By Heather Jones

The first dance of the bride and groom isn’t just special for the newlyweds, it’s a sentimental moment for everyone in the room.  It’s a dance rooted in tradition, celebration, and most importantly – promised love.  As necessary as it is to get your moves perfected to show off on the dance floor, it’s just as significant to dance to the right song.  Popular wedding songs rise and fall as new trends set in, but here are some classics (new and old) that probably will never go out of style.

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Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

This is an obvious first dance song.  The powerful yet simple tone of this song makes it an original wedding song.  If you choose not to dance to it, at least have it played at some point… please! This one is too good to pass up on.

You’re Still The One – Shania Twain

This song is a great choice; especially for couples that have been through significant hardships or challenges throughout their relationship. You’re Still The One exudes themes of strength, courage, and the power of love.

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All of Me – John Legend

If you don’t know this song… what are you doing?! But in all seriousness… the words in this song are a dead give-away that it’s a perfect first dance option for couples.  The sensitive and sweet tone of this song are bound to bring on some tears.

There are definitely more first dance songs to choose from, but this is a good place to start. These songs are meaningful, genuine, and tender – attributes that couples as well as guests can appreciate.  As you start figuring out what song is best for your relationship, don’t forget about these classic options!