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 





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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