The Jam Band
Wedding Day Song Selection Pt. 2 of 3
Updated: Sep 1, 2018
Choosing the right song for the Father/Bride dance and the Mother/Groom dance is always a challenge but, we are here to help. While there are many options, it is important that you choose a song that stands out and is memorable. Here are some questions to ask yourself. Is there a song that Mom or Dad used to sing to you as a child? Or perhaps there is a song that every time it came on the radio, it would put a smile on Mom or Dad's face? If none of these questions pertain to you, here are some recommendations based on the lyrical content of the song.
In regards to songs for the Mother/Groom dance, "A Song for Mama" by Boyz II Men speaks to how grateful you are of your Mom for always being there for you with a beautiful chorus that begins with; "Mama, Mama you know I love you." You can also choose a song that a Mother can dedicate to her Son with choices like "My Wish" by Rascal Flats or "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack. These songs say "My wish for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to" and "I hope you never lose your sense of wonder." After all a wedding is when Mom and Dad give away their Son or Daughter to their future spouse, so these words speak well to the occasion.
When choosing a song for the Father/Bride dance, "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler speaks to how Dad was always there to pick you up when you needed him with lyrics like; "Did you ever know that you're my hero." You can also choose a song that a Father can dedicate to his daughter with songs like "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw and "You are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder. These songs say "Gotta hold on easy as I let you go" and "You are the sunshine of my life, that's why I'll always be around." Its always harder for Dad to give his daughter away, so these words are perfect.
Here are some of our favorites for Mother/Groom dance:
1. "Landslide"- Fleetwood Mac
2. "Your Song"- Elton John
3. "A Song For My Son"- Mikki Viereck
4. "Child of Mine"- Carole King
5. "Do I Make You Proud"- Taylor Hicks
Here are some of our favorites for Father/Bride dance:
1. "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing"- Aerosmith
2. "Cinderella"- Steven Curtis Chapman
3. "The Miracle"- Celine Dion
4. " A Song For You"- Donny Hathaway
5. "Butterfly Kisses"- Bob Carlisle
We hope these recommendations will help you in choosing the perfect dance with Mom and Dad on your special day.
-The Jam Band