Need a little help picking a first dance song?

I often hear from my couples that they are having a hard time picking out a first dance song to dance to, so I've come up with these suggestions to help spark an idea! First off, I find it impossible to just hand over a list of suggested songs to my couples, and have them just pick a generic first dance off of that. Your first dance is a reflection of who you are as a couple, you want the words to be meaningful, but avoid any cliches. Originality is the key here! I like to ask my couples if there was a concert they shared that was special, or a band they both really love. If the song is longish (over 3 minutes) your DJ can always make adjustments like cutting off a slow beginning, or fading out before the ending. And don't be afraid of faster, upbeat songs for a first dance. They can be really fun and really sweet! Not everything at your wedding needs to be super serious, and I have seen many great first dance songs that were not slow dances. One last tip I like to give is to try out dancing to your song at home first. It might sound corny, but just put the song on your stereo, and dance with your fiancé to see how the song feels, and how it will feel to dance to in front of a group of people! Hope that helps!

-  Carrie