One of the most memorable moments of a wedding is the beloved father/daughter dance. A father and daughter share such a special relationship, and the purpose of this tradition is to showcase that bond. The Mackey House would like to offer a list of meaningful songs perfect for this occasion.
“I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” –Aerosmith
“Forever Young” –Bob Dylan
“Will You Be There?” –Boyce Avenue
“Count On Me” –Bruno Mars
“In This Life” –Chantal Kreviazuk
“Something Special” –Colbie Caillat
“Tiny Dancer” –Elton John
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow” –Israel Kamkawiwo’ole
“What A Wonderful World” –Michael Buble
“How Sweet It Is” –James Taylor
“Daughters” –John Mayer
“Never Alone” –Lady Antebellum
“Gone, Gone, Gone” –Philip Philips
“My Wish” –Rascal Flatts
“Have I Told You Lately?” –Rod Stewart
“My Girl” –The Temptations
“My Little Girl” –Tim McGraw
These songs are all great for many reasons: One being that there is a variety of music genres available for the bride and her father depending on their music preference. Brides who share a love of rock n’ roll with their father can groove to Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” or those who can’t get enough of some good ole’ country music can pick something like “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw.
This list includes some old favorites that crowds will love singing along to like the ones by James Taylor, The Temptations and Rod Stewart. There are also new songs that might add some originality to the father/daughter dance such as “Will You Be There?” by Boyce Avenue and “Gone, Gone, Gone” by Philip Philips.
Some brides may just want to select a song simply based on heartfelt lyrics that represent their relationship with their father. We love the messages behind all of the songs on this list, especially Lady Antebellum’s “Never Alone,” Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young,” and Michael Buble’s rendition of “What A Wonderful World.”
It is moments like the father/daughter dance that make wedding days so special to experience. Part of what makes this dance so beautiful is the song, and we hope that you found the perfect song to capture this moment.
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