So when the guy in charge of our music asked what our first dance was going to be, Nick said, "Safety Dance," without hesitation.
The truth is, we had talked about it. And if we had a DJ, we just might have. Even though it would've made all the "old people" my parents keep referring to (including themselves in the group falling under this rubric) less than delighted.
However, a band playing an instrumental version of Safety Dance? Not so much.
Plus, of course, we have enough of the romantic, traditional in us that makes us both want to have something much less, um, surprising.
What we are currently thinking is "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You." You know, with the lyrics, "Wise men say only fools rush in..." We particularly like this, since one could say that about us.
But there are just so many pretty songs. They're old favorites - which means songs you've heard as first dance songs at a ton of weddings.
So how do you choose one that isn't exactly what everyone else has chosen before you? Or do you just say, whatever, it's lovely and we like it, who cares if we're not being original?