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30 Acoustic Wedding Songs To Serenade Your Special Day!

Feb
Feb
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Introduction

About to seal the deal with your beloved forever? We’re excited for you! 

But before you get to exchange vows, you should get through all the hustle and bustle of planning your wedding first, and that includes choosing the perfect music! 

Lucky for you (we know, right??), we’ve gone ahead and already chose the perfect genre to suit your celebration: acoustic wedding songs! Soothing and lovely, acoustic music adds a touch of intimacy and elegance to your ceremony, making it all the more romantic for you, your partner, and all of your guests!

So, we listed down 30 of our absolute favorite acoustic wedding songs, categorized by romantic, slow and sentimental, and even lively and upbeat! And since we don’t want to keep you any longer, let’s get right to it!

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Romantic Acoustic Wedding Songs

If acoustic guitars are the peanut butter, then romantic songs might as well be jelly because of how good these two fit together! And why wouldn’t they? The soothing sounds of acoustic music lend itself well to timeless declarations of love in song form after all, making them excellent background music for the union of two souls forever! 

As for favorites, you can never (and we mean NEVER!) go wrong with “Marry Me” by Train and Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” both of which are crowd-favorites when it comes to weddings. But if you want something more unique, you can also try “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds and “Come Away with Me” by Norah Jones for either the bridal walk or the first dance!

  1. “Marry Me” by Train (2010)
  2. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri (2011)
  3. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley (1961)
  4. “Lucky” by Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat (2008)
  5. “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz (2012)
  6. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran (2014)
  7. “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles (2013)
  8. “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne (2008)
  9. “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones (2002)
  10. “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds (2001)
Newlyweds partying along to acoustic wedding songs.

Slow and Sentimental Acoustic Wedding Songs

Need some soft background music to help fill out your wedding’s quieter and slower moments? Well, these slow and sentimental acoustic wedding songs should be the perfect picks for your wedding DJ.

Whether you’re just waiting for all of the guests to arrive either at the start of the ceremony, right before the recession, or during the wedding dinner itself where everyone’s having some small talk, these songs should help keep everybody entertained, all without being too loud! 

  1. “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley (1994)
  2. “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele (2008)
  3. “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts (2004)
  4. “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls (1998)
  5. “Your Song” by Elton John (1970)
  6. “When You Say Nothing at All” by Alison Krauss (1995)
  7. “You and Me” by Lifehouse (2005)
  8. “I Will Follow You into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie (2005)
  9. “All of Me” by John Legend (2013)
  10. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz (2008)
Newlyweds dancing and listening to acoustic wedding songs.

Upbeat Acoustic Wedding Songs

Hey, just because acoustic wedding songs are known for being gentle and soothing doesn’t mean that you can’t find ones that are energetic enough for the much-awaited reception party

For example, The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” is a stomping classic that will make everybody shout “Hey!!” on the beat, while “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz will surely make everybody feel all cute and silly on the dance floor! Either way, we made sure this list is filled with upbeat acoustic wedding songs that should keep everybody having fun all throughout the night! 

  1. “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers (2012)
  2. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz (2008)
  3. “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (2009)
  4. “Riptide” by Vance Joy (2013)
  5. “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne (2008)
  6. “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons (2012)
  7. “Hey Soul Sister” by Train (2009)
  8. “Love Someone” by Lukas Graham (2014)
  9. “You and Me” by Lifehouse (2005)
  10. “Budapest” by George Ezra (2013)

FAQ Section About Acoustic Wedding Songs

Are acoustic wedding songs suitable for all wedding styles?

Yes, acoustic wedding songs are versatile and can complement a variety of wedding styles, from rustic barn weddings, elegant garden ceremonies, and even beachside weddings that are hawaiian-themed! 

Can we request acoustic versions of popular songs for our wedding?

Absolutely! Many artists offer acoustic versions of their popular songs, and you can easily ask your wedding DJ to look for these versions online to add to your wedding playlist. 

Are acoustic wedding songs suitable for dancing?

While acoustic songs tend to be more subdued, there are plenty of upbeat acoustic tunes that are perfect for dancing. Consider mixing in some lively acoustic tracks with slower ballads to keep your guests entertained all the way! Of course, adding in other famous artists like Adele or Lana del Rey to your playlist is also well-recommended! 

Benefits of Acoustic Wedding Songs

  • Intimacy – Acoustic music creates a sense of intimacy and warmth, perfect for setting the mood during your ceremony or reception.

  • Versatility – Acoustic songs can be adapted to suit any wedding style or theme, whether you’re planning a casual outdoor affair or a formal indoor event.

  • Emotional Connection – The raw, stripped-down nature of acoustic music allows for a deeper emotional connection, making your wedding songs even more meaningful!

  • Variety – Since acoustic music is one of the most well-known genres, you should be able to find just about any acoustic version of a song you like, so the possibilities for your wedding playlist is endless!
A couple during their wedding ceremony.

Tips for Picking Acoustic Wedding Songs

  • Consider Your Personal Style – Before anything, make sure you pick songs that already reflect your personality as a couple, or at least those that relate to your love story. After all, this big day is all about you and your partner!
     
  • Think About the Setting – Select songs that complement the ambiance of your wedding venue, whether it’s a romantic garden or a rustic barn. This way, there’s coherence all throughout the entire celebration.

  • Mix It Up – Include a variety of tempos and genres to keep your playlist dynamic and engaging for your guests. Just because there’s plenty of acoustic wedding songs in your playlist doesn’t mean that they all need to have the same mood!

  • Communicate with Your Wedding DJ – Once you have found your wedding DJ, make sure to communicate your preferences and song choices in advance to ensure they can accommodate your vision. This also ensures that the music will play seamlessly through your whole event.
     
  • Practice Your First Dance – If you’ve chosen an acoustic song for your first dance, practice dancing to it with your partner to ensure a smooth and memorable performance. You can even have a choreographed dance number if you want, if you’re up to it!
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Conclusion

And that concludes our list of our favorite acoustic wedding songs for your big day! Whether you’ve just started curating your wedding playlist or just need a few extra songs to round up your list, we hope our picks here are able to help you find some new song additions! 

But just in case you already have a wedding playlist but not a DJ to help play it, then why not work with us here at DJing.ca? As the largest DJ company in Canada, our team here specializes at supplying you with top-quality equipment, expert DJs and leading customer service at great rates. 

All of that is also backed by our stellar 5-star rating, as well as more than 1,000+ successful shows that we’ve handled from previous clients!

So, don’t forget to hit us up for a quote and we’ll be right with you to start planning the perfect wedding today!

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