The Best Acoustic Guitar Songs to Play at a Wedding

The Ultimate “Top 10” Acoustic Guitar Versions of Songs Perfectly fit for Weddings! 

Every song on this list has a link to an acoustic guitar version of the song to give you tons of ideas of what certain songs will sound like perfect for your wedding.  Each song in these lists was carefully hand picked out many different blogs, top 10 lists, online magazines and thousands and thousands of wedding planners and newlywed's favorite choices.  These include the ceremony, reception, first dance and after party and although many of these songs are familiar in top ten wedding playlists, they are usually performed by full bands and/or have vocals.  This is what they sound like arranged for solo acoustic guitar. 

If you’re a guitarist wanting to know some of the best and most requested wedding songs are and want some inspiration for arrangements, or you are planning your wedding and wondering what might be beautiful to walk down the aisle to, read on, friend! 

 

The Traditional Top 10 Acoustic Guitar Songs: 

Canon in D - Johannes Pachelbel 

 

Ave Maria - J.S. Bach 

 

Gymnopedie - Eric Satie 

 

Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Francisco Tarrega 

 

Prelude in C Major - J.S. Bach 

 

La Primavera from Four Seasons - Vivaldi 

 

Trumpet Tune - Henry Purcell 

 

Rondaeu - J.J. Mouret 

 

Ode to Joy - Ludwig van Beethoven 

 

Hornpipe - G.F. Handel 

 

 

The Classic Top 10 Reception/First Dance Songs: 

At Last - Etta James 

 

I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You - Elvis Presley 

 

More Than Words - Extreme 

 

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong 

 

Fields of Gold - Sting 

 

Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John 

 

Have I Told You Lately that I Love You - Van Morrison 

 

Something - George Harrison 

 

Time After Time - Cindi Lauper 

 

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys 

 

The Modern Top 10 Reception/First Dance Songs: 

 

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran 

 

I’m Yours - Jason Mraz 

 

Marry Me - Train 

 

 

Marry You - Bruno Mars 

 

A Thousand Years - Christina Perry 

 

 

All of Me - John Legend 

 

You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne 

 

Better Together - Jack Johnson 

 

Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars 

 

The Top 10 Acoustic Guitar Reception/Dance/After Party Songs: 

 

I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston 

 

Happy - Pharell Williams 

 

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye 

 

PYT - Michael Jackson 

 

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars 

 

 

Prince - Kiss 

 

 

Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader 

 

Come On Aileen - Dexy’s Midnight Runners 

 

September - Earth, Wind and Fire 

 

Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling 

 

 

 

Top 10 Unique/Alternative Wedding Song Choices: 

 

Crazy in Love - 50 Shades of Grey Version 

 

 

Never Tear Us Apart - INXS 

 

All I Want Is You - U2 

 

 

I’ll Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab For Cutie 

 

Boys Chase Girls - Ingrid Michaelson 

 

 

Love is a Verb - John Mayer 

 

Us - Regina Spektor 

 

Lucky 

 

 

God Bless The Broken Road - Rascal Flatts 

 

 

What’s the best way to choose your wedding songs and what goes in which part of the ceremony? 

There really are no rules on what you have to pick.  It’s good to think about your family and what their tastes are, but ultimately it is your wedding and you if you want “The Macerena” or "What's New Pussycat" by Tom Jones playing non-stop for the entire duration of the ceremony, have at it.  You can base your decision off of one of these and use this chart as inspiration to determine what songs you want and where. 

Just for fun…..I'm throwing in one more Top 10 on my next blog post.  Get ready, this will be a fun one.  Below is a free, downloadable infographic with info to help you choose the mood you'll create with your music choices.  Any questions? Ask me in the comments below!    

Dylan Galvin (Dylan like “Bob Dylan”, Galvin like “Calvin and Hobbes” with a “G”) is a singer/songwriter and live performer in Los Angeles, CA.  Follow him on Instagram, Youtube and Facebook.

 

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