If you are struggling to come up with a few mother/son dance ideas, fret no more, friend. We’re rounded up a few of our top picks for this traditional dance. Send this link to your soon-to-be-spouse and let him and your future MIL find the one that will leave everyone all teary-eyed!
“Forever Young” by Rod Stewart
This pick is a little more upbeat than a traditional mother/son dance, but the lyrics are literally PERFECT for this special moment! Here is just a snippet…
“May the good Lord be with you
Down every road you roam.
And may sunshine and happiness
surround you when you’re far from home.
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As you’d have done to you.
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you’ll always stay
Forever young, forever young.”
“Never Alone” by Lady A
When we first heard this song, our immediate thought was how perfect it would be for this traditional dance. This sweet message from a parent to their child will definitely tug at the heart strings. Listen for the best lines…
I’ll be in every beat of your heart
When you face the unknown.
Wherever you fly,
This isn’t goodbye.
My love will follow you, stay with you.
Baby, you’re never alone.”
“Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
Ok, we are throwing it back with this one. Moms and dads are every day heroes. This is your groom’s chance to let his mom know just what she has done for him.
“It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
but I’ve got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
I would be nothing without you.”
“How Long Will I Love You?” by Ellie Goulding
This is a sweet ballad by a contemporary artist with heartfelt lyrics. It speaks to the the everlasting love of a parent. Seriously, pick this one. It’s amazing!
“How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I can.
How long will I need you?
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan.”
“Close Your Eyes” by Michael Buble
If you listen carefully to the lyrics, it could speak to a mother’s strength. Plus, who doesn’t love Michael Buble? It’s a great pick if your groom is looking for something meaningful and timeless.
“Close your eyes
Let me tell you all the reasons why
Think you’re one of a kind.
Here’s to you,
The one that always pulls us through.
Always do what you gotta do.
You’re one of a kind.
Thank God you’re mine.”
“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor
If sappy love songs aren’t your groom’s thing, this upbeat, yet still heartfelt, classic might be the perfect choice. Everyone will be singing and dancing along but the message won’t be missed by anyone.
“I needed the shelter of someone’s arms and there you were.
I needed someone to understand my ups and downs and there you were.
With sweet love and devotion, deeply touching my emotion,
I want to stop and thank you baby. I want to stop and thank you baby.
How sweet it is to be loved by you. How sweet it is to be loved by you.”
4 thoughts on “6 Mother/Son Dance Ideas”
i love the parent dances at a wedding. sometimes sweet, sometimes silly. these are wonderful song ideas!
Parent dances are always goodies! Glad you liked these ideas!
I’m looking for waltzes to dance with my son. Not finding much with lyrics or too fast a pace and so many ballads are slow and don’t lend themselves to even a decent 2 step. Still hunting.
My son is getting married in November. Two songs I’m considering are “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw or “A Song for my Son” by Nikki Verick