20 of the Best Wedding Songs for Your First Dance

When it comes to a wedding, no amount of time, planning or research can possibly prepare a couple for their special day. One of the best moments of a wedding day, when it would seem all the worries of putting together a perfect day for friends and families magically disappears, is the first dance.

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Choosing the first song to dance to is just as important as a cake or attire in a wedding ceremony.
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The dance marks the first moment the couple comes together to celebrate their marriage hand-in-hand. So, not to add any to an already-overwhelming list of to-do's, choosing the perfect song is an important step in making the experience all the more memorable.

Luckily, there are a variety of songs to choose from if you and your beau don't happen to already have a favorite song together. Here are some of the loveliest, gushiest, corniest and most heartwarming songs to enjoy your first dance with your partner on your special day:

"That's How Strong My Love Is," Otis Redding

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"Let's Stay Together," Al Green

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"If I Ain't Got You," Alicia Keys featuring Usher

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"Come Rain or Come Shine," Ray Charles

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"Can't Help Falling in Love," Elvis Presley

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"By Your Side," Sade

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"At Last," Etta James

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"As," Stevie Wonder

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"Your Song," Elton John

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"Wild Horses," the Rolling Stones

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"You Are So Beautiful," Joe Cocker

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"Sparks," Coldplay

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"Ho Hey," the Lumineers

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"Wonderwall," Oasis

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"You Are the Best Thing," Ray LaMontagne

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"Baby I'm Yours," the Arctic Monkeys

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"Stand By Me," Ben E. King

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"Wonderful Tonight," Eric Clapton

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"I've Got the World on a String," Frank Sinatra

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"When We Were Young," Adele

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