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10 Great Father/Daughter Songs For Your Wedding

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With so many decisions a bride has to make, one thing that is sure to cause a lot of stress is the song she chooses for the father/daughter dance. I present to you, in no particular order, 10 great songs to dance with your father with on your special day.


 

With lyrics like these, it’s almost impossible to choose another song:

 My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

 

 

This song was a one-hit wonder for the group “Heartland” but they made an impressive impact with this perfect father/daughter dance song:

Look at the two of you dancing that way
Lost in the moment and each others face
So much in love your alone in this place
Like there’s nobody else in the world
I was enough for her not long ago
I was her number one
She told me so
And she still means the world to me
Just so you know
So be careful when you hold my girl
Time changes everything
Life must go on
And I’m not gonna stand in your way

 

 

A great song from Bob Carlisle as he walks through his daughters life in the lyrics, there won’t be a dry eye at the reception:

Butterfly kisses, with her mama there
Sticking little white flowers all up in her hair
“Walk me down the aisle daddy, it’s just
About time”
“Does my wedding gown look pretty Daddy?”
“Daddy don’t cry”
Oh with all that I’ve done wrong,
I must have done something right
To deserve her love every morning,
And butterfly kisses

 

 

Daddy to three of his own little girls, Tim McGraw knows what the love between father and daughter is all about.

You’re beautiful baby, from the outside in
Chase your dreams but always know
The road that will lead you home again
Go on, take on this old world but to me
You know you’ll always be my little girl

 

 

A timeless song which was a big hit for Stevie Wonder:

Isn’t she lovely
Isn’t she wonderful
Isn’t she precious
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we’d be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn’t she lovely made from love

 

 

The video starts with Miranda Lambert 36 hours before their wedding. It is a love song but it does have father/daughter feelings as well. Unfortunately the marriage didn’t last but the song sure did:

‘Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you

 

 

Written for his daughter, Alexa Ray, Billy Joel penned a straight from the heart father/daughter song.

Goodnight my angel, now it’s time to sleep
And still so many things I want to say
Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay
And like a boat out on the ocean
I’m rocking you to sleep
The water’s dark and deep, inside this ancient heart
You’ll always be a part of me

 

 

This song starts out with a daddy-to-be who thinks he has made the mistake of his life, that “mistake” turns out to be the greatest thing that ever happened to him:

Momma’s waiting to tuck her in
As she stumbles up those stairs
She smiles back at him dragging that teddy bear
Sleep tight, blue eyes and bouncing curls                 He smiles
There goes my life
There goes my future my everything
I love you, daddy goodnight
There goes my life

 

 

Lee Ann Womack’s big hit is a favorite father/daughter dance song:

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

 

 
Of course, who could ever leave this song off a list like this?
So I was the one with all the glory,
While you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name for so long.
A beautiful smile to hide the pain.
Did you ever know that you’re my hero,
And everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
For you are the wind beneath my wings.
 

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