Father & Bride Dance vs Mother & Groom Dance… What Should I Play?


Traditionally at a wedding, the first dance is the presentation of the new couple as one. This dance is reserved for the bride and groom. Most of us know the basic formalities, but what most don’t know is the options they have.

While you can select any romantic/sentimental song you can think of to run in the background, that doesn’t have to be the case. There is a wide selection of songs available that focus specifically on the topic at hand. Here are some Father/Bride songs sure to remind you of the moment in every lyric…

  1. “My Little Girl” – Tim McGraw
  2. “My Girl” – The Temptations
  3. “Butterfly Kisses” – Bob Carlisle
  4. “Daddy’s Little Baby” – Ja Rule & Ron Isley
  5. “Isn’t She Lovely” – Stevie Wonder
  6. “Unforgettable” – Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
  7. “Dance With My Father” – Luther Vandross
  8. “Daughters” – John Mayer
  9. “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” – Stevie Wonder

10.“The Way You Look Tonight” – Frank Sinatra

Now there are many more songs for Father/Bride dances, but those are a good solid ten that cover multiple music genres. When it comes to the Mother/Groom dances the same rules apply. Educate yourself. Your playlist will be as creative as you are. So here is another list of songs to keep you in the moment, but these are for the Mother and Groom…

  1. “A Song For Mama” – Boyz II Men
  2. “Because You Loved Me” – Celine Dion
  3. “Wind Beneath My Wings” – Bette Midler
  4. “Mama’s Song” – Carrie Underwood
  5. “Have I Told You Lately” – Rod Stewart & Van Morrison
  6. “Do I Make You Proud” – Taylor Hicks
  7. “Unforgettable” – Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
  8. “That’s What Mamas Do” – Jason Matthews
  9. “Luven Me” – Nelly

10.”He Gets That From Me” – Reba McEntire

There are many options for music that will compliment your unforgettable moment with your parent, but here are some songs you may/may not have known. These aren’t just sentimental “feel-good” songs. Each lyric will hit home, as they are tributes to Mothers, Fathers, or the Son/Daughter. The lists we’ve provided cover every genre from rap to country, r&b to crooners. Set the mood and incorporate these “perfect-for-the-moment” tunes into your wedding playlist brought to you exclusively by #TheAVxPress!

Written by: Rich Hightower

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