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Good Slow Songs for a Wedding

Wedding Music: Slow Songs for Everyone

When planning a wedding, most brides spend a lot of time hunting down one perfect song that captures their relationship with their new husband for the first dance of the night. Another big chunk of time and energy goes into finding the music for walking down the aisle. I've helped many friends with this search, and we always end up with a whole pile of songs that are not necessarily appropriate for the bride and groom alone but are no less romantic and beautiful.

Instead of discarding the leftover slow jams, why not sprinkle a couple in between blocks of the faster-paced fare during the reception? After all, weddings are the only times nowadays that those of us not in high school get to dress up and slow-dance together.

I've compiled a few of my favorite slowish songs that are romantic and universal but usually don't make it onto the "our song" lists. What are some of your favorite romantic songs to sway with a date to? To see my playlist,

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carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
i LOVE the amy winehouse pick. i hadn't heard this version--just the live acoustic version. lovely.
skigurl skigurl 9 years
desperado - the eagles
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
Ew ... not Edwin McCain. That's so junior prom [and I can say that because that did play at my junior prom]. I also saw him perform live at May Day, and the song really isn't as nice to dance to as I once thought. It's kinda boring. I'm totally in love with Rob Thomas' Ever the Same. Little Wonders is also a good song.
sharshar sharshar 9 years
Scrubs used "Eight Days a Week" for Carla and Turk's wedding and it looked fun to dance to :D
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
Slow songs for sure....for mine i would choose a slow dreamy Selena song.... Dreaming of You or I Could Fall In Love...
pipette1110 pipette1110 9 years
These are mine... Lifehouse - Everything Michelle Featherstone - We are man and wife Phil Collins - Groovy kind of love
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Allyace, I love "Your Song"!! It's kind of one 'our songs'. Our other song is "Happy Together" by The Turtles I really like the songs some of you have picked! I am going to bookmark this page and consider some of these for my wedding!
Allyace Allyace 9 years
"The Luckiest" is a great pick. One that is similar and also good would be "First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes. We're doing our first dance to Elton John's "Your Song."
joanna33t joanna33t 9 years
We didn't have an "our song" leading up to the big day, but when I heard that Katherine Heigl had "Heavenly Day" by Patty Griffin, I listened to it on youtube and instantly fell in love with it! It was so perfect! I'd also recommend a song called "Brighter Path" by Maria Woodford if anyone out there is looking for a good song.
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I love the Luckiest by Ben Folds. My fiance put it on a burnt cd for me once and I've loved it ever since. I've never heard the Amy Winehouse song, but after listening to it I like that one also.
raieven raieven 9 years
mazzy star!!!!!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
three times a lady-lionel richie I wanna know what love is -foreigner hold me now-chicago inspiration- chicago waiting for a girl like you-foreigner the best of times-Styx even the nights are better-Air Supply wild horses-The Sundays crazy for you-Madonna everything i do, i do it for you-bryan adams
nancita nancita 9 years
Ooh I've never heard this Amy Winehouse cover. It is lovely and would be great for dancing.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
Lady in Red-Chris de Burgh Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton By your side-Sade Cherish the Day-Sade I'll be- Edwin McCain You've Got a Way-Shania Twain When a Man Loves a Woman-Percy Sledge Without You-Mariah carey
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