The day has come. It’s the day you’ve dreamed of for decades, and it’s finally upon you. Your wedding plans are almost complete, but there’s one more thing you need to do—you must choose the right mother-son song to which the two of you will dance. Of all the events that will occur during your wedding, this particular moment will be one of the most touching, breathtaking, and memorable. This is why choosing a mother-son song is so important. Music will be the emotive backdrop of your wedding, and the song Mom and Son dance to will be the standard that sets the tone for that backdrop. Here are some lovely musical choices compiled by wedding musicians in Pennsylvania that will help you finalize this all-important decision.
93 Million Miles: Jason Mraz
My beautiful mother, she told me, “Son, in life, you’re gonna go far, and if you do it right you’ll love where you are, just know, that wherever you go, you can always come home.” This one has a poignant message and an expressive melody. It also has enough toe-tapping beat that makes it an ideal song for Mom and Son to dance to, as she gives him away at his nuptials. And its added message of unconditional love is the culmination of how she feels about him, reminding him that this love will carry him through as well as bring him back home when needed.
Angels: Randy Travis
This slow and touching song reminds sons to ‘look in your mother’s eyes’ to find angels. It’s a sweet reminder that Mom is the driving force in her son’s moral compass. It’s a gentle remembrance that she is the saintly ‘wind beneath his wings’ that will lift him up wherever he goes, whatever he faces as he embarks on his new life with his bride.
Do I Make You Proud: Taylor Hicks
This song endeavors to take on the mother-son relationship from a different angle than most others. With words sung from Son to Mom, it asks the question that lies in all young men’s hearts: Do I make you proud? Little more will need to be said or sung, as Mom and Son dance to this beautiful, heartrending melody at your wedding.
Find Your Wings: Mark Harris
This is a melodic prayer to a son from a parent’s hopeful eyes. Its soft, slow tune allows Mom and Son to glide together across the dance floor with guests looking on, praying and singing along. It bitter sweetly reminds Mom, “Only for a moment you are mine to hold,” and depicts her heart’s longing for God to fill his heart with dreams, asking that faith give him courage to dare to do great things.
Forever Young: Rod Stewart
Touching words you can almost hear every mother sing to her little boy, “Forever Young” is a timeless piece of music that melodizes the mother-son relationship to perfection. As Mom sings to her son of the most precious treasures she can offer, she adds the fact that he will always be her little boy, never aging, remaining young for eternity.
Simple Man: Lynyrd Skynyrd
What a beautiful message this one has—it’s a passionate rendering of a mother’s sage advice to her son. “Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold; all that you need is in your soul.” The tone is melancholy yet beautiful, a perfect directive from Mom to Son as he moves into the next phase of his life without his mother by his immediate side.
The Man You’ve Become: Molly Pasutti
This stirring tune has Mom looking back on the past, singing of ‘skinned knees’ and ‘climbing trees,’ continuing on through her boy’s entire young life so far, proclaiming how proud she is of the man he is now and is to be. Truly, there will not be a dry in the house if you choose this one for Mom and Son to dance to at your reception.
The mother-son song you choose for the two of you to dance to must be an expressive piece of music that rightly articulates how you feel. It should be something you both can easily dance to, something that evokes the emotions of your guests, and something that has the power within the music to illustrate your relationship. Mothers and sons have a special connection that will transcend the wedding, and the song they dance to should be a sweet whisper of that bond. Consult with a top wedding musician in Pennsylvania for additional inspiration for your wedding music.