Father-In-Law & Mother-In-Law Dance Songs For Special Moment

Songs you can play for an in-law relationship at weddings.

Updated on October 18, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

Everyone knows about the special dances between a bride and her father and the dance between a groom and his mother.

These are the more popular parent dances at a wedding reception.

Why not include your father and mother-in-law in the dance spotlight?

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Trending In-Law Dance Songs

  1. “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart
  2. “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
  3. “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw
  4. “Family Affair” by Mary J Blige
  5. “I’ll Be There” by Jackson 5
  6. “The Good Ones” by Gabby Barrett
  7. “Call My Name” by Lukas Graham
  8. “I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders
  9. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
  10. “On Me” by Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Ava Max

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Every couple’s music tastes are different. Thus, I selected in-law dance songs that include many different eras and genres.

You will enjoy a list of the most popular and unique in-law dance songs.

MIL & FIL Rock Songs

Welcome To This Day – Reprise – Josh Kelley and Melissa Etheridge

A song reminding you that love is all around you and that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon

The song has a meaning of needing someone in times of loneliness and that your in-laws can be there for you in support.

Life Is Wonderful – Jason Mraz

The song reminds us that without pain we would not appreciate happiness and treasure every moment and enjoy what life brings.

Little Wonders – Rob Thomas

Released in 2005, Genre: Rock

A reminder that our lives consist of little moments. If something bad or good happens it is only for a moment. Brush off the bad and cherish the good.

Beautiful Day – U2

A song reminding us all that there is joy in everything and you should be thankful to be alive.


Days Like This – Van Morrison

A song that reminds us that we all have bad days and to forget them and appreciate the good days.

Hold My Hand – Hootie & The Blowfish

A song about being there for someone through life’s struggles.

I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders

A song about being there for someone through their darkest times to help them through.

Wildflowers – Tom Petty

The song could be interpreted as a parent and child relationship and wishing them the best as they go out on their own and are free to explore the world.

Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart

A song that is a reminder to tell those that you love them in words whether they are your lover, family, or friend.


Forever Young – Rod Stewart

A song dedication from a parent to their child that they hope they find love and happiness.

Family Man – Fleetwood Mac

A song about a man who puts his family first and when he gets knocked down he knows he will get back up and knows what’s the right thing to do – taking care of his family.

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses

Even though the song is about a lover’s relationship, it is commonly played for parent and child dances for hard rock fans.

Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

The song is a metaphor for living life through a long and windy road and hope and love will help us get through.

Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

A song that represents that we are all going through life on our own motions and we all need some excitement to feel alive.


Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police

A song about a guy who is twitterpated with a girl but is too shy to approach her.

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

A song about a couple getting ready for a night out on the town and he is letting her know that she looks wonderful.

Somebody To Love – Queen

A song about a guy asking God why he can’t find someone to love. However, the wedding couple did and their in-laws gave them love too.

Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

A song about the fear of your life falling apart and whether or not you can keep on keeping on. Your in-laws will be there to help you through.

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor

A song about being thankful for the people or someone that loves you.


You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor

A song that is meant as a reminder that friends and family are there when you need a helping hand.

Kooks – David Bowie

Released in 1971, Genre: Rock

A song about family members being a little crazy.

Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

A song about accepting people for who they are even though they are from different generations.

Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

A song about having hope and slowing down to enjoy life.


In My Life – The Beatles

A song that represents all of the people that you have met throughout your life and has made you who you are today.

I’m Happy Just To Dance With You – The Beatles

A song that represents being happy to dance with someone without romantic gestures.

Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee

The song could be interpreted as the wedding couple getting married and they are taking each other away from their parents and being sure that they take care of each other now that they are no longer under the wing of their parents.


If you are planning a dance with your in-laws, don’t forget about your parents. See our lists of father-daughter dance song ideas and mother-son dance songs.


Best Country In-Law Tracks

Rich Man – Little Big Town

A song about a family man living a rich life full of love and happiness – and feeling blessed for such a life

Tell Me Twice – Chayce Beckham

A song that Beckham would say to his mother that would remind him to slow down and enjoy life without thinking twice.

The Good Ones – Gabby Barrett

A song giving thanks for finding a lover that loves you the way you should and they do it all the time.

You Are My Sunshine – Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

The song represents a state of commitment to another and never letting go.

Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw

This song is an inspirational message from a parent to a child. The parent is hoping their child becomes a good person.

Family Is Family – Kacey Musgraves

A song about family members being there for you no matter what – so much more than any friend would do. You can’t pick them but they love you unconditionally.


Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Tim McGraw

A song that reflects on how crazy life can be but nothing beats the comforts of mama’s house.

Like Jesus Does – Eric Church

Even though the song is about a wife accepting her husband for his past transgressions and loving him unconditionally. The same could be said for a parent and child relationship.

Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney

This a reminder to treasure the little moments with your kids and with parents because moments like today will not last forever.

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Released in 2006, Genre: Country

This could be translated as a special wish from a parent to a child that they hope they have a life full of happiness and love.

There You’ll Be – Faith Hill

A song about losing someone but they are always there with you in spirit.


I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

This song is a message from a parent to a child that they hope that they take a chance on love and faith to live a fulfilled life.

Treat Her Right – Sawyer Brown

The song heeds a warning that a couple needs to treat each other right so that the relationship will stand the test of time.

I Just Want To Dance With You – George Strait

The song signifies dancing with each other is a way to express your love for each other.

Family – Dolly Parton

A song that represents never giving up on or turning away anyone that is your family – even new members.

Love Can Build A Bridge – The Judds

This is a song that reminds us all that love can conquer all. It builds community and relationships.


Family Tradition – Hank Williams, Jr.

The song pays homage to family traditions no matter if they are positive or unfavorable. They are still your family traditions.

Let Your Love Flow – Bellamy Brothers

A song that reminds us that we should take every chance to appreciate and love someone.

Wildfire – Michael Martin Murphey

A song that represents being a free spirit – just being who you are and like a wild horse can never be tamed.

Daddy Sang Bass – Johnny Cash

A song that represents a traveling music family and even though his brother has passed on they will sing together again.

Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

A song letting a woman know that you think she is pretty.


If your father is not in your life or if you don’t have a close relationship, you can always have a mother-daughter dance or a sister and brother song for a special bond or songs about sisterhood and friendship for a dance or dedication.


Popular R&B In-Law Hits

Chosen Family – Rina Sawayama

A song that is interpreted as being a song about not being accepted by your natural family but then picking a chosen family that accepts you

Blended Family (What You Do For Love) – Alicia Keys feat. A$AP Rocky

A song that portrays a parent who is not your birth parent but has accepted you as one of their own.

Keep The Family Close – Drake

The song is a reminder to keep in touch with your family and don’t let pride get in the way.

Remedy – Adele

The song is not about a romantic relationship but rather a relationship of loving someone and being there for them.

Happy – Pharrell Williams

The song’s message is a reminder to always be happy and stay positive when facing adversity.


Make You Feel My Love – Adele

The song speaks about how you love someone even though they do not completely feel the same way yet.

Family Affair – Mary J Blige

The song is about making people feel good, having a good time, and partying with family and friends.

Count On Me – Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans

An uplifting song about leaning on a friend for support when needed.

I’ll Be There – Mariah Carey

The song is about offering someone unconditional love and always being there for them no matter what.

Lean On Me – Club Nouveau

A remake of the Bill Withers song. It is a reminder that life is difficult sometimes and if you need an ear to listen to or a shoulder to cry on, I will be there.


I’ll Be There – Jackson 5

The song is a reminder to an old friend or someone special that you will always be there to support them.

We Are Family – Sister Sledge

This is an anthem for sisterhood, not giving up, and having a good time.

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Wonder wrote the song as a celebration of the birth of his daughter.

Lean on Me – Bill Withers

A song about helping others in a time of need and being there for them.

Ain’t That Love – Ray Charles

A song about the feeling you get when someone you care about feels down or sad and you feel the same way too and you want to help them.


Stand By Me – Ben E. King

The song is a tribute to the one who stands by you to help you overcome any obstacle and appreciate them.

Smile – Nat King Cole

The song is a reminder that no matter how difficult a situation you are in remember to smile through it.

Unique Reggae In-Law Tunes

Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

A song that reminds you not to worry too much about your troubles and that tomorrow is a new day to start anew.

I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash

The song is about having hope and courage for those experiencing adversity in their lives. You shall overcome it!


One of the most romantic parts of your reception is your first dance. Pick a fast or slow first dance song for your wedding that means something to you whether it is slow or upbeat.


Fun Pop In-Law Hits

Heroes – Haley Reinhart

The song is about a couple who wants to be together against all odds even though outside forces prevent them from being together.

Call My Name – Lukas Graham

A message of helping others to those who are in need and being there for them.

I’ll Stand by You – Josh Groban, Helene Fischer

A song about pledging your faithful love through the darkest of times.

On Me – Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Ava Max

The song lets someone know that you are there to support them through anything that happens in life.

Sugar – Maroon 5

The song is a metaphor for their lover’s sweetness.


Smile – Uncle Kracker

The song tells somebody how much they are appreciated in your life and that they make you smile and happy.

Ordinary Miracle – Sarah McLachlan

The song is about appreciating life and appreciating all of the little things such as sunrises and sunsets.

Seasons Of Love – Cast Of Rent

The song asks the question of what the proper way is to quantify the value of a year and the value of love.

You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

The song has a message of faith in God and the power and strength through faith and what it gives you.

Family Portrait – P!nk

The song is about the wanting of her parents to NOT split up/divorce and how they may look happy in their family portrait.


You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins

The song is a message of not worrying or being afraid as I will be with you through the good and bad times.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman

The song is about a very special friendship and being there for each other.

Blessed – Elton John

A song about feeling blessed to have children in your life.

Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John

A song that reminds you that love can conquer all in any relationship at any point.

I Wish You Love – Natalie Cole

Even though it is a breakup song, it can be intended as wishing the wedding couple love in their new life together.


Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

The song describes a love between a mother and her child and being there for them for support.

These Are the Days – Van Morrison

A song about how every day will not be perfect but to focus on the good days. It was first released by Van Morrison.

Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

Even though the song was intended for one lover to another, it has taken on many more meanings such as always being there and guiding your child through life and giving thanks for them.

Let’s Dance – David Bowie

The song is a metaphor for dancing through life whether you are dancing the night away or dancing the blues.

Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

A song about leaving your lover to be with and take care of your mother in a time of need.


What A Wonderful – Louis Armstrong

The song is about appreciating the beauty and good people of the world.


After all of the formal dances, you can have a wedding party dance to get the party started and fill the dance floor with you and your guests.

Classy Jazz In-Law Tunes

The Best Is Yet To Come – Michael Buble

The song represents a new journey that has only just begun and it will only get better.

A Wink And A Smile – Harry Connick Jr.

I think the song represents a lasting relationship that gets pleasure and goes together like something as simple as a wink and a smile.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin

A song with a message that no matter how bad things get in your life do not worry because everything will be OK.

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

The song is about a lady who charmed her way into the heart of a guy and he will never forget the way she looked that night.


If you have step-parents, select a song just for your relationship! Have a dance to a stepmom and stepson song and a stepdad and stepdaughter song.


Loving Folk In-Law Songs

Family – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

A song that was written to reflect on the beauty, chaos, dysfunction, and hilarity that family can be.

Forever Young – Andrea von Kampen

The song was written by Stewart as a dedication to his kids by wanting to help them grow up to be better people when they are adults.

Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

The song is a reminder that home is not a place but wherever we are together.

Home – Phillip Phillips

The song lets you know that your home is anywhere as long as you have people and things you care about. You can make any place your home.


In order to shorten the time for your formal dances, you can choose to have a combined parent wedding dance.


Special New Age In-Law Tracks

Only Time – Enya

The song reminds us that only time will tell how things end.

Misc Future Family Tunes for Weddings

Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

A song about a girl who wants to go out and live her life with lots of hope for what may come.


A song that represents a brotherhood of people. There are no such things as friends – only brotherhood.



Special dances between a bride and her father-in-law or the groom and his mother-in-law make each side of the wedding couple feel honored and included. These dances between a wedding couple and their spouses’ parents are perfect for any wedding — traditional or not.

Blended families, step-parents, and same-sex couples can all incorporate their in-laws at their weddings.

It is up to you, as the wedding couple, how much attention to focus on these dances but we’d like to inspire you to think beyond tradition.

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 for the formalities of 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 to.

Option 3 is to play a song for both couples to dance – a bride with her father-in-law and the groom with his mother-in-law.

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 for the formalities of this dance.

Option 1 would be for the groom 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 to.

Option 3 is to play a song for both couples to dance – a bride with her father-in-law and the groom with his mother-in-law.

Why include your in-laws? It kind of sucks to be excluded. The mother of the groom gets a special dance and her husband doesn’t. The father of the bride gets a special dance and his wife doesn’t. She just does all of the wedding planning and emotional support.

Including a dance with the in-laws is a way to include both of the bride’s parents and both of the groom’s parents. What if your parents are in a same-sex marriage? How do you honor your parents? What if one of your parents has deceased? Including the in-laws in these special dances is a way to adapt the wedding traditions to our modern families.

The wedding couple can make the in-law dances immediately following the father-daughter and mother-groom dances. Additionally, the in-laws can tap in mid-dance. If you choose this option be sure to coordinate with your professional DJ.

It’s worth noting that the more formal dances you have, the more time guests are waiting to cut loose and dance themselves. I would recommend announcing that the bridal couple has a special song with their in-laws and inviting everyone to join in with their dance(s).

The bride’s father-in-law dance and the groom’s mother-in-law dances are optional and not common at wedding receptions. Instead of making them into dances, the wedding couple can make the songs into dedications during the wedding reception.

Another reason for the in-law song list is when parents have deceased or there is family estrangement. Let’s face it, that’s a real possibility in today’s modern family. This gives the option to dance with a spouse’s parent for the father-daughter and/or mother-groom dance when the designated parent is not able to attend the wedding reception.

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.


  1. I appreciate this advice! My dad passed away in January and I got engaged a few months after. We kind of want to surprise my fiancé’s dad with a dance (he only has guys as offspring). He loves Nora and Tom Jones… Frankie Vallie… I don’t want it to be too deep but more so uplifting for us! Thanks for any advice!

    1. Hi Cayse, if you want a fun uptempo song, you can play “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Another fun song would be “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones. If you want a slower song, I relly like “sunrise” by Norah Jones. Hope this helps!

  2. My fiancé’s mother died a few years ago to cancer. He is choosing to dance with my mom. We are looking for a song that isn’t romantic like. Open to all genres, not super upbeat songs. They are pretty close. But can’t seem to figure out the best song

    1. Hi Jae. One of my favorites right now for this scenario is “The Good Ones” by Gabby Barrett. Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Tyler. I always tell Goorms to first select a song that means something to both of you. IT does not have to be a “wedding song”. Second, it all depends on your preferred style of music. A popular song is “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.

  3. I’m looking for an eagles song or Garth brooks song to dance to with my future mother in law. Any ideas? Having the most difficult time! Those are her favorite songs.

    1. Hi Devin. Being only Garth Brooks or Eagles is very specific. I would recommend you check out “The River” by Garth. The Eagles are a bit more difficult. I would suggest a faster song such as “Take It Easy”. Just make sure you stay away from “Witchy Woman”. LOL

  4. To lessen the amount of specialized dances, my fiancé and I have decided to blend the in-law dances. Me dancing with my FIL and my fiancé dancing with MIL. Can you think of a song?

    1. Hello. Most of the above songs will fit. However, one of our favorites is Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind”.

  5. Is there an upbeat song that 3 mother in-laws could sing together? We all love our daughter (mine and the exes new wife) and son (the son’s momma). Nothing sappy – just light and funny and melodic.
    Thank you,

    1. Hi Natasha. Thanks for your question. In your scenario, I really like the song I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash or Lovely Day by Bill Withers.

  6. Are there any songs like “I loved her first” but from the mothers point of view instead of the fathers?

  7. Hi there, my future FIL had asked to do a song at our wedding before we were ever engaged. I’m trying to find an appropriate song, he’s 76 so nothing really fast but not anything lovey to make it awkward. We like country, and old country is fine like Hank Williams Jr, Conway Twitty, etc. I was thinking of “I just want to dance with you”- George Strait but some other ideas would be helpful! Thank you

    1. Hi Alle. My favorite song for an occasion such as your dance with your FIL is the George Strait song you mentioned. However, here are are a couple of other suggestions: Family Tradition – Hank Williams, Jr., Let Your Love Flow – Bellamy Brothers, and Wildfire – Michael Martin Murphey.

  8. Hi, my father has passed and I’m doing a dance with my father n law. I don’t want uncomfortable references in the song that would go with a DIL and father n law dance. He loves jimmy buffet and I enjoy all types of music but would like to keep it upbeat. Are theme is tropical and at beach. Can you help?

    1. Hi Brandie. Thanks for the question. I know you requested a more upbeat song but I think the song that most fits the situation meeting your requirements would be Jimmy Buffett – Oldest Surfer on the Beach. Hope this helps!

  9. My dad is deceased and I’m looking for a song to dedicate to my fil for a wedding dance but want it to be from me to him, not sound like it’s to me from him. Do you have any ideas, prefer country if possible

    1. Hi Sarah, sorry for your loss. Here are a couple of Country suggestions for you to review: The Bones – Maren Morris, Faith Hill – There You’ll Be, Love and Theft – Love Wins. Please do let us know what song you choose.

  10. Hello! I am afraid that my future daughter-in-law’s parents are going to be stuck in China and miss the wedding because of the corona virus and restrictions. Nothing can ever take the place of dancing with your father but I was trying to think of a song that my husband could dance to with her that tells her how much we love her and welcome her into the family?

    1. Hi Audrey. Sorry to hear your story. The song choice depends on the theme you want to have. Because her Dad cannot make it, you could play Don’t Worry, Be Happy to lighten up the mood. You could also play I’ll Be There by Mariah Carey to offer comfort and love. Hope this helps with your song selection.

    1. Hi Jeanelle, many couples select non-parent-specific songs like I Melt, What A Wonderful World, etc.

  11. My soon to be son in law lost his mom and I have also lost my son. Our dance will be very special. Any song suggestions?

  12. My son does not have a very good relationship with his mom, but I have talked him into doing the dance out of respect. He wants a short country song that isn’t all mushy on a mother’s love. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Mike and great question that actually gets asked many times. First, talk with your DJ as many professional DJs can create a short version of popular songs so that it doesn’t sound like it is cutoff. They can make them around 2 minutes which is a perfect length to prevent awkwardness in the dance. My favorite for your situation is Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw. Hope this helps!

  13. My dad passed away and my fiance has a complicated relationship with his mom, so we are going to do one song where I dance with his father and he dances with my mother. Right now the only song I’m considering is “Teach Your Children” – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. I’ve been reading through some other suggestions below and some of them start off great but end up with more “romantic” lyrics than I’m looking for (i.e. falling in love, kissing, etc.) which I do not think would be appropriate. Any other suggestions for a simultaneous dance like this? Thanks!

    1. Hi Erin. First, sorry for your loss. I love the Teach Your Children song too and would be very appropriate. A couple of other offbeat suggestions would be The Best Is Yet To Come by Michael Buble, Three Little Birds by Bob Marley, Home by Edward Sharpe, Let’s Dance by David Bowie and Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles.

  14. Hi there. My step-daughter is getting married. Her father and I have been married for almost 16 years but she has never really liked me (she is a little less than 10 years younger than me and she was 21 when we got married) although we get along pretty good now. Her and her mother has already planned a MIL/SIL dance but I would like to dance with the new SIL too (although I am not sure I am going to say anything). In this circumstance do you have any song recommendations?

    1. Hi Christina. Thank you for submitting your question. Situations like this happen more than you would think. I would recommend a song that doesn’t signify the love bond between a mom and her son. Rather, I would select a song that either tells a story, or wishes him well in his new life. A couple selections include My Wish – Rascal Flatts, The Beatles – I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, George Strait – I Just Want To Dance With You, The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun and Tim McGraw – Meanwhile Back At Mama’s. Hope this helps.

  15. Both of my parents are deceased as well as my fiance’s mother.
    Any suggestions for songs I could dance to with my father in law?
    Also any suggestions on what song and with whom my fiance could dance with for the mother/son dance? My step mother won’t be there.

    1. Hi Amy. First, the song with your FIL depends on your relationship. If you are close, the maybe He Didn’t Have To Be. If not, pick a more uptempo song like My Girl. As for your fiance, he doesn’t have to have a dance or you could have him cut in during the middle of the dance with your FULL to I Loved Her First. Hope this helps.

    1. Hi Naketa. I would suggest keeping it a bit more lively and upbeat. I would not do a lovey song as it may create an awkward moment. What about Happy Together by The Turtles?

  16. My fiances parents aren’t together. He has a step dad and his dad has a girlfriend of ten years. We want to do a dance where I dance with his step dad and he dances with his dads girlfriend but not sure on song. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Shuri. Thank you for the question. Here a few suggestions in different music styles:

      Love Will Always Win – Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood
      I’ll Be There – Jackson 5
      Little Wonders – Rob Thomas
      The Best Is Yet To Come – Michael Buble

      Hope this helps!

  17. My soon to be father in law lost his only daughter a few years back. He calls me his “Mija” and I know it would mean so much to him if I had a dance with him since he won’t get that chance to have a dad/daughter dance. Any suggestions specifically for this situation? Thank in advance!

    1. Hi. I think it is great that you want to do such a dance. It will be a very special moment for your FIL. Here are a few suggestions. More upbeat and uplifting – Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo?ole. In remembrance – Angel – Sarah Mclachlan. Father Daughter remembrance – Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross. Hope this helps!

  18. Hi, we wanted to have both sets of parents dance to a song right after the bride/father and the son/mother dances. What songs would you recommend for those dances? Thank you! The Brides parents are “still” married, but the (us) groom’s parents are divorced. But we wanted one song together to reflect on our lives together as parents. Suggestions? Thank you!

    1. Hi Marvae. Great question. Having both sets of parents on the dance floor could create some awkwardness. You may think about joining them on the dance floor mid-way through the song. A couple song suggestions include Blessed – Elton John, I Wish You Love – Natalie Cole, Through The Years – Kenny Rogers and Love Can Build A Bridge – Judds.

  19. Hi I’m wanting to do a special song from both sets of parents at my son and his new brides wedding in December … It will be a surprise but want it to reflect both families our love and wishes… Please help

  20. 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?

  21. 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!!

  22. 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?

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

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