Today’s Music Monday is brought to you by our friends at Sam Hill Entertainment. We love working with them and pairing their bands with our couples. ________________________________________________________
From Sam Hill Entertainment’s vantage point as the link between the couple and their wedding band, we put our eyes on a lot of special song requests. From the traditional to modern, tried-and-true to out of left field, we’ve seen them all — and our bands have learned and performed them.
A newly married couple’s first dance is a beautiful moment, one that everyone in attendance will remember. It can reflect a special meaning to the couple, or just be a classic love song. Here are some suggestions for first dance songs that are cool, aren’t cheesy…and are easy to dance to.
We love winter weddings! And, apparently, so do the Avett Brothers. If you’re getting married in January, check out this song:
It’s called “January Wedding,” so…the connection is pretty much self-explanatory. It would be sweet and fun for a first dance song or just to add to your reception playlist. And hey, if you’re getting married in one of the other eleven months of the year, feel free to use it anyway!
Ok, so you and your partner are not the super sappy, waltz-dancing-inspired couple. You want something a little more fun, quirky if you will, to dance to for your first dance. A song that resembles your upbeat, happy personalities. Well here you go.
Our bride last weekend used this as her and her husband’s first dance.
Have your guests walk away saying,
“That was so them!”
“Mario Kart Love Song”
What fun songs are ya’ll using for your day? I would love to hear about them!
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Great First-Dance Ideas
You can always wing your first dance with a basic grade-school–inspired slow dance, but here are a few more strategies for the uncoordinated:
· To choreograph the dance yourself, choose an easy one, like the box waltz, for which you can pick almost any song. Need inspiration? Log on to www.youtube.com and type “wedding dance” into the search box. You’ll find (often hilarious) footage.
· Contact a ballroom-dancing teacher and begin lessons three to six months before the wedding.· Create a unique routine with the help of a professional. Consider hiring a local dance teacher or a member of a dance troupe at a nearby university. I highly recommend Rachel Braun (firstname.lastname@example.org).