Are you looking for the perfect father daughter song for your wedding?
As a professional wedding photographer, I have photographed MANY father daughter wedding dances and these moments are amazing candids to capture.
Usually, father’s can be shy in front of the wedding photographer’s camera. However, when it comes time to the father to dance with his daughter, his inhibitions melt away and all he sees is his “little girl” as a bride.
I would highly recommend incorporating a father daughter wedding dance into your wedding timeline. This dance doesn’t necessarily have to be with your biological father. I have seen brides perform this dance with a grandfather or other close relative/relation that has had a significant impact on the bride’s life. It is a way to honor a male role model that had a meaningful and positive influence on you at your wedding. Lastly, I would recommend scheduling the bride’s dance with her father figure right after the first dance.
Choosing the perfect song for the father-daughter dance can be a bit of a challenge, but with a little thought and consideration, you can find the perfect song. Here are a few factors you need to keep in mind:
The first thing to consider is the relationship between the father and daughter. Is it a serious, emotional bond or a playful one? It’s your big day, and the song should be a reflection of you and your father’s bond. Keep in mind the best options are the ones that holds a special meaning for both of you.
Maybe you both have a sentimental and silly side. So you may want to choreograph a medley of songs together that span both slow and fast paced music.
It’s important that the song or medley of songs you choose for the father daughter wedding dance is 3-4 minutes long max. You don’t want the moment cut too short because as the wedding photographer, I want to capture as many candids of you both as well as the wedding guests watching the performance. Also avoid a lengthy father daughter dance because people will get bored.
You may want to consider a fog machine, cold sparklers or a cool light show depending on the mood you want to set for the father daughter wedding dance. The DJ can set the effects to the beat of the music for a more special experience. Again, these effects can create spectacular dimension to the resulting photos.
Here are some great wedding songs to dance with your father.
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