Mother and Son
Wedding Song

Unlike the father and daughter dance, the mother and son wedding song is a relatively recent addition to the formal wedding dances.

It honors 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.


It 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.

Mother Son Wedding Dance Song

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:

mother and son wedding song dance

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.

You 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 continue.

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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