One of the most special and memorable moments of a wedding is the father-daughter dance. You want the song you choose to celebrate the love, care, and special moments you have shared throughout the years. Below are some song recommendations from thespruce.com to help you pick the perfect tune.
Bob Carlisle's Butterfly Kisses is one of the all-time favorites. The message is loved by dads and daughters alike and the tempo makes dancing easy. Not sure what butterfly kisses are? It's when you cuddle up with your daughter and her eyelashes tickle your cheek as she bats her eyes. It happens to almost all dads and daughters a lot as she grows up. So the song has a fun message at a daughter's wedding.
When Angels Fly
When Angels Fly is a new addition to our top ten list of father-daughter wedding songs. Performed by Tony Ransom & The Heavenly Light Orchestra, it is at once inspiring and memorable.
I Loved Her First
What a great song for a father-daughter wedding dance! By the country/pop group Heartland, this song will melt the heart of daughter, father and every onlooker. The music is wonderful, the message tender and the reminder of what a dad means to his daughter at her wedding is the focus of this song.
Through the Years
Through the Years by Kenny Rogers is a timeless song of love and is a favorite of many of my friends. It is a little bit country, which appeals to many dads and daughters, but is sweet and memorable.
Always Be Your Baby
Natalie Grant's Always Be Your Baby has been recommended by many dads and brides. One bride told us "It is the most tear jerking father/daughter song I have ever heard! My father and I danced to this song at my wedding, and I cried the entire time!"
How Sweet It is (To Be Loved By You)
This James Taylor classic hit is a great but less often used wedding dance choice. Many dads remember it from their youth and it is a lot of fun to dance to. This is not your classic waltz, but it is still memorable.
The Way you Look Tonight
An old Frank Sinatra tune (with the Count Basie orchestra) is a wonderful dad and daughter dance number. It has a fun beat and is well crafted for a little swing dance at a wedding or reception.
My Father’s Eyes
You can't listen to Natalie Cole's version of her father's hit Unforgettable without feeling the warm affection between a father and a daughter. It is easy to dance to and it tugs at the heartstrings for any bride and her daddy.