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50 Touching Songs That Make for Great Wedding Vow Inspiration

Before you sit down and begin to jot down ideas, you may want to seek out sources of encouragement. Music makes for some of the best inspiration, especially when it comes to your vows. Lyrics have a tendency to tug at our heartstrings, and you want those exchanged words at the altar to do the same.

We’ve compiled 50 of the most touching songs that make for great wedding vow inspiration. Spark your writing by combing through our favorite finds and some of the most emotive-filled lyrics too. 

Pop

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri | Link

“I have died everyday, waiting for you

Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years

I’ll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still

Beauty in all she is

I will be brave

I will not let anything, take away

What’s standing in front of me

Every breath, every hour has come to this”

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran | Link 

And darling I will be loving you ’til we’re 70

And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23

And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways

Maybe just the touch of a hand

Oh me I fall in love with you every single day

And I just wanna tell you I am

So honey now

Take me into your loving arms

Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars

Place your head on my beating heart

I’m thinking out loud

Maybe we found love right where we are”

I’m Yours by Jason Mraz | Link 

“Well open up your mind and see like me

Open up your plans and damn you’re free

Look into your heart and you’ll find love love love love

Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing 

We are just one big family

And it’s our God-forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved loved

So I won’t hesitate no more, no more

It cannot wait I’m sure

There’s no need to complicate

Our time is short

This is our fate, I’m yours”

All of Me by John Legend | Link 

“Even when you’re crying you’re beautiful too

The world is beating you down, I’m around through every mood

You’re my downfall, you’re my muse

My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues

I can’t stop singing, it’s ringing in my head for you

My head’s underwater

But I’m breathing fine

You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind

Cause all of me

Loves all of you

Love your curves and all your edges

All your perfect imperfections

Give your all to me

I’ll give my all to you

You’re my end and my beginning”

Make You Feel My Love by Adele | Link 

“When the evening shadows and the stars appear

And there is no one there to dry your tears

I could hold you for a million years

To make you feel my love

I know you haven’t made your mind up yet

But I will never do you wrong

I’ve known it from the moment that we met

No doubt in my mind where you belong

I’d go hungry; I’d go black and blue

I’d go crawling down the avenue

No, there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do

To make you feel my love”

How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding | Link 

How long will I love you

As long as stars are above you

And longer if I can

How long will I need you

As long as the seasons need to

Follow their plan

How long will I be with you

As long as the sea is bound to

Wash up on the sand”

Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur | Link 

Then you smiled over your shoulder

For a minute, I was stone-cold sober

I pulled you closer to my chest

And you asked me to stay over

I said, I already told ya

I think that you should get some rest

I knew I loved you then

But you’d never know

‘Cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go

I know I needed you

But I never showed

But I wanna stay with you until we’re grey and old

Just say you won’t let go

Just say you won’t let go”

I Choose You by Sara Bareilles | Link 

“There was a time when I would have believed them

If they told me that you could not come true

Just love’s illusion

But then you found me

And everything changed

And I believe in something again

My whole heart

Will be yours forever

This is a beautiful start

To a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right

I choose

You

I will become yours and you will become mine

I choose

You

I choose

You”

What A Man Gotta Do by The Jonas Brothers | Link 

Caught my heart about one, two times

Don’t need to question the reason I’m yours, I’m yours

I’d move the earth or lose a fight just to see you smile

‘Cause you got no flaws, no flaws

I’m not tryna be your part time lover

Sign me up for that full time, I’m yours, all yours

So what a man gotta do?

What a man gotta do?

To be totally locked up by you

What a man gotta say?

What a man gotta pray?

To be your last “Goodnight” and your first “Good day”

Fall On Me by Christinia Aguilera and A Great Big World | Link 

I thought sooner or later

The lights up above

Will come down in circles and guide me to love

But I don’t know what’s right for me

I cannot see straight

I’ve been here too long and I don’t want to wait for it

Fly like a cannonball, straight to my soul

Tear me to pieces

And make me feel whole

I’m willing to fight for it and carry this weight

But with every step

I keep questioning what it’s true

Fall on me

With open arms

Fall on me

From where you are

Fall on me

With all your light”

Oldies

To the Aisle by The Five Satins | Link 

“You ask her if she loves you she answers, “I do”

Your heart starts glowing inside

And then you will know she is just for you

While each step, draws you closer to the aisle

Then you put a ring on her finger

And the tears start flowing awhile

Then you’ll know she’s yours forever

While each step, draws you closer to the aisle

She says, yes and your heart starts beating

While each step, draws you closer to the aisle”

When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge | Link 

When a man loves a woman

Can’t keep his mind on nothin’ else

He’d trade the world

For a good thing he’s found

If she is bad, he can’t see it

She can do no wrong

Turn his back on his best friend

If he puts her down

When a man loves a woman

Spend his very last dime

Trying to hold on to what he needs

He’d give up all his comforts

And sleep out in the rain

If she said that’s the way

It ought to be”

Stand By Me by Ben E. King | Link 

When the night has come

And the land is dark

And the moon is the only light we’ll see

No I won’t be afraid, no I won’t be afraid

Just as long as you stand, stand by me

So darlin’, darlin’, stand by me, oh stand by me

Oh stand by me, stand by me

If the sky that we look upon

Should tumble and fall

Or the mountains should crumble to the sea

I won’t cry, I won’t cry, no I won’t shed a tear

Just as long as you stand, stand by me”

When I Fall in Love by Nat King Cole | Link 

When I fall in love, it will be forever

Or I’ll never fall in love

In a restless world like this is

Love is ended before it’s begun

And too many moonlight kisses

Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun

When I give my heart, it will be completely

Or I’ll never give my heart

And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too

Is when I fall in love with you

And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too

Is when I fall in love with you”

All I Want by Joni Mitchell | Link 

Do you want, do you want, do you wanna dance with me baby

Do you wanna take a chance on

Maybe finding some sweet romance with me baby, well come on

All I really really want is our love to do

Is to bring out the best in me and in you too

All I really really want our love to do

Is to bring out the best in me and in you

I wanna talk to you, I wanna shampoo you

I wanna renew you again and again

Applause, applause, life is our cause

When I think of your kisses my mind see-saws

Do you see, do you see, do you see how you hurt me baby

So I hurt you too

Then we both get so blue”

At Last by Etta James | Link 

At last my love has come along

My lonely days are over and life is like a song, oh yeah

At last the skies above are blue

My heart was wrapped up clover the night I looked at you

I found a dream that I could speak to

A dream that I can call my own

I found a thrill to press my cheek to

A thrill I’ve never known, oh yeah

You smiled, you smiled oh and then the spell was cast

And here we are in Heaven

For you are mine at last”

P.S. I Love You by The Beatles | Link 

“As I write this letter

Send my love to you

Remember that I’ll always

Be in love with you

Treasure these few words till we’re together

Keep all my love forever

P.S. I love you

You, you, you

I’ll be coming home again to you, love

And till the day I do, love

P.S. I love you

You, you, you”

A Kiss From A Rose by Seal | Link 

There used to be a greying tower alone on the sea

You became the light on the dark side of me

Love remained a drug that’s the high and not the pill

But did you know that when it snows

My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen?

Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey

Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels, yeah

Now that your rose is in bloom

A light hits the gloom on the grey”

Love You Inside Out by The Beegees | Link 

Our love has got the power

Too many lovers in one lifetime

Ain’t good for you

You treat me like a vision in the night

Someone there to stand behind you

When your world ain’t working right

I ain’t no vision, I am the man

Who loves you inside out

Backwards and forwards with

My heart hanging out

I love no other way”

Can’t Get Enough of Your Love by Barry White | Link 

‘ve heard people say that

Too much of anything is not good for you, baby

(Oh no) but I don’t know about that

There’s many times that we’ve loved

We’ve shared love and made love

It doesn’t seem to me like it’s enough

There’s just not enough of it

There’s just not enough

Oh oh, babe

My darling I, can’t get enough of your love babe

Girl, I don’t know, I don’t know why

I can’t get enough of your love babe

Oh, some things I can’t get used to

No matter how I try

Just like the more you give, the more I want

And baby, that’s no lie

Oh no, babe”

Singer/Songwriter

Better Together by Jack Johnson | Link 

There is no combination of words I could put on the back of a postcard

No song that I could sing, but I can try for your heart

Our dreams, and they are made out of real things

Like a, shoe box of photographs

With sepia-toned loving

Love is the answer, at least for most of the questions in my heart

Like why are we here? And where do we go?

And how come it’s so hard?

It’s not always easy and

Sometimes life can be deceiving

I’ll tell you one thing, it’s always better when we’re together

It’s always better when we’re together

Yeah, we’ll look at the stars when we’re together

Well, it’s always better when we’re together

Yeah, it’s always better when we’re together”

XO by John Mayer | Link 

Even in the shadows

Baby kiss me

Before they turn the lights out

Your heart is glowing

And I’m crashing into you

Baby kiss me, kiss me

Before they turn the lights out

Before they turn the lights out

Baby love me lights out

In the darkest night hour

I’ll search through the crowd

Your face is all that I see

I’ll give you everything

Baby, love me lights out

Baby, love me lights out”

Only Love by Ben Howard | Link 

Darling you’re with me, always around me

Only love, only love

Darling I feel you, under my body

Only love, only love

Give me shelter, or show me heart

Come on love, come on love

Watch me fall apart, watch me fall apart

And I’ll be yours to keep

Darling you’re with me, always around me

Only love, only love

Darling I feel you, under my body

Only love, only love

Give me shelter, or show me heart

Come on love, come on love

Watch me fall apart, watch me fall apart

And I’ll be yours to keep”

You Are The Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne | Link 

Baby

It’s been a long day, baby

Things ain’t been going my way

You now I need you here

You clear my mind all the time

And, baby

The way you move me, it’s crazy

It’s like you see right through me

And make it easier

Believe me, you don’t even have to try

Oh, because

You are the best thing

(You’re the best thing)

You are the best thing

(You’re the best thing, baby)

You are the best thing

(You’re the best thing, ooh)

Ever happened to me”

Mess is Mine by Vance Joy | Link 

Talking like we used to do

It was always me and you

Shaping up and shipping out

Check me in and check me out

Do you like walking in the rain?

When you think of love, do you think of pain?

You can tell me what you see

I will choose what I believe

Hold on, darling

This body is yours,

This body is yours and mine

Well hold on, my darling

This mess was yours,

Now your mess is mine”

A Drop in the Ocean by Ron Pope | Link 

“Just a drop in the ocean,

A change in the weather,

I was praying that you and me might end up together.

It’s like wishing for rain as I stand in the desert,

But I’m holding you closer than most,

‘Cause you are my heaven.

Misplaced trust and old friends,

Never counting regrets,

By the grace of God, I do not rest at all.

And New England as the leaves change;

The last excuse that I’ll claim,

I was a boy who loved a woman like a little girl.”

You and I by Ingrid Michaelson | Link 

“Well you might be a bit confused

And you might be a little bit bruised

But baby how we spoon like no one else

So I will help you read those books

If you will soothe my worried looks

And we will put the lonesome on the shelf

Oh, let’s get rich and buy our parents

Homes in the South of France

Let’s get rich and give everybody nice sweaters

And teach them how to dance

Let’s get rich and build our house on a mountain

Making everybody look like ants

From way up there, you and I, you and I”

Bloom by Paper Kites | Link 

“Shall I write it in a letter?

Shall I try to get it down?

Oh, you fill my head with pieces

Of a song I can’t get out

Can I be close to you?

Oh-oh-oh-ooh, ooh

Can I be close to you?

Ooh, ooh

Can I take it to a morning

Where the fields are painted gold

And the trees are filled with memories

Of the feelings never told?

When the evening pulls the sun down,

And the day is almost through,

Oh, the whole world it is sleeping,

But my world is you”

Fresh Eyes by Andy Grammer | Link 

I got these fresh eyes, never seen you before like this

My God, you’re beautiful

It’s like the first time when we open the door

Before we got used to usual

It might seem superficial, stereotypical, man

You dress up just a little and I’m like, “Oh, damn”

So suddenly I’m in love with a stranger

I can’t believe that she’s mine

Now all I see is you with fresh eyes, fresh eyes

So suddenly I’m in love with a stranger

I can’t believe that she’s mine, yeah

And now all I see is you with fresh eyes, fresh eyes”

Skinny Love by Birdy | Link 

I tell my love to wreck it all

Cut out all the ropes and let me fall

My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my

Right in the moment this order’s tall

I told you to be patient

I told you to be fine

I told you to be balanced

I told you to be kind

In the morning I’ll be with you

But it will be a different “kind”

I’ll be holding all the tickets

And you’ll be owning all the fines”

Rock’N’Roll

Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones | Link 

“Childhood living is easy to do

The things you wanted I bought them for you

Graceless lady you know who I am

You know I can’t let you slide through my hands

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away

Wild, wild horses couldn’t drag me away

I watched you suffer a dull aching pain

Now you’ve decided to show me the same

No sweeping exit or offstage lines

Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away

Wild, wild horses couldn’t drag me away

I know I’ve dreamed you a sin and a lie

I have my freedom but I don’t have much time

Faith has been broken tears must be cried

Let’s do some living after we die”

Marry Me by Train | Link 

Forever can never be long enough for me

Feel like I’ve had long enough with you

Forget the world now we won’t let them see

But there’s one thing left to do

Now that the weight has lifted

Love has surely shifted my way

Marry me

Today and every day

Marry me

If I ever get the nerve to say

Hello in this cafe

Say you will

Mm-hmm

Say you will

Mm-hmm”

First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes | Link 

This is the first day of my life

Swear I was born right in the doorway

I went out in the rain, suddenly everything changed

They’re spreading blankets on the beach

Yours was the first face that I saw

I think I was blind before I met you

And I don’t know where I am, I don’t know where I’ve been

But I know where I want to go

And so I’d thought I’d let you know

Yeah, these things take forever, I especially am slow

But I realized that need you

And I wondered if I could come home”

You’re The Inspiration by Chicago | Link 

You know our love was meant to be

The kind of love to last forever

And I want you here with me

From tonight until the end of time

You should know

Everywhere I go

Always on my mind

In my heart

In my soul

Baby

You’re the meaning in my life

You’re the inspiration

You bring feeling to my life

You’re the inspiration

Want to have you near me

I want to have you hear me saying

“No one needs you more than I need you”

Open Arms by Journey | Link 

“Lying beside you

Here in the dark

Feeling your heartbeat with mine

Softly you whisper

You’re so sincere

How could our love be so blind

We sailed on together

We drifted apart

And here you are

By my side

So now I come to you

With open arms

Nothing to hide

Believe what I say

So here I am

With open arms

Hoping you’ll see

What your love means to me

Open arms”

Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet | Link 

So one, two, three, take my hand and come with me

Because you look so fine

That I really wanna make you mine

I say you look so fine

That I really wanna make you mine

Oh, four, five, six c’mon and get your kicks

Now you don’t need that money

When you look like that, do ya honey

Big black boots

Long blonde hair

She’s so sweet

With her get back stare

Well I could see

You home with me

But you were with another man, yeah!

I know we

Ain’t got much to say

Before I let you get away, yeah!

I said, are you gonna be my girl?”

Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon | Link 

Oh don’t you dare look back

Just keep your eyes on me

I said you’re holding back

She said shut up and dance with me

This woman is my destiny

She said oh oh oh

Shut up and dance with me

We were victims of the night

The chemical, physical, kryptonite

Helpless to the bass and the fading light

Oh we were bound to get together

Bound to get together”

All I Want Is You by U2 | Link 

But all the promises we make

From the cradle to the grave

When all I want is you

You say you’ll give me

A highway with no one on it

Treasure just to look upon it

All the riches in the night

You say you’ll give me

Eyes in a moon of blindness

A river in a time of dryness

A harbor in the tempest

But all the promises we make

From the cradle to the grave

When all I want is you”

Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band | Link 

You come crash into me

And I come into you,

I come into you

In a boys dream

In a boys dream

Touch your lips just so I know

In your eyes, love, it glows so

I’m bare-boned and crazy for you

When you come crash

Into me, baby

And I come into you

In a boys dream

In a boys dream

If I’ve gone overboard

Then I’m begging you

To forgive me

In my haste

When I’m holding you so girl

Close to me”

Country

I Cross My Heart by George Strait | Link 

Our love is unconditional

We knew it from the start

I see it in your eyes

You can feel it from my heart

From here on after

Let’s stay the way we are right now

And share all the love and laughter

That a lifetime will allow

I cross my heart

And promise to

Give all I’ve got to give

To make all your dreams come true

In all the world

You’ll never find

A love as true as mine”

The Bones by Maren Morris | Link 

“Call it dumb luck, but baby, you and I

Can’t even mess it up, although we both try

No, it don’t always go the way we planned it

But the wolves came and went and we’re still standing

When the bones are good, the rest don’t matter

Yeah, the paint could peel, the glass could shatter

Let it rain ’cause you and I remain the same

When there ain’t a crack in the foundation

Baby, I know any storm we’re facing

Will blow right over while we stay put

The house don’t fall when the bones are good

When the bones are good”

All of It by Cole Swindell | Link 

“Give me that “let’s get out of here go jump in the river”

Girl, show me what that rockin’ body looks like in the firelight

Wrap me up with all that love that you been holding back your whole life

Girl I wish you would just hit me with that

Pretty little get me through tomorrow smile

Bring on all the good with all the bad I’m all about it

Anything and everything, baby you could never bring enough of it

I want all of it

I wanna see you all city light lit up

I wanna see you in a pair of cut-up jeans

I wanna fall for all your magic

Feel all your teardrops drippin’ on me

The sad ones, the happy ones

I want everyone you got”

Our World by Smithfield | Link 

“Our world was a small town Friday night

Dancing with the stars and the fireflies

Red plastic cups and twist-off wine

Our world was a swing on your daddy’s porch

Late night phonecalls, “I miss you more”

We knew it all back when we didn’t have a clue

Those were the nights, they had no tomorrow

Yeah they went on and on and on

Just like the tires on a ’95 Bronco

Nobody to slow us down

Baby we were falling too fast

They were calling us crazy

Lord knows, those were the good days

And I was the guy, yeah I was the girl

And everyone else was just living in our world”

God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton | Link 

There’s more here than what were seeing

A divine conspiracy

That you, an angel lovely

Could somehow fall for me

You’ll always be love’s great martyr

And I’ll be the flattered fool

And I need you, yeah

God gave me you for the ups and downs

God gave me you for the days of doubt

For when I think I’ve lost my way

There are no words here left to say, it’s true

God gave me you”

Making Memories of Us by Keith Urban | Link 

I’m gonna be here for you baby

I’ll be a man of my word

Speak the language in a voice that you have never heard

I wanna sleep with you forever

And I wanna die in your arms

In a cabin by a meadow where the wild bees swarm

And I’m gonna love you like nobody loves you

And I’ll earn your trust making memories of us

I wanna honor your mother

And I wanna learn from your pa

I wanna steal your attention like a bad outlaw

I wanna stand out in a crowd for you

A man among men

I wanna make your world better than it’s ever been

And I’m gonna love you like nobody loves you

And I’ll earn your trust making memories of us”

Amazed by Lonestar | Link 

Every time our eyes meet

This feeling inside me

Is almost more than I can take

Baby, when you touch me

I can feel how much you love me

And it just blows me away

I’ve never been this close to anyone or anything

I can hear your thoughts, I can see your dreams

I don’t know how you do what you do

I’m so in love with you

It just keeps getting better

I want to spend the rest of my life with you by my side

Forever and ever

Every little thing that you do

Baby, I’m amazed by you”

Like Jesus Does by Eric Church | Link 

I’m a long-gone Waylon song on vinyl

I’m a back row sinner at a tent revival

But she believes in me like she believes her Bible

And loves me like Jesus does

I’m a lead foot leaning on a souped-up Chevy

I’m a good old boy, drinking whiskey and rye on the levee

But she carries me when my sins make me heavy

And loves me like Jesus does

All the crazy in my dreams

Both my broken wings

Every single piece of everything I am

Yeah, she knows the man I ain’t

She forgives me when I can’t

The devil, man, no, he don’t stand a chance

‘Cause she loves me like Jesus does”

I Do by Jessie James Decker | Link 

I’d given up on love

I’d given up on me

Everything for you was never as it seemed

I was running out of reasons

I was running out of time

I thought I’d stopped believing

Then you showed me the light

You found me in the darkest night

You’re my angel

You saved my life

I can’t believe we’re standing here

What’s mine is yours, and yours is mine

I love you till the end of time

I wanna spend forever with you

I do

I do

I do”

Love Someone by Brett Eldredge | Link 

Oh baby, would you look right there

The way the sun is hitting your hair

The way the world just stopped right here

In mid-air, I don’t ever wanna move

You put the cool in the breeze

You put the weak here in my knees

You put me right where I’m supposed to be

In your blue-eyed sea

And I wanna sail away

‘Cause when I wake up in the middle of the night

You’re holding me so tight

Take whole of me, my oh my

Sure feels good to love someone

When you laugh at the way I dance

When you smile when you hold my hand

I look at you and I understand

Sure feels good to love someone”