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 2012 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 2012, as selected by my couples:

Misty Edwards – “Glance”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Elvis Presley – “Can’t Help Falling in Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Darius Rucker – “History In The Making”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

The Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Michael Bublé – “Everything”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Train – “Marry Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Lady Antebellum – “Just A Kiss”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Brad Paisley – “Then”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Keb’ Mo’ – “Let Your Light Shine”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Beyonce – “At Last”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Celine Dion – “Because You Loved Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Ray LaMontagne – “Hold You in My Arms”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Righteous Brothers – “Unchained Melody”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Peter Gabriel – “The Book of Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Blake Shelton – “God Gave Me You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Dave Matthews Band – “You & Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Howie Day – “Collide”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Grass Roots – “Let’s Live For Today”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Kenny G – “Everytime I Close My Eyes”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Van Morrison – “Someone Like You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Tim McMorris – “Overwhelmed”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Bruce Springsteen – “Thunder Road”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

James Morrison – “You Give Me Something”  |  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: