Alternative first dance songs?

Question Asked: 20/03/2019 Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

Most Helpful Response

Bespoke Wedding Songs


(0) Posted: 24/01/2022

Hey there,

It's such a good question - our first dance is an opportunity to really put our own personality into the celebrations. From choreographed flashmobs, to 'that lift' from Dirty Dancing - there's a lot of options!

My main piece of advice is to think about how you want the dance element of the song to play out. Do you want to do a choreographed slow dance, or would you rather all your friends and family joined you on the floor after a few seconds of something improvised?

Once you've gauged your level of choreogrpahy, you can start to look at the vibe and energy of the song - something slow and romantic, or something fast and fun.

Here's an amazing list from Harper's Bazaar to get you started:

Now, if you are looking for a truly alternative, unique and personal touch to your first dance - we at Bespoke Wedding Songs create fully produced - radio quality - completely personal and unique love songs - for all our couples.

The song is written, recorded and produced exactly how you want it - we make it sound like your favourite artist - be it Adele, Ed Sheeran or The Beatles. Every lyric is written about your own beautiful story. Trust us - there won't be a dry eye in the house!

The song is yours to keep forever and can be the perfect accompaniment to your wedding video. We also host the song on Spotify with your wedding artwork for you to share with your loved ones forever.

Laurie Cave - our song writer and producer - studiied with Grammy winning producer Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran) and guarentees to give you your perfect song, exactly how you want it - no matter what it takes.

Hope that is helpful!

Bespoke Wedding Songs

Spotify: Bepsoke Wedding Songs

(0) Posted: 16/06/2021

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Ms Lexi & Celestial Band

Melbourne, Yarra Valley and Surrounds

(14) Posted: 6/01/2020

Hey :)

Thanks for your questions. There are so many GREAT First Dance songs to choose from. As a couple on your big day, you can litterally choose any song that has a special meaning to you and your partner. At Celestial Band, we have a huge song list to choose from, but we also take requests as well. So if you have an extra special song that you want for your Frist Dance, even if it is a little 'alternative' we will happily learn it for you ad play it. :) 

For more inspiration on this topic, check out the blog we wrote "Top 11 Best First Dance Songs": hopefully, you'll find some inspo from that list!



Matt Morrall Music

Rockhampton/Bundaberg/Hervery Bay

(4) Posted: 12/09/2019

  • Die a Happy Man - Thomas Rhett
  • I won't give up - Jason Mraz
  • From the Ground Up - Dan and Shay
  • Beautiful Crazy - Luke Combs

Empire Band

Sunshine Coast / Noosa / Brisbane

(2) Posted: 15/05/2019

Hi there! Here is a list of ideas I send to my brides. These can be for the ceremony (recession, procession and signing) or for your first dance. Whatever you chose make sure it's something the speaks to you both and better still brings you some beautiful memories. Good luck planning and let me know if would like to book some live music for your special day. I love to work closely with my brides to make sure you'll be super happy. xx 

You've got the love - Florence and the Machine 

You are the best thing - Ray Lamontagne

Signed sealed delivered - Stevie Wonder 

The way you make me feel - Michael Jackson

Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson

One Love  - Bob Marley 

Heaven on Earth - Belina Carlisle 

crazy little thing called love - Queen

teenage dream - Katy Perry 

don't go breaking my heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee

Never gonna give you up - Rick Astley 

Everyday - Dave Matthews Band

At Last - Etta James 

Just the two of us - Bill Withers 

Let's stay together - Al Green 

Hallelujah I love her so - Ray Charles 

Crazy in Love - Beyonce 

Happy - Pharrell Williams

A thousand years - Christina Perri 

All of me - John Legend

Halo - Beyonce 

Could you be loved - Bob Marley 

Is this love - Bob Marley 

Can't take my eyes of You - Frankie Valli

Feeling Good - Nina Simone 

Perfect - Ed Sheeran and Beyonce 

Marry You - Bruno Mars 

Lovely Day - Bill Withers

L.O.V.E  - Nat King Cole

Feels like home - Chantal Kreviszuk

Thinking out Loud - Ed Sheeran 

Falling in Love - Elvis 

How long will I love you -, Ellie Goulding 

Say you won't let go - James Arthur 

I won't let you go - James Morrison 

I'm yours - Jason Mraz

Glasgow love theme - From Love actually (piano only) 

Marry Me - Train 

First day of my life - Bright Eyes/Isabeau x Nicole

Better together - Jack Johnson 

One and Only - Adele 

Love me like you do - Ellie Goulding 

Gravity - Sara Bareilles 

Budapest - George Ezra 

Spectrum Sounds DJs & Photobooth

Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Atherton Tablelands, Mossman, Mission Beach areas

(26) Posted: 22/03/2019

To help you with your First Dance, please see the lists below for some song suggestions.  Hope they help you out...let us know.

Bridal Dance - Traditional:


  1. Could I Have This Kiss Forever - Enrique Iglesias & Whitney Houston
  2. I Want To Grow Old With You - Westlife
  3. Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
  4. At Last - Etta James
  5. Love Song - 311
  6. Heaven - DJ Sammy
  7. All My Life - KCI & JoJo
  8. Beautiful In My Eyes - Joshua Kadison
  9. Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
  10. Kiss From A Rose – Seal
  11. This I Promise You – Ronan Keating
  12. Someone like you - Van Morrison 
  13. This Old Love – Lior
  14. Back At One – Brian McKnight
  15. From This Moment – Shania Twain
  16. You Are The Best Thing – Ray La Montagne
  17. You Make Me So Very Happy – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  18. Still the One – Shania Twain
  19. The Luckiest – Ben Folds
  20. Marry Me – Train
  21. All Of Me – John Legend
  22. When You Got A Good Thing – Lady Antebellum
  23. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  24. I Won’t Let You Go – James Morrison
  25. Perfect – Ed Sheeran


Bridal Dance - Upbeat/ Funky:

  1. Lady - Mojo
  2. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe - Barry White
  3. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White
  4. Heaven must be missing an Angel – Travere’s
  5. Love Today - Mika
  6. You Give Me Something – Jamiroquai
  7. Baby, I Love Your Way – Big Mountain (Reggae)
  8. She’s A Lady – Tom Jones
  9. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
  10. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness (fast)
  11. The Way You Are - Timbaland & Keri Hilson
  12. Gold to Me - Ben Harper 
  13. Smile - Uncle Cracker
  14. DNA – Thirsty Merc


We always say the best song is whichever song means the most to the two of you!  Have a great Wedding Day.

M&J's 50's/90's Duo

Brisbane and surrounding areas, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast.

(0) Posted: 22/03/2019

Songs that M & J's can do are:

- It's Your Love (Tim McGraw)

- Stand By Me (Ben E King)

- All Of Me (Boyce Avenue)

- Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)

- Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond

- The way You Look Tonight (Michael Buble)

We will learn any requested song if it suits our vocal range.

Kristy Coote

Geelong / Great Ocean Road

(2) Posted: 22/03/2019

You can have any arrangement put with any cover song these days.

Look at Post Modern Jukebox... they use made modern songs and change them into a jazzy 50's feel.

My band and I perform alot of their versions of songs and it gives an interesting and quirky feel.

Another diferent version is from a band called 'The Once'.

Listen to 'You're My Best Friend' and 'Can't Help Falling In Love'.

I also love performing these songs in their style.

If you would like to have a band like this at your wedding, please email me at and check out my website

(108) Posted: 21/03/2019

Check out my FREE wedding music app called Ourmusicplaylist its available in itunes and google play sores

(18) Posted: 21/03/2019

I had a few singular requests in the past.

I only want to be with you - dusty springfield

All of me - john legend

Just breathe - eddie vedder

Here there and everywhere - beatles

At last - etta james 

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