At the start of the new year, I like to look back at the year that was and review the songs that my couples selected for the six most common formalities of their wedding reception: The Grand Entrance, The First Dance, The Father/Bride Dance, The Mother/Groom Dance, Cake Cutting, and The Last Dance. While there are several wedding music guides available, I find the real pulse of the best Mother/Groom songs for 2011 come from my clients: real Pacific Northwest couples planning and hosting real Pacific Northwest weddings. So, without further ado…

Here are the top Mother/Groom Dance Songs of 2011, as selected by my couples:

Gerry & The Pacemakers – “You’ll Never Walk Alone”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Eric Clapton – “Wonderful Tonight”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Boyz II Men – “A Song For Mama”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Louis Armstrong – “What A Wonderful World”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Rod Stewart – “Forever Young”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Mark Harris – “Find Your Wings”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Elvis Presley – “Can’t Help Falling In Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Natalie Merchant – “Kind & Generous”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Nat King Cole – “Unforgettable”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Van Morrison – “Days Like This”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Carrie Underwood – “Mama’s Song”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Dean Martin – “That’s Amore”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Looking for more great Mother/Groom Dance song suggestions? Visit my ultimate Wedding Music Guide for more Mother/Groom Dance song picks!

Previous Best Mother/Groom Dance Songs By Year:

Other 2011 Best Of Lists: