At the start of the new year, I like to look back at the year that was and review the songs that my couples selected for the six most common formalities of their wedding reception: The Grand Entrance, The First Dance, The Father/Bride Dance, The Mother/Groom Dance, Cake Cutting, and The Last Dance. While there are several wedding music guides available, I find the real pulse of the best Father/Bride Dance songs for 2011 come from my clients: real Pacific Northwest couples planning and hosting real Pacific Northwest weddings. So, without further ado…

Here are the top Father/Bride Dance Songs of 2011, as selected by my couples:

The Beatles – “In My Life”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Tim McGraw – “My Little Girl”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Eric Clapton – “Wonderful Tonight”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Rascal Flatts – “My Wish”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Heartland – “I Loved Her First”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

James Taylor – “Carolina in My Mind”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Bob Carlisle – “Butterfly Kisses”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Louis Armstrong – “What A Wonderful World”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Lee Ann Womack – “I Hope You Dance”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Elvis Presley – “Can’t Help Falling In Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Natalie Merchant – “Kind & Generous”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Frank Sinatra – “The Way You Look Tonight”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Looking for more great Father/Bride song suggestions? Visit my ultimate Wedding Music Guide for more Father/Bride Dance song picks!

Previous Best Father/Bride Dance Songs By Year:

Other 2011 Best Of Lists: