No pressure Ladies, but your father-daughter dance is among the most iconic moments of your wedding. It’s your symbolic ‘goodbye’ and a way to say ‘thanks for everything, Dad’ (especially if he’s footing the bill!), so it’s got to be on point and something you love. Take inspiration from our list of father-daughter dance songs below.
Are you choosing a song on your own or calling in Pops to choose a track together? You and your dad are uniquely positioned to know which songs will work best to capture your relationship. Just forget those door-slamming teenage years; this is about how you really feel about each other, deep down.
If you’re picking a surprise track for Dad, choose something he’ll enjoy dancing to with you – is he a big Sinatra fan, or a Foo Fighters guy? Your fiancé might have some ideas too, so don’t be afraid to ask, but don’t expect them to totally nail it – no one knows your unique father-daughter vibe better than you and your dad.
Think about the feel of your day to pitch the tone and help choose between an unconventional track and something more traditional. From emotional songs that remind you of the time he taught you to ride your bike, or taxi-ed you to your first school disco *mascara alert!* to upbeat songs celebrating his dad dancing and all those in-jokes that prompt a side-eye from mum. Pore over these father-daughter picks to help you decide.
We’ve also included song lyrics so you can ensure you’re picking a track that evokes father-daughter love, and doesn’t take a weird, inappropriate turn part-way through... Plus see Alive artists performing tracks live, and listen to our Spotify playlist, pick your favourites and share them with your partner in crime.
For my dance with Dad, the song we chose really means something to us,
so I got a bit emotional.
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8. Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
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