In-Law Songs Celebrating Parents, Top 26Matthew Campbell

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.

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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.

In-Law Songs

Ben E. King – Stand By Me

Carrie Underwood – Mama’s Song

Club Nouveau – Lean On Me

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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.

11 Comments

  1. EmilyReply
    March 16, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I want to have a father in law and daughter dance. What song would you recommend?

    • Matt CampbellReply
      March 16, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      Hi Emily. It really depends on the style of music you like and the desired tempo. I have always liked Stand By Me, Family and I’ll Be There as Father-in-law and daughter songs.

  2. EmilyReply
    March 17, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Never heard of any of those songs. I really like Carrie Underwood steven Curtis chapman. And my temptations. Which would you reccommend?

    • Matt CampbellReply
      March 17, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      All 3 are great artists. I like I Will Be Here by Steven Curtis Chapman. Carrie Underwood’s Don’t Forget To Remember Me would be good too.

      • EmilyReply
        March 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm

        Sounds great. Thanks for answering my questions

  3. TabbyReply
    April 30, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    The man I am about to get married to mother is not going to be at our wedding and I wanted to do a mother son song with my mom and him because they are so close. Any recommendations?

    • Matt CampbellReply
      April 30, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Hi Tabby. I would not do a slow song but more upbeat that has less to do with love and more about family. A newer song for an example would be Meanwhile Back At Mama’s by Tim McGraw.

  4. SabrinaReply
    May 6, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Hi, so my dad is not a part of my life, and I plan on having my uncle walk me down the aisle, but have my new father-in-law do the father daughter dance with me. The dance is a surprise, so I want the song to be a really good one but I have no idea which to chose. Help please!!

    • Matt CampbellReply
      May 21, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      Hi Sabrina. We recommend I’ll Be There by Jackson 5 or Maria Carey.

  5. Latasha McNeilReply
    August 15, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Since my mother in law is almost 100 and will not make our reception /1 year anniversary cocktail party….. My husband and I have an idea of a Groom and mother in law (my mom) dance…. Would anyone have any suggestions on a song for them to dance to?

    • Matthew CampbellReply
      August 15, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      2 of our favorites are My Wish by Rascal Flatts and What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.

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