We’re pretty pumped to share this playlist with you today because if there’s one reason we breathe, it’s music! And you can bet these unique first dance songs haven’t been played at every wedding you’ve attended as of late. Whether you’re drawn to indie folk, Motown, acoustic pop or even those dreamy songs in a foreign language, this list has a mix of everything. We’ve got the wide range of wedding styles + moods covered!

al fresco wedding reception first dance Golden Hour
Photo by Chard Photo

Yesterday on Instagram, we asked you guys which song made the cut for your first dance, and a few of them are included below! If there’s anything we learned, it’s that Ruffled readers have pretty excellent taste in music.

tropical botanical garden wedding with market lights first dance
Photo by Ashtyn Brooke Photo from this botanical garden wedding

30 First Dance Songs That Haven’t Been Overplayed

1. You Send Me | Sam Cooke
2. The Girl | City and Colour
3. I’m With You | Vance Joy
4. The Light Was Already Here | Alex Preston
5. Touching Heaven | Johnnyswim

luxury marquee wedding in Costa Rica
Photo by Asia Pimintel Photography with event planning by Claire Duran Weddings

6. Come Rain or Come Shine | Ray Charles
7. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long | Otis Redding
8. You & Me | Penny & The Quarters
9. Forever Like That | Ben Rector
10. Cupid | Sam Cooke

Ruffled reader wedding song recommendation
Recommendation from one of our readers

11. Swept Away (Sentamental Version) | The Avett Brothers
12. Lovesong | Adele
13. Morning Light | Blame Jones
14. The One | Kodaline
15. XO | John Mayer

modern destination wedding in Morocco
Photo by Rachel Stelter with event planning by Jessica Foster Planning

16. I Found You | Alabama Shakes
17. Last Request | Paolo Nutini
18. Quelqu’un M’a Dit | Carla Bruni
19. Hold You In My Arms | Ray LaMontagne
20. 500 Miles | Sleeping At Last

Unique First Dance Songs Anna Delores Dart Collective
Photo by Anna Delores Photography with entertainment from Dart Collective

21. I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You | Imaginary Future and Kina Grannis
22. The Luckiest | Ben Folds
23. Stay With You | John Legend
24. Everything I Am Is Yours | Villagers
25. I Get To Love You | Ruelle

Ruffled reader wedding song recommendation
Recommendation from one of our readers

26. Say You Won’t Let Go | James Arthur
27. You Are Mine | Spencer Combs feat. Holly Maher
28. There Will Be Time | Mumford & Sons
29. So In Love With You | Jake Etheridge
30. Mess is Mine | Vance Joy

fun wedding reception bride and groom dance
Photo by Rachel Havel Photography from this modern Aspen wedding

Find the full playlist of wedding songs on Spotify here to sample each one! You’ve got a good 2 hour playlist to cull through if you listen to each song in entirety (and we’d recommend you do!), so let it play in the background as you go through your day or even make a date night out of the jam sesh. And if you have any recommendations not listed here, we’d love to know and expand our own musical library. Leave us a comment below!

lush floral chandeliers with peonies
Photo by Steve Steinhardt with event planning by Beth Helmstetter Events

textured wedding dress with flutter cape and black tuxedo for groom
Photo by Todd James Photography with entertainment from Dart Collective

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