Love Songs Live: Crafting the Perfect Acoustic Wedding Playlist

Crafting the Perfect Acoustic Wedding Playlist

Your wedding day is one of the most important moments of your life, a celebration of love, commitment, and joy.

Among the many elements that create the perfect atmosphere, music plays a crucial role, and acoustic wedding singer can add a touch of elegance and intimacy to your ceremony and reception, making your day even more memorable. Crafting the perfect acoustic wedding playlist requires careful consideration to ensure the music reflects your love story and sets the right tone for each part of your wedding.


Understanding the Power of Acoustic Music

Acoustic music is known for its raw, emotive quality. Stripped down to the basics—voice and a few instruments—it has a way of connecting deeply with listeners. This makes it ideal for weddings, where emotions run high and every moment is significant. Unlike a full band or a DJ, an acoustic singer brings a personal touch that can transform your wedding into an unforgettable experience.


Key Moments to Include Live Acoustic Music

To make the most of your acoustic wedding singer, consider the key moments during your wedding where live music can have the most impact:

  • Pre-Ceremony: As guests arrive and take their seats, gentle acoustic music can create a welcoming and serene atmosphere.
  • Processional: The moment you walk down the aisle is one of the most anticipated. A live acoustic performance can heighten the emotional impact of this moment.
  • Ceremony Interludes: Include special songs during moments such as the signing of the register or lighting a unity candle.
  • Recessional: As you and your spouse exit the ceremony, an uplifting acoustic song can perfectly capture the joy of the moment.
  • Drinks Reception: Live acoustic music during the drink’s reception sets a relaxed and enjoyable tone as guests mingle.
  • First Dance: A live performance of your first dance song makes the moment even more special.
  • Reception: Intermittent acoustic sets during the reception can provide entertainment and maintain a lively yet intimate atmosphere.


Crafting Your Acoustic Wedding Playlist

Creating the perfect acoustic wedding playlist involves choosing songs that are meaningful to you as a couple and that fit the mood of each part of the day. Here are some tips and song suggestions, from my repertoire, for crafting a memorable playlist:



Set a tranquil and inviting tone as guests arrive. Opt for soft, romantic songs that ease guests into the celebration.

  • “I Won’t Give Up” – Jason Mraz
  • “Stand By Me” – Ben E. King
  • “How Long Will I Love You” – Ellie Goulding



The processional song should be deeply emotional and significant, marking the moment you begin your journey down the aisle.

  • “Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Elvis
  • “A Thousand Years” – Cristina Perri
  • “From This Moment” – Shania Twain


Ceremony Interludes

These are perfect moments for songs that resonate with your love story and add depth to the ceremony.

  • “You Are The Reason” – Calum Scott
  • “Wings” – Birdy
  • “Songbird” – Eva Cassidy



Choose an upbeat, celebratory song to capture the joy as you walk back down the aisle as a married couple.

  • “You’re Still The One” – Shania Twain
  • “Shut Up And Dance” – Walk The Moon
  • “You’ve Got The Love” – Florence and the Machine


Drinks Reception

Keep the atmosphere light and enjoyable with a mix of classic and contemporary acoustic songs.

  • “Just You and I” – Tom Walker
  • “Better Together” – Jack Johnson
  • “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz


First Dance

Your first dance is a pivotal moment, so choose a song that is personal and meaningful to you as a couple.

  • “Wild Love” – James Bay
  • “Amazed” – Lonestar
  • “You and Me” – Lifehouse


Evening Reception

Include a few acoustic sets during the reception to keep the energy up and provide a mix of upbeat and slow songs.

  • “Dance Monkey” – Tones & I
  • “Selfish” – Justin Timberlake
  • “I Wasn’t Expecting That” – Jamie Lawson


Working with Your Acoustic Singer

When working with your acoustic wedding singer, communicate your preferences and the specific moments you want them to perform. Provide them with your song list well in advance so they can prepare and personalise each performance. Additionally, be open to their suggestions as they have experience and can offer valuable insights.


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An acoustic wedding singer can transform your wedding day with the perfect blend of romantic and heartfelt music. By carefully selecting songs for each key moment, you can create a beautiful and memorable soundtrack for your celebration. With the right acoustic playlist, you’ll ensure that every note resonates with love and joy, making your wedding day truly unforgettable. If you’d like to learn more about my services or enquire about booking me for your special day then head to my contact page.