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First Dance Songs for Your Wedding

6th February 2013

The musical selections played at your wedding can really set the tone of the celebration, and none more than your walking down the aisle song and your first dance song, or bridal waltz song. It’s also a moment you will have to revel in the romance of dancing with your husband for the very first time! 

If you don’t have a song that’s both meaningful to you as a couple and appropriate for this very important moment in front of all your family and friends, you might be lucky enough to find one to suit your particular tastes in this list. 

We asked a bunch of brides which songs they danced their first dance to, and from the responses we discovered there are almost too many fabulous options in all kinds of genres. We hope you find something you like in this lot. If you have any more suggestions for Sunshine Coast brides, we would love to hear them, so please post in the comments below. 

Beautiful Big Ballads

Feels Like Home, Chantal Kreviazuk – Selena from Battery Hill

Songbird, Eva Cassidy – Shelly from Rockhampton

Burn, Tina Arena – Julie-Anne from Darwin

Make You Feel My Love, Adele – Tammy from Brisbane


Lovely Duets

I Can See The Light, Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi – Tamara from Brisbane

Come What May, Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge Soundtrack) – Lee from Eumundi

Lucky, Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait – Emery from Brisbane

When I First Saw You, Jamie Foxx feat. Beyonce – Roxy from Newcastle


Lyrically Sweet

Lioness, Scott Mellis – Kate from Wurtulla

The Luckiest, Ben Folds – Barbara from Kallangur

Kiss Me, Ed Sheeran – Katrina from Wurtulla

The One I Love, David Gray – Moesha from Brisbane


Ultimately Romantic

A Thousand Years, Christina Perri – Alexandra from Sydney

Goreki, Lamb – Taryn from Ipswich

Real Love, Regina Spektor – Ashley from Toowoomba

That’s All, Michael Buble – Charlotte from Melbourne

The Wedding Song, Angus & Julia Stone – Emma from Brisbane


Blues and Jazz Serenades

At Last, Etta James – Heidi from Buderim

Turn Me On, Norah Jones – Kit from Moffat Beach

My Funny Valentine, Ella Fitzgerald – Jessica from Byron Bay


Something Fun With a Beat

Everything, Michael Buble – Jenny from Twin Waters

Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe, Barry White – Kirrily from Brisbane

I Do, Colbie Callait – Dierdre from Brisbane

Marry You, Bruno Mars – Jaime from Noosa

Lovely Day, Bill Withers – Victoria from London


Rock with a Heart

Never Tear Us Apart, INXS – Meagan from Brisbane

You’re In My Heart, Rod Stewart – Michelle from Queanbeyan

Armageddon, Aerosmith – Rachael from Brisbane


Something a Little Bit Different

Forever, Dropkick Murphys – Cindy from Nambour and choice of Jennifer from Brisbane

Let’s Go Now, Lowrider – Sarah from Mackay

Pop Rocks and Coke, Greenday – Krystel from Kawana Waters

Being Around, Lemonheads – Nick from Buderim

You Know Me BetterRóisín Murphy – Ben from Ipswich

The Blower’s Daughter, Damien Rice – Noni from Whyalla


Country Love Songs

Making Memories of Us, Keith Urban – Tony from Caloundra

My Best Friend, Tim McGraw – Bea from Brisbane

God Gave Me You, Blake Shelton – Jen from Gympie


R&B Romance

So High, John Legend – Tim from Sydney

Here and Now, Luther Vandross – Amy from Brisbane

Love of My Life, Brian McKnight – Kristin from Rockhampton


Oldies, but Goodies

Dream a Little Dream of Me, The Mamas and The Papas – Andrea from Emerald

Something, The Beatles – Tina from Tewantin

Til There Was You, The Beatles – Gerard from Darwin

Silver Springs, Fleetwood Mac – Sarah from Caloundra 


Relaxed Musical Sweetness

Sea of Love, Cat Power – Alana from Cotton Tree

I’ll Be, Edwin McCain – Melissa from Kawana Waters

Groovin’ Slowly, John Butler Trio – Jenieka from Buderim

Please, Pete Murray – Di from Bli Bli

Green Eyes, Coldplay – Kris from Emerald

You and Me, Lifehouse – Carina from Mooloolaba


If you’re searching for a fantastic and charasmatic Sunshine Coast DJ, look no further. Cut a Rug are experienced, professional and create a super fun atmosphere. 

We also happen to know of one amazing wedding entertainer, who will learn and play beautifully any song your little heart desires for your wedding day. Whether it be for walking down the aisle to, or having your first dance, Wayne Wiltshire & The Wow Session Band take requests and will even add to their repertoire just to make your wedding day all the more special. 


You can find all the best wedding musicians, DJs and entertainment on the Sunshine Coast, right here.

What will you be playing at your wedding for your first dance song? Answer in the comments below.