Choosing a song to dance with your father or fatherly individual at your wedding, Sweet 16, or other events is not an easy task. Let’s face it; I’m sure you stumbled on a song you like, but the lyrics did not go with the relationship you have with your father. Or, you found the perfect lyrics, but the song was too upbeat.

When choosing a song, the first step is to create that mood. Choose whether you want the song to be an upbeat and fun dance or if you rather have a sentimental moment. The next step is determining a genre that both you and your father can relate to. The last step is keeping the lyrics in mind. You’ll want to choose a song that highlights and showcases the relationship that you have.

To help with choosing your selections, our staff at Eclipse Events gathered up a list of our favorite father-daughter songs below.

Our favorite father-daughter wedding songs:

“In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride

“It just makes me cry.” –Mike Spinnato, Owner & President.


“My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw

“If and when I dance with my daughter Sienna, I would hope to choose the song “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw. I always loved the lyrics and the way Tim sung it. It sounds like a Dad singing directly to his daughter. It doesn’t sound forced or unrealistic. Also, I believe all father’s always see their daughters as their “little girl”. Now, more than ever, the father and daughter is super impactful because I can finally relate. Being in that moment must be very special and I look forward to the day I get to share it with my Sienna.” –Anthony Battista, Director of Operations.


“Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle

“I always told my grandfather and stepdad I would dance to this song with them when I get married. The lyrics mean everything to me.” –Brittany Pavlichko, Marketing Manager


“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye

“This is such a fun song. We also danced to this at my Sweet 16 and wedding- these two songs depict the type of relationship my dad and I have. It was a great song that we could always bond over and dance together with.” –Jenna Beard, Leads Manager.

“My Baby You” Marc Anthony

“I like this song because before you become a parent you are always thinking about yourself, but when you have kids you become secondary and your kids are now the most important people in your life. The song says a lot about how you feel for your daughter and or your child.” –Chris Ponce, Corporate Events Manager.

Our favorite father-daughter Sweet 16 song:

“I danced to this song with my dad at my Sweet 16. It is so memorable because my dad loves to have his sentimental moments as he watches his child grow up and see the woman I have become.” –Jenna Beard, Leads Manager.