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Song Ideas for Parent Dances

captured by Amanda Sutton Photography

captured by Amanda Sutton Photography

Parents Dance Song Ideas

Choosing a song for a Parent Dance can be surprisingly difficult. We have therefore compiled some of our favorite Parent Dance Song Ideas.

Mom - Meghan Trainor

Dance like Yo Daddy - Meghan Trainor

Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

My Wish - Rascal Flatts

Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman

Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

I Loved Her First - Heartland

My Little Girl - Tim McGraw

Then They Do - Trace Adkins

Father and Daughter - Paul Simon

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland

Everything - Michael Buble

Don’t Blink - Kenny Chesney

You've Got a Friend - James Taylor

In My Mother's Eyes - Willie Nelson

I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack

You’ll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins

Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw

Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd

We hope these Parent Song Ideas are helpful and cannot wait to hear what you will choose!

Photography by Amanda Sutton Photography

Beautiful photo of the Father of the Bride fighting tears during the Father Daughter Dance at Chestnut Ridge in Asheville, North Carolina, Music played by Benjamin T Warner DJ & Musician, Photography by Amanda Sutton Photography
Father of the Bride and Bride hugging just after their Father Daughter Dance at Chestnut Ridge in Asheville, North Carolina, Music played by Benjamin T Warner DJ & Musician, Photography by Amanda Sutton Photography

Wedding Timeline Ideas

Elegant natural white wedding cake with white rose floral accents and unique golden deer wedding cake topper

The Ultimate Wedding Day Timelines

Are you hoping for a really fun and (mostly) stress-free wedding day? Creating a wedding day timeline can be a big help for making your day run smoothly. That is why we are happy to present three Wedding Timeline Ideas that we have seen make for an amazing reception and event!

 

 
Newlywed couple during their first dance
 

Option 1: First Dance First

Just after your Grand Entrance, continue that note of joy & excitement while all eyes are on you and begin your First Dance.

Ceremony

Cocktail Hour/Brief Photo Session (30-45min)

Grand Entrance of Bride/Groom + Wedding Party

Welcome/First Dance

Dinner

Toasts

Cake Cutting

Parents Dances

Open Dancing (30min)

Bouquet Toss

Open Dancing til End of Night

 

 
Newlywed Couple making their grand enterance at their reception
 

Option 2: Say Hello & Thank You!

While your guests are still completely focused on you both after the grand entrance, use the moment to say a few words of welcome.

Ceremony

Cocktail Hour/Brief Photo Session (30-45min)

Grand Entrance of Bride/Groom + Wedding Party

Welcome

Dinner

Toasts

Cake Cutting

First Dance

Parents Dances

Open Dancing (30min)

Bouquet Toss

Open Dancing til End of Night

 

 
Beautiful wedding cake
 

Option 3: Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!

Let your guests enjoy the sweetness of your cake cutting and your delicious cake immediately after dinner. By doing your cake cutting before dinner, you will allow your servers the time needed to cut the remaining cake while dinner is enjoyed.

Ceremony

Cocktail Hour/Brief Photo Session (30-45min)

Grand Entrance of Bride/Groom + Wedding Party

Welcome/First Dance

Cake Cutting

Dinner

Toasts

Parents Dances

Open Dancing (30min)

Bouquet Toss

Open Dancing til End of Night

 

We hope this gives you a good starting point and takes even just a little bit of the stress away. There are endless possibilities for your timeline and what you choose to include in it. We hope you have an amazing time planning with your finance and whole vendor team!

 

Photography by Stephanie Nachtrab Photography