5 Ways to Pick the Perfect First Dance Song

First Dance Song

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There are many moments in your wedding adventure when all eyes will truly be on you and your fiancé. One of those moments is during your first dance. Not the best dancer? Pretty sure you have two left feet? All of that's okay as long as you choose the most perfect first dance song. If you're unsure of how to pick a winner, here are four tips to get you started.

1. Press Play on a Handful Options
If you don't know where to start, you should scroll through your iTunes or Spotify playlist, and the playlists of your fiancé, and see if there are any songs that jump out at you and make your heart race an extra beat. Start with those options first. If the song is too much Rock n' Roll (is that even possible) or too fast paced, you can always look up the acoustic version of the song and see if it's a good first dance fit.

2. Lean on Google
A quick search on Google and you'll have more ideas for first dance songs than you'll know what to do with! It's a great way to kick-off your brainstorming session.

3. Take the First Step
If you're torn between a couple of options, put them on and practice your first dance. See which one feels right. See which one makes you beam with a contagious smile and feel an onset of tears rushing to your eyelids.

See more: BRIDES Editors Share Their Favorite Wedding Songs

4. Make Your Own Mash-up
When it comes to your wedding, you shouldn't have to compromise. If you want to do something a little different or combine a couple of your favorite songs, do it! You can even switch between a slow song and a more upbeat dance track.

5. Phone a Friend
Sometimes it helps to turn off your playlists and put an end on your Google search and chat with the people who know you best. Ask family and close friends to give you a list of songs that they think remind them of you and your hubby-to-be.

Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.

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