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Wedding songs for parent dances

Of all the requests we get asked about, this ones a biggie!


When it's mum or dad dancing by your side, you want to pick the perfect tune paying close attention to the lyrics.


The wedding song for the parents dance is an acknowledgment of and nod to the profound love shared between parents and their children. HUGE.


But it doesn't have to be a ballad or over sentimental - it might be the song you rocked out to on the dance floor with your parent as a tiny tot. Did they pass on a love for a band to you from a young age?


Recently, one of our brides chose a Fleetwood Mac song for her father and daughter dance because the first concert she ever went to was with her daddy to see Fleetwood Mac (lucky duck). The lyrics weren't about a parent child relationship - but it didn't matter at all. The sentiment was perfect.


Here are some of the best wedding songs for parent dances to help get you started.

  • Just the way you are, Billy Joel

  • Isn't She Lovely, Stevie Wonder

  • Wildflowers, Tom Petty

  • You Raise Me Up, Josh Groban

  • You're My Best Friend, Queen

  • Have I Told You Lately, Rod Stewart / Van Morrison

  • You Remind Me Of You, Jack Johnson

  • Stand By Me, Ben E King

  • Lean On Me, Bill Withers

  • My Girl, The Temptations

  • Angels, Robbie Williams

  • The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra

  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Elton John

  • You are the sunshine of my life, Stevie Wonder

  • Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion

  • My Wish, Rascall Flats

  • Landslide, Fleetwood Mac

  • Close to you, The Carpenters

  • Just the way you are, Billy Joel

  • I'll Stand By You, The Pretenders

  • I Hope You Dance, Various artists



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