20 Sweetest Mother Daughter Dance Songs for Your Wedding


She is the one person who has been there through a number of milestones in your life. The first face you saw when you opened your tiny eyes, encouraged you to take off the training wheels on your bike, made you soup each time you were sick and then taught you the secret recipe to make yourself. Through the whole wedding planning process, she has been your go-to person to vent, asked for guidance and beamed when you found the dress. But, she doesn’t do the honors of walking you down the aisle or has a special moment on the dance floor with you. She’s been there for you through so many other significant moments of your life you may be wondering just how you can make her feel special on your big day? One way is finding special mother-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

There is rarely a more powerful bond than that between a mother and daughter so it can be quite difficult for your mom to feel confident that her little girl will be well taken care of. This song is the special reassurance you can give your mother to let her know that the one you said “I do” is a respectful and caring man.


Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler

This song is sure to bring a few tears to your mother’s eyes as well as your guests who watch the special dance between you and your mom, but tears of joy. With meaningful lyrics that lets your mom know how much her love and support has meant to you and how it has carried you through all the days leading up to this big day.


I Hope You Dance, Lee Ann Womack

Every mother wishes nothing but the best for their daughters and hopes 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

"I’ll be there" is probably something you have heard your mother say to you a number of 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 mother for beautiful special moment that the two of you can share.


Landslide, Fleetwood Mac

You may not be familiar with this one, but this mother daughter dance songs is one that your mother will instantly connect with. 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 capture everyone’s attention and really bring the focus to the special moment for you and your mother, and the lyrics are also 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

If you are looking for the perfect song to describe just how you look at your mom, then it will be hard to find one more suitable than this one. You can let your mother know just how strong, wise and beautiful she is through your eyes with this heartfelt song.


Forever Young, Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart recorded multiple renditions of this song 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 and beautiful gesture.


Every Mother’s Dream, Martina McBride

This song perfectly summarizes how your mother feels about having you as a daughter. This is a beautiful song that will really allow the two of you to share in an incredibly special moment all of your own.


Like My Mother Does, Lauren Alaina

This song is the perfect tribute to any mother. What better way to let your mother know that you have learned all the important things in life from her?


Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion

Celine Dion has the voice of an angle which is only one of the reason that makes 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 just how all her support and encouragement through the years has shaped you into being the beautiful person you are today.


I Turn to You, Christina Aguilera

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


The Best Day, Taylor Swift

While Taylor Swift may be famous for the love songs she’s written about past relationship, she also has this heartfelt song dedicated to her mom. It would be hard for anyone not to reach for a tissue as you and your mom dance around the dance floor with this beautiful song.


A Song for Mama, Boyz 2 Men

This smooth and melodic R&B hit from Boyz 2 Men was a huge success when it was released in 1997 and it is sure to be a huge hit at your reception as well! The lyrics do a great job, letting your mother know you truly appreciated all she has done for you.


God Only Knows, Beach Boys

If your mother isn’t really the mushy sentimental type, then this song by the Beach Boys 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 you will grow a little further apart since you will be starting a family of your own. 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 mother-daughter 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 sweet and simple mother daughter dance songs that will result in a magical moment for you and your mother.


Through the Years, Kenny Rogers

Through the Years is a country classic that can be the perfect song for you and your mother to share in on your own special moment together. 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

This song was originally released by The Beatles in 1965, and Chantal Kreviazuk’s cover of it was released for the NBC series Providence. It’s a beautiful and touching song that 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 song was released in 1970 and mixed in traditional country rock with the foot tapping folk rock genres. This song is sure to result in a memorable moment for you and your mom as well as your guests.