22 Wedding Songs Dad Will Love

With Father’s Day around the corner, we’re getting ready to celebrate Dad!

This week, we’re shaking up our Spotify Playlist and not simply focusing on the all important Father/Dance dance at your wedding reception, but just songs in general Dad will love to hear. Whether he’s dancing with you, cutting on a rug with family or sipping on his favorite drink admiring his lovely daughter – Dad will appreciate you included some of his favorite tunes on your special day.

Did your Dad’s favorite make our list? Check out what our Mike Staff Productions DJs put together!

Spotlight Playlist: 22 Wedding Songs Dad Will Love

  1. ‘Hold My Hand’ by Hootie & The Blowfish
  2. ‘She’s Like a Rainbow’ by The Rolling Stones
  3. ‘Father and Daughter’ by Paul Simon
  4. ‘Tupelo Honey’ by Van Morrison
  5. ‘What a Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong
  6. ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ by Stevie Wonder
  7. ‘My Girl’ by The Temptations
  8. ‘How Sweet It Is [To Be Loved By You]’ by James Taylor
  9. ‘I Lived’ by OneRepublic
  10. ‘I’ll Be There’ by The Jackson 5
  11. ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by Frank Sinatra
  12. ‘You Are My Sunshine’ by Johnny Cash
  13. ‘My Little Girl’ by Tim McGraw
  14. ‘Unforgettable’ by Nat King Cole
  15. ‘Dance Like Yo Daddy’ by Meghan Trainor
  16. ‘I Loved Her First’ by Heartland
  17. ‘Cecilia and The Satellite’ by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
  18. ‘Roots and Wings’ by Miranda Lambert
  19. ‘I Will Walk With You’ by John Fogerty
  20. ‘That’s How Strong My Love Is’ by Otis Redding
  21. ‘Up On The Roof’ by James Taylor
  22. “I Learned From You’ by Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus

BONUS: 4 Wedding Tips For Dad During The Wedding Planning Process

1. Be Financially Involved (If Needed)

Is your dad contributing to your wedding? It was once traditional for the father of the bride to pay for the wedding. Thankfully, we’ve moved on from those days but if you dad is contributing to your wedding, have the conversation with him to establish budget and boundaries.

2. Walk Her Down the Aisle

One of the father of the bride’s main roles is to walk her down the aisle (get your tissues ready). But you can also ask dad to play other special roles in the ceremony, whether it’s lighting a candle, sharing a reading or being an usher at the beginning and end.

3. Father of the Bride Speech

The couple’s fathers usually each make at least one toast over the course of the wedding festivities. Whether it’s the rehearsal dinner or the wedding (or sometimes both) it’s customary for the dads to say a few words.

Not sure what to say? Rather than rambling, it’s always best to stick to the basics. Thank everyone for being there, tell everyone how happy and proud you’re feeling at that moment, then raise your glass to the happy couple. 

4. Hit Dance Floor

Dad shouldn’t limit himself to just dancing during the father-daughter dance! Make sure to work with your wedding DJ to play songs your dad will love to guarantee pops is dad is dancing with you, your mom or cutting loose with friends and family.

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