For some couples, this article may prove arbitrary. Some couples perhaps met at a dive-bar, after a Fonzie-esque chap had elbowed the Jukebox to begin playing “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by Elvis Presley and totally have their first dance song in the bag. However, if you have not stumbled upon the proper happenstance to bring the both of you to an agree-able first dance song, I am here to help. Here are a few things to consider before choosing your first dance song.
I believe there are five stages to every Bride/Groom’s engagement. First, there is the euphoric excitement known as the ‘Blissful Stage’. There is where the bride is overjoyed to wave her bejeweled finger across her friend’s faces, and when the groom is totally pumped she said yes. The next phase is the ‘Thinking About Planning Stage’, and this can linger for an indeterminate amount of time as is variant according to B/G’s personal procrastination levels. The ‘Thinking About Planning Stage’ is more of a daydream state, happily tilting one’s head to the side and musing about floral arrangements and how cute your niece will look in a Flower Girl’s dress. This is all fun, until you start to wonder how on earth your niece is going to have enough self-control to actually throw the petals on the ground instead of in people’s faces, start to feel your wallet hurt as you contemplate how you’re supposed to feed 200 people.
One of the most exciting things about a wedding is its ability to bring together people from all walks of life - the zesty young, the wise elders, that Uncle who thought it would be okay if he brought two dates. While variety is the spice of any event, it may lead to some musical discordance, namely age groups feeling as though they have to “take turns” on the dance floor. Well, I am here to share some songs guaranteed to get everyone, from your niece Emma to your Grandma Nancy!