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Our Boone’s Professional Events team really enjoys being DJ and MC for hundreds of our Tampa and Orlando weddings, and one of our favorite moments of these weddings is the father-daughter dance.

This three to five minute period of a four-hour wedding reception is often the most memorable.

Top Father Daughter Dance Songs


Picking just the right song can be as hard as picking your favorite flavor of wedding cake, you want it to be absolutely perfect.

Recently the wedding website “Brides” listed their 60 best Father-Daughter Dance songs for this touching moment.

Here are their Top 5 Songs

  1. “Sweet Pea,” by Amos Lee
  2. “How Sweet It Is,” by James Taylor
  3. “Come Fly With Me,” by Frank Sinatra
  4. “Times of Your Life,” by Paul Anka
  5. “Unforgettable,” by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole

My Two Dads


For some brides, family dynamics may include a dad and step-dad, who are both involved in her life.  Doing or not doing a father-daughter dance can be a tough decision. It’s OK, you are not alone. Here are a few tips to make this moment easier and special for everyone.

For some brides, selecting one song and starting with one dad and partway through having the second dad tap in works well. For others, it might be more comfortable to pick one special song for each of the men in your life.

There are no wrong answers. You know your family dynamics and those relationships best, so do what feels right for you.

The Toughest Day Ever


Unfortunately, for some brides who have lost their fathers, the thought of a father-daughter dance breaks their hearts.

Some great options for brides who have lost their father might be a special dance with your mother or a brother or uncle who you have a close relationship with. We have even seen a dance where the bride danced with five men who were all influential in her life.  We also saw another where the bride included a slideshow of her dad’s photos in the background.

Whatever your situation, picking a sound that touches your heart will make this a special wedding moment.

Be sure to talk to our Boone’s Professional Events team about how to create a memorable moment for your Father-Daughter dance!