20 Perfect Yet Unexpected Wedding Reception First Dance Songs
11. Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
A country love song with a pop twist, Musgrave’s “Golden Hour” sounds like pure sunshine. Beautiful, entrancing, blissful — this hit will soon become your dedication to your future spouse.
12. December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) – The Four Seasons
Another upbeat classic, “December, 1963” is the perfect first dance tune for the fun-loving bride and groom. This song will undoubtedly have all your guests smiling and clapping as they watch you dance.
13. Latch (Acoustic) – Sam Smith
Sam Smith’s falsetto, the beauty of the acoustic recording, and the gorgeous lyrics will create a memorable and thoughtful first dance that will set the scene for your magic night.
14. Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest
A classic, feel-good hit, “Dancing in the Moonlight” will have everyone excited to reminisce on this popular, nostalgic song. The pure joy and happiness packed into this song will guarantee a beautiful and fun first dance.
15. Baby I’m Yours – Arctic Monkeys
This heartwarming cover has a 50’s love vibe that will create a uniquely beautiful atmosphere for your first dance. Check out the original as well if you’re interested in using this song! Both the original and this cover are perfect for any wedding.
16. Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
“Happiness hit her like a train on a track” should be exactly how your wedding night is described. This song perfectly portrays the moments in your life, especially your special wedding night, when you truly cannot stop smiling.
17. The Moon Song – Karen O & Ezra Koenig
This is the type of song that makes those who hear it imagine dancing with the love of their life at their future wedding. There couldn’t be a more perfect first dance song. “The Moon Song” creates an atmosphere of pure love.
18. XO – Beyoncé
XO, performed by both Beyoncé and John Mayer, is a gorgeous song that will fill your heart with affection, love, and hope. Check out the John Mayer version as well! Both are so beautiful and perfect for a first dance song.
19. Happiness – Rex Orange County
This lovely, modern love song makes a perfect first dance experience. “Happiness” is a beautiful, sweet hit that portrays love perfectly.
20. Danny’s Song – Loggins and Messina
This nostalgic song is sure to get every guest at your wedding emotional, enjoying your beautiful night and celebrating love with you. The meaning behind the lyrics creates an intentional and gorgeous atmosphere that will linger throughout your special night.