How to Choose the Songs for Your Wedding Video

couple dancing at weddingMusic can really make or break your video—if you don’t like the songs, you’re not going to want to watch the video. So before you send over your music selections to your videographer, read our quick tips:

Think Carefully Before Choosing a Current Hit
What are the chances that you’ll truly still love the song ten years from now? A year ago, nearly every couple was requesting “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas. Now, that song is more likely to end up on the do-not-play list. Think about the songs you grew up loving, the songs that remind you of the beginning of your relationship, and the songs you love jamming to together in the car.

Choose Upbeat Songs
Romantic ballads are great, of course, but they can really drag down the pacing of your video. Most “boring” wedding videos you’ve seen would look dramatically different with more upbeat music. Select a nice mix to help your video flow.

Don’t Be Afraid to Stray from Traditional Wedding Songs
“The Way You Look Tonight” and “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life” are popular choices, but thinking outside the box can help you find a unique sound for your video that you’ll both love. My husband and I both love Queen, so we chose “Don’t Stop Me Now” as the bridal prep song.


—Kristen O'Gorman Klein


Photo by Hilary Mayberry