Parent Dances

Few wedding moments are more touching than the father-daughter dance. But finding a song that encapsulates the relationship you share with your dad can be tricky. It's not the easiest one to pick, but we're hoping that you'll be able to find the perfect one for you among our suggestions.

We often encourage brides, especially those close to their dads, to write a letter to their dad and record it with us. We edit that together with the song they choose to surprise dad with a heartfelt moment. It’s easy to do, and makes a giant impact in the memory of that dance. This option is also available for sons who would like to thank their mom.

Many couples choose to have a mother-son dance to complement the father-daughter dance. Because it's not the easiest for song selection, we're here to help. We have many ideas for the song that the groom and mother-of-the-groom can dance to at the reception, so scroll through and find the one you're looking for.

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Father/Daughter Wedding Songs

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (Elton John)
"Daddy's Little Girl" (Al Martino)
"Daddy's Hands" (Holly Dunn)
"If I Could" (Ray Charles)
"Isn't She Lovely" (Stevie Wonder)
"Lean on Me" (Bill Withers)
"Lullaby" (Billy Joel)
"My Funny Valentine" (Carly Simon)
"My Girl" (The Temptations)
"She's Leaving Home" (The Beatles)
"Sunrise, Sunset" (from Fiddler on the Roof)
"Thank Heaven for Little Girls" (Merle Haggard)
"The Way You Look Tonight" (Frank Sinatra)
"Times of Your Life" (Paul Anka)
"Turn Around" (Harry Belafonte)
"You Are So Beautiful to Me" (Joe Cocker)
"Whenever I See Your Smiling Face" (James Taylor)

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Mother/Son Wedding Songs

"Blessed" (Elton John)
"Can I Have This Dance" (Anne Murray)
"Close to You" (The Carpenters)
"Have I Told You Lately" (Rod Stewart or Van Morrison)
"Loves Me Like a Rock" (Paul Simon)
"I Can See Clearly Now" (Johnny Nash)
"I Wish You Love" (Gloria Lynne)
"In My Life" (The Beatles)
"Stand by Me" (Ben E. King)
"Through the Years" (Kenny Rogers)
"Unforgettable" (Nat King Cole/Natalie Cole)
"What a Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong)
"You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Stevie Wonder)