Choosing the right wedding song can be challenging for some couples. If you and your fiancé both love Indie music, you may want to consider using a song from this genre for your first wedding dance song. Here is a list of Indie wedding songs to take into consideration.
1. “I Will Follow You into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie
This is a fairly popular Indie wedding song. It is about being with that special person eternally. Death Cab for Cutie sings, “Love of mine, someday you will die/ But I’ll be close behind/ I’ll follow you into the dark.” The melody and lyrics to this song make it a beautiful choice for a wedding song.
2. “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol
This is undoubtedly the most popular Indie wedding song. It is about not needing anything but the person you love. Snow Patrol sings, “If I lay here/ If I just lay here/ Would you lie with me and just forge the world?” The melody to this song makes it a beautiful choice for a wedding song.
3. “1234” by Plain White T’s
If you’re looking for a slightly more upbeat Indie wedding song, this can be a good choice. It is a fairly popular first wedding dance song and for good reason. This song is all about telling someone that you love them.
4. “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes
If you are thinking about using a Bright Eyes song for your first wedding dance, this can be a good choice. Bright Eyes sings, “This is the first day of my life/ I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you/ But now, I don’t care, I could go anywhere with you.” It can be a perfect Indie wedding song.
5. “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson
This is another fairly popular Indie wedding song which is very upbeat. Most couples will find the lyrics easy to relate to, such as “If you are chilly, here take my sweater/ Your head is aching, I’ll make it better/ Cause I love the way you call me baby and you take me the way I am.”
6. “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds Five
This Indie wedding song is another fairly popular choice. If you like Ben Folds Five, you’re sure to love this song. The song is about being the luckiest to have found that special person.
7. “I’ll Catch You” by the Get Up Kids
If you’re looking for a beautiful Indie wedding song, this can be an ideal option. There is an acoustic version which has a great melody for a slow dance. It’s all about being there to catch the person you love. The Get Up Kids sing, “Your arms in mine, anytime/ I wouldn’t trade anything.”
8. “Love and Some Verses” by Iron & Wine
Iron & Wine is well known for beautiful love songs. This song can make for a great first wedding dance, as it is all about love. Keep in mind that other Iron & Wine songs may also be ideal for your first wedding dance.
9. “Existentialism on Prom Night” by Straylight Run
This is a personal favorite Indie first wedding dance song. The melody is beautiful and the lyrics are very sweet. Straylight Run sing, “There are moments when, when I know it/ And the world revolves around us.”
10. “Sea of Love” by Cat Power
Not only is this a great Indie wedding song, but many brides also choose to walk down the aisle to it as well. It can be a great choice if you are looking for a short, sweet song for your first wedding dance.