Father Daughter Dance Help! Give Me Suggestions Please!

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I love your first dance song, it’s so happy! 

Are you close with your father? Do you have any special songs that you used to sing together when you were younger. That’s how I decided to do a Beatles medley for my father/daughter dance. I was also thinking of “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison and you can have your DJ edit the song a little bit since to take out the parts that are not appropriate. 

Post # 3
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Worker bee

Hmm…just wondering, but are you able to just dance with your dad as your fiancé dances with your mom, rather than having two different dances? If not, have a listen to Stand by Me – Ben E. King. My fiancé and I are using this as our first dance because he absolutely loves it. When I heard it though, I actually thought it would make a nice parent dance song because it could be taken to represent romantic love, OR the kind of nurturing love that a parent has for their child. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Here’s what I would have used, had we been the sort of family that went for the ‘show’ dances.  We are so not, lol, but I still think of it as my dad’s song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz4K0uvjBfU  The man who would be Santa – I’ve never heard it played anywhere except my own CDs.  Seems easy enough to dance to as well.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

kcoast :  My dad picked “Dance With Me Daughter of Mine” by John McDermott. It is a lovely song, but definitely sentimental so idk if you would find it cheesy.

If you really want something from left field you can dance to Shout or something of the sort which is just fun and not typical.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

My Dad and I are dancing to “The Way You Look Tonight”. I think it’s a beautiful, classic song and (I hope) it’s not cheesy!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

I think the perfect song is Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder.

He wrote it for his own daughter. It is sprightly but easy to dance to, and isn’t cheesy or sappy.

Post # 8
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Wannabee

Isn’t She Lovely is a great choice! My favorite father/daughter songs that are less common are “Gracie” by Ben Folds, and “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon.

Good luck! 🙂 

Jonathan

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Right now I’m loving ‘My Wish’ by Rascal Flatts

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

We are dancing to Edwin McCain “walk with you” I hadn’t heard it before but my dad really loved it so that was it! Love it. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

hillputaringonit :  I love this song (My Wish, Rascal Flats), but I cannot imagine using it as my father/daughter dance song because I would be bawling my eyes out the entire time!! 

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