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20 Unique First Dance Songs in 2022 by Genre

Wedding planning can feel like you’re always making decisions. So by the last touches, you’re probably experiencing a bit of decision fatigue. But before you get to that point, we want to help you make one of the most important decisions: your first dance song.

While you may have a few ideas, we’ve put together a list of 20 unique first dance songs by genre so you can guarantee that your first dance song will hold a special place in your heart. Even if it’s unexpected and different than you had imagined.


Unique First Dance Songs in 2022

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Common First Dance Song Questions

How do you pick a first dance song?

For some, their first dance song symbolises a special moment in their relationship. This is a great place to start, or you can narrow your search by choosing your favourite genre or artist. Bonus tip: look for your wedding song in your favourite movie soundtrack.


When is the first dance?

Typically, the first dance happens after dinner and kicks off the rest of the dancing for the evening. Some couples may also choose to do their first dance after their grand entrance or cake cutting. It’s your special day, so make sure to choose a time that works for you.


How long should the first dance be?

Depending on the type of first dance you and your partner choose, you should aim for it to be no longer than 2:30 to 3:00 minutes. Any longer, and it might start to feel awkward. But if it’s too short, your photographer and videographer may not have enough time to capture the moment.


How do you dance for the first dance?

The classic first wedding dance is known as the Sway. However, the waltz and foxtrot are great options to pair with your unique first dance song. Another great option (which could affect the time) is an original, choreographed dance.


If there’s anything we’ve seen during the 2022 wedding season, it’s noteworthy trends that reflect the personalities and love stories of the bride and groom. Of course, these unique first dance wedding songs are the cherry on top. Now if you want to scroll through ring trends set by the celebs, it's here.

Esther xx

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