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Romantic Songs for your First Dance

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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 Bublé

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

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Jessica Bishop 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.