Music for wedding videos
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.
Here are some inspirational real-life wedding videos, which showcase a great mix of emotions, moods and music.
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
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
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
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
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 150,000 – which are all fully licensed for video use.