There’s so much tradition associated with a bride and her father. Not only does he get to walk his daughter down the aisle and give her away to the man who is promising to take over in protecting her for the rest of his life, but there’s so much emotion that does into the father-daughter dance at the reception. Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in this special relationship that we forget there is another relationship that deserves just as much attention: the one between the groom and his mother.
Just as girls tend to form a close bond with their fathers growing up, there are no real words to describe the one between a mother and her son. However, as the mother-son dance is the only (if not one of the few) wedding traditions that allows for this relationship to take center stage, it should not be something that is taken lightly.
Listen grooms, even if dancing is not your cup of tea and you really wouldn’t mind one way or another if there was a mother-son dance, remember that this is important to the woman who raised you. Your new wife will soon become the most important woman in your life and will be able give you things that your mother cannot, and that can be a heartbreaking thought for her to process.
In an effort to help you choose a song for your mother-son dance that will help you say the words that you can’t, Brides Magazine has created a special Spotify playlist for you to consider. Take a listen below and let us know if any of their choices caught your ear and made you think, yeah, that’s the one for mom.