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Readers Respond: My Favorite Father-Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

Responses: 40


Every girl dreams of that moment at her wedding when she and her dad dance together. What song is the most meaningful for a dad and his daughter as they dance at her wedding? Share Your Favorites


A great song for a father daughter by either of the Coles.
—Guest John

Lullaby - Billy Joel

Found this and it's perfect. Surprised my daughter with it and she loved it.
—Guest stan

God Make Me Strong Enough

A new one by James Keith Norman. Everything a father feels on the day he gives his little girl away.
—Guest Loving Dad

'Isn't She Pretty' by Stevie Wonder

'Isn't She Pretty' by Stevie Wonder is the perfect song for the father-daughter dance. Please add this to your list. It is easy to dance to, has very happy lyrics, slightly upbeat, appropriate for all ages plus Stevie Wonder has a great voice.
—Guest Ashlea

Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)

This is a great song, and not just for Jewish ceremonies. It looks at the time of growing up and apart, but with love.
—Guest BeenThere

This song says it all...

"My Wish" by Rascal Flatts says everything you want to say to your daughter.
—Guest Dad

Dancing with my Daughter

This song is better that any other one I have heard yet it does not seem to be popular. Perhaps that is because it is a very old song. It brings tears to my eyes when ever I listen to it.
—Guest Rob

Best Daddy Daughter Wedding Dance Song!

This is the best new daughter daddy wedding dance song ever! My niece played it at her wedding and everyone cried with tears of joy...My daughter is going to play it at her wedding. It is a daughter singing to her daddy as he sings back to her a GREAT duet! This is going to be the biggest daddy daughter wedding song ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGR1yn0tYRo I LOVE this song!

Dance with a twist

Here's what we did last weekend . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDT3iVx8HUA
—Guest Lowell

Five for Fighting/ 100 Years

I am the father and this is the one song that plays over and over in my head when I think of my daughters getting married. This is how I wish my daughters to remember thier Dad. Love all 3 of you.
—Guest Jim Means

Father and Daughter

I would add Father and Daughter by Paul Simon! Its an amazing song that featured in The Wild Thornberry's Movie. its more upbeat but it was very fitting for me
—Guest lanfear

More ideas for non-sappy songs

God Only Knows - Beach Boys Those Sweet Words - Norah Jones Love - John Lennon Anything Anytime Anywhere - Jimmy Buffett My Father's Eyes - Amy Grant That's What Love is For - Amy Grant I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack

"Through The Eyes Of My Father"

GREAT spiritual Father Daughter Song! So beautiful!
—Guest birbird

Wedding Dance

Great Father-Daughter dance song, "I Will Be There" by Phil Keaggy
—Guest Mike T

Daddy's Little Girl

Classic! You can't possibly go wrong with this song. I just wish my Dad was still alive. But if I ever get married, I will still have it played.
—Guest LuAnn

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