10 Modern Love Songs Perfect For Your First Dance

Looking for inspiration for your first dance as man and wife? Choose one of these modern contemporary love songs and there won’t be a dry eye in the house! Be prepared to have teary-eyed audiences in the house and what’s a wedding without some happy or maybe sappy tears?


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Marry You – Bruno Mars

Let the song speak for itself and allow the night take off with a happy tune. To commemorate this special day or night, happy tunes are welcomed and should also be preferred!

Perfect for: Contemporary and modern brides who are not into slow sappy dance songs!

I’ve Loved You For A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

This song needs no introduction to all the Twilight fans out there! Recreate your very own Edward and Bella Cullen moment with this song. If you prefer, use the Part II of this song instead!

Perfect for: Brides looking to have a slow dance and getting the crowd to be emotional.

Your Song – Ellie Goulding

The perfect song which marks the start of a marriage. Let’s not forget, British royalties Kate Middleton and Price William had this song at their wedding as well. Dance away like royalties to the tune of Ellie Goulding. Well, the only difference would probably be that they had a live version instead of a recording 😛

Perfect for: A slow and romantic dance for a mellow evening.

All Of You – John Ledgend

Well of course, this made it on our list! John Legend, Mr Romantic is known for writing touching love songs which get us all sappy. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West danced away to this song on their wedding day in Italy as the man himself, John Legend played this on piano. Anyone out there looking to have a Kimye moment as well?

Perfect for: Bride and grooms who would like the song to speak a thousand words as they dance away to this raw romantic tune.

Lux 400 – Lorde

Not your average wedding song, but hey it’s your special day and you should choose what suites both your personality! If you’re into that whole goth, hipster, or even punk rock genre of songs but can’t seem to agree on one which is befitting for a wedding, this might just be it.

Perfect for: Punk rock couples who loathes sappy romantic songs. This song meets in the middle, not losing the badass vibe and paced slow enough for a first dance.

Marry Me – Train

This song is self-explanatory, Marry him woman!

Perfect for: A soft and romantic dance between the newlyweds.

Tegan & Sara – Closer

Couples looking for a good blast from the past tune with a touch of modernity would appreciate this piece. Not only does it incorporate a slice of pop but it also has a retro feel to it, what more can you ask for!

Perfect for: A high energy and upbeat first dance between couples who have crazy personalities!

Yellow – Coldplay

You simply can’t go wrong with Coldplay, the mastermind behind creating very soft and potentially sappy tunes. It would be a no-brainer for couples who grew up listening to Coldplay.

Perfect for: Outdoor wedding, *cue* Look at the stars, look how they shine for you. Couples who would like a slightly upbeat tune but still maintaining the soft and romantic vibe.

  Chandelier – Sia

You might be thinking that this would be an odd selection for a first dance but hold up! Hollywood A-listers, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux had this as their first dance wedding song, so why shouldn’t you? 😉

Perfect for: Adventurous and outgoing couple who hates slow romantic songs where the lyrics don’t represent them and their lifestyle.

XO – Beyonce

All you Queen B fans out there, this one’s for you! Enjoy a piece of her and dance the night away with this tune on your special night.

Perfect for: A groovy dance instead of the typical slow romantic dance.

Aaaaand that’s a wrap! If you have other tunes which you think we should consider, drop us a comment below! Also, tell us what you like and don’t like on this list. If you need a hand in planning your wedding, head over to for an extensive list of venue options and drop us a request or contact us today at +6016-7200 347.

Congratulations to all the newlyweds!



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