10 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Song for Your Mother Son Wedding Dance

Jul. 13, 2018

Choosing the perfect song for you and your mom to dance to on your wedding day is an important but difficult task. It’s a special moment for the both of you and you’ll need a song that captures the love, the memories, and the vibe of your big day! Mole Street Artists compiled our top 10 tips for choosing mother son dance songs that make your mother feel loved on your wedding day.

Waltz Down Memory Lane

Weddings can be a great time for reminiscing on the good old days, especially for moms. Take a walk down memory lane and consider songs with great memories behind them for you mother son dance. Did your mom love singing an old classic as she tucked you into bed at night? Did you and she have a song that you rocked out to on the way to school? Thinking about fond memories with your mom can help remind you of some awesome options for mother son wedding songs. Plus, she will love being reminded of the good memories that come to her mind when the DJ hits play.

Avoid the Love Songs

Be sure to avoid choosing a song with themes of love, heartbreak, or romance. Though there aren’t millions of specific mother son songs out there, there are many that aren’t plain old love songs. You may find a song with the sound and feel that you’re looking for, but you should be sure to check that the lyrics don’t represent a romantic relationship. The lyrics in a song can be the most touching part of the dance, so be sure you choose from mother son wedding dance songs that really capture the love you feel for your mom.

Set the Mood

When choosing from the hundreds of mother son dance songs out there, you may want to decide the reaction you hope for from your guests. Some families love to have a good cry together and will totally sob their eyes out seeing you waltz with your mom. Other families love to take things light, and may join you on stage when the bands starts to sing “your mama don’t dance.” Considering your audience when choosing your song is just another way to make your wedding a memorable one.

Have a Dance Date

Once you’ve narrowed down your list to a few great songs, set aside a day for you and your mom to listen and boogie to a variety of mother son songs. She will love spending some time with you and it will take the pressure off any surprises. Get the speakers out, and hit play. Let you and your mom practice some moves and figure out which song feels right. That way, you’ve come to a decision together and you’ll know exactly what to expect on your wedding day. It can be nerve racking to dance in front of a crowd, so practicing will take the edge off, and give you more freedom to enjoy this moment with your mom!

Start with a Genre

Don’t even know where to start looking for mother son wedding songs? Finding a common genre that you and your mom both love is a great place to start. Picking a genre first will open your world to tons of mother son songs you’ll both love. Then you’ll start to narrow down from there. Sure, your mom and you may not have the exact same taste in music, but any two people can find a common genre that they enjoy.

Get Groovin’

Talking with your mom about how she feels comfortable dancing can help narrow down the songs to look for! This special dance with your mother doesn’t have to be slow, but if slow dancing is her preferred boogie method, slow may be perfect! Or perhaps, your mom is the person you got your rug-cutting skills and a fast paced song will pair perfectly! Different styles of dancing will go well with different styles of music. Making sure those two align will make the dance all the more fun for the both of you!

Child of Mine by Carol King

I’ll Stand By You by The Pretenders

Beautiful Boy by John Lennon

Sweetest Devotion by Adele

Hey Mama by Kanye West

Let Her Decide

Traditionally in weddings, the mother of the groom usually has a very small role in the wedding. If you’re having a hard time agreeing on a song or finding the perfect one, giving your mom the role of deciding on your song is an awesome way to make her feel special. This dance is more about her than anyone and should be centered around showing her some love and appreciation. She will feel the love and you’ll be happy when she’s happy.

Pick the Right Wedding Band

The artists we book at Mole Street Artists have a mission to deliver the best wedding entertainment in Philadelphia. Our artists are incredibly talented individuals with expertise in their respective genres. They seek to engage the guests, enhance the wedding experience, and give a memorable performance that will leave you and your guests raving for years to come. Any one of our talented artists would be happy to play father and daughter songs for your wedding!

Pairing our artists with a team of entertainment experts is what makes Mole Street Artists so successful in delivering some of the best wedding entertainment you can find in Philadelphia. Our team of trained experts seek to understand your wedding needs, wishes, and dreams and make them a reality. Let us give you a personalized and unique wedding entertainment experience, and we will take care of the rest!

If you’re looking for a DJ with an ability to create a custom set of music, we’ve got DJ Adrian Hardy, DJ Redasko, DJ Royale, and more! Our disc jockeys know how to combine styles to create a unique sound for every event. If you like funk and dance bands, our live bands The York Street Hustle, Brian Williams and the Get Back, The Sermon!, and Blues Junior know how to vibe and will have your guests grooving all night long at the reception. If you’re looking for a smoother experience or Jazz Trio, our jazz artists Chelsea Reed, Peter Gaudioso, and The Vance Camisa Quartet bring a sophisticated feel to a wedding of any size. Last but not least, our talented acoustic performers Aaron Parnell Brown, John Byrne Band, and Greg Cagno create a tasteful ambiance adding an extra element to any wedding ceremony and reception.

Communicate Your Needs to Your Wedding Band

Choosing a wedding band that caters to your needs is important. Once you’ve picked the perfect group for your entertainment, make sure to communicate what mother son wedding songs you’ll be considering for your dance to ensure that they’re able to perform your song in the exact style you’re wanting. At Mole Street Artists, we have a roster filled with artists from all different genres and styles with tons of talent. Any artist on our roster would be happy to work in your personal preferences to their set.  And to make everything easier, the team of entertainment experts at Mole Street Artists will be able to help you communicate your music needs to the group, so the pressures off!

Still can’t decide? We’re happy to help! Mole Street Artists has an experienced team of entertainment specialists that can help guide you through all the mother and son songs out there! Get in touch with one of our entertainment specialists to talk about booking the perfect wedding entertainment for your special day.

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