At a recent wedding, a father told me how hard it was to find good father/daughter wedding dance songs. He finally settled on a super popular wedding song, “What a Wonderful World.”
Now this dad was very skittish about his dancing ability, and didn’t want to look like a total klutz on the dance floor. He wanted to rehearse to the exact version of the song to which he’d be dancing. The band playing at the wedding didn’t have “What a Wonderful World” in their repertoire of 100 songs, but they thought they could get it whipped together in a couple of weeks. The father was stressed at the thought of dancing with his daughter in front of 177 people to a version of a song he had never heard before.
This leads to the two points of this blogpost.
First, there are some really good father/daughter wedding dance songs of which you might not be aware, such as Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind.”
Steven Curtis Chapman has a tender song perfect for a dad and his daughter to dance to called “Cinderella.” There won’t be a dry eye in the audience when the two of you dance to lyrics like these:
So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I will dance with Cinderella
I don’t wanna miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone.
A group called Heartland sings another tear-jerker called “I loved her first.” Check out these lyrics:
I loved her first
I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she’d find you someday
But it’s still hard to give her away
I loved her first
Check it out:
In case you not a fan of dancing to a waltz beat as used in the previous songs, Bob Carlisle’s Butterfly Kisses is a perennial favorite, and it’s in 4/4 time!
Here’s the second point to today’s blogpost: with Denon & Doyle, we can play any of the best (or least) known father/daughter wedding dance songs around. We don’t limit you to a repertoire of a hundred songs.
There are some terrific wedding bands around. We know most of them, and even recommend them on occasion. But with Denon & Doyle, your options are practically unlimited. We can play the version of your favorite song you love most.
And we specialize in weddings, which means we can help you plan the perfect event with our planning tools. Our MCs know how to make the perfect announcement at the perfect time.
When it comes to selecting father/daughter wedding dance songs, we’ll offer recommendations if you’d like, or make sure we have the exact version of the song you want to dance to.
The father/daughter wedding dance is a big deal. We treat it that way.