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WEDDING BLOG

80 Unexpected First Dance Songs You Haven’t Thought Of Yet

June 20, 2020 | morgan

Wedding planning can feel like you’re being hit with never-ending questions and making decision after decision. One of those selections is typically more fun than the rest: choosing your first dance song! Whether you’ve had a favorite song since you first got together or you’re determining a theme song for your relationship, your first dance song will hold a special place in your heart—and ears—for the rest of your life. There are plenty of lists […]

This Boho Chic Manhattan Elopement Ended with an Intimate First Dance in Central Park

August 27, 2018 | colleen

High-fashion meets carefree boho in Kayla and Brennan’s Manhattan elopement. As a fashion blogger, Kayla has a keen sense of style and it comes out strong in her and Brennan’s wedding day look. Kayla opted for two Island Tribe dresses – one slightly edgy with major fringe detail and one flowy with major bohemian vibes – but both are total swoon-worthy. After quick “I do’s” at the NYC Courthouse, these two strutted around the city for some incredible portraits […]

Quiz: Which First Dance Song Should You Choose?

March 23, 2017 | nicole

photo by Ryan Flynn Photography One of our favorite wedding planning tasks also happens to be one of the most challenging: choosing a first dance song. Even after coming up with 80 first dance songs, we were having trouble narrowing down a favorite! Luckily for you, this first dance song quiz will help you select the perfect song for your day that reflects what makes your relationship special. Looking for more quizzes to help you […]

Congratulations to the Winner of the First Dance iPod Nano Give Away!!!

February 1, 2009 | editorial team

(Image by J. Garner Photography) After over 200 comments and nearly 300 first dance songs suggested, we’ve tallied the results and randomly chosen a lucky winner! Big congratulations to Bernadette who has won the iPod Nano, and who’s first dance song will be “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” by the king himself, Elvis Presley. Thanks to everyone who commented and contributed their fantastic ideas! (Images by John and Joseph Photography, La Vie […]

First Dance Song iPod Give Away!

January 26, 2009 | editorial team

Everyone has their own special love affair with music, and because it plays a role in everyone’s life, it of course plays a huge role at weddings. Whether you’re excited about slow dancing to Sam Cooke, cranking up the Kanye or watching your grandma bust a move to The Beatles, everyone’s got their own personal musical style! We’ve had music on the mind at Junebug lately, so we’ve decided to open up the conversation, share […]

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The Truth About Last Dance Songs

August 11, 2021 | kailey

Like the saying goes, every ending is a new beginning—wedding receptions included. The last dance marks the end of a reception and the beginning of a happy marriage. As you begin the  wedding planning process, odds are you’ve thought about your first dance. But, what about last dance songs? Just as important as your first dance as a wedded couple, the last dance is an underrated wedding tradition that you shouldn’t skip on your big […]

These Wedding Reception Songs are Guaranteed to Get Your Guests on the Dance Floor

July 21, 2021 | morgan

Most couples want to host a fun wedding. Of course, you want the cake to be delicious and your florals to be amazing. But when it comes to your wedding, it’s also a unique time to show off your dance moves with the help of a professional. After toasts are done and dinner has been served, it’s time to open up the dance floor with amazing wedding reception songs. Thankfully, you don’t have to go […]

These 70 Mother-Son Dance Songs Won’t Leave a Dry Eye in the House

March 27, 2021 | riley

We’ll be the first to admit that emotional groom moments make us cry like nobody is watching, and the mother-son dance is no exception. The mother-son dance is more than just a tradition. It’s a way for the groom to thank his mother—the first love of his life—for raising him. With this in mind, we’ve curated a mother-son dance songs playlist fit for unique weddings—full of everything from sentimental classics and old school dance songs […]

17 Heartfelt First Looks

March 28, 2019 | brooke

photo by Monique Serra Photography Are you considering whether or not to share a first look with your partner before tying the knot at your wedding ceremony? A first look can be a great way to release pre-ceremony jitters and—most importantly—spend more time with your spouse on the big day. Of the thousands of real weddings we review every year, no couple has ever regretted a first look, so we decided to share a few […]

80 Last Dance Songs for 2018 to End the Night Right

July 19, 2018 | juliette

photo by Melissa Marshall When it comes to reception music, last dance songs are probably not high on your list of priorities but—trust us—you don’t want to leave it up to chance. You want to be sure your guests know it’s the last song of the evening so everyone is on the dance floor to end the night. Your last dance song should be a song that speaks to the ambiance you’ve created throughout your entire […]

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