Father and Bride - Mother and Groom Dances Stir emotions

Father - Bride Dance

Yes, The First dance by the newly married couple is an emotional part of any wedding reception.  But nothing brings on the tears as much as the Father - Daughter and Mother - Son Dances.  Making sure this part of the reception goes smoothly and choosing the 'perfect' song for these dances can be a daunting task.

These Dances can be orchestrated many ways.  If you want to be slightly different than the standard some suggestions are:

  • Half way through song - have DJ invite other Father/Daughters - Mother and Sons to join you on floor
  • If Mother or Father is no longer with you - have dance with sibling, grandparent, Step parent,  or you new in law ( father - in -law or mother - in - law) or anyone that played a significant role in your life.
  • use only one song  for both - you can even start off with Father and Daughter then have DJ invite Groom and Mother to join you
Mother and Groom Dance

Songs can be one you feel reflective of your childhood, the parents favorite, or one that expresses your feelings.    Some of the most popular are:

Father - Daughter Dances

My Little Girl                               Tim Graw
My Wish                                     Rascal Flatts
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Israel Kamakawiw'ole
You Raise Me Up          Josh Gorban
Wind Beneath My Wings             Bette Midler
I loved Her First                             Heartland              
Daddy's Little Girl                         Michael Buble
Cinderella                                    Steve Chapman
Butterfly Kisses                             Bob Carlisle
Daughters                                    John Mayer
Everthing I Do                   Bryan Adams
There You'll Be                            Faith Hill
The Way You Look Tonight          Steve Tyrell
You are so Beautiful                      Joe Cocker

Mother - Son Dances

A Song For Mama Boys II Men (Long)
Hero                                    Miriah Carey
I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack
Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart
If There Hadn't Been You Billy Dean
The Rose                              Bette Midler
Through The Years Kenny Rodgers
Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Then They Do                     Trace Adkins
Simple Man                         Lyndryd Skynyrd
Stand By Me                      Ben E King
Mama's Song                      Carrie Underwood
You & Me Against The World Anne Murray

Be sure to take into consideration the length of the song , for some songs are long.  Ask the DJ to fade out after first chorus or after so long into the song is not unusual , and many will be happy to adjust the song for you.

What other songs are your favorite for These special Dances?  Feel free to leave comments.

By:  2Wolves DJ Service, Fort Payne, AL

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