Father-Daughter Dance Songs

DFW Wedding Planner: Father Daughter Dance Songs

Did you catch our last post? We’re covering father/daughter moments this week in honor of Father’s Day (which is quickly approaching! Time to get those gifts and cards if you haven’t already!). As a DFW wedding planner, we’ve seen our fair share of sentimental wedding-day moments… but there’s one that always brings a tear to our eye: the father/daughter dance.

Watching our brides dance with their dads is a sentimental highlight of every wedding. There is something so special about that father/daughter bond—and what a bittersweet moment for dad, as he gives away his little girl. The father/daughter dance is a great opportunity to create memories with your dad, and to add a personalized touch to your reception.

Selecting the right song is no easy feat, but we’re here to help. Check out our list of favorite father/daughter wedding dance songs to spark some inspiration!


  • Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
  • The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
  • Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
  • Daddy’s Little Girl (Michael Bublé)
  • My Girl (The Temptations)
  • What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
  • Lean on Me (Bill Withers)
  • You Send Me (Sam Cooke)


  • Daughters (John Mayer)
  • Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
  • Father and Daughter (Paul Simon)
  • Hero (Mariah Carey)
  • I Loved Her First (Heartland)
  • When you Need Me (Bruce Springsteen)


  • Sweet Pea (Amos Lee)
  • Constellations (Jack Johnson)
  • You Are My Sunshine (Johnny Cash)
  • Ain’t That Love (Bill Withers)
  • Wildflowers (Tom Petty)
  • Thank You (Led Zeppelin)
  • Count On Me (Bruno Mars)


Still not sure which one is right for you? Let Dad pick! Allow him to select a song for the two of you… it will be a sweet opportunity for him to contribute to the big day, and you’ll be so touched by whatever song he chooses. Whether you choose a traditional classic, or opt for something completely unique… select a song that captures your personality and sets the tone for a special moment with your dad.

Stay tuned later this week for one more post about fathers of the brides!


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