The 20 Sweetest Dance Songs for a Mother and Daughter During the Wedding


She has been there through a number of life’s milestones. She was the first face you saw when you opened your tiny eyes, encouraged you to take the training wheels off your bike, made you soup when you were sick and then taught how to make it yourself. Through the whole wedding planning process, she has been been there for venting, asked for guidance and beamed when you found the dress. But, she doesn’t have the honor of walking you down the aisle, or a special moment on the dance floor with you. She’s why not make her feel special on your big day? One way is finding special mothert-daughter dance songs to let both of you take the spotlight on your wedding day.

The Sweetest Mother-Daughter Dance Songs for Your Wedding


Mama’s Song, Carrie Underwood

The bond between a mother and daughter is one of the strongest. And it can be quite difficult for your mom to feel confident that her little girl will be well taken care of. Reassure her by letting her know that the one you said “I do” to is a respectful and caring man.


Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler

This song will bring tears of joy to your mother’s eyes, as well as the eyes of anyone watching you dance. The meaningful lyrics will let your mom know how much her love and support has meant to you, how it has carried you through all the days leading up to the wedding.


I Hope You Dance, Lee Ann Womack

Every mother hopes for nothing but the best for their daughters, that they always strive and chase after their dreams. “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder” perfectly describes all of your mother's hopes and dreams for you every day of your life.


I’ll Be There, Jackson 5

You’ve probably heard your mom say "I’ll be there" to you countless times throughout your life. And on your wedding day, she’ll say one last time as you start your new life with your husband. This is the perfect song to dedicate to your mother.


Landslide, Fleetwood Mac

You may not be familiar with this one, but it is a song that your mother will connect with instantly. The song speaks about how relationships change and individuals grow and while these changes can be a little scary, they are sometimes for the best and, in this case, on your wedding day this couldn’t be more true.


You Raise Me Up, Josh Groban

Josh Groban's vocals are enough to grab everyone’s attention for the special dance between you and your mother, and the lyrics are perfect for this moment. The song tells the story of how unique and powerful a mother’s love is for her child and how she can instantly raise her children up from despair and pain.


In My Daughter’s Eyes, Martina McBride

This is the perfect song to describe just how you look at your mom. Let her know with this heartfelt song just how strong, wise and beautiful she is through your eyes.


Forever Young, Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart actually recorded multiple renditions of this song. They range from a more upbeat to a more mellow piano version, so you have a number of options to choose the one that is the best fit for your mother-daughter moment. Whichever version you chose, dedicating this song to your mother will be a touching gesture.


Every Mother’s Dream, Martina McBride

If you want to summarize how your mother feels about having you as a daughter, this song does it perfectly, and will allow the two of you to share in an incredibly special moment all of your own.


Like My Mother Does, Lauren Alaina

What better way to let your mother know what all you have learned from her than with this perfect tribute?


Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion

Celine Dion has the voice of an angle, which helps to make this one of the best mother-daughter dance songs. “I’m everything I am, because you loved me” is a phenomenal way to let your mom know that all her support and encouragement shaped you into the beautiful person you are today.


I Turn to You, Christina Aguilera

This beautiful ballad is the perfect way to let your mother know how much you have always relied on her. I Turn to You is a captivating song that will enhance the special moment you share with your mother on your wedding day.


The Best Day, Taylor Swift

While Taylor Swift may have grown to fame by writing love songs about past relationships, she also has this heartfelt song dedicated to her mom. Anyone would be hardpressed not to reach for a tissue as you and your mom dance to this beautiful song.


A Song for Mama, Boyz 2 Men

This 1997 R&B hit from Boyz 2 Men is sure to be a huge hit at your reception as well! The lyrics will expertly let your mother know that you truly appreciated all she has done for you.


God Only Knows, Beach Boys

If your mother isn’t really the sentimental type, then this Beach Boys song is a great alternative. It is more upbeat and fun but will still let your mom know how much you love and appreciate her.


You Can’t Lose Me, Faith Hill

One of the biggest fears your mother probably has is that by starting a family of your own, the two of you will grow apart. This song by Faith Hill is a beautiful way to let her know that she can’t lose you and that you will always want her in your life.


Promise, Tori Amos

Promise is a duet from Tori Amos and her own daughter Natashya, which makes it the perfect song for your mother-daughter moment. It’s one of the sweetest and most simple mother-daughter songs that will result in a magical moment.


Through the Years, Kenny Rogers

The classic country song, Through the Years, is the perfect song for you and your mother to share in a special moment. It’s the ultimate proclamation of the love you have towards your mother and the love she has for you.


In My Life, Chantal Kreviazuk

Chantal Kreviazuk’s cover of this 1965 song by The Beatles was released for the NBC series Providence. It’s beautiful and touching and will let your mom know that no matter how much things will change, you’ll love her more.


Teach the Children Well, Crosby, Stills & Nash

This 1970 song mixes traditional country rock with the foot-tapping folk. This song is sure to result in a memorable moment for you and your mom as well as your guests.