Your First Dance Jam
A Perfect Song for Your Same Sex Wedding
By Jeff Christenson, Jay Fox Productions
There are plenty of choices to make during the wedding planning process, not the least of these is the music. The music is an opportunity to put your signature on the evening. It is an opportunity for guests to grasp a theme and be immersed in who you are as a couple.
Couples share the romantic side of themselves, the kid deep inside, the passionate fan, or whomever they are feeling like together. For this reason, there really are no “go to” songs for the various elements of the evening.
The following list of songs might work for your Wedding Reception.
These are songs that have worked beautifully in weddings. Whether they are a perfect match or inspire something more fitting, they will help you think about the perfect song for the two of YOU.
You may choose one or all of these or, possibly, they will help you think of YOUR song as a couple.
Would you like to add a song to our list? Send it to music@LGBTWeddings.com
(L)=songs that work well for lesbian couples
(G)= songs that work well for gay male couples
First Dance Songs:
Marc Cohn (L)
She Keeps Me Warm
Mary Lambert (L)
Better Than Love
Griffin House “you’ll always be my girl” (L)
Etta James (or Celine Dion)
I Choose You
All of Me
Micheal Buble (G)
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong (or The Mamas and Papas)
Feels So Right
God Gave Me You
Blake Shelton (or Dave Barnes)
I Wanna Grow Old with You
Westlife (long distance relationships)
I Knew I Loved You
Make you Feel My Love
Power of Two
Indigo Girls (L)
Tangled up in You
Stay With You
Dancing with Parents
Better Than Love
Griffin House (“you’ll always be my girl”)
A Song For Mama
Boyz II Men
God Bless The Child
the original Billie Holiday version or Tony Bennett’s version
My Mother’s Eyes
I Hope you Dance
Lee Ann Womack
Two of Us
"Don't sabotage your own wedding. You have hired professionals to handle the details. Allow them. On rehearsal night - take a deep breath, relax and stop planning. Focus on "now". Don't miss the most important moment in your life. Be in the present and enjoy your family and friends who have come to be part of your "Now". Even if you feel some element of the day has to be changed, no one will notice except you. You are hyper-sensitive to everything right now."
- Jeff Christenson