Mother and Son
Unlike the father and daughter dance, the mother and son wedding song
is a relatively recent addition to the formal wedding dances.
the special relationship a mother has with her son and the fact that
the son has now chosen to leave his parents and live his own life with
his new wife.
is also usually one of the tear jerking moments of the wedding
reception, but it also does not have to be. It all depends on the
relationship between the groom and his mother.
Choose your mother son wedding song to honor this special relationship by having the words and the tempo of the song reflect the type of relationship you have.
If they have a fun, lighthearted relationship, then choose a fun, lighthearted song. If they have a tender relationship, then choose a song with lyrics to match - and remember to have a hanky or a tissue at hand - mom will cry!
Mother and Son Wedding Songs:
Find your perfect mother and son wedding song below if you are planning a specific dance for just the groom and his mother:
All To You - DJ Keo
A Song For Mama - Boyz II Men
I Hope You Dance - Leann Womack
Coat of Many Colors – Dolly Parton
Child of Mine - Carol King
My Wish – Rascal Flatts
Thank You Mom - Good Charlotte
Mom - Lucero
In My Mother's Eyes - Willie Nelson
A Song For My Son - The Hit Crew
Loves Me Like A Rock - Paul Simon
Ordinary Miracle - Sarah McLachlan
Sweet Child O'Mine - Sheryl Crow
Beautiful Boy - John Lennon
Bridegroom - Amy Grant
I.O.U. (I Owe You Mother) - Jimmy Dean
I'll Always Love My Mama - Intruders
Mama - Spice Girls
Roots & Wings - Anne Murray
The Baby - Blake Shelton
The Perfect Fan - Backstreet Boys
Watercolor Ponies - Wayne Watson
You and Me Against the World - Helen Reddy
Godspeed (Sweet Dreams) - Dixie Chicks
Generic and Family Dance Songs:
If none of the above songs are what you are looking for to dance your mother & son dance, and you are looking for a nice alternative, then have a look at the songs suggested below.
The mother and son wedding dance is of course optional like any of the formal dances. Some couples who
do not want to drag the whole formal dance thing on for too long
actually do a parent's dance with the groom dancing with his mother and
the bride with her father at the same time.
can change half way through the dance and have the bride dance with her
new father in law and the groom with his new mother in law if you like.
This way everyone is included in one song and then the party can
All the songs below would be appropriate for any parent's dance, and have a more general theme of unconditional love, parenting and advice on how to live life:
Miracle - Celine Dion
If I Could - Celine Dion
A Smile Like Yours - Natalie Cole
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack or George Michael
Forever Young - Rod Stewart
Forever Young - Alphaville
Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
Hero - Mariah Carey
I am Your Child - Barry Manilow
In My Life - The Beatles
I Turn to You - Christina Aguilera
I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
I Hope You Dance - Leann Womack
Close To You - The Carpenters
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
Blessed - Elton John
I Wish You Love - Dean Martin or Natalie Cole
Memories - Elvis Presley
Stand by Me - Ben E King
Sunrise Sunset - Fiddler on the Roof Soundtrack
There You'll Be - Faith Hill
Through the Years - Kenny Rogers
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone or Leanne Rimes
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban or Westlife
You're the Inspiration - Chicago
You've Got a Friend - James Taylor
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
The Wonder of You - Elvis
Looking for Something Different?
Looking for a Fun, Alternative Mother and Son Wedding Song? Something that is not soppy or has not been overdone?
If none of the above song suggestions seem right to you and you were looking for a fun alternative, then perhaps check out our page on up-tempo mother and son wedding song ideas and medley's.
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