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 2013 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 2013, as selected by my couples:

Van Morrison – “Brown Eyed Girl”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

John Mayer – “Daughters”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Van Morrison – “Tupelo Honey”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Patty Griffin – “Heavenly Day”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Andrew Gold – “Thank You for Being a Friend”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Chris Cagle – “Dance Baby Dance”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Josh Turner – “I’ll Be There”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

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

Phil Collins – “You’ll Be In My Heart”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Paul Simon – “Father and Daughter”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Teddy Pendergrass – “You’re My Latest, Greatest Inspiration”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Trace Adkins – “Just Fishin’”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

George Strait – “I Cross My Heart”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Gary Allan – “Tough Little Boys”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Rascals – “A Beautiful Morning”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Fleetwood Mac – “Landslide”  |  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: