Though the ceremony and first dance are arguably the most special moments of a wedding between the bride and groom, there's nothing quite like the sweet and sentimental moments between father and daughter – including the father-daughter dance. As the bride and her father take the dance floor, loved ones often don't know if they should prepare to smile, laugh, or cry – and there's one reason why: it all depends on the music selections. Some brides and their fathers choose to dance to a classic song by Frank Sinatra or The Temptations and switch to a rap song in order to engage younger guests in the revelry, while other duos dance like no one's watching to a special tune with true meaning that signifies the duo's unconditional love.
From Motown hits to country classics, there are a wide range of father-daughter dance songs to choose from. Browse some of our favorite tunes below – selected by real brides from around the country. To see more from the brides who chose these special songs for their father-daughter dances, click on each song title, and let us know what your father-daughter dance song was in the comments!
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