(Closed) Bride/Groom and Bride/Father Dance Songs

posted 4 years ago in Music
Post # 2
3350 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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st0dad :  well I can tell you my choices:

first dance: Lord Huron “Hurricane”

father daughter: Fleetwood Mac “Landslide”. Runner up was Tom Petty “Wildflower”

Post # 3
817 posts
Busy bee

My dad and I are doing Stand by Me by Ben E. King for our father daughter dance– not mushy, but still sweet I think!

Post # 5
10309 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I picked “Little Miss Magic” by Jimmy Buffet to dance to with my dad. Not country, not overly cheesy, not overused, and my dad loves Jimmy Buffet.

My husband and I picked “You Belong to Me” by Jason Wade for our first dance. It’s short, sweet, and classic. 

Post # 6
1586 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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st0dad :  I let my dad pick the song for ours and he came up with Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder (but we shortened it up a lot)

DH wanted to pick our first dance and he picked You and I by John Legend. I’d never heard it before we started looking into first dance songs so I love that he picked it. 

Post # 7
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Friendship Plaza

I super strongly highly recommend ‘Father and Daughter’ by Paul Simon. I wouldn’t be surprised if he wrote it with the idea in mind it’d be played at weddings to come, though it’s often not mentioned!

We used it at my first wedding, and I think of it very fondly – it was *perfect* for my Dad and me. Like you – it fit us perfectly as we did not want a country song at all but wanted something a bit more peppy and uplifting than most are. It’s happy, sweet, tender, and kind, and extremely fatherly. My Dad passed last year so we won’t be having a dance at our wedding this December, but I’ll be playing the song all the same.

I also recommend not watching the video as you listen, as it uses the Wild Thornberry movie for it and it may bias you, lol. Read the lyrics or something else? 😉


Good luck!

Post # 8
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My husband and I’s first dance song was: Marry Me, by Train

I asked my dad and step dad to surpise me with their songs. My dad chose: Daddy’s Little Girl and my Step Dad chose My Wish, by Rascal Flats. Runner ups were Wildflower by Tom Petty, I also really liked Daughters by John Meyer!

Post # 9
2668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Our first dance was to “Grow Old With You” (not the original Adam Sandler version though lol, we used a cover). It was one of the only things DH requested for our wedding so I had to let him have it – ever since we got together almost 10 years ago, he’s sung this song to me so it’s become our song haha.

We did a joint mother/son and father/daughter dance, as none of us were overly interested in being the centre of attention for much longer. We used Fleetwood Mac/The Dixie Chicks “Landslide” but it was played live by our band, which was a really nice touch.

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