Anniversary Songs

Weddings are filled with many traditional activities. The anniversary dance is often one the most inspirational moments of any wedding celebration. Most couples that choose to do an Anniversary Dance do it as a way to honor the institution of marriage and all of the married couples in attendance. (Modern weddings often celebrate all couples, married or not.)

Traditionally, the Master of Ceremony will call all of the couples out to dance. After a little bit of time (usually a 30 seconds to a minute or so) the MC will ask all couples who have been together less than (fill in the blank) years to take their seats. After another bit of time, the MC will ask all couples who have been together less than (fill in the blank) years to take their seats. The process continues, going up in increments of 5 or 10 years (using smaller increments as they go) until there is only one couple left on the dance floor. This is the couple that has been together the longest. At this point, there are a couple of different options. The bride and groom can present the couple with the bridal bouquet. This is a great option if you’re not going to do a bouquet toss. Another option is for the Master of Ceremony to ask the couple to give marriage advice to the newlyweds (i.e. How have you managed to have such a long and happy marriage?) Some couples will even choose to do both. In any case, it is a sweet, touching and inspirational way to celebrate the tradition of marriage.

Although it may not be an activity for every wedding reception, it is a classy way to pay homage for newlyweds to pay homage to all of the couples in attendance. Do you think the traditional Anniversary Dance is something you would like to have at your wedding? If you’d like to know how we turn this tradition on its head to get everyone out onto the dance floor and kick-start the party read our blog post.

Not much of a dancer? Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn and you just needed a little push; something like a wedding. We’ve recommended these DVD and online dance lessons to our clients and they thank us almost every time. It’s not going to make you dance like Jason Derulo, Derek Hough or Beyonce, but it will give you the confidence to get out on the dance floor and string together easy and popular moves in any way you like. You’ll never have to say I don’t dance again.

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Song Artist Genre iTunes
A Moment Like This Kelly Clarkson Rock Kelly Clarkson - Thankful - A Moment Like This
After All These Years Journey Rock After All These Years - Revelation (feat. Arnel Pineda)
Amazed Lonestar Country After All These Years - Revelation (feat. Arnel Pineda)
Anniversary Tony Toni Tone R&B Anniversary (Radio Version) - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tony! Toni! Toné!
Anniversary Song Cowboy Junkies Indie Anniversary Song - Platinum & Gold Collection: Cowboy Junkies
Anniversary Song Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz Anniversary Song - Time After Time
Anniversary Waltz Rosemary Clooney Jazz Anniversary Waltz - Back To Back Hits
As Time Goes By Billie Holiday Jazz As Time Goes By - Sleepless In Seattle (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Because Of You Tony Bennett Jazz Tony Bennett - The Ultimate Tony Bennett - Because of You
Because You Loved Me Celine Dion Contemporary Céline Dion - Falling Into You - Because You Loved Me
Bring It On Home Little Big Town Country Little Big Town - The Road to Here - Bring It On Home
By Your Side Sade R&B Little Big Town - The Road to Here - Bring It On Home
Clocks Coldplay Pop Little Big Town - The Road to Here - Bring It On Home
Could I Have This Dance Anne Murray Country Anne Murray - Anne Murray: Love Songs - EP - Could I Have This Dance
Endless Love Lionel Richie & Diana Ross R&B Lionel Richie & Diana Ross - Lionel Richie: The Definitive Collection - Endless Love
Faithfully
Journey Rock Don Henley - Inside Job - For My Wedding
For My Wedding Don Henley Rock Don Henley - Inside Job - For My Wedding
Forever And Ever Amen Randy Travis Country Randy Travis - Always & Forever - Forever and Ever, Amen
Forever And For Always Shania Twain Country Shania Twain - Shania Twain: Greatest Hits - Forever and for Always
Forever My Lady Jodeci R&B Rod Stewart - Storyteller - The Complete Anthology 1964-1990 - Forever Young
Grow Old With Me Mary Chapin Carpenter Country Mary Chapin Carpenter - Party Doll and Other Favorites - Grow Old With Me
Grow Old With You Adam Sandler Soundtrack Mary Chapin Carpenter - Party Doll and Other Favorites - Grow Old With Me
Happy Anniversary Ray Goodman & Brown R&B Happy Anniversary - The Best of Ray, Goodman & Brown
Happy Anniversary Little River Band Rock Happy Anniversary - Little River Band: Greatest Hits
Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart Rock Van Morrison - Van Morrison - The Movie Hits - Have I Told You Lately?
Here, There and Everywhere The Beatles Rock Here, There and Everywhere - Revolver
I Could Not Ask For More Edwin McCain Rock Edwin McCain - Messenger - I Could Not Ask for More
I Do (Cherish You) 98 Degrees Pop Edwin McCain - Messenger - I Could Not Ask for More
I Get A Kick Out Of You Frank Sinatra Oldies I Get a Kick Out of You - Classic Sinatra - His Great Performances, 1953-1960
I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher Rock Sonny and Cher - The Essentials: Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
I Keep On Lovin’ You Reba McEntire Country I'd Love You All Over Again - 34 Number Ones
I’d Love You All Over Again Alan Jackson Country I'd Love You All Over Again - 34 Number Ones
It Had To Be You Frank Sinatra Oldies It Had to Be You - Seduction - Sinatra Sings of Love
It Had To Be You Harry Connick Jr. Jazz Harry Connick, Jr. - Movie Music - The Definitive Performances - It Had to Be You
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes Rock Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - Dirty Dancing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - (I've Had) The Time of My Life
Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jr. R&B Just the Two of Us - Winelight
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel Rock Just the Way You Are - The Essential Billy Joel
Let’s Stay Together Al Green R&B Al Green - Al Green: Greatest Hits - Let's Stay Together
Longer Dan Fogelberg Rock Dan Fogelberg - The Very Best of Dan Fogelberg - Longer
Look At Us Vince Gill Country Vince Gill - Pocket Full of Gold - Look at Us
L-O-V-E Nat King Cole Jazz Nat "King" Cole - The World of Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E
Love Will Keep Us Together Captian & Tennille Rock Captain & Tennille - Ultimate Collection: Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
Love Story Taylor Swift Pop Captain & Tennille - Ultimate Collection: Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
Memories Are Made Of This Dean Martin Oldies Memories Are Made of This - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin
On My Wedding Day Don Henley Pop Memories Are Made of This - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin
Remember When Alan Jackson Country Remember When - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Saving Forever For You Shanice R&B Saving Forever for You - Beverly Hills 90210 (The Soundtrack)
Sea Of Love The Honeydrippers Rock Sea of Love - The Honeydrippers, Vol. 1 (Expanded) - EP
Stand By Me Ben E King Oldies Ben E. King - The Very Best of Ben E. King - Stand by Me
Still The One Orleans Rock Orleans - Still the One - Still the One
So Amazing Luther Vandross R&B Orleans - Still the One - Still the One
Thank You Dido Rock Dido - No Angel - Thank You
The Best Is Yet To Come Frank Sinatra Oldies The Best Is Yet to Come (With Count Basie and His Orchestra) - Nothing But the Best (The Frank Sinatra Collection) [Remastered] {Deluxe Edition}
This I Promise You NSYNC Pop The Best Is Yet to Come (With Count Basie and His Orchestra) - Nothing But the Best (The Frank Sinatra Collection) [Remastered] {Deluxe Edition}
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) Natalie Cole R&B Natalie Cole - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 - This Will Be (An Everlasting love)
Through The Years Kenny Rogers Country Little Big Town - The Road to Here - Bring It On Home
Times of Your Life Paul Anka Oldies Little Big Town - The Road to Here - Bring It On Home
Two People Fell In Love Brad Paisley Country Two People Fell In Love - Playlist: The Very Best of Brad Paisley
Wedding Day Seal R&B Wedding Day (Duet With Heidi) - System (Bonus Track Version)
We’ve Only Just Begun The Carpenters Rock We've Only Just Begun - Close to You
When I Said I Do Clint Black Country Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black - Clint Black: Greatest Hits II - When I Said I Do
Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler Rock Bette Midler - Experience The Divine: Greatest Hits - Wind Beneath My Wings (LP Version)
With This Ring Sawyer Brown Rock Bette Midler - Experience The Divine: Greatest Hits - Wind Beneath My Wings (LP Version)
You And I Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle Country Crystal Gayle & Eddie Rabbitt - Great Wedding Songs - You and I
You And Me Lifehouse Rock Crystal Gayle & Eddie Rabbitt - Great Wedding Songs - You and I
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Stevie Wonder R&B Stevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection - You Are the Sunshine of My Life
You Just Get Better All The Time Tim McGraw Country You Just Get Better All the Time - Everywhere
Your Song Elton John Rock Elton John - Elton John - Your Song
You’re Still The One Shania Twain Country Shania Twain - Come on Over - You're Still the One

 

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