STEP #13 :  The Bridal Waltz

MC INTRODUCTION: Announce to the husband and wife, the following:

“Just before you go back to your seats, it’s now time for you (Bride and Groom) to perform your second duty as Husband and Wife, the dance to your Bridal Waltz.”

The Bridal couple usually dance alone for the first song and are joined gradually by the rest of the Bridal Party.

Talk personally (not over the microphone) to the remainder of the bridal party to get them up. Have the Bride’s and Groom’s parents on the dance floor after a minute or so. At the end of the first Bridal Waltz, announce:

“Ladies and Gentlemen, (Bride and Groom) invite you all to join in the dancing.”

The DJ generally takes control of proceedings from this point.

Some typical Bridal Waltzes and subsequent dance music include:

You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

Traditional Anniversary Waltz – Johan Strauss (The Blue Danube)

Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie

From This Moment – Shania Twain w/Bryan White

Feels like home – Chantal Kreviazuk

First time ever I saw your face – Roberta Flack or Celine Dione

Annie’s Song – John Denver

Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston

Close To You – The Carpenters

You are so beautiful to me – Joe Cocker

Don’t Want To Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

It Had To Be You – Harry Connick, Jr

We’ve only just Begun – The Carpenters

Whenever You Call – Mariah Carey and Brian McKnight

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

At Last – Etta James

Love Theme from St Elmos Fire – David Foster

I will always love you – Whitney Houston

Dangerously in love II – Beyonce

Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

Everything I do, I do it For You – Bryan Adams

Unforgettable – Natalie and Nat King Cole

Have I told you Lately – Van Morrison

Don’t Know much – Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville


Some Father-Daughter Dance ideas

I Believe in Happy Endings – Neil Diamond

I Loved Her First – Heartland

Daddy’s Little Girl – Michael Buble

My Little Girl – Tim McGraw

Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

Daddy – Beyonce

My Girl – The Temptations


And Some Mother-Son Dance ideas

It Happens in a Heartbeat – Teresa James

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Forever Young – Alphaville

Through the Years – Kenny Rogers

I Hope You Dance – LeAnn Womack


Gradually increase the tempo of your music, taking into account any requests you might receive.  Remember to find out and announce the name of any person dedicating a song to the Bride & Groom.  Inebriated people often don’t offer that detail without being prompted.

There is usually a photograph session during the dancing segment or at any other time as agreed with the Bride and Groom beforehand that you should take the effort to announce. For example:

“Ladies and Gentlemen, (bride) and (groom) have now requested that those of you who would like photos please make your way to the Photo Booth.



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