The one type of music (out of a select few) out of a select is something classic, like Frank Sinatra, except I didn't want to use a song that I've heard over and over. I'd love to use something like Somewhere Over the Rainbow or Songbird, but I didn't want it to be something that everyone expected or had heard before. It doesn't help either that out of the last 4 weddings I've been to 3 of them have had the same first dance song, so basically the first qualification was that it would have to be someone unique.
The second qualification was something
I remember reading how Mrs. D'orsay's first dance song was Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughn, which I loved because not only was it unique (ignoring the fact I didn't come up with the idea myself), and it's a song that has a meaning for us. It's actually one of the boy's favorite songs, and when we first started dating he set it as his ring tone in my phone. It's actually the only ring tone he's ever had because I no longer take the time to download them. But while I loved the idea and meaning behind it, there's no way I could actually dance to it.
Mrs. D'orsey's First Dance
But even though it's a song that didn't have a significant meaning before hand I like the message and the lyrics, it's fairly unique, and it's something I can dance to. Basically, mission accomplished!
Did you have a hard time coming up with a first dance song? What criteria did you use to select one?