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Choosing Your Wedding Song

There are a million things to consider while planning a wedding. One thing that should not go overlooked is what music to play. From choosing the 1st dance song, to getting your Aunt Sally to do her famous swing moves, you need to plan ahead for everything to go perfectly.

Your first dance song is special. There will be photographs taken of you dancing to this song and you will forever remember your wedding when you hear this song. Choose wisely. First, you want to think about songs that remind you of good times already. Your first date with your new spouse, first time you met, first concert you attended together, any positive memory will do. Second, you want to think of the lyrics of the song. Are they appropriate for the occasion? Do the lyrics say what you want to say? You want to make sure the lyrics are suitable for a first dance at your wedding. Lastly, you want to choose a first dance song that is the right tempo. If you want an romantic slow dance to remember, don't pick a fast song.

The rest of the music played at your wedding must also be pre-planned, in order to have the best time. Lyrics should still be considered, since this is a family occasion. Playing hit songs is always a hit. When people know the song well, it makes for a better time and they are more likely to sing along and dance. Engagement is what you want from your guests and hit songs will entice them to engage. Make sure the tempo is danceable. Whether fast or slow, your songs must all be the right tempo to dance to. Have fun with your song choices and you (and your guests) will have fun at the wedding reception.

Here are the top 10 songs that people chose as their Wedding Song in 2016, according to

"Yours" by Russell Dickerson

"Remedy" by Adele

"Hold My Hand" by Jess Glynne

"Die a Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett

"Cake by the Ocean" by DNCE

"One Call Away" by Charlie Puth

"Always" by Chuck Wicks

"Sorry" by Justin Bieber

"Stand by You" by Rachel Platten

"Over and Over Again" by Nathan Sykes

Click here to listen to each of these top 10 songs.