Father-Daughter Wedding Songs

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Choosing the song you and your dad will dance to on your wedding day can bring on the pressure. You want it to be a perfect expression of your bond together, yet something you will enjoy dancing to.

If you don’t want to go with traditional and popular father/daughter dance songs, think about something the two of you share. Did you watch a particular movie together over and over during your childhood that has a meaningful soundtrack? (“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” comes to mind). Is your dad a huge rock ‘n’ roll fan? (She’s a Rainbow” by The Rolling Stones might be a hit). Or did he coach you in sports throughout your youth? (If so, John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” might be a fun option).

Still drawing a blank? The following may help you pin down a song that suits you and your dad’s connection and brings about the mood you’re going for during the dance.

Loving and Sweet

Touch dad’s heart and all your guests’ too with the following:

Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle

“Daddy’s Little Girl” by Michael Buble

“Dream” by Priscilla Ahn

“Always Be Your Baby” by Natalie Grant

“Lullaby” by Billy Joel

“Stealing Cinderella” by Chuck Wicks

“A Song for My Daughter” by Ray Allaire

“Daughters” by John Mayer

Upbeat and Fun

Skip the tears and up the smiles with these songs:

Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon

Wildflowers” by Tom Petty

Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee

“Daughter” by Loudon Wainwright III

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

“My Girl” by The Temptations

Rock Out

For a guaranteed spin and some fast moves from Dad, go with one of the following:

In My Life” by The Beatles

When You Need Me” by Bruce Springsteen

Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

Ain’t That Love” by Ray Charles

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns n’ Roses

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