Your first dance as husband and wife will be one of the most magical parts of your wedding day. Just imagine stepping onto that dance floor with your new husband and dancing together, just the two of you. It will be one of the few times in the day when it will be just the two of you, even if everyone else is watching on. So how do you choose that one special song to dance your first dance to?

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For some couples, the choice is easy. They will have a special song that means something to them, or maybe lyrics that map out their own personal love story. Maybe you never even had to question your first dance song. But for many other couples who don’t have a special song, it can be difficult to choose the perfect one. Especially if you’re trying to avoid those songs that have been done to death. After all, as much as we adore Etta James’ At Last or pretty much anything by Ed Sheeran, we’ve probably heard them all one too many times at other people’s wedding for them to be significant to you. Stuck for some alternative inspiration for first dance songs that haven’t been done to death? Check out these 20 numbers before you decide.

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Home – Gabrielle Aplin

Higher Love – James Vincent McMorrow

All I Want Is You – U2

Latch – Sam Smith

You Make It Real – James Morrison

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Never Stop – Safetysuit (Wedding Version)

Running On Sunshine – Jesus Jackson

Smile – Uncle Kracker

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely – The Band Perry

Never Let Me Go – Florence & The Machine

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I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab For Cutie

Songbird – Eva Cassidy

Crack The Shutters – Snow Patrol

XO - John Mayer

Still Life – Patty Medina

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Wild Horses – The Sundays

I Got You – Leona Lewis

The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice

I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Melanie Doane

Waiting On An Angel – Ben Harper

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- Jenny Darmody

Image credit: Julia & Gil Photography