Oh, how we danced on the night we were wed

Choose your first dance song wisely – you’ll have to remember it for the rest of your life
Dec. 3, 2010 | By:

One of the biggest moments of your wedding is your first dance as a newly married couple, which means you need to find the perfect song. You want it to be something that will make this memory a special one, so that every time you hear it for the rest of your life, you'll be transported back to that very first dance.

You'll want to get this all planned out so you can ensure your wedding DJ has the song on hand. To help you make the right choice, here are several tips you can follow.

First, talk the song choice over with your spouse. Do you already have a song you consider "your song?" If so, use this song for that first dance. Just ensure that it is a suitable one for your very first dance together as husband and wife. (After all, Grandma isn’t going to be impressed if your first dance together is “My Humps” by the Black Eyed Peas!)

If you don't already have a special song in mind, consider doing some research to find out what songs are popular for the first dance. You'll quickly find a variety of options that any wedding DJ is sure to have in his collection.

Think about the lyrics when you're trying to choose the perfect song for your first dance. Make sure they say what you feel for your spouse. If the lyrics are inappropriate, you'll probably want to avoid using any version of the song, since most people probably will have the lyrics in their head.

It's important that the song you choose is danceable as well. There are some beautiful songs out there that would definitely be tough to dance to. Try to find a song that not only expresses your love but that also will be easy for the two of you to dance to on your wedding day.

After you come up with the song you want to use for your first dance, make sure that you let the wedding DJ know. This way you can ensure he has the song you want played.

Finally, it's always a good idea to purchase a recording of your wedding song ahead of time so you can practice dancing to it. It's not a good idea to wait until the wedding to try dancing to the song. A bit of practice will ensure you look great and there are no missteps when you are actually dance that first dance together.

Who’s going to play the perfect first song at your wedding? Find entertainment DJs on iDoo.ca, Canada’s Local Marriage Services Directory.