What Are Some Songs for a Son on His Wedding Day?


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Some tried-and-true suggestions for mother-son wedding dances include "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel, "Days Like This" by Van Morrison and "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston. Wedding magazine The Knot suggests that the groom and his mother choose a song that is easy to dance to and has lyrics that are meaningful to them.

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If the groom and his mother decide to dance at the wedding reception, experts say the message can and should focus on celebrating the parent/child relationship rather than mourning the loss of a son to the "other" woman in his life. Guns 'n' Roses' "Sweet Child of Mine" is perfect for a playful mother and son duo, while "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban or "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler are good choices for a son who wants to indicate his gratitude to his mom.

The groom and his mom might want to think about the style of dancing they enjoy (or are good at) and make their choice accordingly. "Mother and Child Reunion" by Paul Simon is a good choice for modern grooms and their moms who don't want to swirl around the dance floor in each others' arms.

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