The first dance shared between a couple is one of our favorite wedding moments! It really showcases the love, care, and joy the two bring to their relationship and wedding day. Now I'm sure you can imagine, couples might feel a lot of pressure to choose the perfect first dance song. What goes into a couple choosing a certain tune for this special moment? We wanted to dive a layer deeper and find out from a fellow wedding vendor who would know best, Matt Brys with Extreme Productions Entertainment!
Extreme Productions Entertainment
Matt has been in business for an amazing 28 years! Each and every one of them enjoyable. There's a lot to love about being in the DJ business, but what Matt loves most is, "The people. Hands down. From the amazing vendors we have the pleasure to work alongside to the wonderful couples and clients we are blessed to share experiences with...it's always about the people."
Give Us the Songs!
Amongst Extreme Productions Entertainment's clientele, the most recent First Dance songs featured have been:
"Simply the Best" (from Schitts Creek) by Noah Reid
"Lady May" by Tyler Childers
"Joy of My Life" by Chris Stapleton
"Perfect" by Ed Sheeran
"You Are The Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne
Based on some further research some additional current top first dance songs are the following (some truly current, some forever classic):
"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley
"Lover" by Taylor Swift
"At Last" by Etta James
"Better Together" by Luke Combs
"Beyond" by Leon Bridges
All of these songs have one thing in common - they are undeniably love letters. Think of your first dance as a moment written in time, a love letter shared through movement instead of words. When choosing a first dance song, there is not right or wrong way - find a song that resonates with your soul knowing you'll be able to cherish it for years to come.
"I really don't know where to begin, but how about here? Thank you! Thank you so much for being so good at what you do and really bringing a wedding ceremony and reception together! We received so many compliments about you, the music, the way you kept the wedding and reception moving, and just overall YOU! (We) are thrilled with everything you did, and mostly we really like you! From the pre-meetings, the thought and care of what works best at weddings, to the up-lighting, music selections, getting to know us, sending recordings to make sure you had the versions we wanted, all just awesome! I do want to let you know that the Homewood Marina, next door to Westshore Café (our venue), told (us) it was the best music they have heard from a wedding ever. I truly believe they said ever! :) Trust me if we ever have a reason for entertainment, you will be the ONE! We love you Matt, and our hearts are so full with all that you did before during and after our wedding!"
Besides cueing up the perfect songs with smooth timing, keeping the pulse of your party going, and being a charismatic emcee, Matt's fun fact he wanted to share is, "when I drive home from a wedding, I don't listen to music. It's either a podcast or silence and the wind from the window. ALSO - Taco Bell at the end of a wedding day just hits different :)"
We loved spotlighting Extreme Productions Entertainment and are happy to assist you in finding stellar vendors to make up your wedding dream team!
Photography: Nicole Sepulveda Photography
Planning, Design & Production: Tan Weddings & Events
Ceremony: St. Thomas Aquinas RCC
Venue, Catering, and Bar: Silverado Resort & Spa
Cake: Sweetie Pies
Rentals: Bright Event Rentals
DJ: Extreme Productions Entertainment
Singer: Mary Eggers
Organist: Gregory Whitfield
Video: Jensen Films
HMUA: Veronica Marshall
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