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Our Favorite First Dance Songs | San Antonio Wedding Planner

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bride and groom first dance outside under the lights

You did it! You made it through your ceremony and now you’ve moved onto reception. Maybe you just got introduced as a newlywed couple for the first time, or maybe the sweet & sentimental toasts have wrapped up and you’re ready to step onto the dance floor and kick things off. But how do you choose your first dance song for your wedding? Do you want something current and trendy? Something timeless that you can listen to over and over and still love in 10 years? Here are some of our favorite first dance songs:

aerial view of bride and groom first dance
Ashley Medrano Photography

Wedding Planning in San Antonio: Choosing the best first dance song

Beyond – Leon Bridges

I’ll Be – Edwin McCain

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Haley Reinhart

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Speechless – Dan + Shay

bride and groom first dance at kendall point
The Brightness Project

Love Someone – Lukas Graham

You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

Only Love – Ben Howard

Better Together – Jack Johnson

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

I Cross My Heart – George Strait

Are you stuck between a couple of songs for your first dance? One thing we suggest is using your second option as your last dance song – whether you choose to do so in front of all your guests or as a private moment together. This way you start and end the night with two very special songs that will be a part of your love story forever.

bride and groom choreographed first dance
groom dips bride during first dance at lost mission
Bend the Light Photography

What was your first dance song? Head over to our Instagram and tell us – we want to hear it!

Looking for more wedding planning tips + tricks? Check out our post on how to find the perfect venue!