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The Truth About Last Dance Songs

August 11, 2021 | kailey

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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 day. 

Maybe you want a romantic, slow dance with your significant other to close out the night. Maybe you’re wanting to go out with a bang surrounded by loved ones on the dance floor. Whichever you desire, a last dance is sure to end your wedding on a high note. Not convinced a last dance is for you? You will be. We’ve compiled everything you need to know when searching for the perfect song to end the night. 

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What Is A Last Dance? 

The last dance is exactly what it sounds like, the final song before the wedding reception comes to a close. It’s your chance to end the night in style by selecting a song that authentically represents you and your wedding theme. It takes place after the ceremony is complete, the toasts and speeches have been made, and dessert has been served. We can’t think of a better way to conclude the night than hitting the dance floor. 

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Last Dance Song Ideas 

Don’t sleep on your last dance song choice. It’s the last song, make it count. When it comes to your song choice, you don’t want to leave it up to chance. This is your opportunity to pick a song that’ll ensure everyone ends the night on the dance floor with you and your new spouse. 

You have two options when selectings a last dance song: slow or upbeat. To keep the energy alive try selecting an upbeat, well-known song that’ll get guests out of their seats. If you’re dreaming of ending your reception on a more intimate and romantic note, pick a meaningful number that celebrates your love story. 

Whether you’re wanting to end the night with a group flash mob or a romantic slow dance, you’ll want to check out these last dance songs fit for every wedding vibe

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Why You Should Have A Last Dance Song 

There’s no better way to end your wedding than dancing and singing alongside your loved ones—one last hurrah before the night ends. But, having a last dance has many benefits that stretch far beyond fun. It’s a great way to get all your guests in one place and signal that the end of the celebration is near. It makes for a smooth transition from the dance floor to lining guests up for your grand send off

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Just because the last dance song has played doesn’t mean the party has to stop on the dance floor. When it comes to planning the end of your wedding reception, select an epic exit—like a sparkler or smoke bomb exit—that’ll continue the celebration outside. 

If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got you covered. Kickstart your unique reception planning by checking out these out-of-the-box reception exit ideas that’ll make for a memorable end to your wedding day. 

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