Weddings have many tried and true traditions that include the “something old, something new” saying, throwing rice as the couple run out, bouquet tosses and of course, first dances. The first dance is the quintessential wedding tradition that few couples chose to forego. Whether you’re an ultra modern couple or a strictly traditional couple, the first dance is the perfect way to show just what kind of couple you really are.
The traditional couple lives by the book and wants their ceremony to exude grace and sophistication. The first dance is their real debut as Mr. and Mrs. and it’s likely to be a classic song that is both elegant and timeless. A song like Etta James’ “At Last,” Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” or Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are” are all great options for these lovebirds.
The hopeless romantic couple’s wedding is something straight out of a fairy tale, the kind of wedding a little girl dreams about. These newlyweds are so disgustingly adorable together that you can’t imagine they ever lived without each other. Songs that are as perfect for their special day, as they are for each other, such as “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, “Better Together” by Jack Johnson or even Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” make for a great first dance.
The hipster couple knows just what they like even if no one else has ever heard of it before. Don’t expect these newlyweds to hire a wedding band to play overplayed and generic music for their reception. With this couple expect to be totally surprised and hear more low key song choices for their first dance like “Syrup and Honey” by Duffy or “Dream” by Priscilla Ahn.
The nontraditional newlyweds dance to a beat completely their own, and with them you have to expect the unexpected. Between their eclectic tastes and their desire to blaze their own path, it’s a wonder everything seems to come together to work beautifully and seemingly effortless. A good first dance selection for this couple could range from “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne, to Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” or “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.
You can be sure that this couple drawls their vowels and their wedding just oozes southern sophistication and charm. Whether the bride and groom are drinking out of mason jars or eating delicious southern food, you can be sure that they will be dancing in their boots for their first dance to country love songs like Garth Brook’s ‘To Make You Feel My Love” or Jason Aldean’s “You’re the Love I Want to Be In.”
Whatever couple you might be, hiring a professional band like None Other with a deep musical range is essential to capture this special moment perfectly and to help make your first dance, one you and all your guests remember forever.