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Old 05-22-02, 01:56 PM
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Wedding Songs (first dance)

Anyone have some suggestions for a first dance song at a wedding?

It's sneaking up real fast (July 6th) and we have yet to decide.
We both enjoy music a lot but have nothing "super special" that means something to us where it's a "given" that it'd be "our song".
So we need some help!

Also could use input for Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance.

Must be SLOW song, as I DON'T DANCE (minimal movement is a plus! lol)
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Old 05-22-02, 01:59 PM
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I found a website just yesterday called www.ultimatewedding.com and they have tons of song suggestions. They have intro music, first dance, removing the garter, processional, money dance, etc. It was very helpful.

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Our first dance was "Fools Rush In" by Elvis Presley.
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Old 05-22-02, 02:07 PM
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I'll check out the site thanks.
Do they have audio clips, looking for a site with decent size audio "samples".

Also looking for some "personal choices" from you guys, not only "lists".
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Our first dance song was Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan.

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Our song was "Ice Cream" by Sarah McLachlan.

Another good one is "Beloved Wife" by Natalie Merchant.

Wow, someone else used "Ice Cream".
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We used "Come What May" from Moulin Rouge. It took a while for me to pin down the sheet music for it since the movie was pretty new at that time.
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"In-a-gadda-da-vida" by Iron Butterfly

"I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock n Roll" by Nick Lowe

"Get Down, Make Love" by Queen

"The Breakup Song" by Greg Kihn
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My brother in law just used Adam Sandlers "I'll Grow Old with You."

It was very cute to see.
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I'm planning on using the Love Theme from The Godfather.
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Old 05-22-02, 04:11 PM
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Our first dance was "It Had To Be You" by Frank Sinatra. There is a decent version on the When Harry Met Sally sountrack too.

Your choice really depends on the type of wedding you are having and what you want to say to each other. We had a rather large traditional wedding so an old standard seemed really appropriate for us.

Weddings! Ours was two years ago and though I swore I would never go through that kind of stress again now I wish I could do it all over again! Well, at least the reception part!

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Old 05-22-02, 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by tjr2mental
My brother in law just used Adam Sandlers "I'll Grow Old with You."
Hmm...why not "At a Medium Pace"? That's a very romantic song.
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how so? I am sure that you do not think that the two songs are even remotely similar. Have you listened to either of these? If so, how do you see a comparison between the two?

Inquiring minds want to know..
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Old 05-22-02, 06:55 PM
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Thank You For Loving Me - Bon Jovi
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Old 05-22-02, 07:01 PM
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Have you heard Ben Folds' "The Luckiest"? Not sure if it's right for a dance, but it's a beautiful song for a wedding. We are definitely having it played at ours next May.
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Ours was Peter Gabriel "In Your Eyes"
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Old 05-22-02, 10:06 PM
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I'm planning on "Sister Christian"...
Or maybe "Suicide is Painless" the MASH theme

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Hey Brian...

Ben Folds Five - The Luckiest is a good choice. (Penny Lane has excellent taste in music) Awesome song!

If I think of any, I'll reply.
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"At Last", by Elle Fitzgerald. (I think)

My brother and sister/in/law used it at their in November -- it was really pretty!
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I can't live (if living is without you) Neilson

also Wind beneath my wings for the Child/parent dance.
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