If you're planning your wedding, then you know that music is a big deal on your wedding day! Music really creates the atmosphere for any event. Good music can make a good party even better! Bad music, well, you know the deal.
When planning your wedding, you should first think about your wedding key moments and the music you'll choose for them. You have to select your wedding prelude songs (when guests are arriving), ceremony songs, cocktail hour genre, dinner genre, and the key moments of the night, such as the first dance, cake-cutting, send-off, bouquet toss, garter toss, and parent dances - typically father-daughter, mother-son, mother-daughter, etc. We've also seen plenty of variations of parent dances, with step-parents, other relatives, and even best friends!
When it comes to the traditional father-daughter dance, we've seen numerous choices for this special moment. It's very hard to capture this special moment that sums up a lifetime of memories, with just one song. We encourage you to pick the song that best works for you and your dad. Perhaps even think of a song that your dad really loves, or even sang to you, as a kid. If you can't decide on just one, feel free to make a mix of 2-3 songs. Your DJ should be able to do this for you and send it to you, so you can practice.
If you have a step-parent, or someone else who is just as close to you, you can always do two songs, or just practice with each parent knowing what time they come in, to dance with you. No need to follow "tradition," since it's YOUR special day to celebrate your love. So you certainly should do what you want. That being said, if you need some guidance, here are our top 10 most popular father/daughter songs. Don't worry grooms, we'll most the mother son songs, later this week! :)
We hope this list has been helpful. Obviously, there are millions more songs to choose from, but these are the most popular for the Austin and central Texas area.
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