First Dance with your Partner at your Wedding.

@Jshean20 (14373)
Canada
August 3, 2012 1:40am CST
Here in Canada, it's a common tradition that the new couple share their first dance as everyone watches them at the reception. What was the song played during your first dance, or what song would you like played for your first dance? Who sings it? There are a lot of great love songs out there, one of my current favorites is: Snow Patrol- Chasing Cars.
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• United States
3 Aug 12
I've thought about it before but I've never been able to come up with a song. I have heard a few really good country songs that would make a perfect first dance. I'm sure there are other songs I've heard that I'd like as a first dance. But I guess when the time comes I'd just have to ask my boyfriend what he thinks and we could pick the song out together.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
Picking the song together would make it that much more special I think. Plus picking the song now, whose to say there won't be something coming out in the future that you might prefer? They always have nice new songs coming out, I'm sure when the time comes it won't be hard to select the song. Thanks for commenting.
• United States
4 Aug 12
YEah, that's exactly what I think too. I may find the perfect song but in a few years I'm sure there will be other songs that have come out that I also like. It's always a thought in my mind but I don't think I'll make any final decisions until I'm actually planning my wedding and we know for sure. There's plenty of good songs out there and it won't be hard.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
5 Aug 12
Plus there are plently of other dances besides the first dance, so if the decisions hard you can choose a "last dance" song also.
• Philippines
3 Aug 12
hi Jshean, We also have wedding tradition like that some called it Couples first dance or Monetary Dance as per request guest will pin some amount of money on the newly wed while having their first dance as a couple. In some province they will give a thread which can represent they give you some of their farm animal such as cow or carabao, if they pin a piece of paper it means property but now a days giving farm animal or property rarely happens. happy mylotting
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
Wow, I would say getting a farm animal or property would be like winning the lottery, it's understandable how this would rarely happen. Would it usually be a close family member who would provide such a gift? Thanks for commenting.
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
it can be the sponsors or whoever wants to give
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
Things are a little different here, is a sponsor someone who would contribute money for the wedding to take place?
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Aug 12
When I got married it was "So Small" by Carrie Underwood. It was our song. I've heard of the song you mention I'm sure but I can't think of it at the moment.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
3 Aug 12
That's a nice one, there are a lot of great country love songs out there! I'm sure you'd recognize the song I mentioned once you heard it, youtube it sometime and you'll say "oh yeah, now I know". Thanks for posting SomeCowgirl!
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Aug 12
There are a lot of great country love songs but an equal amount of country break up songs too lol... Yeah I am sure it's one of those songs that I've heard a million times before just never put at title to it.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
3 Aug 12
Country songs always have all kinds of drama attached to them, don't they? I love it anyways though! My parents listened to country when I was a kid, so I feel it in my blood.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
5 Aug 12
Well, because I probably I will never marry, I could not answer the question relating to what is the song from my favorite. I answer because I'm very intrigued by the fact that from you them, in Canada you have this kind of tradition. I have attended several weddings of my various relatives, here in Italy, this tradition does not use.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
5 Aug 12
Yes it's neat to hear of traditions around the world because they are so different from each other. Are there any major traditions at weddings in Italy?
@jakie18 (229)
• Philippines
3 Aug 12
Hi Jshean. We had "The Past" as our first dance. I'm not sure of the original artist because it was revive for so many times. It was our 1st dance because my husband is my 1st ever boyfriend, I was 14 years old then. We got separated for almost 16 years and no one ever wonder that in the end we will still be together, even us. We also had monetary dance a day before our wedding. It's a tradition in our province to secure the newly wed that they will have some savings after the wedding.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
Another one I haven't heard of, I'll have to search for it later. Thanks for sharing some information about traditions that you celebrate and have a nice day.
@Akibur (28)
• Bangladesh
3 Aug 12
SomeBody's ME- by Enrique........it's really romantic.......
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
4 Aug 12
I haven't heard of that one, I'll have to look for it later on Youtube. Thanks for commenting.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
3 Aug 12
We have also a tradition here in the Philippines. In some province they will have what we called "Pasayaw" the night before the wedding. But at the reception, the newly wed couple still dance and the godparents and visitors will pin money on the couple's dress. This is a way to help the couple to raise some money for them to use to start their family.
@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
3 Aug 12
I like the sounds of that tradition, feeling showered with money! Thanks for sharing a tradition with me that I have never heard before. Take care.