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 2012 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 2012, as selected by my couples:

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

Van Morrison – “Have I Told You Lately”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Chris LeDoux – “Look At You Girl”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Tom Petty – “Wildflowers”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Steven Curtis Chapman – “Cinderella”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Ben E. King – “Stand by Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Alabama – “In Pictures”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

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

Rod Stewart – “Forever Young”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Temptations – “My Girl”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Brooks & Dunn – “My Maria”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Loudon Wainwright III – “Daughter”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Beatles – “Let It Be”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

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Other 2011 Best Of Lists: