The “first dance” is a beautiful, meaningful part of anyone’s wedding. You’ve just married the love of your life, and now it’s time for the reception. All the attention is on you - and all your attention is on your loved one. A great first dance song can make this moment all the more special, and a bad one can ruin it. Remember to carefully read through the lyrics of any song you choose for your first dance - lots of songs sound romantic, but are actually about infidelity or unreciprocated love! Talk about not setting the mood!

Here is a list of my top 5 most beautiful songs to dance to with your newlywed loved one.

5: “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley

A classic love song, “Love Me Tender” is one of the sweetest romantic songs of all time. The song is simple and about wanting to be with the one you love forever.

Love me tender,

Love me true,

All my dreams fulfilled.

For my darlin I love you,

And I always will.

4: “Always and Forever” by Heartwave

This song is tender, happy, and lovely. It is the perfect song to listen to and simply be glad that you are with the one you love. It also talks about the future together, so it’s great for weddings! 

Always and forever

Each moment with you is just like a dream to me

That somehow came true

3: “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart

This song is about true, devoted love and adoration. It’s slow and beautiful, and is sure to bring a tear to your eye when you dance to it as your first with your new husband or wife. 

Have I told you lately that I love you

Have I told you there's no one else above you

Fill my heart with gladness

Take away all my sadness

Ease my troubles that's what you do

2: “Just the Way You Are” by Billy Joel

This song is not only beautifully romantic, but has a lot of wedding themes in the lyrics! Perfect! It talks about loving the one you’re with exactly how they are, and wanting to be with them through good times and bad, no matter what. It’s also nice if you don’t want an extremely slow first song, because it’s slightly more up-tempo while still being very loving and romantic. It’s about eternal love - and that’s what weddings are all about, right?

I said I love you and that's forever

And this I promise from the heart

I could not love you any better

I love you just the way you are.

1: “You are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker

This song is the simplest of love songs - pure adoration and beauty. It is a slow, simply, gorgeous song, that will make any first dance special.

You're everything I hope for

You're everything I need

You are so beautiful to me