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What We Danced To: Ray Charles’ “Come Live With Me”

Catherine and Mike First DancePhoto: Joyeuse Photography
Catherine and Mike never considered one song "theirs" they fell in love with "Come Live With Me" by Ray Charles and chose it for first dance at their Orange, VA wedding. What made it special: "Although we had originally wanted something more upbeat, the lyrics to this song were too good not to choose our... read more

What We Danced To: “I’ll Always Love You” by Taylor Dayne

What they danced to: "I'll Always Love You" by Taylor Dayne Why it was special:  "One thing Jeff and I liked about one another was the fact that we enjoyed all types of music," said the bride, "I remember frequently listening to this song on the radio as a little girl and it always made me... read more

Could Adele Be The Next Etta James When It Comes To The First Dance?

Gabby and Weston Danced to Adele
Gabby and Weston danced to Adele for their Riverdale, NY wedding, there's no denying that Adele's voice has made her an instant classic that couples will be dancing to for a long time to come like Etta James before her (At Last never gets old!). What they danced to: "Make You Feel My Love" by... read more

How One Couple Settled the Debate Over Their First Dance Song

Laura and Peter's first dance to The White Stripes
Laura and Peter were at a stalemate when it came to deciding what song they would choose for their first dance at their Cincinnati, Ohio wedding. What They Danced To: "We're Going to be Friends" cover by The White Stripes The Story Behind the Song: The couple chose the song over Cat Power's cover of... read more

Transform Your Favorite Song Into A Duet For Your First Dance

For their Houston, TX wedding, Julie and Andrew put a personal twist on a song they loved to make it fit them as a couple! What they danced to: A duet version of "Don't Change" by Musiq Soulchild How they made it special: The couple weren't satisfied with the original version of the song for... read more

A Glee-Inspired First Dance!

For their Cambridge, Massachusetts wedding, Jane and Jason got creative and did a little Glee-inspired choreography! Their First Dance Song: The Glee version of "Lucky" by Jason Mraz How they made it special: "We reenacted the scene from Glee where the football player sings a duet with the cheerleader," said the bride. "Jason had a... read more

A Sweet Reminder Of The First Dance: Wedding Band Engraved with Lyrics

Meegan and Johnathan do a lift
Their First Dance Song: Meegan and Jonathan danced to "History in the Making" by Darius Rucker (a.k.a Hootie, from Hootie and the Blowfish for those of you who don't know!). The couple choreographed their first dance, and even managed to pull off a lift! How They Made It Special: "This song was always meaningful... read more

Romantic First Dance Song Idea: A Cover of a Cover Song!

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Their First Dance Song: Lauren and Josh danced to The Tallest Man on Earth's cover of Bob Dylan's original "I Want You" -- as performed and recorded by Josh! It was totally in-character for this music-oriented groom, who's actually been singing all the way through his relationship with Lauren... Why It Was Meaningful: It was... read more

What We Danced To: The BoDeans’ “Good Things”

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Their First Dance Song: Janna and Loyd chose the 90s rock love song “Good Things” by the BoDeans. Favorite Lyrics: "See I can see good things for you and I / Give I can give love and attention / Give I can give all time away / Only to one heart I can give today"... read more

What We Danced To: Louis Armstrong’s “La Vie En Rose”

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Their First Dance Song: Ashley and Nikolay have "very different tastes in music," Ashley says, so they went with a classic love song: "La Vie En Rose" by Louis Armstrong. The Dance Party Music: The couple hired a jazz band to play upbeat music all their guests could enjoy. "We avoided any of your 'typical'... read more
Accept that you might not actually be able to press pause on the compulsive wedding chatter. Hey, you're excited, and that's cool! But expecting one or two people to listen to all of it? Too much. Share the love. Spread the obsessing out over a wider circle of friends (that's what cubemates are for, right?) and space it out, so you can spare them all, including your fiance, from bride (that would be you) burnout.
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