Your Father Daughter Dance

Your Father Daughter Dance

Make Your Father Daughter Dance a Unique and Unforgettable Moment

 As wedding planners we have heard a lot of father daughter songs over the years and we love when a bride and her father choose to dance to something unique and unexpected. It makes it that much more memorable. Today on the blog we are sharing 14 of our favorite unique father daughter dance songs to make for an unforgettable moment!

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One of our favorite moments during the reception is the father daughter dance.  The traditional father daughter dance is the perfect moment to capture your unique relationship with each other in a song. Music often says the words that we can’t. It can bring a crowd to tears and put a smile on everyone’s face all at the same time! For me, it was a bittersweet moment.


I carried a picture of my dad with me in my bouquet as I walked down the isle.

My dad was very talented. He was a singer/songwriter and I was blessed to inherit his talent for singing. We even recorded the song “Unforgettable” together. Sadly, like so many other brides, I lost my dad long before I walked down the isle. My mom re-married an incredible man and I was so blessed to have him walk me down the isle. When it came time for the father-daughter dance, I chose to play that same recording of me and my dad singing “Unforgettable” together while I dance with my stepdad. I will never forget that moment.

My "Father Daughter Dance" GO AHEAD, PIN IT!

My “Father Daughter Dance”

The best father daughter song is the one that holds a special meaning for you and your dad. Whether it’s “Born to be Wild” by Steppenwolf, “My Girl” by The Temptations, or a choreographed dance to “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins-pick a song that is personal and unique to the relationship you have with your father rather than what is just popular. To get you started, here are our top 14 unique father daughter dance songs that just might be perfect for you and your dad!

  1. My Love For You is Real is Real-Ryan Adams
  2. God Only Knows-Beach Boys
  3. Thank you– Led Zepplin
  4. Hold you In My Arms– Ray LaMontagne
  5. Dance All Night-Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
  6. Take Good Care of My Baby– The Beatles
  7. Sweet Pea-Amos Lee
  8. You’re my Best Friend– Queen
  9. These are Days-Jaime Cullum
  10. Answer-Sarah McLaughlin
  11. I’ll Be There– Jackson Five
  12. You Are the Best Thing-Ray LaMontagne
  13. Ice Cream– Sarah McLachlan
  14. Your Song– Elton John

If any of these songs have inspired you, let us know! We want to hear what you are choosing to dance to with your dad!

Cheers and happy planning!



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