Songs for the Mother Son Dance

 In wedding ideas, wedding music, wedding planning, wedding receptions

A highlight of any wedding reception is the Mother-Son First Dance, and we’ve seen some truly wonderful moments between mothers and sons at the start of the couple’s big day. It’s such a special moment when the groom and his mother take to the dance floor, smiling as ‘their song’ plays, and tears of joy often flow for both of them. This is a moment when both mother and son thank each other for being so special, so loving and supportive, and for the mother-son dance, a very special song is played.

Here are some of the most popular mother-son dance songs, reported by some of the top New Jersey wedding entertainment experts that we’ve had the great fortune to host here:

What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor
“Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
“She’s Got a Way” by Billy Joel
“Through the Years” by Kenny Rogers
“Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole
“You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
“Thank You For Loving Me” by Bon Jovi
“Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant

One trend that we’re seeing for Mother-Son dances is the groom choosing a song as a surprise for his mother, sometimes playing a song that his mother has always loved, one they’ve held close as a special tune between them for years. Dancing to that wedding song now, in front of all of their family and friends at such a special celebration is a wonderful tribute to the mother’s special place in the groom’s heart, and he in hers.

Michael Mahle, Director of Communications, Pleasantdale Château

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