The father daughter dance is a special moment for the bride and her father to share a dance together. It's a great way to acknowledge the father of the bride for his support in her life, for the groom to acknowledge the fathers role and for the bride to have a special moment as a daughter.
Picking the perfect song can be a tough choice. It doesn't seem there is a huge selection of music that isn't too cheesy, too cliche, or totally appropriate for this special dance. We've worked and scoured our library to come up with a complete father daughter dance selection list with previews so that you can find that perfect song for the bride to dance with her father.
Personalize the Dance to Your Tastes
We realize every bride has a different relationship with her father, or if her father has passed away, another role model in her life she would like to share a dance with.
Not every father and not every bride loves to dance. You can always dance to 2 minutes of the chosen song so you have that special moment with your father, but you also don't have to feel awkward or that everyone is waiting for the song to end.
Another option is to dance to the same song as the mother son dance. Both you and your husband can share a moment with each others parents on the dance floor at the same time. Another great option if you don't like to dance or would like to share the moment with your families.
This is a very special moment and many brides like to dance to the whole song with their fathers and this tends to be the most popular option among brides.
Taking Dance Lessons
A great way to make the dance more special is to take lessons with your father before the actual dance. Many dance studios offer special packages to learn dances or songs beforehand so you both feel comfortable when dancing. This is a great way to spend some time with your father before the wedding in a more relaxed setting when jobs, wedding stress, and life doesn't get in the way.