The Mother / Son Dance

Since the inception of the wedding tradition, parents have always played an integral role in the marriage of husband and wife. In fact, in some traditions, marriages are pre-arranged by parents and grandparents. However, in traditional weddings that aspect is left up to the bride and groom. But there are certain dances set aside for parents that help to strengthen the bond between parent and child and offer wings when they have flown away from home. The mtoher / son dance is a dance between a mother and her groom son that is a symbol of the bond between the two. A wedding can be an emotional time for a mother who cherishes the love she has developed with her son as he has grown. In some traditions, before the mother / son dance is complete, the bride will step in and dance for the remainder of the song as a symbol of the new bond between husband and wife.

A Mother Dancing With Her Son, The Groom

For most moms, the mother / son dance can be a dreaded dance marking the new beginning without her for her groom son. However, the song selected can make that moment much more meaningful and easier to accept, marking a cherished memory in the thoughts of any mother. Traditionally for this reason, the style of music selected is usually one of sentiment and gratitude for love and devotion throughout the years. For whatever mother / son song style a planner might desire, Digital DJz offers total customization and adaptablity to help any mothers dreams for her son become a reality.

We have included a list of some of frequently used or popular mother / son dance songs below and we encourage our clients to go over the list and then look for them in our on-line database, listen to them, and decide whether or not that specific song is right for their needs. And if the song isn't and we don't have the song that they seek, we encourage them to contact us with their song suggestion or requests and we will work at getting that song in our database in time for their wedding reception.

Song Suggestions

You are not required to use a song on this list but are instead encouraged to select a song you feel would be most fitting for your reception.

Title Artist(s)
Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler
Through The Years Kenny Rogers
A Song For Mama Boys II Men
A Song For My Son Mikki Viereck
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Because You Loved Me Celine Dion
Unforgettable Natalie And Nat King Cole
Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart
In My Life Beatles
The Perfect Fan Backstreet Boys
The Rose Bette Midler
I Am Your Child Barry Manilow
Can I Have This Dance? Anne Murray
Hero Mariah Carey
A Smile Like Yours Natalie Cole
If... Bread
Mama, I'm Coming Home Ozzy Osbourne
Angels Randy Travis

(Some of these songs may not be available on the smaller music systems.)