The Father and Daughter Dance has become a tradition only in recent times and represents a last dance of the Father with his Daughter (The Bride) before he “gives her away” to her new found love.

Father Daughter Dance

Father Daughter Dance Songs are usually played directly after the First Dance / Bridal Waltz at wedding receptions.

As most of your guests are itching to party at this stage it works well to only have up to 2 x Slow dancing songs directly after the First Dance.

When you choose your song don’t be concerned if it is not on the latest hit list or the beat is not hip enough. This song is just for the Bride and her father!

Optionally, the mother and son dance can replace or follow the father and daughter dance. This is where the mother of the groom and the groom dance to their favourite song.

Popular Father Daughter Dance Songs


Daddy’s Little Girl – Michael Bolton
2003 | Youtube

Daughters – John Mayer
2004 | Youtube

Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
2002 | Youtube

My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
2006 | Youtube

Slow Motion – David Gray
2005 | Youtube


Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
1997 | Youtube

Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
1994 | Youtube

Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
1993 | Youtube

Lullaby – Billy Joel
1993 | Youtube

My Father’s Eyes – Eric Clapton
1998 | Youtube

Through the Years – Kenny Rogers
1999 | Youtube


Don’t Worry be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
1988 | Youtube

Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
1989 | Youtube


Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
1975 | Youtube

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
1976 | Youtube

You are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
1973 | Youtube


God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
1966 | Youtube

I Wish You Love – Judy Garland
1963 | Youtube

In My Life – The Beatles
1965 | Youtube

Memories – Elvis Presley
1968 | Youtube

My Girl – The Temptations
1964 | Youtube

Stand By Me – Ben E King
1961 | Youtube

Pre 1950’s

Unforgettable – Nat “King” Cole
1954 | Youtube

More about the Father and Daughter Wedding Dance

Father Daughter Dance Wedding SongsIt must be one of the most exciting yet emotional day in a father’s life to see his precious daughter getting married. He offers his arm to his daughter to lean on while he walks her down the aisle. His opening speech is a trip down memory lane of their lives together so far.

The Father and Daughter dance usually comes after the bridal waltz and this is your special and intimate moment you will have with your Dad alone.

Try to find a song where the words and the music have a meaning to you both. Something from your childhood perhaps, a song where you both use to hum to or a song which you both danced for the first time together.

Even if it is only a rhyme which you both hopscotch to. Go ahead and hopscotch again at your wedding day, it meant something to you both a long time ago and it will never be forgotten.

Make it special, after all he is, apart from your husband, one of the most important man in your life!

Article by Cathrin D’Entremont

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