The Best Folk Wedding Songs For Any Occasion

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If you’re searching for swoon-worthy tunes to help your spin on the dance floor at your wedding, then you have come to the right place. We have here a collection of folk wedding songs, indie tunes that are upbeat or a bit on the slow side depending on your preference.


There is something on this playlist of folksy wedding songs that would work for different aspects of your wedding. From your first dance to the parent’s dance, group dances, and last dance, we have a variety of options that you can work with. Get all the feels on the dance floor with this list of folk tunes for your listening pleasure.

Top Folk Wedding Songs

  1. “Everything Has Changed,” cover by Jasmine Thompson and Gerald Ko
    Originally by Taylor Swift, featuring Ed Sheeran, this country love music cover by Jasmine Thompson and Gerald Ko shows this beautiful song in a different, new light. One of those indie songs with lyrics of love and romance for that couple in love.
  2. “Sleepwalking,” by Modest Mouse
    A great choice for a couple’s first dance, this indie song from 1996 beautifully captures the feelings of love that surround a couple in such a time as this. If you are searching for folk love songs for weddings, then this would be a particularly lovely find.
  3. “There Will Be Time,” by Mumford & Sons featuring BaabaMaal
    “And in the cold light, I live to love and adore you/It’s all that I am, it’s all that I have”. These lyrics aptly describe the feelings that this song was created to convey. A great choice for a first or last dance, or even somewhere in between.
  4. “This Year’s Love,” by David Gray
    Released in 1998, this number from David Gray is one you would want on your wedding playlist for sure. With lyrics that reflect the long endurance of love and all the wishes a man would have for his marriage, this is a great choice for indie songs.
  5. “Thinking Out Loud,” by Ed Sheeran
    A soulful song about everlasting love, the kind that endures until there is nothing and no one left. This is the type of music you will want for a first dance. If you choose it for the last dance, it is still a number you can dance the night away to.
  6. “Walking on a Dream,” by Empire of Sun
    Released in 2008, this psychedelic number is one that will do well on the top of your playlist, for last dance on your wedding day. This award-winning single deserves a place in your playlist for folk love songs for weddings.
  7. “You Really Got a Hold on Me,” cover by She & Him
    A song about the power of love, this number would be perfect for your wedding country playlist. A folksy tune that has the right type of melody and lyrics for a dance at your wedding reception. Whether you choose it for a first dance or last dance, this works as long as you’re looking to express your love.
  8. “Only You,” by Joshua Radin
    From the album, “We were here”, this 2006 number by Joshua Radin expresses its lyrics of love in a most beautiful way. If you can find your love story in these words, then it would be a lovely tune to dance to and a great choice for folk first dance songs.
  9. “Stuck on You,” by Meiko
    A fun, indie number from Meiko, this is one tune that will definitely get your guests onto the dance floor. If you are looking for that song that will be great for the last number but also nice for the general wedding reception dance playlist, then this is one you should consider.
  10. “Sweeter,” by Awake or Sleeping
    A great song for a wedding day, with lyrics that will melt any heart. Your guests will enjoy listening to this and you will surely enjoy dancing to it. From the album, “A million years”, it would definitely feel like a million years, dancing to this tune as the last number.
  11. “Turning Page,” by Sleeping at Last
    A powerful number from the soundtrack for the Twilight saga, “Turning Page” is a beautiful indie number to add to your wedding playlist. The perfect lyrics to represent a love that lasts forever makes it the perfect song for the last dance.
  12. “Skinny Love,” by Bon Iver
    Another great song for a first or second dance, this 2007 indie number has just the right tune to warm the room. It will make a lovely addition to your wedding playlist of folk music.
  13. “Say You Won’t Let Go,” cover by Boyce Avenue
    With lyrics that say you would remain until you are grey and old. This is the type of song that would be appropriate for any part of your wedding reception.
  14. “Angel/Better Together,” by Jack Johnson
    You are definitely better together or you would not be having a wedding. This is why this song by Jack Jackson is a great tune to include in your list.
  15. “Colors,” by Amos Lee
    From the album, “Just like heaven”, this is one number you would love for the last dance. The right tune and lyrics to dance the night away to.

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Choosing music for your wedding playlist might not be as easy as first imagined. If you are searching for folk wedding songs to add to your list, this collection will be right for you.