Last week, we here at Dream City Music explored a few wedding day ballads for the bride and father to dance to together. Today, the groom and mother take to the spotlight. In many ways, finding the right song for this pair is just as challenging. There is so much sincerity, kindness, and pride to capture with this single tune. Yet, we believe any of these three songs below may be exactly what is needed to complete this extraordinary wedding day moment.

1. “In My Life” – The Beatles

There is very little that compares to the love of a mother. The legendary Fab Four depict this sentiment excellently in all its comfort and dependability. As the song’s warm and gentle guitars ring, the lyrics tell how all the wonders of the world can change, but their bond remains. No matter how hometowns transform or which companions depart, the mother and son will always be there for one another. If you’re looking for a true classic with a moving message, you can’t go wrong with “In My Life.”

2. “Simple Man” – Lynyrd Skynyrd

“Simple Man” paints the perfect picture of every mother’s wish: for their son to live well. The lyrics repeat the conversations between mother and song. She requests him to live attentively, slowly, and lovingly, rejecting the shallow and deceitful things of the world. Like many beloved Lynyrd Skynyrd songs, “Simple Man” builds up with soaring vocals and roaring guitars. You may even want to use Shinedown’s equally striking acoustic cover version. This Southern hard rock song adds a little extra grit to the ballad formula, making for a truly impactful moment in whatever form.

3. “Days Like This” – Van Morrison

This bluesy Van Morrison tune treasures the wonderful moment of the wedding day while also turning attention to the joy that is yet to come. The song says there will be “days like this” again on sunny and quiet afternoons and when people are kind and considerate. It captures the sweet assurance only a mother can give to a son: that life will be this good again, but plenty effort must be given to achieve that. And this invaluable message is all wrapped up in a smooth and charming song for the groom, the mother, and the entire reception party to enjoy.

We here at Dream City Music do all we can to help you find the perfect songs and the perfect words for each moment of your wedding day. So, we hope these three songs—as well as the three from last week’s list—can encapsulate all the support your family and guardians have given you and your loved one yesterday, today, and forever.

For more suggestions for capturing every other wedding day moment, be sure to keep up with future blog posts and other updates through our website. Also feel free browse our selection of ensembles and our repertoire of songs. We hope to see you on your big day! Happy planning!

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