Seven Great Songs for Your Father Daughter Wedding Dance

by jaime on June 6, 2012

It’s almost as important as your first dance. He’s your Daddy, and you want it to be perfect. So here are a few that I recommend (as well as a cute reader recommendation!) you try on for size. And this time around, try not to dance on his feet too much.

“I Love” by Tom T. Hall – this was a reader-recommended song that actually made me a little girly. I thought it was such a cute song for a Father Daughter dance. Great recommendation, Nicole!

“Daddy, Dance With Me” by Chris Keith – it’s claimed that this is better than Butterfly Kisses. I think it’s a cute song, though not right for me… but I do agree, it’s an adorable song!

“I Loved Her First” by Heartland – I won’t lie, this song tends to get me a bit choked up.

“Gracie” by Ben Folds – finally, a non-country song! This is such a cute Ben Folds song, and I could see it being doubly awesome for a girl named Grace – but I think we could all pull it off.

“In the Heart of Every Girl” by Elton John – part of me wants to just go crazy unorthodox and play a song that my father and I used to dance to. This would be a compromise (we used to jam out to Elton John) that’s still cute.

“It Won’t Be Like This for Long” by Darius Rucker – this is a newer song, but I really expect it to become a classic Father Daughter Dance song. It’s a tearjerker!

And finally…

“Secret Garden” by Bruce Springsteen – a song that I love. A musician that both my father and I adore. And it’s kind of darling. This could be construed as a little too “romantic,” but I think it’s gorgeous.

So, what I really want to know is what did YOU dance to with your father? And, if you’re planning a wedding, what are your Father Daughter dance song ideas?