Father/Daughter Dance

Father/Daughter Dance

Father/Daughter Dance

Without a doubt, one of the most emotional moments is when the father/daughter dance occurs. This moment creates a true lifelong treasured memory. Fathers will reflect on the day he looked in to his newborn baby girl’s eyes and how quickly time has flown to this very day seeing his daughter getting married. Daughters have opportunity to reflect about how her Father has always been there to support her. So, choosing a song that speaks to their special bond is what many fathers and daughters like to think about when dancing on the bride’s big day.

Certainly, there are many songs to choose from depending on the Father and Daughter’s taste. Here are a few suggestions based on some surveys that consider these as some of the top choices for the father-daughter dance.


How Sweet It Is” is a classic hit that is used less often as a wedding dance choice. Many dads remember James Taylor from their youth and it is fun to dance to. This is not your classic waltz, but it is still memorable.


“Through the Years” by Kenny Rogers is a timeless song of love. It is a little bit country but is sweet and memorable.


An old Frank Sinatra tune (with the Count Basie orchestra) is a wonderful father-daughter dance. It is well crafted for a little swing dance.


Bob Carlisle’s “Butterfly Kisses” is one of many dads’ all-time favorites. “Butterfly kisses” are when you cuddle up with your daughter and her eyelashes tickle your cheek as she bats her eyes. The message is loved by fathers and daughters alike and the tempo makes dancing easy.


Eric Clapton’s performance of “My Father’s Eyes” is a sweet and soulful song


“When Angels Fly” is a new addition to our top 10 list of father-daughter wedding songs. Performed by Tony Ransom and The Heavenly Light Orchestra, it is inspiring and memorable.


Billy Joel’s soulful songs “Lullaby” is a lullaby Joel sang to his daughter and is a favorite dance song for weddings. This is a unique song—not one you will hear at every wedding


“I Loved Her First” is a great song for a father-daughter wedding dance. By the country/pop group Heartland, this song will melt the heart of daughter, father, and every onlooker. The music is wonderful and the message is a reminder of what a dad means to his daughter.


Natalie Grant’s “Always Be Your Baby” has been recommended by many dads and brides. One bride said, “It is the most tear-jerking father-daughter song I have ever heard! My father and I danced to this song at my wedding and I cried the entire time!”


You cannot listen to Natalie Cole’s version of her father’s hit “Unforgettable” without feeling the warm affection between a father and daughter. It is easy to dance to and tugs at the heartstrings for any bride and her daddy.

A Special Note to the Father of the Bride:

One of the memories your daughter will have is the father/daughter dance and how special you made her feel. Take time to choose the right song… Your smiles mean the world to her, remind her how much you love her and express confidence in her and in her future. It will be an experience that neither of you will ever forget.

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