40 Heartfelt Father Daughter Wedding Songs

From taking your first steps to walking down the aisle, your father has been right next to you through it all. So, on your wedding day, why not choose a song that captures and truly celebrates this unbreakable bond?  

The father-daughter dance is perhaps one of the purest expressions of love anyone can experience; it’s an unforgettable moment for any bride and it deserves the perfect track!

We’ve handpicked 40 father-daughter wedding songs that are meaningful, sweet, and most importantly, great to dance to.

Let’s get started! Here are our top father-daughter dance songs for an unforgettable wedding day.

Father Daughter Wedding Songs

“Isn’t She Lovely,”  – Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder’s iconic hit, “Isn’t She Lovely,” is dedicated to his daughter Aisha.

Stevie was able to transfer so many emotions by not just singing the song, but by also playing all the instruments himself (including some beautiful improvised harmonica).

Lyrics You’ll Love

“We have been Heaven-blessed

I can’t believe what God has done

Through us, He’s given life to one.

But isn’t she lovely, made from love?”

“Father and Daughter,” – Paul Simon 

Paul Simon describes this song as “an ode to my lovely daughter.”

This heartfelt track was nominated for an Academy Award and was featured in The Wild Thornberrys Movie. It’s a beautiful tune that details just how much a father loves his daughter.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“I’m gonna watch you shine

Gonna watch you grow

Gonna paint a sign

So you’ll always know

As long as one and one is two

There could never be a father

Love his daughter more than I love you.”

“Like My Father,”  – Jax

“Like My Father” is a sentimental song that talks about the perfect example of a loving dad.

Jax said she gifted this song to her father on Father’s Day. A truly heartwarming tribute to what a woman should look for in a partner; a man who loves her as much as her dad loves her mum.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“I need a man who loves me like my father loves my mom

And if he lives up to my father

Maybe he could teach our daughter

What it takes to love a queen

She should know she’s royalty.”

“Daddy,” – Abby Anderson

Country singer Abby Anderson wanted to write a song that details her everlasting love for her father.

“Daddy” is a real tear-jerker that talks about a woman getting proposed to and running to her dad to show him the engagement ring.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Cause daddy he loves me just like you do

He treats me like a queen just like you, just like you do

He’s my shoulder to cry on, he’s my best friend.”

“You’ll Always Be My Hero,” – Ashley Marina 

Dedicated to the most special man in her life, Ashley Marina’s “You’ll Always Be My Hero” is a beautiful song that talks about how her father is her biggest hero.

From walking her first steps to walking down the aisle on her wedding day, this hit will take you through a rollercoaster of strong emotions.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Someday when I get older, you’ll walk me down that aisle

There might be a ring on my finger

But I’ll still be wearing your smile

Not a soul could ever replace you

That’s the one thing I know for sure

You’ll always be my hero, forever I’ll be yours.”

“Dance With My Daughter,” – Jason Blaine

Canadian singer Jason Blaine wrote this as a tribute to his daughter. It highlights the unbreakable bond between fathers and their girls, perfect for the father-daughter dance! 

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Gonna dance with my daughter

Spin her around under the lights

‘Cause I’m just a father

Making the most of this moment in time.”

“Dads and Daughters,” – MaRynn Taylor

MaRynn Taylor released this song on Father’s Day as a gift to her dad. The acoustic performance is an incredible choice for a wedding ceremony.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Dads and daughters, they go together

Like boats and water, they’re meant for each other

Through wind and the waves, they’ll sail away from the storm

And make it to shore.”

“Daddy’s Little Girl,” – Michael Bolton

In “Daddy’s Little Girl,” Michael Bolton describes his daughter as a precious gem. A truly serenading soft rock ballad for an unforgettable dance.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“You’re as bright as the sunshine, morning’s first light

You warm my day and brighten my night

You’re sugar, you’re spice, you’re everything nice

And you’re daddy’s little girl.”

“In My Life – Remastered 2009,” – The Beatles

The Beatles have an incredible ability to bring joy to anyone who listens to their music. This hidden masterpiece is no exception and will create a magical atmosphere for the bride and her father during their dance.  

Lyrics You’ll Love

“There are places I’ll remember

All my life though some have changed

Some forever, not for better

Some have gone and some remain.”

“Daddy’s Little Girl,” – The Shires

Country duo, The Shires,  perfectly describe a daughter looking up to her role model. As her father walks her through the aisle, she realizes she’ll always be “Daddy’s Little Girl.”

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Used to wrap my hands around his little finger

Turns out he was wrapped around mine

He said, ‘You can be anything you want to in this great big world’

But I’m always gonna be daddy’s little girl.”

“My Little Girl,” – Tim McGraw

Similar to “Daddy’s Little Girl,” Tim McGraw tells a heartwarming story of how his grown-up daughter will always be his little girl.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Sometimes you’re asleep, I whisper, I love you

In the moonlight at your door

As I walk away, I hear you say

Daddy, love you more.”

“Daughters,”  – John Mayer 

John Mayer wrote this song to talk about how important it is for fathers to give their daughters love, for it is through this love that a woman is able to choose a partner who loves her the same way.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Fathers be good to your daughters

Daughters will love like you do

Girls become lovers who turn into mothers

So mothers be good to your daughters too.”

“Daughter,” – Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III displays his superior musicianship through this heartwarming song. “Daughter” captures the raw feelings a father has towards his daughter.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“That’s my daughter in the water

Every time she fell, I caught her.”

“Daddy’s Hands,” – Holly Dunn

Holly Dunn wrote this song to tell a personal story of how loving her dad is.

She sings about her parents’ 40-year relationship, explaining how her dad taught her to always be kind and gentle.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Daddy’s hands were soft and kind when I was cryin’

Daddy’s hands were hard as steel when I’d done wrong

Daddy’s hands weren’t always gentle but I’ve come to understand

There was always love in daddy’s hands.”

“The Man Who Loves You The Most,” – Zac Brown Band

Zac and Shelly Brown have four daughters, which is why their song strikes a chord when it comes to the father-daughter dynamic.

In this sweet tribute, Zac talks about his unconditional love for his daughters and the importance of having a family.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“I hope you’ll think of me

When I go to sing my final song

Hope you celebrate and raise a toast

If you cry, they’ll understand

For the man who loved you the most.”

“I’ll Be Your Man,” – Zac Brown Band

Another heartfelt track by Zac Brown Band. This song talks about a father preparing to let his daughter go.

As the father walks his daughter down the aisle, he reminds his daughter that no one will love her as much as her dad will.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Hold you tight

I’m gonna hold you tight

Under my wing long as I can

You’re my, my, my, girl

Under my wing long as I can

I’ll be your man.”

“La Vien Rose (Feat. Cherie Lynn),” – Rick Reuther

Perhaps one of the most iconic songs about love, Rick Reuther creates this beautiful rendition of “La Vien Rose” with Cherie Lynn.

It’s slow, it’s soul-touching, and most importantly, it’s a duet between a man (the father) and a woman (his daughter).

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Hold me close and hold me fast

The magic spell you cast

This is la vie en rose

When you kiss me heaven sighs

And though I close my eyes

I see la vie en rose.”

“Daddy Dance with Me,” – Krystal Keith

Krystal released this track as a tribute to her successful father, Toby Keith. She wanted to honor him and even played it at her own wedding!

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Daddy dance with me

I want you to see the woman I’ve become.

Daddy don’t let go

I want you to know I’ll always need your love.

Today I became his wife

But I’ll be your baby girl.”

“Never Grow Up,” – Taylor Swift

Although Taylor Swift’s “Never Grow Up” isn’t aimed at her father, it talks about the transition from a little girl surrounded by family love to a grown woman in a crazy world.

It’s a song to remember the times of warmth and love under her parents, but it’s also about preparing her for her first night away from their safety net.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Remember the footsteps, remember the words said

And all your little brother’s favorite songs

I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone.”

“How You’ve Grown,” 10,000 Maniacs

Perhaps one of the most beautiful songs recorded. Mary Ramsey talks about love, childhood memories, and the moment of moving on.

It’s perfect for a slow, heartfelt dance between a father and daughter.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Every time we say goodbye

You’re frozen in my mind

As a child that you never will be again.”

“You’ll Always Be My Baby,” – Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson actually wrote this song for his own daughter’s wedding! This iconic country track features memory-filled lyrics and a beautiful melody.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“But you’ll always be my baby

No matter where you are

You’ll always be my baby

Forever in my heart.”

“Father Daughter Dance,” – Craig Cardiff

This song is a true embodiment of what a father feels during his daughter’s wedding day. Filled with raw emotions and endless love, this tune will surely grab everyone’s attention.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“I love you more

Than the sky has blue

More than all the white

In the clouds too.”

“For My Daughter,” – Kane Brown

If you’re looking for a sweet lullaby about father-daughter love, then this song is for you. Kane Brown released it just two days after his daughter was born; a guaranteed tear-jerker.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“They say dads are supposed to shape you

In a way, I guess mine did

I knew what I wouldn’t do if I ever had a kid.”

“Fathers & Daughters,” – Michael Bolton

Featured in the film “Fathers & Daughters” starring Russell Crowe, this song carries a heartfelt sentiment that will resonate strongly between a newlywed and her father.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Like moonlight on the water, and sunlight in the sky

Fathers and daughters never say goodbye.”

“Soul of My Soul,” – Michael Bolton

Another one of Michael Bolton’s beautiful lullabies, this song talks about the emotional connection between him and his daughter.

He sings about how much it hurts when they’re about to part ways, just perfect for a special moment like a wedding. 

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Soul of my soul, child of my heart

I love you more than you know, soul of my soul”

“We’re Gonna Miss These Days,” – Dave Barnes

This beautiful acoustic song talks about a young father with his little girl.

He’s reminiscing about all the memories of them together when she was just a child, and how much he’s gonna “miss these days.”

Lyrics You’ll Love

“We knew it wasn’t easy

But I never thought it’d be this hard

Those “goodnight sweetheart” kisses

Only had the tricky part.”

“The Old Man & His Daughter,” – Kaitlin Huwe

Kaitlin Huwe dedicates this heartfelt track to her dad. Most of the song is in his words, sung by her.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“So don’t let the sun go down on your sorrow

Always keep your head held high, with an arm out toward tomorrow.

Don’t go and set your heart on a word that’s borrowed

Love isn’t love if it makes you feel hollow

Love isn’t love if it makes you feel hollow.”

“A Song for My Daughter,” – Ray Allaire

Ray Allaire wrote this in the words of her father. It details the wonderful journey from the her very first steps to the moment she’s walking down the aisle.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Now it seems I only turned around

And I see you by his side

Oh, I can’t believe my eyes today

My daughter is a bride.”

“Humble And Kind,” – Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw’s “Humble And Kind” is a list of advice that a father wants to share with his children. It carries an emotional and inspirational message to the bride on her wedding day.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Go to church ’cause your mamma says to

Visit grandpa every chance that you can

It won’t be wasted time

Always stay humble and kind.”

“Nothing Can Change This Love,” – Sam Cooke

The bond between a father and a daughter could never be broken, and Sam Cooke delivers this perfectly in this beautiful lullaby.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“If I go, a million miles away

I’d write a letter, each and every day

Cause honey nothing, nothing can ever change this love I have for you.”

“I Will – Remastered 2009,” – The Beatles

Paul McCartney wrote this incredible love letter while staying in India. To this date, it’s one of the catchiest melodies backed with simple, yet powerful lyrics.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Love you forever and forever

Love you with all my heart

Love you whenever we’re together

Love you when we’re apart.”

“Unforgettable,” – Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole

This song was written by Nat King Cole in 1951. Exactly 40 years later, his daughter, Natalie Cole added her vocals to make this beautiful duet version about father-daughter love.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Unforgettable in every way

And forevermore (And forevermore)

That’s how you’ll stay (That’s how you’ll stay)

That’s why darling, it’s incredible

That someone so unforgettable

Thinks that I am unforgettable too.”

“In My Daughter’s Eyes,” – Martina McBride  

Martina McBride wrote this song about her daughter’s admiration of her as a source of strength and empowerment.

This beautiful lullaby is about the relationship of a mother and her daughter, a great choice if it’s your mom you’re dancing with.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“In my daughter’s eyes, I am a hero

I am strong and wise and I know no fear

But the truth is plain to see

She was sent to rescue me

I see who I wanna be

In my daughter’s eyes.”

“Butterfly Kisses,” – Bob Carlisle

Bob Carlisle describes this sweet song as a message of gratitude and imperfection, not just about fatherhood.

The lyrics are profound and describe just how powerful the bond between a father and his daughter is.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“There are two things I know for sure:

She was sent here from heaven and she’s daddy’s little girl.

As I drop to my knees by her bed at night

She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes

and I thank god for all of the joy in my life

Oh, but most of all.”

“When You Need Me” – Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen is widely regarded as one of the greatest solo rock stars of the twentieth century. In this heartwarming lullaby, Springsteen speaks to a dear loved one, explaining how he’ll always be there even if distance separates them.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“If you miss me, I’ll be there

To brush the sunlight from your hair

I’ll be there to guide you when trouble walks beside you

If you need me, I’ll be there.”

“Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel),” – Billy Joel

Billy Joel’s lullaby expresses one simple truth: the bond between loved ones can never be broken. The perfect song for a wedding!

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Someday we’ll all be gone

But lullabies go on and on

They never die

That’s how you

And I will be.”

“It’s For My Dad,” – Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra wrote this emotional song in honor of her dad.

She sings about a father who stood by his daughter on every step of the road. It’s a sweet and serenading lullaby that’s perfect for a slow dance.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“I want you to know that when It’s said and done

He’s one of the best friends I ever had… I ever had

This song’s not for you folks

It’s for my dad.”

“I Will Be Here,” – Steven Curtis Chapman 

“I Will Be Here” is a powerful message of endless, enduring love.

Although Chapman says it was written out of pain, the main takeaway of his timeless classic is that love knows no barriers and no distance.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“Tomorrow morning if you wake up

And the future is unclear

I… I will be here

As sure as seasons are made for change

Our lifetimes are made for years

So I… I will be here.”

“When You Say Nothing At All,” – Alison Krauss & Union Station

Alison Krauss sang this cover with the group Union Station to “find a way to say nothing.”

It’s a sentimental song about how someone expresses love without having to say anything. A true classic that defied logic before becoming a worldwide hit.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“All day long I can hear people talking out loud

But when you hold me near, you drown out the crowd

Old Mr. Webster could never define

What’s being said between your heart and mine.”

“Always Be Your Baby,” – Natalie Grant 

Natalie Grant’s “Always Be Your Baby” talks about the perspective of a little girl and her first love: her father. In a beautiful and moving lullaby, Natalie Grant talks about her unbreakable bond with her dad.

Lyrics You’ll Love

“I’ll always be your baby

No matter how the years fly by

The way you love me made me

Who I am in this world

I’m a woman now, not a little girl

Wherever this life takes me

I’ll always be your baby.”

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