Choosing the Right Wedding Song

For most people, wedding songs and dances are tricky choices. It can be difficult to find song choices that all parties are happy with. While many people base their song selection off of the lyrics, just as many people want their dance to convey the overall theme of their wedding. If you have a rustic, classy country theme, it is fitting to also use a country song. However, if you are trying to convey something suave and metropolitan, maybe it would be better to dance to Frank Sinatra.

If you don't have a theme, try deciding what you want in your wedding dance. Do you want it to be simple and elegant or a youtube sensation? How much are you willing or able to practice? Will you be able to learn the multiple dances required for a song mash-up?


When making the final decisions, communicate your visions to the involved parties. Many times people choose a song for sentimental reasons, even if it doesn’t fit with the theme of the wedding. These songs can range from a childhood lullaby to a rap song with important lyrics. Just because a song sounds too fast or slow, doesn’t mean your dance has to be. Many songs sound deceptively slow, only for people to realize that the dances are fast. These types of songs are typically Viennese Waltzes, which are commonly found in wedding music.


Regardless of your final decision, bring the music with you to your first dance lesson and see what your instructor says. You’d be surprised how tricky music can be. If you are still undecided or don’t have a specific song in mind, you can choose from our selection where each song is sorted by dance. We have also provided you with a list of possible wedding songs found here for fast dances and here for slow dances. Many times your dance instructor will be able to eliminate some options just based off of the time available to prepare for your wedding dance. However, at the end of the day, while it's important to make all parties happy, ultimately the wedding song is most important to the people dancing to it. 



As Seen in The Knot Magazine