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The mother list of all mother-daughter dance songs as seen on @offbeatbride

34 of the BEST mother-daughter dance songs EVER

My dad passed away when I was two and I’ve been raised by my incredible mom since then. Through all my research, I’ve yet to find a list of songs for mother-daughter dances. While most of the father-daughter and mother-son songs would work, I’d love to pick your brains to see if you have any recommendations for a less gendered list for mother-daughter dance songs lists.

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Animals, artwork, and Wonder Woman: Mother’s Day gifts for the amazing momthulhus in our lives

Mother’s Day in the U.S. is May 11th, ya’ll, so it’s time for some gift planning for the moms, mom-in-laws, mothers of the brides, mothers of the grooms, and momthulhus. From some of our most favorite vendors, we found wearable, hangable, accessorize-able, and downright lovable gifts for the superheroes in all our lives: our mamas.

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How Offbeat Bride saved me

I have never seen such amazing love, support, and genuine helpfulness from complete strangers. Not only did Offbeat Bride readers help with my problem, they lifted me up, and (pardon the cliche) removed a heavy black cloud from my shoulders. They showed me not only ways to move past my problems, but, in meeting some of them who have already done so, showed me it could actually be done.

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Losing my mother and honoring her memory through my own offbeat wedding

I have taken so much joy (if that’s even the right word) in seeing how other Offbeat Brides have made touching, bittersweet acknowledgements of those who can only be there with them in spirit. It seems that those rituals are surprisingly absent from “traditional” wedding magazines and blogs. My mom passed away almost two years ago, but my parents didn’t get married until four days before she died. And I know that being a part of that wedding has empowered me to craft an offbeat wedding that I can proudly take ownership of.

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Join two families with flowers

Both of our mothers carried a different wild flower to combine in one vase to symbolize the joining of two families. Later in the ceremony, instead of a unity candle, we each added a white daisy to the bouquet.

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Our parents are meeting for the first time, what should we do?

I’ve been engaged for almost a month now and since my fiancé’s parents live out-of-state, they finally let us know they would be coming to town this upcoming weekend. We’re going to introduce both sets of parents to each other, and I’m probably thinking too hard about how to organize this…