One of the least recognised and yet most personal parts of planning your wedding is choosing you wedding playlist. More than ever, couples are turning to DIY playlists via iTunes and Spotify to create the atmosphere that best reflects them through music. With hundreds of love songs to choose from, you surely have your hands full, but we've narrowed down our list to ten songs you might never have heard of that would be perfect for your first dance.
"Die A Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett
The only thing sweeter than the song is the music video, where Rhett and his real life wife surf, dance and stare into each other's eyes under the beautiful Hawaiian sky.
Lyrics we love: "If all I've got is your hand in my hand/baby I could die a happy man"
"I Love You Will Still Sound the Same" by Oh Honey
Upbeat, catchy and super sweet, Oh Honey's Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard's indie pop vibes will surely make a memorable choice for your first song. Make sure to include "Sugar, You" in your playlist as well.
Lyrics we love: "When our rings start to rust/And our skin starts to age/Remember the promise we made"
"Desire" by Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams is known for his deeply involved love songs but we love the simplicity of "Desire" - which really is all about the connection you make with your life partner.
Lyrics we love: "Without a reason/What is this fire?/Burning slowly/My one and only/Desire"
"A Face To Call Home" by John Mayer
While John Mayer might not be an expert in securing long term relationships, he sure can write a good love song and this one is beyond breathtaking.
Lyrics we love: "You know my paper heart?/The one I filled with pencil marks?/I think I may have gone and inked you in."
"Drunk On Your Love" by Brett Eldredge
If a fun and upbeat love song is more your speed, country crooner Brett Eldridge's single "Drunk On Your Love" is a great choice. This song just makes you smile and really embrace the moment.
Lyrics we love: "It's not in the whiskey, tequila or the wine/It's all about the touch and the fire in your eyes"
"All of Me" (John Legend cover) by Jasmine Thompson
A song everyone knows with the ethereal voice of Jasmine Thompson is a sweet pick for your first dance. We love this as a tribute from bride to groom.
Lyrics we love: "You're my end and my beginning/Even when I lose I'm winning"
"The One" by Kodaline
A confession of eternal love, this song is real, relatable and an easy listen on any day. If nothing else we really love the split screen music video!
Lyrics we love: "And I still remember feeling nervous/Trying to find the words to get you here today"
"Hey Pretty Girl" by Kip Moore
From that first glance, to buying a house and starting a family, this song takes you on a journey of a couple's love. Kip's voice and the lyrics are simply perfect for a first song.
Lyrics we love: "You can bet you make this old boys day/Hey pretty girl, won't you look my way?"
"10,000 Emerald Pools" by BØRNS
This funky indie/electro song is a change of pace and a fun and unexpected pick for your first dance. It will surely make the moment even more memorable and stick in your guests' minds.
Lyrics we love: "'ll dive in deeper, deeper for you/Down to the bottom/10, 000 emerald pools"
"Wildfire" by Seafret
This alternative indie song will bring a smile to your face with it's sweet words and foot tapping beat. If you haven't heard of Seafret, make sure to check out more from this British band who have a new album.
Lyrics we love: "You think you know all about it then it seems you are wrong/She hit it out of the park before it'd even begun"