Anyone who's seen "Fiddler on the Roof" will remember this classic tune from the wedding scene. The song's lyrics express the parents' disbelief at how quickly their daughter has grown as they reflect on her wedding day. There's a sense of pride and bittersweet emotion that's universal to all parents, particularly those preparing to give their children away.
This old-fashioned favorite is popular in the Jewish culture, but the lyrics are versatile enough for any type of wedding. It's appropriate for a father-daughter or a mother-son dance, so your groom can get in on the action if you want to share the spotlight. The slow tempo makes it easy to dance to, even for the uncoordinated. You can take a traditional waltz approach or simply sway to the beat.