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You Won't Want To Miss These Top 5 Mother-Son Dance Songs!


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The mother-son dance is one of the most cherished moments at any wedding. It's an opportunity for the groom to honor his mother, and for the mother to celebrate her son's special day and new-found love. If you're planning your wedding and looking for inspiration for your mother-son dance, look no further! Here are the top five mother-son wedding dances and some tips for planning a successful dance:


1. "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts

"My Wish" is a popular mother-son dance song that has been used at weddings for years. The song's uplifting message is perfect for a mother-son dance, and its slow tempo makes it easy to dance to. The lyrics act like a prayer or psalm as her son begins to embark on a new journey.


2. "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban

"You Raise Me Up" is a beautiful ballad that is often played during the mother-son dance at weddings. Its emotional lyrics are perfect for expressing the special bond between a mother and son. Have tissues on standby. This piece is a notorious tearjerker.


3. "In My Life" by The Beatles

"In My Life" is a timeless classic that has been played at weddings for decades. Its sweet lyrics and slow tempo make it a great choice for a mother-son dance. The simplicity of the song makes it easy to dance to. You might want to consider hiring a DJ or live band to play the song and lead you through your dance steps.

*PRO TIP: Nervous to dance in front of people? Tell your DJ or live band to only play 1 minute of the song.

4. "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart

"Forever Young" is a popular mother-son dance song that is often played at weddings. Its nostalgic lyrics and upbeat tempo make it a great choice for a fun and memorable dance. This piece is perfect for a mother/son dance as it depicts a youthful energy; expressing how the vibe leaves them considering wanting to live forever. It's a beautiful song about how life can be sweet, light and full of dancing.



5. "A Song For Mama" by Boyz II Men

"A Song For Mama" is a beautiful tribute to mothers that is often played at weddings. Its soulful lyrics and slow tempo make it a great choice for a touching and emotional dance. This song lyrics lay out all the ways moms are amazing. This can symbolize a sense of finality as her son goes on to fully support another human through marriage. It ends emphasizing that there is no other love like a mother's love.


Tips for planning a successful mother-son dance:

- Choose a song that is meaningful to both you and your mother.

- Practice your dance steps beforehand to ensure a smooth and graceful dance.

- Choose the right moment to dance, and be sure to let your DJ or band know when you plan to dance.

- Consider hiring a professional dance instructor to help you perfect your moves.

- Don't be afraid to add some personal touches to your dance, such as a surprise move or a special dedication.


The mother-son dance is a long-standing tradition in America and choosing the right song and planning ahead can help ensure a successful dance. Whether you choose a classic ballad or a fun and upbeat tune, be sure to take the time to practice and prepare for this special moment with your mother...then REVEL in every moment on the big day and be sure to take time to appreciate the emotional connection during this priceless time.

A stunning view of a son and mother dancing at his wedding

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