List of the Top Mother-Daughter Songs
Whether you dance with your mom at your wedding, dedicate a song, throw her the best 50th birthday party ever, this list is every bride’s dream. Mother-Daughter songs are special songs between a bride and her mother. This can come in the form of dedication or dance during the wedding reception.
When selecting a song to dedicate to your mom, we recommend selecting a song that has special meaning between you both. Our curated list of mother-daughter songs should help jog your memory or even find a new symbol of your bond. It’s up to the bride and mother how much attention they wish to have with mother-daughter songs.
“You taught me strength and you gave me guidance,
Whenever faith was lost you were there to find it,
And all because a mother’s love is unconditional,
With all my heart and all my soul I want let you know.”
Mother by Ashanti
Is it Uncommon to have a Mother-Daughter Dance?
In the past, this was uncommon because tradition favored the typical roles. With single parents and same-sex parents, the mother-daughter dance will only become more prominent. If you’d like to dance with the parent of your choice and your future husband with his, by all means, do so.
“My dad won’t be at the wedding, my mom has been both father/mother to me so I want to do that with her.” Mayra at WeddingWire.com
If the father-of-the-bride passes away before the wedding date, a special dance between a bride with her mother may replace the father-daughter dance.
The most important issue is that you discuss these options with your professional wedding planner. Some brides opt to dedicate a song to their mother during the reception instead. That can be an upbeat song to celebrate their friendship as well as their love. And, of course, keep the party going.
Dedicating a Song To the Mother of the Bride in Remembrance
Sadly, sometimes the mother-of-the-bride passes away before the wedding. Though sad, it may be a good time to remember your times, even with a slide show. So many special women in our lives fill the mother role – aunts, grandmothers, friends, and mentors. It’s your special day. Honor the people that matter most to you.
Mother-Daughter Dedication Songs
Songwriters are often the best spokesperson for our emotions. We relate to songs in an emotional way. Mother-daughter songs are especially good for May weddings because of Mother’s Day.
With that said, these songs can be played at a mother’s or daughter’s birthday, to celebrate the birth of a granddaughter, and also as a remembrance of a mother by a daughter.
If you’re creating a video or special dedication for your mom’s milestone birthday (50, 60, 70), this song list is a great resource as well.
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What Are the Best Mother-Daughter Songs?
Below is a list of the best songs for a mother to dedicate to her daughter. It is also applicable for daughters to dedicate to their mothers. If you are looking for special father-daughter songs, be sure to visit our list of father-daughter songs.
Mother Daughter song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: January 4, 2021
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