57 Best Father Daughter Dance Songs at Weddings (2021)

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Father-daughter dance songs come in a really wide range of styles.

We asked over 250 brides and wedding DJs what they thought were the best father-daughter dance songs for 2021.

We have put together an awesome list of their answers (with audio samples) to help you out.

Here is what we cover:

a father-of-the-bride sharing a wedding dance with his daughter to one of our father-daughter dance songs on the list
All photos on this page courtesy of Thomas Beaman Photography

Ask yourself a couple of questions when choosing the best song to dance to with your father:

  • Do you already have a favorite song that makes you think about your dad?
  • Do you want the song to be emotional?
  • Do you want a more upbeat and fun song?
  • Do you love country music?

By choosing the perfect dad-and-daughter dance song, there won’t be a dry eye in the room.

Scroll down below and listen to some of the amazing choices (There is a really fun idea at the bottom for the bride looking to do something out of the ordinary for the father-daughter dance).

A father daughter dance reception guide

Once you are finished here, make sure you check out our best mother-son wedding dance songs. Plus you can check out our ultimate list of 197 of the best wedding reception dance songs.

A bride and father of the bride doing a fun wedding reception dance to their favorite songs. Both of them are wearing sunglasses.

Our Favorite Father-Daughter Songs

Slow Tempo Father-Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

An emotional bride and father of the bride doing a dance together at the wedding reception. They are dancing to their favorite song.

Medium/Upbeat Father-Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

Country Songs For Your Father-Daughter Dance

A bride hugging her dad after doing the father daughter dance at the wedding reception. They danced to two of their favorite songs.

The songs above got the most votes from our poll. Below are some of the honorable mentions that might give you a few additional ideas:

A few brides that we talked to gave us some great ideas for those whose fathers have passed away. Here are some of the thoughts/ideas that they shared:

  • Have a mother-daughter dance instead (We are putting together a list this week for mother-daughter dance songs. Come back shortly to see it)
  • Dance with the person you chose to walk you down the aisle, or another important person in your life (your brother, uncle, godfather, etc.) “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra is a great choice for this.
  • Play one of your father’s favorite songs and have everyone join in on the dance floor for a celebration (we loved this idea!)
A father daughter dance reception guide

Frequently Asked Questions About Father-Daughter Dance Songs For A Wedding

Here are some of the most common questions that couples have about father-daughter dance songs for a wedding. If you have a question that you want an answer to, please leave a comment below and we will answer it for you.

Does the bride dance with her father first?

Typically the couple shares the first dance right after being announced into the wedding reception. The father-daughter dance happens next followed by the mother-son dance. If you want to space things out, you can also do the parent dances right after dinner.

What is the best Father-Daughter Wedding Song Dance?

The best song choice for the father-daughter dance at a wedding is the song that has the most meaning to you and your dad. If you can’t think of a good song, ask your dad if he has a song that reminds him of you. Or you can simply choose one of his favorite songs.

How do you choose a father-daughter dance song?

Choosing the perfect song for the father-daughter dance at a wedding can be a lot of fun. Think of a few songs that remind you of your dad. Or ask your dad if he has a few songs that remind him of you. Once you have your list, listen to the lyrics and pick your favorite.

What does the father-daughter dance symbolize?

The father-daughter dance is the perfect opportunity for the bride to honor her dad on the wedding day. It’s a very sweet moment that allows the bride and her father to share and show the special bond that they have together.

If you are looking to do something different and fun for your father-daughter dance, we found this amazing video! You should definitely watch it for some fun ideas:

Check out more of our wedding song choices and additional wedding planning resources:

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