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  • You've said ‘I do' and all your guests are waiting for the sweet and tender moment when the newlyweds share their first dance.  The song should fit the mood perfectly and must reflect your feelings for one another.  But there are thousands of great first dance songs - do you want a popular classic tune?  Do your future husband's two left feet require something simple and easy to dance to?


    Photo by Viera Photographics

    Most Popular Classics
    If you're not sure what to choose, consider choosing one of the most popular first dance songs - these classics have been favorites with new couples for decades so you can't go wrong!

    The Top 10 Classic First Dance Songs:

    Unforgettable by Nat King Cole The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley At Last by Etta James It had to be You by Harry Connick Jr. A Kiss is Just a Kiss by Michael Feinstein Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers A Whole New World by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

    Modern Favorites
    You may want to stick with a popular song for your first dance, but prefer something a little more modern.  A few choices include: 

    All my Life by K-Ci and JoJo Could not Ask for More by Edwin McCain It's Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill I Swear by All 4 One (also by John Montgomery) This I Swear by Nick Lachey

    Less Played First Dance Songs
    Maybe you're looking for something a little different for your first dance?  Love songs are everywhere - movies, musicals, or the radio are great sources of inspiration!  Or consider these less played, but still popular options:

    Songbird by Fleetwood Mac Beautiful by Gordon Lightfoot So This is Love by James Ingram Nothing's Gonna Change my Love for You by Glenn Medeiros Romeo & Juliet Love Theme composed by Tchaikovsky

    Something Different, Something New
    Not every couple fits the traditional, classic bride and groom mold.  There's nothing wrong with straying from the norm and being a bit original in the selection of your first dance song!  I would suggest any of these contemporary and often overlooked, tunes:

    Too Good to be True by Lauryn Hill - a soulful remake of a Frankie Valli classic. Luna by The Smashing Pumpkins I Will Always Love You by The Cure Forever in my Life by Prince

    The first dance the two of you share as husband and wife is a very special moment and quite endearing to your guests as well.  Take the time to really think about the song you will use before the wedding and talk about it with your fiancé.  Whether you choose something different or decide to stick with tradition and sway to a popular first dance song, be sure to practice before the rehearsal or even squeeze in a few dance lessons!

     

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  • The cake-cutting is one of the most romantic times during the wedding.  The very first undertaking the couple will handle as husband and wife will be to cut the cake!  Most brides and grooms wish to have special songs played during the cake-cutting ceremony.  The music sets the tone for the scene and will create a lasting memory in the hearts of the couple and their guests.  Here are some of the most popular cake cutting songs of all time.


    Photo by Clary Photo

    ‘Sweet' and Sentimental
    Some brides and grooms choose to play sweet and touching music during the cake cutting ceremony.  There are many different songs which would be fitting for this moment, but these are without a doubt the most popular.

    How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) by James Taylor Sugar, Sugar by The Archies That's Amore by Dean Martin Sugar Pie Honey Bunch by The Four Tops Happy Together by The Turtles

    Funny and Humorous
    It's very important that the wedding music (including the cake-cutting music) fits the personality of the bride and groom.  If you and your soon-to-be spouse are a pair of jokesters and enjoy a good laugh, perhaps these funny cake-cutting songs will appeal to you.

    Hit Me with Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen Eat It by Weird Al Yankovic

    Upbeat Favorites
    If you're looking for some upbeat songs that are known by most people, there are some fun options available.  Take a look at the songs below to find some inspiration:

    Going to the Chapel by Dixie Cups It Had to Be You by Frank Sinatra Everlasting Love by Natalie Cole

    Whether you want a funny song which will have your guests rolling in laughter or a sentimental song that will bring a tear to their eyes - there are definitely plenty of songs for every personality.  Choose something that is special to you and your fiancé and that you will remember for years to come.

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  • 100 years Artist: Five For Fighting Album: 100 Years Description Not Provided Lyrics I'm 15 for a moment
    Caught in between 10 and 20
    And I'm just dreaming
    Counting the ways to where you are
    I'm 22 for a moment
    She feels better than ever
    And we're on fire
    Making our way back from Mars
    15 there's still time for you
    Time to buy and time to lose
    15, there's never a wish better than this
    When you only got 100 years to live
    I'm 33 for a moment
    Still the man, but you see I'm a they
    A kid on the way
    A family on my mind
    I'm 45 for a moment
    The sea is high
    And I'm heading into a crisis
    Chasing the years of my life
    15 there's still time for you
    Time to buy, Time to lose yourself
    Within a morning star
    15 I'm all right with you
    15, there's never a wish better than this
    When you only got 100 years to live
    Half time goes by
    Suddenly you??re wise
    Another blink of an eye
    67 is gone
    The sun is getting high
    We're moving on...
    I'm 99 for a moment
    Dying for just another moment
    And I'm just dreaming
    Counting the ways to where you are
    15 there's still time for you
    22 I feel her too
    33 you??re on your way
    Every day's a new day...
    15 there's still time for you
    Time to buy and time to choose
    Hey 15, there's never a wish better than this
    When you only got 100 years to live Video

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  • You've said ‘I do' and all your guests are waiting for the sweet and tender moment when the newlyweds share their first dance.  The song should fit the mood perfectly and must reflect your feelings for one another.  But there are thousands of great first dance songs - do you want a popular classic tune?  Do your future husband's two left feet require something simple and easy to dance to?


    Photo by Viera Photographics

    Most Popular Classics
    If you're not sure what to choose, consider choosing one of the most popular first dance songs - these classics have been favorites with new couples for decades so you can't go wrong!

    The Top 10 Classic First Dance Songs:

    Unforgettable by Nat King Cole The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley At Last by Etta James It had to be You by Harry Connick Jr. A Kiss is Just a Kiss by Michael Feinstein Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers A Whole New World by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

    Modern Favorites
    You may want to stick with a popular song for your first dance, but prefer something a little more modern.  A few choices include: 

    All my Life by K-Ci and JoJo Could not Ask for More by Edwin McCain It's Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill I Swear by All 4 One (also by John Montgomery) This I Swear by Nick Lachey

    Less Played First Dance Songs
    Maybe you're looking for something a little different for your first dance?  Love songs are everywhere - movies, musicals, or the radio are great sources of inspiration!  Or consider these less played, but still popular options:

    Songbird by Fleetwood Mac Beautiful by Gordon Lightfoot So This is Love by James Ingram Nothing's Gonna Change my Love for You by Glenn Medeiros Romeo & Juliet Love Theme composed by Tchaikovsky

    Something Different, Something New
    Not every couple fits the traditional, classic bride and groom mold.  There's nothing wrong with straying from the norm and being a bit original in the selection of your first dance song!  I would suggest any of these contemporary and often overlooked, tunes:

    Too Good to be True by Lauryn Hill - a soulful remake of a Frankie Valli classic. Luna by The Smashing Pumpkins I Will Always Love You by The Cure Forever in my Life by Prince

    The first dance the two of you share as husband and wife is a very special moment and quite endearing to your guests as well.  Take the time to really think about the song you will use before the wedding and talk about it with your fiancé.  Whether you choose something different or decide to stick with tradition and sway to a popular first dance song, be sure to practice before the rehearsal or even squeeze in a few dance lessons!

     

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  • The cake-cutting is one of the most romantic times during the wedding.  The very first undertaking the couple will handle as husband and wife will be to cut the cake!  Most brides and grooms wish to have special songs played during the cake-cutting ceremony.  The music sets the tone for the scene and will create a lasting memory in the hearts of the couple and their guests.  Here are some of the most popular cake cutting songs of all time.


    Photo by Clary Photo

    ‘Sweet' and Sentimental
    Some brides and grooms choose to play sweet and touching music during the cake cutting ceremony.  There are many different songs which would be fitting for this moment, but these are without a doubt the most popular.

    How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) by James Taylor Sugar, Sugar by The Archies That's Amore by Dean Martin Sugar Pie Honey Bunch by The Four Tops Happy Together by The Turtles

    Funny and Humorous
    It's very important that the wedding music (including the cake-cutting music) fits the personality of the bride and groom.  If you and your soon-to-be spouse are a pair of jokesters and enjoy a good laugh, perhaps these funny cake-cutting songs will appeal to you.

    Hit Me with Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen Eat It by Weird Al Yankovic

    Upbeat Favorites
    If you're looking for some upbeat songs that are known by most people, there are some fun options available.  Take a look at the songs below to find some inspiration:

    Going to the Chapel by Dixie Cups It Had to Be You by Frank Sinatra Everlasting Love by Natalie Cole

    Whether you want a funny song which will have your guests rolling in laughter or a sentimental song that will bring a tear to their eyes - there are definitely plenty of songs for every personality.  Choose something that is special to you and your fiancé and that you will remember for years to come.

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  • 100 years Artist: Five For Fighting Album: 100 Years Description Not Provided Lyrics I'm 15 for a moment
    Caught in between 10 and 20
    And I'm just dreaming
    Counting the ways to where you are
    I'm 22 for a moment
    She feels better than ever
    And we're on fire
    Making our way back from Mars
    15 there's still time for you
    Time to buy and time to lose
    15, there's never a wish better than this
    When you only got 100 years to live
    I'm 33 for a moment
    Still the man, but you see I'm a they
    A kid on the way
    A family on my mind
    I'm 45 for a moment
    The sea is high
    And I'm heading into a crisis
    Chasing the years of my life
    15 there's still time for you
    Time to buy, Time to lose yourself
    Within a morning star
    15 I'm all right with you
    15, there's never a wish better than this
    When you only got 100 years to live
    Half time goes by
    Suddenly you??re wise
    Another blink of an eye
    67 is gone
    The sun is getting high
    We're moving on...
    I'm 99 for a moment
    Dying for just another moment
    And I'm just dreaming
    Counting the ways to where you are
    15 there's still time for you
    22 I feel her too
    33 you??re on your way
    Every day's a new day...
    15 there's still time for you
    Time to buy and time to choose
    Hey 15, there's never a wish better than this
    When you only got 100 years to live Video

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