choosing your first dance song

There aren’t any big things I would change about my wedding, but there are a few small ones…

When it came to picking my own wedding music 2+ years ago, it took me a fraction of a second to identify my ceremony music, and months and months to find that ‘perfect’ first dance song. My husband and I were living in different areas, so one night we sat on the phone, on our respective computers, and sent each other a list of songs. For each song, we would go online (to Rhapsody.com, to be exact) and would listen to the others choices. They were songs we googled, songs from “best first dance” lists, songs friends suggested…

In the end, we chose “You and Me” by Kenny Chesney, and the thing I regret about that, is the fact that I had to sit and think about that just now as I typed it. It wasn’t one of our personal favorites, or something that narrated a moment in our relationship.  I’m one of those people who listens to every word of a song, so I focused on the story of the song, the lyrics, which is perfect to narrate a first dance. I would be perfect as one of those radio hosts who hears a listeners story and then perfectly correlates it to a heartfelt song. However, if I could go back and re-do it, I’d choose a song that held some sort of personal connection to us, regardless of the lyrics, or even the genre. If I could do it again I would choose a Bon Jovi song, for the multiple concerts we went to when we were dating or the love song that came out when we first started dating (It was ‘True’ by Ryan Cabrera, if anyone even remembers him anymore!) or a song from the Jack Johnson cd we listened to together while working on our respective class projects.  I remember our first dance like yesterday…but the song, not so much!

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