Wedding preparation is quite the task and requires several hours, days, and weeks of planning.

But wait, you found the love of your life, shouldn’t everything else fall into place? Not exactly, from finding a venue, wedding dress, cake, florist, band, etc. it can be easy to let wedding preparation overwhelm you. We have all been there and trust us all the hard work and planning for your wedding will be worth it when you get to experience your special day!

One important part of your wedding reception, that you don’t want to forget to add to your to-do list, is dancing! There is your first dance, father & bride dance, mother & groom dance, and the celebratory dancing in-between. Lucky for you, Arthur Murray dance studios have expert dance instructors to help you prepare for all of your wedding dances.

We can alleviate the stress by planning the perfect father & bride or mother & groom dance routine.

First step is picking your father/daughter dance song. Some father and daughter pairs choose the song together and some brides pick a song that has special meaning to them. Either way you want to choose a song that symbolizes your relationship with your father. Here are some suggestions of songs for the father/daughter dance:

Sample Songs

  • Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
  • My Girl by The Temptations
  • In My Daughter’s Eyes by Martina McBride
  • You’ve got a friend by James Taylor
  • I Loved Her First by Heartland
  • Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
  • Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
  • Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel
  • In My Life by The Beatles

If you need assistance choosing an appropriate song, ask your Arthur Murray dance instructor for recommendations.

We suggest that you practice the father & bride or mother & groom dance routine a few times before the wedding. The goal of dance lessons is to increase your confidence and comfort level. The more practice you have, the more comfortable you will be dancing together.

Over the past ten years, weddings have become more unique and custom straying away from the “cookie-cutter” traditions. By taking dance lessons with Arthur Murray’s wedding dance specialist, you have the option to custom create the dance routine. Depending on your comfort and skill level, the options are endless! You can choose a routine that will wow your guests or you can practice a traditional routine and enjoy the moment with your parents. Our wedding dance specialist will assist you with your wedding dance routines!