Goo goo girls
Grow old with me – Tom O’Dell
Can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley
5000 Miles – Proclaimers
Kiss me once, kiss me twice –
Can’t take my eyes off of you – Andy Williams
Tenerife Sky – Ed Sheeran
Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
Stuck on you – Lionel Richie
You’re the best thing – Ray Montagne
Living on a prayer – Bon Jovi
Ed Sheeran – Photograph
Ho Hey – Lumineers
Everything I do – Bryan Adams
Yound and Beautiful – Iana de Ray
Paulo Nutini – Better Man
I won’t give up – Jason Mraz
Totally – Joe Stilgoe
Everything – Michael Buble
Let’s stay together – Al Green
It is you (I have loved) Dana Glover
Can’t take my eyes off of you – Frankie Valli
Crazy little thing called love – Michael Buble
What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
You are the sunshine of my life – Stevie Wonder
Never gonna be alone – Nickleback
I only want to be with you – Dusty Springfield
Waiting for a star to fall – Boy meets Girl
Mt 1st, my last, my everything – Barry White
I don’t wanna miss a thing – Aerosmith
You are loved – Josh Rogan
Loving me – Bon Jovi
You’re the best thing – Paul Weller
1st time I ever saw your face – Various
Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
Better Together – Jack Johnson
My love is your love – Whitney
Amazed – Lonestar
As long as I have you – Elvis
Make me feel your love – Bob Dillan
Time of my life – Dirty Dancing
Hungry Eye – Dirty Dancing
Moondance – Michael Buble
So Close – Job McClaughlan
Lucky – Jason Mraz
Don’t know much – Aaron Neville, Linda Ronstad
You and me – Wannadies
Have I told you lately – Van Morrison
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Feels like home – Chantal Kreviazuk
Never too much – Luther Vandross
Love you to the end – The Pogues
Pencil full of lead – Paolo Nutini
If I should fall behind – Bruce Springsteen
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
I’m yours – Jason Mraz
The way you look tonight – Michael Buble
Stuck on you – Lionel Richie
Nothing’s gonna stop us now – Starship
Stolen – Dashboard Confessional
A moment like this – Kelly Clarkson
I want to be with you – Max Muir
L.O.V.E. – Nat King Cole
Just the way you are – Bruno Mars
Make you feel my love – Adele
Your song – Ellie Goulding
My kind of love – Emelie Sande
Greatest day – Take That
Come fly with me – Frank Sinatra
Come what may – Moulin Rouge
If you have a song of your own let us know and we will create your perfect first dance.