The First Dance- What to Choose?

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The First Dance- What to choose?


There  are lots of choices that need to be made on your wedding day – the  dress, the venue, the guest list, the menu. And there’s one very  specific and personal choice for the bride and groom, which is:-

 “What shall we have as our first dance?”

 The  Lewd Tunes have been part of many weddings and  first dances, and each  one is different and each one is special.  The choices that we have come  across are many and certainly varied. All good wedding bands should offer to play your special song live. Often the bride and groom will  know exactly which song they want – it may be the song that was playing  when you first met or something that conjures a special memory – maybe  when you both decided to get married or from a memorable holiday when  you both realised ‘this is the ONE’!   And sometimes, it takes a while  to think of a tune that can perfectly sum up the mood of the moment,  that is simple, effective, meaningful and, most importantly, memorable.  In which case, we can  help you make that choice.  So, to try to give  you the benefit of our experience, here are a few ideas and maybe a few  unusual choices of first dance that we at The Lewd Tunes have come  across.


 There  are some classic first dances that we have played many times that  always work such as :

My Girl, 

Stand By Me, 

Let’s Stay Together,

Can’t  Take My Eyes Off You.  

Also, there are more contemporary classics coming  up, such as:

Perfect by Ed Sheeran

I won't Give Up by Jason Mraz

How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding

Greatest Day by Take That,

Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol,

I’m  Yours by Jason M’raz ,

Angels by Robbie Williams,

Kentish Town Waltz  by Imelda May. 


We  also get more unusual choices, such as:

Thunderstruck by AC/DC, 

Heroes by David Bowie,

Everlong by Foo Fighters,

Use Somebody by Kings  of Leon 

and – believe it or not – Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus !!!

We’ve had  many others from Bruno Mars to John Denver, from Bryan Adams to  Kasabian.


If  we don’t already know the song you choose we are happy to learn it with  4 weeks notice.  Whatever the choice, we always want to make sure it’s  the most memorable dance ever – all part of the service!

Hopefully our wedding first dance tips have given you some food for thought and some ideas for great first dance songs.  



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