Non-Traditional First Wedding Dances

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Today many brides and grooms are ditching the traditional ballad as their first dance and are going with an upbeat fun song. Below is a list of songs that you may want to consider for your non-traditional first dance on your big day.

1. Now That We Found Love by Heavy D
This is the wedding dance scene from the movie Hitch starring Kevin James, Will Smith, and Eva Mendes. This scene appears at the end of the movie Hitch.
2. Baby Got Back by Sir-Mix-A-Lot
You start out with a cheesy ballad like “Endless Love” and the cut to this song. Other songs that can achieve the same clout are California Love, U Can’t Touch This or Crazy In Love.
3. I’ve Had The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
The Dirty Dancing tribute is hot due to the recent departure of Patrick Swayze.
4. Just The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
You and your significant other go and get professional ballroom dance lessons.
5. Thriller – Michael Jackson
If you are getting married on Halloween, then consider coordinating with your bridal party the infamous dance from the Thriller video.
6. Forever – Chris Brown
Jim and Pam from the Office recently took the Internet sensation prime-time during their wedding. You and your bridal party take the old fashioned party line from the Soul Train days and make it modern.
7. Good Time – Alan Jackson
If you are a country fan, then why not introduce yourself to a line dance.
8. No le pegue a la negra by Joe Arroyo
if you are a Latin music lover, then take your passion out during your first dance.
9. Irish Jig on Bagpipes
I have DJ’d a couple weddings were the bride and groom opt to dance their first song to an upbeat song played by a piper.
10. Multiple Songs – the evolution of dance
This takes lots of coordination and dedication to pull off.

Note: Some of your close family will think going outside the norm is poor judgement. However, this is your special day and you do have the latitude to call the shots.

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