Some brides and grooms really relish the thought of the first dance. They have had a special song since the beginning and look forward to sharing it with their family and friends. Others (usually the ones with two left feet) dread this part of the day and will do anything to avoid it, or at the very least get it over with as quickly as possible!

For the first dance lovers out there my advice is to go for it. The bigger spectacle the better I say, and you can include confetti cannons, choreographed dance routines, father and daughter dances, mother and son dances, and surprise street dance routines, either on your own or rope the in-laws and bridal party in. Just make sure someone is on hand to capture all the first dance shenanigans on film!

For the first dance haters, remember, you don’t actually have to do it. There is no law that you have to have a first dance on your wedding day. If you do have a special song that you would like to include then you can play it at another point in the day, such as during the signing of the register, the arrival drinks or wedding breakfast.

If you really feel like you should have one then speak to your band or DJ to do a shorter version, ask your friends and family to join you half way through, or you can have it later or even at the end of the night when you’ve loosened up a bit. Remember, it’s your big day and there are no rules other than you have to have a good time, so do what makes you both happy.

If you are having a first dance but are struggling with which song to choose, I have put together a list of 2015’s top 10 most popular first dance songs so far:

1. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

2. All of Me – John Legend

3. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

4. Only Love – Ben Howard

5. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

6. Marry You – Bruno Mars

7. Stay with Me – Sam Smith

8. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

9. Baby I’m Yours – Arctic Monkeys

10. Grow Old with Me – Tom Odell

Guest post by Tracey Warren of Warble Entertainment

Image from Flickr by Klim Levene (CC BY 2.0 License)