There can be many touching moments at a wedding reception, however, the mother-son dance is one of the most meaningful and poignant times. And… there are few things that put a smile on the faces of the guests like a really great mother-son wedding dance. This is a special moment where a groom pays tribute to his mother with a song and a dance.
The Bridal Guide suggests it is not necessary to have the mother/groom dance or any dancing at all. Some wedding receptions eliminate the mother/groom dance for a variety of reasons. Some couples-to-be have complicated family backgrounds; deceased parents, etc. Parents may not approve of the union, which would make the dance awkward.
There could be parents who have divorced and remarried and both the step-parent and the biological parent are important to the couple. For the groom, picking which parent to dance with could cause emotional strife. The bride and groom work out any possible conflict before the wedding day.
Regarding etiquette, there is not one right way to handle awkward situations. It all depends on family dynamics, personal preference and determining what will help the reception run most smoothly.
In the following video the groom and his mother surprise guests (and even the bride!) with a comprehensive dance medley that includes hits like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, The Sugarhill Gang’s “Apache (Jump On It)”, Soulja Boy’s “Crank That” and ‘N Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye.” And props to Mom for pulling this all off in a pair of heels – you go girl!
For about 20 seconds, it was a typical – but emotional – moment between the groom and his mom. But then something happened that made everyone’s jaw hit the floor! You won’t believe this impressive wedding dance. I’m fairly certain in the video below, the groom exceeded the bride’s expectations and the guests as well that helped make your day memorable! Time: 2:29.
BONUS Article: Top 20 Mother-Son Wedding Dance Songs
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