Our couples love us because of our knowledge and experience with many different music genres. It's natural for Indian wedding couples to seek our advice on what would be the best fit for them for all of the key wedding moments. Half of the Indian weddings we DJ are with both the bride and groom being of South Asian descent (Hindu, Christian or Muslim). The other half of the weddings we do are mixed or fusion weddings where one person is from South Asian descent and the other is not (White, Black, Hispanic or Asian).
In 1994, we did our first Indian wedding. Who would have guessed that 25 years later, the company would grow into a team of 12 amazing DJ's that travel around the world making memories for couples. We are truly blessed to do what we love and love what we do. Thousands of couples have trusted us with the biggest and best days of their lives. We wanted to figure out a way to help couples during various parts of their journey from getting engaged to being married. The first part of our blogs focused on Venues, followed by Vendors, and now it's time for Music.
The reception is one of the most fun parts of the entire weekend. Couples look forward to this event the most. They get to finally let loose and party with friends and family. You have to set the right tone for the night. If you are excited and energized then people will feed off that energy and do the same. But before the party begins, there are a few more intimate moments to go through; one being the father daughter dance. Most of the time the bride will choose an Indian song for her dance with her father, but we wanted to give you a mix of Indian and American songs that are great for a father daughter dance.
When coming up with the Top 13 Indian Wedding Reception Father Daughter Dance Songs we based it on the following::
- We have seen many weddings where the bride and her father either use these songs or consider using these songs.
- We kept a loving father daughter dance in mind, when choosing these songs to be a part of this blog.
- Focus on listening to the song and not watching the video. Don't overlook the perfect song because you don't like the video. No one will see the video, they will all be watching you.
The following Top 13 Indian Wedding Reception Father Daughter Dance Songs are ranked based on what we have seen used most often within the last few years.
1) Dilbaro - Raazi
Harshdeep Kaur tops the list here on the Top 13 Indian Wedding Reception Father Daughter Dance Songs list. She has a passionate voice and the music is just perfect for such a loving moment. This is the newest song on our list and has also been used the least amount of times for the father daughter dance. But trust us, that won't last long. Within a few years, don't be surprised if this ends up being used every weekend at weddings. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you need instrumental music for a brides ceremony entrance, check out our blog.
2) The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Here's a blast from the past song that your father will enjoy hearing. The song compliments the bride when she's all dolled up for her reception and the best compliments are always given by the father. This song is the oldest song on this list but definitely has a big impact on the father daughter dance. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you need a song for a brides ceremony entrance, check out our blog.
3) I Loved Her First - Heartland
They lyrics say it all in this song. Before any boy came into your life, the first man to love you was your father. Yes this is a country song, but some of our brides love that vibe. It's a soft song that will definitely bring tears of joy to everyone's eyes who watches the father daughter dance. If you need a DJ for your wedding that knows music and will take care of, contact us here.
4) My Girl - The Temptations
The Temptations made a fun song here in "My Girl". It's peppy and can be used as a faster pace father daughter dance song, almost like a waltz in a ballroom. If your dad loves to dance, then this may just be the song for your father daughter dance. This is the second oldest song on the list, but still is a high trending song to use. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you need a song for the cake cutting ceremony, check out this blog.
5) Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
The fifth spot on the Top 13 Indian Wedding Reception Father Daughter Dance Songs list goes to Stevie Wonder's Isn't She Lovely. This is also more of an upbeat song that can still be used as a father daughter dance. Some father daughter pairs don't want the traditional slow swaying back and forth type of dance so they opt to use songs with more flavor and here's a good example of one. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you need a song for your bouquet toss, check out the Top 3 songs list.
6) Hero - Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey made it to the Top 13 Indian Wedding Reception Father Daughter Dance Songs list with one of her more famous song from the 90's. Every girl's first hero is their father, so why not use a song to describe the wonderful man that helped you become the woman you are today. If you need a song for your siblings with kids entrance for the reception, check out this blog.
7) Tu Jo Mila - Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Tu Jo Mila is a wonderful song from the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The lyrics are sweet, the music is soft, and the feel is heart-warming. This is also the newest song on this blog. If you want a fairytale father daughter dance that begins soft and crescendos at the end of the song then this would be a solid choice for you. If you need a song for the bride and groom's main reception entrance, check out this blog.
8) Lean On me - Bill Withers
There's something about the older songs that always make it to these intimate songs lists. Your father is your support and your shoulder to lean on. Show how much your dad means to you when you let him hear this song during your father daughter moment at the reception. If you need a song for a bridesmaids reception entrance, make sure and check out this blog!
9) Because You Loved Me - by Céline Dion
Another great supporting song. When you need your father the most he will always be there for you. Even when you don't want his advice or help, he still wants to make sure you're doing great. It's just a soft spot fathers have for their little princesses. Because your father showed unconditional love, he will definitely let the waterworks loose when he hears this song. If you still need a DJ the knows music and will make sure everyone has a great time, contact us here.
10) Meri Duniya Tu Hi Re - Heyy Babyy
The 10th spot on the Top 13 Indian Wedding Reception Father Daughter Dance songs list goes to Meri Duniya Tu Hi Re from Heyy Babyy. A father's biggest joy is the happiness of his little princess. His whole world is just you. This song hasn't been used as often as it should be; but if you feel like your father would enjoy this song then definitely give this song the green light. If you need an epic reception entrance for your bridal party, check out this blog.
11) What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
What a wonderful world we live in right? Every father nowadays loved his 60's and 70's music. If you choose this song, he may just ask how you came about this song because it's one of those classics that aren't mentioned often. Surprise your dad with this wonderful song for the father daughter dance. If you need a reception entrance song for your single brother, make sure go through this blog.
12) Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
Two country songs made it to the Top 13 Indian Wedding Reception Father Daughter Dance Songs list. It's great to see some of our brides who enjoy a little country since they grew up here in the U.S.A., but nonetheless this song can be used by any bride. It's a touching song and will definitely put you in your feels. Keep those napkins ready. If you still need a song for your single sister's reception entrance, check out this blog.
13) Tujhko Na Dekhun - Jaanwar
The final song on the Top 13 Indian Wedding Reception Father Daughter Dance Songs list goes to a classic Bollywood song from the 90's. If you are a fan of Bollywood and so is your father, then this song could be the one for you to use for the father daughter dance. If you need a song for your parent's reception entrance, check out this blog.
A wedding is the happiest moment in your life and you should choose music that you love. Over our 25 years of bringing joy to thousands of couples, the DJ Riz Entertainment team has helped many couples find the songs that help them create memories for a lifetime. Top 13 Indian Wedding Reception Father Daughter Dance Songs list was made to help busy couples that don't have time to find the best music for their big wedding weekend. If you or a friend needs an Indian wedding DJ that will take the time to understand what you need and help make your wedding weekend perfect, contact us here for more information on our services.
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