90 Best Mother-Son Dance Songs
Every mother dreams of the day when she can dance with her son at his wedding. The mother-son dance is the symbolic ending of one family and the beginning of another — just like the father-daughter dance. It’s a beautiful thing to watch. It can be quite a tear-jerker, in fact.
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What Are The Best Mother-Son Wedding Songs?
The best mother-son wedding song is a ballad. This song should represent the commonality and unique relationship between the groom and his mother. With that said, our list of mother-son songs can be used for other celebrations.
The mother-son songs can also be awesome to celebrate the birth of a son. They can also be used as a dedication song from a son to his mother on Mother’s Day.
It would be impossible to name all the great mother-son wedding songs but below are the Top 90 popular songs.
Mother Son song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: March 30, 2021
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What Is the Mother-Son Dance?
Traditionally, the Mother-Son Dance is the dance between the mother of the groom and her son. It comes after the Father-Daughter Dance in the wedding reception timeline. It is a heartfelt moment during the wedding reception. Most likely, it will be filmed and photographed, so be sure to choose a great song.
Some wedding couples combine the father-daughter dance with the mother groom dance. Both couples dance to the same song. If you decide to do this, talk to your wedding planner and DJ; they should be able to give great suggestions that will help you choose the song.
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What If My Family Isn’t Traditional?
Families have complex relationships these days. That’s okay. Same-sex couples can choose to dance with the family member of their choice: mother, mentor. Step-mothers can have a second song. Estranged family members can have stand-ins. You can even dance with your in-laws if you wish.
Grooms, if you have more than one mother in your life, there are options. One can tap the other on the shoulder in the middle of the dance so you can dance with both of your moms. You may even want a song for each. Talk about it with your professional wedding planner or DJ.
Can I Do the Mother-Son Dance without My Mom?
If one of the wedding couple’s parents is no longer living, you can adapt or skip the Mother-Son Dance. This is an emotional decision, for sure. If your new spouse will dance with her father, then you’ll certainly want to have your time to shine.
Perhaps your mom passed away or you are estranged. If your mother isn’t alive, a common substitute is a mother figure. Many of us have those people in our lives. Your sister or aunt would make a very nice gesture. See our list of sister-brother songs.
If this dance is too painful because of a recent loss or estrangement, you can skip the Mother-Son Dance. It’s your celebration. Talk to your wedding planner; they are experienced with this delicate relationship.
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