There are some wedding songs that make us say, "What were they thinking?" and others that just melt our hearts time and time again. For me it's Etta James', "At Last", that makes my heart sing every time I hear it. Check out these 10 of the Best Classic Wedding Songs to see if your favorite made the list...
My good friend Katie from Vintage Vinyl Journals came up with the idea for the post so I thought I'd ask her what her favorite classic wedding song was. From Katie, ""Unforgettable by Nat King Cole is one of my favorite love songs. It is classic and timeless and makes a great choice for a couples first dance song. This song speaks of the undying love that the newlyweds feel for one another and how the couple and their mutual love are remarkable and treasured. There is a reason why this song has been a favorite of couples for decades and makes that first dance unforgettable, for the couple as well as their family and friends."
It may be an overplayed classic wedding song, but I love hearing Etta James' voice and that first note of "At Last". It's a magical, soulful song that you can recognize every time the violin starts to play. James' voice is so powerful that you just can't help the feeling of wanting to look into your lover's eyes when you listen to it.
Shania Twain must have been inspired by her first marriage for this classic wedding song. "From this Moment" is the perfect song for your first dance and has the perfect lyrics because your wedding day is the moment that you begin your life together.
Frank Sinatra is and always will be a classic, he sang like a gentleman who loved the ladies. This is a great classic wedding song for a black tie affair or for a couple who loves to show off their smooth moves on the dance floor. Remember your night and the way you felt when you both saw each other for the first time at the altar when you dance to "The Way You Look Tonight".
Elvis has many famous songs to choose from, but "Can't Help Falling in Love" is a sweet classic wedding song that will remind your guests of the romantic, over the moon, love you share. Elvis has a voice that is recognized and loved by everyone, you just can't go wrong making this your first dance song.
When you are getting married to the one you couldn't live without what more could you ask for! "I Could Not Ask for More" by Edwin McCain speaks about the moments that you've been dreaming of your entire life and now when you dance to this song, you'll be living those moments and making a lifetime of memories together!
What could be more romantic than a song that was written just for you. When a man sings about how wonderful the world is because his significant other is in it, how could you not want this classic wedding song as your first dance choice!
I love songs like "When a Man Loves a Woman" that make you feel what the singer is feeling and when you look into your lovers eyes during these songs you know they are feeling this way too. These are the emotions you will experience on your big day, so choose a classic wedding song like Otis Redding's and give that good loving feeling to your guests as they watch you dance.
When a man tells you everything he does is for you, well you better grab that man! This song can actually be a tribute from the groom or the bride to their significant other, that's what makes it a great classic wedding song to put on your playlist.
Wouldn't it be so sweet if you told your groom to surprise you by picking the first dance song and he chose this amazing classic wedding song! Billy Joel has a way with the piano and with swooning us ladies with his words, so pick this song and show everyone that "She's Got a Way"!
Are you using one of these classic wedding songs for your first dance? Sometimes going traditional might seem like the safe choice, but when you choose one of these classic wedding songs, it's not about being safe, it's about showing how romantic you are. What songs on the list are your favorite?
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