The first dance is reception tradition that a lot of couples really, really love and want to do. And that's great!
10 First Dance Songs for a Second Wedding
The first dance is an opportunity for the two of you to share a public “private” moment in the midst of your wedding reception plus it's a goldmine of photographic moments.
But! What if you're doing a first dance at your second wedding?
The song choices get a bit trickier but have no fear, I'm sharing 10 first dance songs for a second wedding!
Here's my list of some great songs that would be perfect for a first dance at a second wedding:
The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known) – Juice Newton
One of my all time favorite songs. It's sweet and simple and slow. Very easy to dance to and has a slow build build that's powerful.
I Love You More – The Beatles
The Beatles. I mean, I shouldn't have to say much more then that, right? A great and underappreciated song from them that perfectly fits a second time love.
It's Time – Linda Eder
Linda is one of my favorite artists and has a Broadway belt like nobody's business. This song has a simple tempo that builds to a powerful ending but can easily be danced to in three four time.
The First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
Love this one. It's about how you get to choose when your live begins and not to let society dictate that. You're life begins when you refall in love and do this whole thing again? GREAT.
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
I feel like this will be an evergreen song at second weddings. It's a lovely song about how falling in love the second time around is more thoughtful and reflective.
Love To Be Your Last – Clay Walker
Gone are the days when people fell in love with their high school sweetheart and married right after graduation then stayed together til' death do us part. We fall in love over and over these days and Walker's way of acknowledging and celebrating that “last” love is a gentle reminder of that.
The Second Time Around – Frank Sinatra
Saaaaaang it, Frances. Frank knew a bit about falling in love and, I mean, who doesn't love an Ol' Blue Eyes song at their wedding?
See the Light – Mandy Moore and Zachary Levy
Yep. A Disney song. And it's from one of my favorite movies. This song is sung by characters who are new to love but works perfectly for those who have loved before. It's a song about how our dreams change and evolve and acknowledges that that is a good thing.
God Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
A classic for second time weddings for a reason. It's easy to slow dance to and the lyrics talk about having traveled down life's road, made mistakes, grown, and being grateful for those experiences because they lead you straight to the person you're supposed to be with.
Scars And All – Jeff Carson
This is a song about loving someone and being loved by someone despite their “scars”. And isn't that one of the best things about falling in love again'? That someone adores you, the REAL you, even with all your issues and hang-ups.
Honestly, any of these songs would be a delight to dance to at your wedding reception.
They talk about living your life and reclaiming your happiness. They talk about making mistakes and learning from them. They talk about how our expectations of love evolves and changes as our life experiences alter who we are.
Do you know your first dance song?
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