Here are our top picks for the best acoustic songs to play at your wedding reception or ceremony. These songs are absolutely gorgeous and romantic for any couple who is madly in love.
What is an Acoustic Song?
An acoustic song is a cover or version of a song that has no instrumentals or beats to it. Typically it is performed with an acoustic guitar or a piano, and highlights the voice of the singer and the lyrics of the song.
These songs are great for wedding ceremonies and receptions because they are slow and romantic. Choose acoustic songs that mean something to you and your partner, because with an acoustic song, the words and emotion really mean a lot.
The Best Acoustic Wedding Songs
Here are some of our favorite acoustic wedding songs for a special moment on the first day of the rest of your lives together as a couple.
1.“XO,” by John Mayer
“In the darkest night/I’ll search through the crowd,/Your face is all that I see/I’ll give you everything/Baby, love me lights out”
2. “Sweet Creature,” by Harry Styles
“Sweet creature/Had another talk about where it’s going wrong/But we’re still young/We don’t know where we’re going/But we know where we belong”
3. “Someday,” by Mariah Carey
“Someday, ooh someday/The one you gave away will be the only one you’re wishing for/Someday hey, hey/Boy, you’re going to pay ’cause baby I’m the one who’s keeping score”
4. “Sunday Morning,” by Maroon 5
“Sunday morning, rain is falling/Steal some covers, share some skin/Clouds are shrouding us in moments unforgettable/You twist to fit the mold that I am in/But things just get so crazy/Living life gets hard to do/And I would gladly hit the road, get up and go if I knew/That someday it would lead me back to you”
5. “Ho Hey,” by The Lumineers
“I belong with you, you belong with me/You’re my sweetheart/I belong with you, you belong with me/You’re my sweet/come on, now/(Ho) hey/(Hey)”
6. “Higher Love,” by James Vincent McMorrow
“Worlds are turning and we’re just hanging on/Facing our fear, standing out there alone/Oh, a yearning and it’s real for me/There must be someone who’s feeling for me/Things look so bad everywhere/In this whole world, what is fair?”
7. “More Than Words,” by Extreme
“Saying “I love you”/Is not the words I want to hear from you/It’s not that I want you/Not to say, but if you only knew/How easy/It would be to show me how you feel/More than words/Is all you have to do to make it real”
8. “Fallin’ (Unplugged),” by Alicia Keys
“I keep on fallin’/In and out of love/With you/Sometimes I love ya/Sometimes you make me blue/Sometimes I feel good/At times I feel used/Lovin’ you darlin’/Makes me so confused”
9. “Imagine,” by Jack Johnson
“Imagine there’s no heaven/It’s easy if you try/No hell below us/And above us is only sky/Imagine all the people/Living for today…/You may say that I’m a dreamer/But I’m not the only one/I hope someday you’ll join us/And the world will live as one”
10. “Make You Feel My Love,” by Adele
“When the rain is blowing in your face/And the whole world is on your case/I could offer you a warm embrace/To make you feel my love/When the evening shadows and the stars appear/And there is no one there to dry your tears/I could hold you for a million years/To make you feel my love”
11. “We Found Love,” by Boyce Avenue
“Yellow diamonds in the light/And we’re standing side by side/As your shadow crosses mine/What it takes to come alive/It’s the way I’m feeling, I just can’t deny/But I gotta let it go”
12. “All of Me,” by John Legend
“What would I do without your smart mouth?/Drawing me in and you kicking me out/You’ve got my head spinning, no kidding/I can’t pin you down/What’s going on in that beautiful mind/I’m on your magical mystery ride/And I’m so dizzy, don’t know what hit me/But I’ll be alright”
13. “Shape of You (Acoustic),” by Ed Sheeran
“The club isn’t the best place to find a lover/So the bar is where I go/Me and my friends at the table doing shots/Drinking fast and then we talk slow/Come over and start up a conversation with just me/And trust me I’ll give it a chance now/Take my hand, stop, put Van the Man on the jukebox/And then we start to dance, and now I’m singing like”
14. “Love Story,” by Taylor Swift
“That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles/And my daddy said, “Stay away from Juliet.”/And I was crying on the staircase/Begging you, “Please don’t go”/And I said,/”Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone./I’ll be waiting. All there’s left to do is run/You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess/It’s a love story Baby, just say ‘Yes'”
15. “Angel,” by Aerosmith
“Baby, you’re my angel/Come and save me tonight/You’re my angel/Come and make it alright/Don’t know what I’m gonna do ’bout this feeling inside/Yes it’s true, loneliness took me for a ride, yeah, yeah/Without your love I’m nothing but a beggar/Without your love a dog without a bone/What can I do? I’m sleepin’ in this bed alone”
16. “Marry Me,” by Train
“Forget the world now, we won’t let them see/But there’s one thing left to do/Now that the weight has lifted/Love has surely shifted my way/Marry me/Today and every day/Marry me/If I ever get the nerve to say hello in this cafe/Say you will/Say you will”
17. “I Do,” by ABBA
“I can’t conceal it, don’t you see, can’t you feel it?/Don’t you too?/I do, I do, I do, I do, I do/Oh, I’ve been dreaming through my lonely past/Now I just made it, I found you at last”
18. “Everything,” by Michael Buble
“And you play it coy, but it’s kinda cute/Oh, when you smile at me you know exactly what you do/Baby don’t pretend, that you don’t know it’s true/’Cause you can see it when I look at you/And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times/It’s you, it’s you, you make me sing/You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything”
19. “I’m Yours (Live),” by Jason Mraz
“Before the cool done run out/I’ll be giving it my bestest/And nothing’s gonna stop me but divine intervention/I reckon, it’s again my turn/To win some or learn some/But I won’t hesitate/No more, no more/It cannot wait/I’m yours”
20. “Every Breath You Take,” by The Rolltones
“Every move you make/Every bond you break/Every step you take/I’ll be watching you/Every single day/Every word you say/Every game you play/Every night you stay/I’ll be watching you”
Use these fabulous acoustic songs to play at your wedding reception for a super romantic moment between you and your boo! You can play a classic love song acoustic style, or transform the latest hit love songs into a softer acoustic version.
Whether you play them as your ceremony recession song or a slow dance at the reception, these acoustic love songs are sure to please.
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