Who was the first man in your life that you loved and has been in your life since that moment? Your father.

The father-daughter dance song at your wedding can be a tough choice. Your dad has been there for you for your whole life, and this dance symbolises a lot. He is giving you away to another man, to start the second half of your life together. Because of this, you want to make sure that your choice perfectly sums up your feelings for your father, as well as encapsulates all of the amazing memories you two share with each other. 

Whether you are looking to capture a moment that encompasses your special relationship or are simply looking to have a few minutes of fun with your old man, these song choices are sure to please your dad and be a hit among the guests. 


Daughters – John Mayer – This John Mayer hit is the ultimate song to express to your old man just how much you love him. 

Father and Daughter – Paul Simon – This heartfelt tune is perfect for the Beatles-loving family.

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong – You can’t go wrong with this well-known, heartfelt song.

My Wish – Rascal Flatts – This country hit delicately explains the pride that fathers have for their daughters. 

My Little Girl – Tim McGraw – McGraw sure knows how to capture the exciting yet terrifying feeling of watching your little one grow up. 


Better Together – Jack Johnson – For those brides that are particularly close with their dads, “Better Together” is a great representation of your close friendship with your father.

First Man – Camila Cabelo – This tribute reminds you to never forget the man who loved you first. 

The Best Day – Taylor Swift – You can never go wrong with a Swift song, especially if your dad was the person that helped you buy her first CD when you were a kid.

Count on Me – Bruno Mars – For all of those dependable dads out there.


She’s a Rainbow – The Rolling Stones – This song is upbeat but has beautiful lyrics. Win-win.

My Girl – The Temptations – You’d be hard-pressed to find a wedding that doesn’t have this song on its playlist. Why not make it your father-daughter dance?

I’ll Be There for You – The Rembrandts – An excellent choice if you and your dad spent endless hours watching “Friends.”


Landslide – Fleetwood Mac – As soon as Stevie Nick’s voice is heard, there won’t be a dry eye in the house.

Home Again – Carole King – Anything from the album “Tapestry” is a great choice, as every song is either fun or sentimental. 

You Are My Sunshine – Johnny Cash – A perfect choice if your dad sang this to you as a lullaby when you were a child. 

We are sure there are many more to choose from but this is a small selection of ones that we love.