25 Romantic First Dance Wedding Songs

You know the type of song -- when you hear it, you can't help but smile because it's just so darn perfect. Here, in no particular order, are 25 of our all-time favorites.
by Amy Levin-Epstein
Bride and groom's first wedding dance
photo by Sweet Monday Photography

Have your DJ or band play one of these wedding songs for your first dance. These classic hits will bring your reception guests to tears.

  1. 'Amazed' by Lonestar

  2. 'At Last' by Etta James

  3. 'Chasing Cars' by Snow Patrol

  4. 'Crazy Love' by Van Morrison

  5. 'Everything' by Michael Buble

  6. 'Falling in Love with You' by Elvis Presley

  7. 'God Only Knows' by The Beach Boys

  8. 'In My Life' by The Beatles

  9. 'It Had to be You' by Frank Sinatra

  10. 'Let's Stay Together' by Al Green

  11. 'Lucky' by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

  12. 'Make You Feel My Love' by Adele

  13. 'Never My Love' by The Association

  14. 'Rose of My Heart' by Johnny Cash & June Carter

  15. 'Steady as We Go' by Dave Matthews Band

  16. 'Take Me the Way I Am' by Ingrid Michaelson

  17. 'That's How Strong My Love Is' by Otis Redding

  18. 'That's Where It's At' by Sam Cooke

  19. 'Unforgettable' by Nat King Cole

  20. 'What a Wonderful World' by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole

  21. 'When You Say Nothing at All' by Alison Krauss ft. Union Station

  22. "You Are So Beautiful' by Joe Cocker

  23. 'You Are the Sunshine of My Life' by Stevie Wonder

  24. 'The Luckiest' by Ben Folds

  25. 'This Is the First Day of My Life' by Bright Eyes

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