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Romantic Songs for your First Dance

Last year was a great year for music, and introduced some new romantic tunes into my list of modern music to use for a wedding first dance. Of course, there's always the classics like Frank Sinatra and Etta James, but we wanted to share some more current stuff for those of you who want a more modern vibe for your big day.


The songs I've chosen are all from within the last decade, a few of them are even from the last year or so! Shocker of all shockers, I actually found a truly romantic love song from none other than Miley Cyrus that I almost refused to include… but the sweetness really got to me, what can I say??

I had fun going through my iTunes and Spotify libraries and history from the last year to pick out songs that I personally love, so you may have never heard some of these before! I can't wait to hear what you think of the picks.

Here's a list of 20 romantic songs for your first dance:

romantic first dance songs

Want to check them out for yourself? Preview them on iTunes and purchase them with the links below:

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

 Adore You – Miley Cyrus

All of Me – John Legend

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Everything – Michael BublĂ©

First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes

God Gave Me You – Dave Barnes

I Choose You – Sara Bareilles

I Won't Give Up – Jason Mraz

Lucky – Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Marry Me – Train

My Dear – Kina Grannis

A Sky Full of Stars – Boyce Avenue

Then – Brad Paisley

The Luckiest – Ben Folds

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Wanted – Hunter Hayes

We Got a Love – Lennon & Maisy Stella

You Are the Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne


Have you chosen your first dance song?

What songs are you considering?

Let us know in the comments below!


is the founder of TheBudgetSavvyBride.com, and author of the best-selling book,The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer. Jessica's expert wedding advice and money-saving tips have been featured by Good Morning America, COSMOPOLITAN, Glamour, and more.