If you’re searching for the best lesbian wedding first dance songs, we’ve got you covered!
Check out our list of the most beautiful gender-neutral love songs to play on your big day.
Pick one for your first dance together, then use the rest to fill out your reception playlist.
Let’s check them out!
Top 15 Best Lesbian Wedding First Dance Songs
These songs below are perfect for your first dance as Mrs & Mrs because they reflect the epic nature of love without mentioning gender.
I’ve included my favorite lines from each song (they make great lesbian wedding quotes) as well as a video so you can hear it for yourself.
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1. “Stay with you” by John legend
If you read the lyrics, you’ll quickly see why this is one of the all-time best wedding first dance songs!
Basically, it’s a promise to stay together through thick and thin. My favorite lines:
Though relationships can get old
They had the tendency to grow cold
We have something like a miracle
Yeah, I’ll stay with you
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2. “You are sunshine of my life” by Stevie Wonder
You can’t get much more romantic than Stevie Wonder’s epic love song.
It’s been a wedding dance staple since it released in the 70s and remains relevant even all these years later.
It’s particularly meaningful for couples who “came back to life,” so to speak, thanks to loving each other.
You must have known that I was lonely
Because you came to my rescue
And I know that this must be heaven
How could so much love be inside of you?
3. “What a wonderful world” by Louis Armstrong
No wedding playlist is complete without Louis Armstrong’s most legendary song!
While it’s not the most original first dance song, the optimistic lyrics really set the tone for your future as a couple!
My favorite lines:
I see friends shakin’ hands, sayin’
“How do you do?”
They’re really sayin’,
“I love you.”
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4. “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden
Have you ever felt like you loved each other before you even met? Like all the stars aligned just to bring the two of you together?
If so, this is the perfect first dance song for your wedding! The whole song is perfect, but my favorite lines are:
There’s just no rhyme or reason
Only the sense of completion
And in your eyes, I see
The missing pieces I’m searching for
5. “In your eyes” by Peter Gabriel
If this song makes you want to stand outside your true love’s window holding a boom box over your head, you just might be an 80s child!
If it doesn’t (or you don’t even know what a boom box is), well, it’s still a must for your same-sex wedding playlist!
These simple lines sum it all up nicely:
In your eyes
The light the heat
In your eyes
I am complete
6. “All mine” by Portishead
If you’re not familiar with this indie gem, I recommend checking it out!
While Portishead is best know for their electronica “trip hop” style, All Mine is definitely slow enough to dance to!
All the stars may shine bright
All the clouds may be white
But when you smile
Ohh how I feel so good
7. “This will be our year” by The Zombies
This song is much older, but it’s still super relevant today! It was released in the early 60s and was one of the famous songs of that time.
The lyrics of this song are all about hope, so starting your new life by dancing to this song sets the tone for a loving and supportive future together.
The way you held me up when I was down
And I won’t forget the way you said,
“Darling I love you”
You gave me faith to go on
8. “Stand by me” by Ben E. King
This sweet, slow, and perfect song by Ben E. King is another classic hit of the 1960s that works beautifully for your wedding.
The gist: as long as your together, you can get through anything! Check out my favorite lines:
And when the sky that we look upon
Should crumble and fall
And the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won’t be afraid, I won’t shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me
9. “You are the best thing” by Ray LaMontagne
If you want to give a perfect tribute to your love then we highly recommend playing this song at your wedding.
This sweet song contains stunning lines that will inspire your love, such as:
The way you move me, it’s crazy
It’s like you see right through me
And make it easier
Believe me, you don’t even have to try
10. “Amazed” by Lonestar
This song is perfect for those couples who love a bit twang in their love anthems.
With lines like those below, you can see why it’s one of the best lesbian wedding first dance songs!
I’ve never been this close to anyone or anything
I can hear your thoughts, I can see your dreams
I don’t know how you do what you do
I’m so in love with you
11. “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds
This great song by Ben Folds will make you realize how lucky are you that you found each other.
If you truly want to make your wedding day special than you must add this song in your playlist.
And in a wide sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know
That I am, I am, I am, the luckiest
12. “A simple love” by Melissa Ethridge
Melissa Ethridge has a plethora of beautiful lesbian wedding first dance songs but I love the simplicity of this one.
Since it’s relatively short and sweet, it’s a great option for couples who are physically unable to dance through a long song.
There’s a place we’re bond
And we call it forever
It’s the simple love
Between you and me
13. “Come away with me” by Norah Jones
Norah has such a beautifully melodic voice that it’s easy to see why her songs are a must for any wedding playlist.
This sweet and strong lyrical song gives the message of hope. My favorite lines:
Come away with me and we’ll kiss
On a mountaintop
Come away with me
And I’ll never stop loving you
14. “Can’t help falling in love” by Ingrid Michaelson
While this song originally performed by Elvis Presley has been covered by countless singers and bands, I love Ingrid Michaelson’s super slowed-down version.
Even if you don’t choose it for your first dance, it definitely needs to make an appearance on your playlist!
Take my hand (take my hand)
Take my whole life too (life too)
For I can’t help falling in love with you
15. “Everything I have is yours” by Billie Holiday
There won’t be a dry eye in the house when you choose this romantic and emotional song for your first dance!
Just take a look at these lines and you’ll see what I mean!
I would gladly give the sun to you
If the sun were only mine
I would gladly give the earth to you
And the stars that shine
More Lesbian Wedding First Dance Ideas to Consider
While the 15 above are our picks for the absolute best same-sex wedding first dance songs, they’re far from the only ones out there.
Below is a quick list of others that you may like!
- “If I Should Fall Behind” by Bruce Springsteen
- “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
- “It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick Jr.
- “Sea of Love” by Cat Power
- “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed
- “Halo” by Beyoncé
- “Love Song” by The Cure
- “At Last” by Etta James
- “Somewhere Only We Know” by Lily Allen
- “Love Someone” by Jason Mraz
- “Yours” by Ella Henderson
- “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole
- “I Will” by The Beatles
- “All I Want Is You” by U2
- “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
- “Sweet Creature” by Harry Styles
- “Someone Like You” by Van Morrison
- “I Swear” by All-4-One
- “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by The Mamas & The Papas
- “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
Whether your choose one of our favorite lesbian wedding first dance songs or go with something else, just make sure you pick one that reflects the love you feel for each other!
If you do that, you can’t go wrong!
What are your favorite lesbian wedding first dance songs? Share below!
I’m a freelance journalist/writer/content marketer with BA Hons in Journalism.