Prior to getting married, I had an extremely hard time picking my 2 MAJOR dances – father/daughter and my first dance with my husband.

FIRST DANCE:
I felt my first dance song must describe our relationship, I didn’t want to “settle” for anything less! I spent countless hours trying to find the perfect song. I had 4 songs set aside but I felt they just weren’t good enough. I kept searching until finally I stumbled on it by clicking on a site accidentally…. “All My Roads” by Collin Raye. This song gave me chills, and instantly brought tears to my eyes. Every word in this song, describes us perfectly!

FIRST DANCE SONGS: (these are my picks :))

1) All my roads by Collin Raye

2) I’ll Be Edwin MCcain

3) Make you feel my love by Adele

4) All My life by K-Ci & JoJo (this was on my list)

5) Then by Brad Paisley (this was on my list)

6) Just a Kiss by Lady Antebellum

7) Perfect Two by Auburn

8) I don’t want to miss a thing by Aerosmith

9) A Thousand Years by Christina Perri (Twilight Theme)

10) Breathe by Faith Hill

11) Its your love by Faith Hill and Tim Mcgraw

12) My Best friend by Tim Mcgraw (this was on my list)

13) Marry Me by Bruno Mars

14) God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton

15) Smile by Uncle Kracker (I think of my hubby every time I hear this song!)

16) Amazed by Lonestar

17) I cross by hear by George Strait

18) The Dance with by Garth Brooks

19) Mirrors by Justin Timberlake (I cry every time I hear this one)

20) Shes Everything by Brad Paisley (I listened to this one 100 times)

21) Me And You By Kenny Chesney (this was a main pick! Since we’ve known each other since we were 9)

22) Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts (this was another main pick)

23) Lost in the moment by Big and Rich (another main pick)

24) Heaven by Bryan Adams (This was my first choice!)

25) Everything by Michael Bublé

26) The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra

27) Better Together by Jack Johnson

28) A Moment Like This by Kelly Clarkson

29) A Whole New World – Aladdin Soundtrack

30) Because You Loved me by Celine Dion

31) Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You by Frankie Valli

32) Endless Love by Lionel Ritchie & Diana Ross (this was on my list)

33) For the First Time by Rod Stewart

34) Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis

35) Forever by KISS

36) From This Moment by Shania Twain & Bryan White (my bridal party walked down the aisle to this (instrumental this was also on my list)

37) Grow Old Along With Me by Mary Chapin Carpetner

38) Hopelessly Devoted to You by Olivia Newton John, Grease Soundtrack

39) Hanging By A Moment by Lifehouse

40) I Do by 98 Degrees

41) I swear by John Michael Montgomery (this was on my list)

42) You Had Me From Hello by Kenny Chesney (this was on my list)

43) I Wanna Love You Forever by Jessica Simpson (this was on my list)

44) I’ll Always Be Right There by Bryan Adams

45) I’m A Believer by Smashmouth, Shrek Soundtrack (this is the song we walked down the aisle to after we got married J)

46) I’m Gonna Love You – Jennifer Love Hewitt

47) Love Will Keep Us Alive by the Eagles

48) My One and Only Love by Sting

49) My Valentine by Martina McBride (this was on my list)

50) Take my Breath Away by Berlin. Top Gun Soundtrack (this was on my list)

51) Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers . Ghost soundtrack (this was on my list)

52) This I Promise You by N Sync (this was another main pick)

53) You’ve Got a Way with Me by Shania Twain

54) Your still the one Shania Twain (this was on my list, I requested this for my parents to dance to. (they hit their 25th wedding anniversary, so I wanted them to have their dance J)

55) At The Beginning – Anastasia Soundtrack

56) Drift Away By Uncle Kracker

57) (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams (another main pick)

58) Through The Years – Kenny Rogers

59) One in a million by Bosson

60) Halo by Beyoncé (this was on my list)

FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE:
My dad and I grew apart over the years, so picking the “perfect” song was challenging. I didn’t want anything sappy, but I still needed it to fit our relationship. I started thinking back to the time my dad and I were close….. When I was daddy’s little girl. I came across, I loved her first by Heartland. It was perfect! For 6 months I kept the song a secret, and on my wedding day, we danced… I whispered to my dad “Listen to the song, this is my song to you!” For the first time in my life, I saw tears in my father’s eyes.

FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE:

1) I loved her first by Heartland (this was my dance)

2) Cinderella by Steven Curtis

3) My Little Girl by Time McGraw (this was a main pick)

4) Daughters by John Mayer

5) Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle (this was my first choice)

6) Daddy’s Hands by Holly Dunn (this was on my list)

7) Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler

8) Kiss By A Rose by Seal

9) Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

10) You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder

11) Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

12) Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses

13) My Girl by The Temptations

14) Hero by Mariah Carey

15) Daddy’s Little Girl by David Glenn

16) Dance with My Father by Luther Vandros

17) Father And Daughter by Paul Simon

18) Always Be Your Baby by Natalie Grant

19) Unforgettable by Natalie Cole

20) My Father’s Eyes by Eric Clapton

21) You Can Let Go Now Daddy by Crystal Shawanda (this was a main pick)

22) Daddy’s Little Girl by Michael Bolton

23) Dance with me Daughter by John McDermott

24) Daughters by John Mayer

25) Father’s Eyes by Amy Grant

I created this list of songs to help brides that feel stuck, or that their songs aren’t good enough!

What were your songs on your wedding day?

Lindsay Recknell

Lindsay Recknell co-founded Wedding Recycle out of pure necessity…the fifteen centerpiece vases on the living room floor had got to go! But finding a targeted audience to sell them to was the tricky part – not just anyone wanted fifteen fish bowls for their home. Thus Wedding Recycle was born – a place to connect with other new newlyweds and recently engaged couples, sharing ideas, and décor, with each other. Lindsay has always been an entrepreneur, a multi-dimensional self-starter prone to acts of randomness and dynamic ventures in her life. In addition to consulting as a data analyst during her “day job”, Lindsay’s role at Wedding Recycle is everything – business development, content creation, media correspondent and community liaison. If you contact Wedding Recycle, it’s likely you’ll get a response from Lindsay first and from that moment, you’ll understand and experience the passion, dedication, joy and motivation she has for the Wedding Recycle community and the wedding industry itself.