In addition to the first dance as husband and wife, the father-daughter dance is one of the most anticipated and cherished moments of any wedding entertainment. In order to live up to years of a little girl’s wide eyed dreams, the father-daughter dance song has to include a few key elements for guaranteed perfection. A father-daughter wedding dance song should be sentimental and sweet and have an easy tempo to dance to. Choose a song that already has meaning for you and your father or if nothing specific comes to mind, pick one of the timeless father-daughter dance songs we’ve listed below.

  Popular Father-Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

  1. Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton                                                           
  2. “The Way You Look Tonight”- Frank Sinatra
  3. What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong
  4. “My Wish” – Rascal Flatts
  5. “I Loved Her First” – Heartland                                                                         
  6. “My Girl” – Temptations”
  7. Butterfly Kisses” – Bob Carlisle
  8. “Over The Rainbow” – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole
  9. “Dance With My Father” – Luther Vandross
  10. “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” – Darius Ruck

If traditional isn’t your bridal style, there are plenty of unique father-daughter wedding dance songs out there for you! Pick a song with a fun, upbeat tempo if that better fits your relationship with dad or choose a slow song that strikes a chord with you on a more personal level. We’ve provided a few unique ideas below to help you step outside the box!

Unique Father-Daughter Dance Ideas

  1. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  2. In My Life – The Beatles
  3. Wildflowers – Tom Petty
  4. She’s a Rainbow – The Rolling Stones
  5. One In A Million – Larry Graham

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