At the start of the new year, I like to look back at the year that was and review the songs that my couples selected for the six most common formalities of their wedding reception: The Grand Entrance, The First Dance, The Father/Bride Dance, The Mother/Groom Dance, Cake Cutting, and The Last Dance. While there are several wedding music guides available, I find the real pulse of the best First Dance songs for 2011 come from my clients: real Pacific Northwest couples planning and hosting real Pacific Northwest weddings. So, without further ado…

Here are the top First Dance Songs of 2011, as selected by my couples:

Michael Bublé – “Everything”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Luther Vandross – “Here and Now”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Brad Paisley – “She’s Everything”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Michael Bublé – “Quando, Quando, Quando”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Tim McGraw – “My Best Friend”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Frank Sinatra – “The Way You Look Tonight”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Josh Turner – “I Wouldn’t Be A Man”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

King Harvest – “Dancing in the Moonlight”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Train – “Marry Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Jack Johnson – “Better Together”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Michelle Featherstone – “We Are Man And Wife”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Phil Phillips – “Sea Of Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Journey – “Faithfully”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Tim McGraw – “It’s Your Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

John Legend – “So High”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Etta James – “At Last”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Jack Johnson – “Angel”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Adele – “Make You Feel My Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Lady Antebellum – “When You Got A Good Thing”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Elton John – “Your Song”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Parlotones – “I’ll Be There”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Zac Brown Band – “Free”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Looking for more great First Dance song suggestions? Visit my ultimate Wedding Music Guide for more First Dance song picks!

Previous Best First Dance Songs By Year:

Other 2011 Best Of Lists: