Planning a wedding can be both stressful and exciting. From choosing a wedding dress and color theme, to finalizing the guest list, all the numerous components involved can be a bit hectic. However, it all becomes worth it once the big day arrives!
When it comes to planning the dance-related parts of a wedding, our team at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Raleigh can provide some assistance. So, here’s some of the best wedding dance songs of 2018, according to Spotify and other popular music sources, to help make planning your wedding a little bit easier. We’ve also provided some helpful tips on preparing for your time dancing in the spotlight.
Top 10 First Dance Songs for Weddings in 2019
Your first dance is oh so special, which is why it’s extremely important to have the perfect music to help enhance the moment. There’s lots of wedding-worthy songs out there, so which one is the best for your first dance? Rather than browsing through endless amounts of playlists, here are the top trending first dance songs for 2019 weddings from popular playlists and music providers around the world. Whether you want a more old school song or a more modern song, this selection should give you some ideas.
- “Perfect,” by Ed Sheeran
- “At Last,” by Etta James
- “Thinking Out Loud,” by Ed Sheeran
- “All of Me,” by John Legend
- “You Are the Best Thing,” by Ray LaMontagne
- “A Thousand Years,” by Christina Perri
- “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” by Elvis Presley
- “I Won’t Give Up,” by Jason Mraz
- “Perfect Duet,” by Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé
- “How Long Will I Love You,” by Ellie Goulding
Here are some of the most popular wedding songs in 2018 that you might want to consider:
- “Marry You,” by Bruno Mars
- “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” by Whitney Houston
- “My Girl,” The Temptations
- “Marry Me,” by Train
- “You Make My Dreams,” by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Top 10 Father Daughter Dance Songs for 2019 Weddings
The father-daughter dance portion of any wedding is always a tear-jerker moment! While there are so many beautiful songs out there to choose from, here’s a few suggestions to make your father-daughter dance extra special and sweet.
- “Butterfly Kisses,” by Bob Carlisle
- “Stealing Cinderella,” by Chuck Wicks
- “Father and Daughter,” by Paul Simon
- “I Loved Her First,” by Heartland
- “My Little Girl,” by Tim McGraw
- “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” by Darius Rucker
- “Walk With You,” by Edwin McCain
- “The Way You Look Tonight,” by Frank Sinatra
- “My Old Man,” by the Zac Brown Band
- “My Wish,” by the Rascal Flatts
How to Prepare for Your Dance
So, you’ve finally selected a song for your first dance or father-daughter dance, now it’s time to prepare for the moment! Here’s three simple, quick tips to prepare for the big day.
1. Take a Few Dance Lessons
To feel confident for your spotlight dance in front of all of your guests, it helps to take a few dance lessons. Grab your fiancé or your father/daughter and enjoy a few dance classes! The classes will help you to learn some moves for your big day and give you a boost of confidence. Depending on your desires, you can even learn special choreography for your dance during your lessons. Ultimately, it’s all up to you and your wishes, but taking a few dance lessons before the big day certainly helps.
Everyone knows that practice makes perfect. So, it’s important to practice your dance moves with your partner before the big day. Our professionals at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Raleigh recommend regularly practicing at least 4 months before the wedding takes place. That way, you have plenty of time to master your moves!
3. Relax, and Have Fun!
Any wedding is an incredibly special and memorable experience, so the most important thing to do is simply relax and have fun. Don’t stress over your first dance or father daughter dance, just relax and enjoy the experience. Even if you mess up a little or even a lot, no worries! Just keep dancing and soak up the wonderful experience before it’s over.
Need Dance Lessons Before Your Big Day? We Can Help!
At our Raleigh dance studio, we offer First Dance and Father Daughter Dance lessons in Raleigh to perfect your moves and prepare you for your big day. We have assisted thousands of happy couples in choreographing their special dance, or simply learning some new moves in a variety of styles, and can certainly do the same for you. To schedule your Durham wedding dance lesson today, give us a call at 919-872-0111 or by filling out the form below.