Among the multitude of decisions that come with planning a wedding, choosing the perfect song for the mother-son dance can feel daunting. Capturing all of the love and appreciation a child holds for their mother in one song can feel like an impossible task, but it is our hope that this list will provide a few options that symbolize your special bond and create an unforgettable moment for you, your mom, and your wedding guests.
A country favorite, My Wish by Rascal Flatts offers a sweet message of a parent wanting all the best things in life for their child. It is a special send off from mother to son, as she gets to watch her child enter into a new and joyful season of marriage. This one is sure to be a crowd favorite, while also creating a special moment between mother and son.
Another sincere message from mother to child, I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack is composed of beautiful lyrics about embracing the simple joys in life– a reminder to dance through life while you have the ability.
Tim McGraw never fails to write a heartfelt song for a special moment, and this one is no exception. His lyrics of advice, reminding a son to “hold the door, say ‘please,’ say ‘thank you,’ don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie” are sung to a tune that both makes dancing easy, and touches your heart.
If you are a fan of more recent country music that may have a slightly more pop sound, this Morgan Wallen letter to his mother is the perfect fit for the mother-son dance at your wedding. Different from the others, in that it is written from the perspective of the child instead of the parent, these genuine lyrics are a promise to your mom that her prayers for you are working, and that you want to make her proud.
Written specifically for this moment, this song sets the mood perfectly. Drew Baldridge delivers an emotional performance of deeply felt lyrics, reminding his mom that she will always be the first woman he loved.
I know we said this list was our top five, but we just couldn’t end this post without also mentioning the perfect song for a mother-daughter dance– Mama’s Song by Carrie Underwood. These lyrics, from a daughter’s perspective, are a profound thank you to her mom. As a new chapter is entered, this song creates the perfect moment to celebrate the most special of bonds between mother and daughter.
So, whether you’re setting the stage for a nostalgic tear-jerker full of advice, or a special thank you from you to your mom, we hope one of these songs can create a special moment between you and your mom on the night of your wedding.