One of the questions we’ll ask you in the very beginning of your wedding planning process is if you know how you want to end the night. There are several different options, whether you want to do a grand exit with sparklers or glow sticks, drive away in a vintage car, or one of my favorites- have a last dance.
A last dance is exactly what it sounds like. You can do this privately with just your new spouse or you can do this surrounded by your guests, much like you would do with a traditional first dance.
If you choose to do it privately, at the end of the night, everyone will leave besides you and your new spouse, so you can have one last dance alone. You can even do this after you have a bigger send off, with a typical arch or sparklers. Most of the time you can do this after the music is supposed to be off, as it won’t be too loud.
I often hear from couples that they are worried they won’t have that much time together, and if that is one of your worries, I can’t think of a more perfect way to end your wedding.
But what song should you choose? Here’s a few of our favorites:
“The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra
“What A Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
“Stand By Me,” Ben E. King
“Closing Time,” Semisonic
“(‘ve Had) The Time of My Life,” Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
“It Had to Be You,” Tony Bennett
“Come Away With Me,” Norah Jones
“Slow Dancing in A Burning Room,” John Mayer
“Forever After All,” Luke Combs
“Unchained Melody,” The Righteous Brothers