Dancing to the waltz or a good old classic wedding song is great but sometimes we want to be more creative in choosing our wedding songs. These classic wedding songs are a classic because it’s been used time and time again, but to be honest, is it really your style? So we have rounded up a few modern wedding songs for those who love a contemporary vibe to their wedding music. Whether you are choosing your wedding songs or just simply in the mood to hear some romantic music, then you’re in for a ride. These songs are definitely a little more different and modern.
A thousand years – Christina Perry
‘Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years…I’ll love you for a thousand more…’ No other song is better than this one to express your deepest love for your other half, loving someone for a thousand years is very romantic.
Halo – Beyonce
‘You’re everything I need and more’ and so is this song as a great first dance choice. This song, which describes a love that is so phenomenal that it is heavenly and definitely will have your guests in tears.
All of me – John Legend
This one is becoming a modern classic for wedding songs and especially knowing that John Legend and Chrissy Tegan as the kind of love that we all envy, and this song was specially written for her. Who doesn’t want the type of love where you give each other your all?
Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
Knowing that you will still love someone the same even when decades have passed is the best vow you can even give. This song is a great representation of love that lasts.
Remedy – Adele
Knowing that no matter how hard life can be you will be there to catch your loved ones is the most romantic, and dancing to this Adele song will definitely me a memorable one.
Dangerously in love – Beyonce
This song is about how you can love someone so deep that you would do anything for them. This song will definitely bring tears to your eyes and set an impression on you and your guests.
How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding
Makes for a perfect wedding song, and the lyrics are so romantic. We now have the answer to the most asked question! ‘How long will I love you? As long as stars are above you, and longer if I can’. Also, she sang the first dance song at Kate Middleton’s wedding, so that is definitely a song fit for a princess.
Rather Be – Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
For couples that love a more modern and untraditional wedding, then you could definitely see this song on your first dance wedding songs list. The lyrics is such a tear jerker – ‘as long as you’re with me, there’s no place I’d rather be’.
If you want your first dance to be more instrumental styled then these piano songs are definitely great choices to choose from. Not only do they have great backstories to the songs but the music is pure magic, and great for those who love a good fairytale.
River flows in you – Yiruma
So, whether you are finding your inner self, falling in love, or looking for a sense of direction for the future, this piece allows its listener to find meaning through this song and interpret it however you feel.
Fairytale – Yiruma
It is not coincidence that the name of this song is Fairytale, the melody is also fairytale like. This is a meaningful wedding song for a memorable first dance, where your very own fairytale begins.
Till I find you – Yiruma
We are all looking for something or someone to share our life with and until I find you I will continue to search, but now I have found you. The meaning behind is song is such a magical and romantic one that will bring so much emotions to your first dance.
Innocent – Joe Hisaishi (Laputa)
This is the theme song of the anime Castle in the Sky (or Laputa), which is about a young girl and boy setting out on an adventure looking for the castle in the sky. This resembles the adventures that a wedded couple shares throughout their marriage and being there for one another.
The name of life – Spirited Away
Spirited Away, perhaps one of the most beautiful anime films, the theme song describes the journey that they take on to find their identity and inner self. Marriage is no only about looking at your own identity but your identity as a wedded couple, this song would be a great choice for anime lovers!