Celebrating your love with a first dance is a classic part of any wedding. You’ve likely imagined the embrace, the candlelit room, and how you’ll waltz—or breakdance—with your new spouse to kick off the reception. The only thing missing from that daydream? The perfect first dance song.
You want the lyrics to make sense with who you are and how your relationship has played out. Then, there is the fact that an overwhelming number of tunes are about a boy and a girl, and that might not fit you or your marriage. Luckily, there are plenty of love songs that don’t denote specific gender pronouns and musicians that praise “love is love.” For all couples, it’s about finding music that feels personal and expresses their tastes.
From Etta James to Beyoncé, here are 25 love songs perfect for same-sex and LGBTQ+ weddings. Now, time to practice that choreography.
"Latch," by Sam Smith
Lyrics of Love: "You lift my heart up/When the rest of me is down/You, you enchant me, even when you're not around"