The Father / Daughter Dance

Since the inception of the wedding tradition, parents have always played an integral role in the marriage of husband and wife. In fact, in some traditions, marriages are pre-arranged by parents and grandparents. However, in traditional weddings that aspect is left up to the bride and groom. But there are certain dances set aside for parents that help to strengthen the bond between parent and child and offer wings when they have flown away from home. The father / daughter dance is a dance between a father and his bride daughter that is a symbol of the bond between the two. A wedding can be an emotional time for a father who cherishes the love he has developed with his daughter as she has grown. In some traditions, before the father / daughter dance is complete, the groom will step in and dance for the remainder of the song as a symbol of the new bond between husband and wife.

A Father Dancing With His Daughter, The Bride

For most dads, the father / daughter dance is a dreaded dance marking the new beginning without him for his bride daughter. However, the song selected can make that moment much more meaningful and easier to accept, marking a cherished memory in the thoughts of any father. Traditionally for this reason, the style of music selected is usually one of sentiment and gratitude for love and devotion throughout the years. For whatever father / daughter song style a planner might desire, Digital DJz offers total customization and adaptablity to help any father's dreams for his daughter become a reality.

We have included a list of some of frequently used or popular father / daughter dance songs below and we encourage our clients to go over the list and then look for them in our on-line database, listen to them, and decide whether or not that specific song is right for their needs. And if the song isn't and we don't have the song that they seek, we encourage them to contact us with their song suggestion or requests and we will work at getting that song in our database in time for their wedding reception.

Song Suggestions

You are not required to use a song on this list but are instead encouraged to select a song you feel would be most fitting for your reception.

Title Artist(s)
Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle
Daddy's Little Girl Al Martino
Unforgettable Natalie Cole
Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler
Because You Loved Me Celine Dion
The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra / Tony Bennett
Daddy's Hands Holly Dunn
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Through The Years Kenny Rogers
My Girl Temptations
Hero Mariah Carey
Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Times Of Your Life Green Day
Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder
A Song For My Daughter Mikki Viereck / Ray Allaire
You're The Inspiration Chicago
My Special Angel Bobby Helms
You Decorated My Life Kenny Rogers
My Little Girl Tim McGraw
Tough Little Boys Gary Allan
I Loved Her First Heartland
Daddy's Little Girl Mills Brothers

(Some of these songs may not be available on the smaller music systems.)