Music for wedding videos

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How to choose your wedding video music

Every couple wants their wedding video to be special, personal and meaningful, and the right mix of music is a crucial element. But with so many different genres available, how do you choose your wedding video music?

We take a look at the key moments to soundtrack, together with some of our favourite wedding video songs and music to match all the different moments and moods.

Wedding video music ideas

What’s your wedding style? Whilst the music on your video doesn’t necessarily have to match the styling, it’s a great way to keep it feeling cohesive and to create a flow for the video edit.

Is the wedding a ’20s-tinged Art Deco extravaganza? In which case, you might want some jazz to create that Great Gatsby party mood.

More of a country vibe? The right music will provide that barn-dance atmosphere. Or maybe you’re looking to channel some 1950s rock ‘n’ roll style?

Here are some inspirational real-life wedding videos, which showcase a great mix of emotions, moods and music.

linus+danielle • rainy barn wedding from Paperback Weddings on Vimeo.

nick+maria • england wedding from Paperback Weddings on Vimeo.

Prapti & David by Reel Weddings

Licensing music for wedding videos

When you’re choosing music for a wedding video soundtrack, remember to make sure that you’ve got the licence to use it. This is a useful how-to video which covers the ins and outs of licensing, as well as talking to the couple about their music preferences and choices, if you’re a wedding videographer.

The key moments for music in a wedding video

The wedding highlights you’re looking to soundtrack are likely to include:

• The wedding party getting ready

• The arrival at the venue – church, registry office or a hotel

• Walking down the aisle

• Signing the register

• The happy couple exiting at the end of the service

• The first dance

• Cutting the cake

• The couple leaving to start their new life together

A close up of a ribbon being tied to a bride's hair

The best classical music to walk down the aisle to

To make an entrance – whether for a humanist, religious or civil wedding ceremony, here are the top picks for processional music – all of which can be found with a variety of mixes in our catalogue:

1/ Bridal Chorus – Wagner 

2/ Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel 

3/ Canon in D – Pachelbel 

4/ Jesu, Joy of Man Desiring – Bach 

5/ The Swan (Le Cygne) – Saint-Saens 

6/ The Flower Duet from Lakmé (Viens Mallika Sous le Dome) - Léo Delibes 

7/ The Four Seasons: Spring 1 – Vivaldi

8/ Cello Suite No. 1 – Bach 

9/ A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 61: IX. Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn

10/ Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod 

If the setting for the wedding is a rural church or a stately country house, then our Pastoral Collection will definitely fit the bill, with everything from Debussy’s Clair de Lune to the lyrical, optimistic Pastoral Allegretto by Beethoven.


Orchestral music for wedding videos

If you’re looking for orchestral music, then Audio Network’s Classical Collection has everything you need. The collection boasts performances from the world’s best orchestras, choirs and soloists, recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and these timeless pieces have been arranged with an editor’s eye. There’s a huge variety of cut-downs, underscores and instrumentals, giving you the flexibility to choose sections that fit perfectly.


Love Songs for Wedding Videos

Why not think out of the box, and feature a track that’s a bit different or more personalised in your video? There are some great indie and alternative choices to check out. Here are our top 10 picks:

1/ Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

2/ Higher Love - James Vincent McMorrow

3/ The Blower’s Daughter - Damien Rice

4/ Growing Up Beside You - Paolo Nutini

5/ Skinny Love - Bon Iver or Birdy

6/ To Be Alone With You - Sufijan Stevens

7/ ' Cello Song - Nick Drake

8/ Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

9/ Wedding Song - Bob Dylan

10/ Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros

Visit our Indie collection and discover a vast selection of music available to license for your wedding video now. 

Romantic wedding video songs

If you’re a hopeless romantic, then you’re spoiled for choice! These are guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye. How about using one as your first dance music?

1/ Songbird - Eva Cassidy

2/ She - Elvis Costello

3/ At Last - Etta James

4/ Your Song - Elton John

5/ I'm Kissing You - Des'ree

6/ Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley

7/ She's Always a Woman - Fyfe Dangerfield

8/ La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong

9/ One Day Like This - Elbow

Use our search functionality and see a range of romantic tracks available to license now. 

Top 10 best pop songs for a wedding video

Looking for something really popular? These are some of the best-loved recent pop songs:  

1/ Shallow – Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper

2/ Symphony – Clean Bandit ft Zara Larsson

3/ Perfect – Ed Sheeran

4/ Better Together – Jack Johnson

5/ All of Me – John Legend

6/ Marry You – Bruno Mars

7/ Born to be Yours – Imagine Dragons and Kygo

8/ Speechless – Dan + Shay

9/ No One – Alicia Keys

10/ All my Love – George Ezra

Visit the Pop collection now. 

Whether you’re just starting out as a wedding videographer, or you’ve already built a successful business and are looking to take your work to the next level, having a subscription to a quality music catalogue is a must. Test out tracks from the Audio Network catalogue – we have over 175,000 – which are all fully licensed for video use.

To get started with using high-quality music for your wedding videos, download ten test tracks now.

This page was updated on 21/01/2020


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