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Essex Wedding DJs

Your first dance song on your wedding day is a special moment that will last a lifetime and the choice of songs for a first dance is extensive so you will need to take your time in selecting a first dance that is personal to you both.

Just before announcing your first dance the DJ will gather your guests around the edge of the dance floor. You will then be invited to the dance floor to perform your chosen first dance wedding song as a married couple.

If you have rehearsed a special routine for your wedding song do make sure that the DJ has the correct version of your chosen song , perhaps by a certain artist, or maybe an extended version. Specially rehearsed  dances for wedding songs always go down very well with the guests and will be one of the highlights of your evening.

After a minute or so into your first dance song the parents, or other guests, can be invited to the dance floor, followed by the Best Man, Ushers, Bridesmaids etc, unless of course you have arranged a special routine.

Your first dance often follows on from the “cutting of the wedding cake”. A lot of the guests will already be near the dance floor and have their cameras ready. The first dance can be followed with another song, perhaps the Father and Daughter dance, or you can go into something more up tempo, and this is when the party usually starts to take off, leading to a memorable evening.

There are many first dance wedding songs to choose from and below you will find some of the most popular all-time favourites. First dance songs will be remembered for a lifetime so take your time in choosing yours.


A Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collin

A Whole New World - Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle

Always - Atlantic Star
All My Life -  KC & JoJo
Always -  Atlantic Star
Always & Forever - Heatwave
Amazed - Lonestar
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion

Better - Tom Baxter

Better Together - Jack Johnson
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You - Andy Williams
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John

Cherish - Kool And The Gang
Crazy - Patsy Cline

Crazy For You - Madonna
Don't Know Much - Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville
Endless Love - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

Evergreen - Will Young
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams

Flying Without Wings - Westlife
Forever - Mariah Carey
From This Moment - Shania Twain

Grow Old With Me - Mary Chapin Carpenter

Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison

Here & Now - Luther Vandross

Hero - Enrique Iglesias

How Deep Is Your Love - Take That
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden

I Finally Found Someone - Bryan Adams

I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
I Only Have Eyes For You - Art Garfunkel
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Swear -  All-4-One

Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Just The Way You Are - Barry White
Lady In Red - Chris Deburgh

Lets Stay Together = Al Green

Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley  
Moon River - Andy Willams
More Than Words - Extreme

My Best Friend - Tim McGraw

Nothing Compares To You - Sinead O’connor
One In A Million - Larry Graham
Only You - Platters  
Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston

So Amazing - Luther Van Dross

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Take My Breath Away - Berlin

That's Amore - Dean Martin
That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick

The Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston

The Power Of Love - Celine Dion
The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

The Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
Through The Eyes Of Love - Melissa Manchester
Through The Years - Kenny Rogers

To Make You Feel My Love - Garth Brooks

Tonight I Celebrate My Love - Roberta Flack
Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker

Unforgettable - Natalie & Nat King Cole

Valentine - Martina McBride
Waiting For A Girl  Like You - Foreigner

We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
When You Say Nothing At All - Boyzone
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton  
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker

You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
You Had Me At Hello - Kenny Chesney

You Raise Me Up - Westlife

You’re Beautiful - James Blunt

You’re My Best Friend - Queen

You’re Still The One - Shania Twain
You're The Inspiration - Chicago
Your Love Amazes Me - John Berry
Your Song - Elton John
You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
You've Got A Way - Shania Twain

Songs For A Wedding First Dance

When To Perform Your First Dance Song

Your wedding First Dance will very often follow on from the cutting of your wedding cake although it is ultimately up to you.

It is best to allow most of your evening guests to arrive before commencing with the cake cutting and first dance so that everyone can be a part of the moment.

You may follow your first dance wedding song with a second slow song or something faster if you wish. This will be discussed with your DJ prior to your wedding reception.

Like everything else in the planning of your wedding the first dance song should be given a lot of thought before deciding on the song that you will dance together as man and wife for the very first time. This song will be in your memory forever.

Who Will Play Your First Dance Wedding Song

If you are having live entertainment at your evening reception then you may prefer that the band or wedding singer perform your first dance wedding song. This will need to be arranged in good time as they may need to learn your chosen wedding song.

More usually a mobile disco DJ will supply your first dance song but you should still check that he has the correct version that you require.

Essex Wedding Djs are very experienced at introducing the wedding first dance and will gather your family and guests around the edge of the dance floor before inviting you, the Bride and Groom, to take your First Dance together as a married couple.

If you would like us to supply a quote for your for mobile disco wedding entertainment please fill in our disco enquiry form. Alternatively you can phone for an instant quote on the number below.

01268 545452


Natalie & David

Nicola & Darren

Jayne & Adam

Dear Garry

Just a note to thank you for a brilliant disco at our wedding in April at The Chichester. Our guests are still talking about how excellent the music was. We will definitely recommend you. Thanks so much

Jullie and Kevin

Hi Garry

Many thanks for the great disco


To Garry

Thank you for Djing at our wedding at The Chichester. Everyone enjoyed the evening, it could’nt have been better,

Thanks again

Rebecca and Michael

Well done for the wonderful music you provided at our wedding

Sarah and Danny

To Garry

Many thanks for the great set you played at our wedding reception. We apologise for not thanking you before now, but it has been hectic since returning from the honey moon. Once again many thanks

Dean and Keely Merchant

Thank you so much for doing our disco, it was great.

Lucy and Scott






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