Bride Father-In-Law and Groom Mother-In-Law Songs
Everyone knows about the special dances between a bride and her father and the dance between a groom and his mother. These are the popular parent dances at a wedding reception. However, what about special dances between a bride and her future and now current father-in-law? What about a special dance between a groom and his future and current mother-in-law? These can be special dances between a bridal couple and their spouses’ parents. It is up to the bride and groom how much attention they wish to focus on these dances.
The bridal couple can make the In-Law dances immediately following the father daughter and mother groom dances. However, keep in mind that the more formal dances you have, the more time guests are waiting to cut loose and dance themselves. We would recommend to announce during the dancing fun portion of the wedding reception that the bridal couple has a special song with their In-Laws and to invite everyone to join in with their dance(s).
The bride father-in-law dance and groom mother-in-law dances are optional and not common at wedding receptions. Instead of making them into dances, the bridal couple could also choose to make the songs into dedications during the wedding reception. Another reason for the in-law song list is for when parents have passed on and it would be an option to dance with a spouce’s parent for the father daughter and/or mother groom dance when the designated parent is not able to attend the wedding reception.
Ben E. King – Stand By Me
Carrie Underwood – Mama’s Song
Club Nouveau – Lean On Me
Dolly Parton – Family
Enya – Only Time
2000, New Age
Faith Hill – There You’ll Be
Harry Connick Jr. – A Wink And A Smile
Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There
James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
James Taylor – You’ve Got A Friend
Jason Mraz – Life Is Wonderful
Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now
Kenny Chesney – Don’t Blink
Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
Mariah Carey – I’ll Be There
Mary J Blige – Family Affair
Michael Buble – The Best Is Yet To Come
Nat King Cole – Smile
R. Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly
Rascal Flatts – My Wish
Ray Charles – Ain’t That Love
Rob Thomas – Little Wonders
Rod Stewart – Forever Young
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
The Pretenders – I’ll Stand By You
Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans – Count On Me
Bride Father-In-Law Songs
Daughter Father-In-Law Dance Songs
are played at a wedding reception while the bride dances with her new father-in-law. There are many options of the formalities for this dance. Option 1 would be for the bride to dance with her father for the father daughter dance. Then, have her new father-in-law cut in to finish the song. Option 2 is to have the bride and father-in-law have their own special song to dance. Option 3 is to play a song for both couples to dance – bride with her father-in-law and the groom with his mother-in-law.
Groom Mother-In-Law Songs
Son Mother-In-Law Dance Songs
are played at a wedding reception while the groom dances with his new mother-in-law. There are many options of the formalities for this dance. Option 1 would be for the grrom to dance with his mother for the mother son dance. Then, have his new mother-in-law cut in to finish the song. Option 2 is to have the groom and mother-in-law have their own special song to dance. Option 3 is to play a song for both couples to dance – bride with her father-in-law and the groom with his mother-in-law.