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Ever think you would be dancing to Beyoncé for your first dance? Well now you just might! Every indie wedding playlist should include an acoustic cover of a major pop song, but with a twist: cue the acoustic versions of Beyonce's "Crazy in Love," Charli XCX's "Boom Clap," and Elvis' "Can't Help Falling In Love," all of which are totally first-dance worthy. Let David Gray's "This Year's Love" or Jack Johnson's "Angel" provide you with all the feels as you share a sweet moment with your father on the dance floor. (Seriously, we dare you not to cry).
After the traditional dances it's time to open the floor for you and your besties. And we think the best way to signal a dance off is with Haim's "The Wire," because no one can resist that guitar opener, right? Follow up with electric hits like Grouplove's "Tongue Tied," Florence + The Machine's "You've Got The Love" and Marina and the Diamond's crazy addicting "Primadonna." Don't forget to include the young ones on the dance floor with the help of the classic, folksy melody of "Home" by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Next, get couples paired up to the utterly romantic "Sweeter" by Awake or Sleeping and the always-reliable Bruno Mars with his song "Marry Me." Finally, whether your send off is through a sea of waving sparklers or riding off in a getaway car, make a grand exit to an epic closer like "The General Specific" by Band of Horses or "My Body" by Young the Giant.
Feeling inspired? Click through our curated playlist of wedding-worthy indie jams. We won't tell anyone if you're already practicing your dance moves.