The father-daughter dance at your wedding is one of the most poignant and beautiful moments that will occur in the entire nuptials. A meaningful, even bittersweet occasion that has the power to bring the most detached of your wedding guests to tears. And it’s this moment that cries out for a piece of music that will do the moment proud. The best father-daughter songs you can play at your wedding should be a crossroads of a number of components that will make this part of your wedding a memory of everlasting endurance. Your father-daughter song needs to be something Dad and Little Girl can dance to with ease. And it should have special meaning, if only to the two of you, but it helps if it means something to others in the wedding as well. For their father-daughter relationship significance, their musicality, and their melodic beauty, top wedding performers in New Jersey recommend the following songs as some of their favorites to perform.
Styles of music for a wedding
Naturally, you can have any style of music for your wedding that you please. After all, it’s your day. There are some styles, however, that simply lend themselves to weddings better than others. Classical, jazz, easy listening, pop—these are all top picks when it comes to styles of music for weddings. Yes, if you like head-banging heavy metal, you can still choose this one for your nuptials. But don’t be surprised when your non-smoking Mom and Dad head out for a cigarette mid-reception. And when it comes down to choosing a song for your father-daughter dance, there are a number of directions you can go in that can add to the already heightened emotion and meaning of the moment, as well as add an extra layer of toe-tapping delight for the rest of your guests. Choosing a song for your father-daughter dance is easier said than done, though, especially if the two of you have vastly different musical preferences. In fact, it can be so difficult to nail down a choice that wedding performers in New Jersey recommend choosing a contemporary cover of a few of Dad’s favorite songs, such as a modern artist singing a Tony Bennett classic.
The following songs are trending big this year for father-daughter dances.
Butterfly Kisses: Bob Carlisle
“Does my wedding gown look pretty, Daddy?” This touching song is a tried-and-true wedding favorite. But just because so many millions have already chosen it, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be your choice also. Such a lovely song for Dad and Daughter to glide softly to, and with its message that depicts her entire young life right up to this wedding moment, every ear will bend, every eye will cry tears of joy, and every heart will be deeply moved.
Forever Young: Rod Stewart
This song’s light beat and hopeful message from Dad to Daughter sing in all parents’ hearts the wishes they have—that the good Lord will be with them down every road, that they never love in vain, and that sunshine and happiness surround them for always. It’s a pleasant and touching reminder that she’ll remain his little girl forever, no matter where her life takes her or to whom she now gives it.
I Loved Her First: Blake Shelton
A gentle cautioning to the groom, this beautiful song is another wedding treasure. It has Dad watching his little girl dance away from him into her beloved’s arms, but softly reminds her new man that, “I was enough for her not long ago, I was her number one … she still means the world to me … so be careful when you hold my girl.”
Stealing Cinderella: Chuck Wicks
A sweet song that folks love to play for dads and daughters to dance to at their weddings, this one is written as though it’s being sung by her new groom. It’s a gentle tickle that reminds him that, to Dad, he’s ‘just some fella, riding in, stealing Cinderella.” Priceless.
Fathers and daughters have a unique, impenetrable bond that, happily, will continue long after Dad gives her hand in marriage. Finding the right father-daughter song for the wedding is no easy task, but just as when you met your spouse, when you hear it, you’ll know. If you need assistance in choosing the right father-daughter song for your nuptials, or if you have any other questions about choosing the best music for your wedding day consult with a top wedding performer in New Jersey for inspiration.