Top 5 First Dance Songs of Past and Present

The bride and grooms first dance together as a married couple is a classic tradition that celebrates the bride and grooms love for each other as well as their personalities. Although this is a special moment that is enjoyed by newlywed couples, we all know that finding the perfect song can be difficult. Therefore, we have made a list of some of the best first dance songs from today’s radio, as well as classic songs from the past. These songs are great choices for celebrating the start of the bride and grooms life together. Kwasny_Blanton_Sally_Watts_Photo_Jenna3138_low

Top 5 Classic First Dance Songs:

1. "Someone Like You" by Van Morrison

2. "Have I Told You Lately" by Rod Stewart

3. "At Last" by Etta James (A Pure Luxe Bride Favorite!)

4. "Lets Stay Together" by Al Green

5. "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder


Top 5 Modern First Dance Songs:

1. "Marry Me" by Train

2. "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

3. "Everything" by Michael Buble

4. "You are the Best Thing" by Ray La Montagne

5. "Lucky" by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

Caught on Tape

At Pure Luxe Bride, we love when bride and grooms incorporate memorable performances into their wedding reception. Over the years, we have seen our fair share of romantic and sweet renditions as well as creative and funny first dance performances by the bride and groom, and they never get old! We love being able to witness these special moments, and would love to share just a few of our favorites with you.


  • During the Gillian + Stewart's wedding at The Island House in Johns Island, the groom joined the band during the reception and sang a beautiful song to his wife. What a sweet moment it was for the newlywed couple!

    • Pure Luxe bride and groom Joe + Ashley married and held their reception at the Legare Waring House. During the reception, the Aunt of the couple sang a beautiful rendition of “At Last” that was dedicated to the newlywed couple.

    • Perhaps one of the most impressive first dances we have seen at Pure Luxe Bride comes from Rachel + Dan's wedding at the Magnolia Plantation Carriage House. This creative twist to the traditional first dance surprised guests and had every one ready to dance the night away at this fun reception.