What Your First-Dance Song Says About Your Relationship

When it comes to selecting the song for your first dance at your wedding, everyone's got an opinion. Do you go for a sappy ballad that'll make your parents' eyes well up while your friends convulse in laughter? Do you shell out for dance lessons so you can do that classic Sinatra tune justice? Do you just go with the song that actually means something to you and your new spouse, even though you're pretty sure the lyrics are about heartbreak, drug abuse, infidelity, or other non-eternal-love-related topics?
There are so many options. Fast. Slow. Sentimental. Silly. Uplifting. Maudlin. Gershwin. Disney. Dion.
To help you narrow your playlist down — or to potentially make you rethink the song you already shimmied to in some hotel ballroom as disco lights flickered — we've highlighted some popular first-dance song choices. Are they right for you? What do they say about your relationship? Is Ed Sheeran the only way forward?
The answers lie ahead...

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