Music is a beautiful thing, especially for a moment like a wedding ceremony where two lovebirds are celebrating love. Romantic/love music is one of my favorites and almost everyone’s too because it ignites the room and refreshes memories. From the bridal march to the reception entrance dance and first couple dance, you need a good playlist of both oldies and modern music to seal the moment in the wedding video.
Why music for a wedding video? Aside from the love everyone has for it, music brightens the wedding video and immediately puts everyone in a groovy mood, 2023 opened a new phase of music to the world and brought in more individualism with more relatable lyrics to the Gen Z generation. What does 2024 have for us? What songs for wedding videos should you use? Which should be your top picks? Let’s discuss all these below.
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This is an all-time fave for all. The lyrics ‘We were just kids when we fell in love, not knowing what it was’ will not only relive your memories but for every other couple in the room.
Here’s another top song for a wedding video in 2024. ‘I look and stare so deep in your eyes’ are reassuring words for your partner not just for the wedding day, but forever.
John Legend sure did magic with this song and that’s all you need for a perfect day.
It’s the perfect blend of nice lyrics and good beats for the reception. If you want some wedding video songs for the peak dancing period, then this is for you.
Who says gospel music can’t be romantic? Here’s one. This song speaks about God’s love and relates it to your partner. It’s an interesting one too and something your viewers will enjoy.
Your partner has been a good shoulder to lean on in times past. For My Hand by Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran brings out the perfect words and moment for this without making it boring.
Want some more reassuring words for your partner amidst the uncertainties about what this new phase will bring? Wait for You will capture this intention as you’re promising to be there all the way through.
Seize the moment to appreciate the day you both met. Take a flashback at how fate and luck brought you both together and now, you’re on the journey to forever.
Old, but golden. Your imperfections now become perfect after the seal and come what may, you will always appreciate him/her. Here’s another best wedding music song you shouldn’t leave out.
Remember this song from ‘Crazy Rich Asians'? Yes, that’s it and it’s also among our best wedding music songs for you. Its instrumentals will change the atmosphere to romantic in split seconds.
This song is dreamy and the video is absolutely lovely. Dan and Shay in this music video showed a snippet of their wedding day and it’s something you’ll love.
This song and music video is one of the best for your wedding, really. The acoustics and lovely voice make it a top choice for many and you may want to try this out in your collection.
For Brett Young, this song isn’t for the public, it’s from the soul, explaining how you feel about your partner with promises about the future.
This music by John Legend blessed our souls during the pandemic and reminded everyone about the strength of true love. If any of your love milestones date to this period, this song should be on your playlists.
It’s a beautiful night, we’re looking for something dumb to do. Hey, Baby, I think I wanna marry you. You’re about to have a swell time with this.
I have died, every day, trying to find you. Darling don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years. I loved you for a thousand more. Isn’t this just cool?
Enya is a music legend and her songs always hit the right spot. If you love her songs and are looking for the right music from your fave, here it is.
This song is a Hollywood classic and many celebrities have danced to this on their wedding day. An example is Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher. Ready to compile the songs for your wedding? Don’t leave this out.
Amidst all the storms and problems on the road, ‘I choose you.’ It's a top pick and a good wedding video song to vibe to.
This group has been in the forefront for years now and here’s one song you don’t want to miss out on your big day. The blend of voices and beats is something to keep the party going at your wedding.
Ed Sheeran produces the best romantic music, perfect for weddings and this isn’t any different. For this song, Tori Kelly featured the legend and together, they produced a perfect love song.
Love is beautiful and something everyone should experience. This song by Kane Brown captures the beauty of love.
Want a perfect song for a father-daughter dance during your wedding? One Call Away is the best one for you.
This song is perfect for other activities and games during the wedding like cake cutting. It sure needs to be in your playlist.
Now that the mood is high, a song like ‘Dance with Me’ should be next to keep everyone’s energy high.
Once this song starts, you will want to keep it going till the party ends because it’s a beautiful one.
Talking about dreams coming true, this song is one wish that’s about to blow your mind away.
Dolly Parton’s vocals and Rhonda’s touch make this a powerful, beautiful wedding song.
Absolutely nothing because you’re now one with your partner.
Last on the list, but not the least favorite. It's a beautiful song for you.
This is a beautiful song for your wedding. The lyrics ‘I wanna bring her 'round to meet ya. I think you'd like her kind demeanor. I know that Grandma would've loved her. Like she was her own’ makes it more personal. The kind that says take your wife home to Mama.
Look into your spouse's eyes and tell them that their love is as bright as ever. This is for you if you want to just hold your partner so close. If you need songs for wedding videos, then XO is your go-to song.
Who says you can't adore your partner? All you need is this song. Stare into their eyes, and tell them how much you love them. It is a perfect song for your first dance as a couple. It is also one of the best songs for wedding video.
Are you thinking about how much love your partner shows you? This song describes love in the most beautiful way ever. Need some interesting songs for your wedding video songs, then you need this song.
The lyrics 'in my life, I love you more’ are so soulful and thoughtful. We know you love your partner so much. Why don't you confess your eternal love to them in front of your guests?
This song is a blend of contemporary beats and some soulful lyrics that make your heartbeat. No doubt Beyonce's vocals make this song powerful and melodious.
Nothing beats walking the aisle with your best friend. This song makes you reminisce on every special moment with your partner. It really makes you really feel special. It is a beautiful song for you.
‘Tell the world that we finally got it all right.’ You need to scream these lyrics to your guest because you got it right.
Finding the one you love makes you lucky. Love is charming and makes you feel so special. Hold your partner's hand and say you love them more than you have ever found a way to say it. Ben Folds says, ‘That I am. I am. I am. The luckiest’
Talking about falling in love all over again with your partner, this song makes you value every moment you spend with your partner.
Do you remember the first time you met your partner? ‘That's the day I knew you were my pet. I want to tell you’. This song needs to be on your playlist.
Want a perfect song that describes your emotions and desires? I bet you love to be in the arms of your partner. Here (in your arms) is the best for you.
Your dreams to spend the rest of your life with your partner are finally coming to pass. Add closer to your playlist so you can draw your partner closer and whisper sweet words to them. What is more special than those close contacts? Hands-on the waist and your heads leaning on each other.
Good your partner's waist, let your hearts beat as one and dance to this special song. Feel so close has very meaningful and soulful lyrics that focus on the connection between you and your partner. Make sure it’s on your wedding playlist.
This song is beautiful in every way, 'Cause loving you has made my life so beautiful’ should be your mantra as newly wedded.
Do you need a solemn song with deep lyrics about how two is better than one? Then you should add Better Together to your playlist.
Now that you have said yes, enjoy your moment on the dance floor with Marry Me.
While dancing together, stare into the eyes of your partner and tell them how much they mean to you.
At last is that one song that is totally perfect for your first dance as a couple. This song is mesmerizing and sweet. And guess what? It can literally never go stale. You and your partner can practice a simple choreography for the song ahead of your big day.
This song will totally melt your hearts. It’s specially for lovers who met one another spontaneously and went from strangers to lovers. Just imagine, you hand in hand with your partner enjoying the beautiful moment with so much happiness and smiles on your face. The song fills the atmosphere with romance and an intimate aura.
One song that deeply expresses a romantic connection and a willingness to ensure your love lasts long is this beautiful song. The lyrics show sincerity, and is a great way to show all of your emotions without holding back.
We all want to feel love and satisfy our cravings with people we love. This song does justice to your emotions and all the romantic things you want to do with your spouse.
Now it's time to get your saving shoes on. If you are asked to describe your love, you certainly will be it is a flame, and your heart is burned by fire. At least that is how Janet Jackson described love in this song.
Talking about eternal love? Then this is the song for you. Donna Lewis's vocals make this song a beautiful wedding song.
Stevie Wonder makes love and communication extremely beautiful in this song. Once the song starts, you will want to keep holding each other until the sun sets.
This song is a beautiful rock song from the 80s. If you are a fan of Rick's songs, then you should get this song on your playlist.
Nothing is sweeter than being in love with someone who loves you as much. Diana Ross says the same thing in this song, 'Love the love you makin’.
What do you see in the eyes of the partner? I knew I Loved You answered this question, ‘Like in your eyes, I see my future in an instant.’ This song needs to be on the playlist.
What is the description of love? Andy Gibb says 'Love is higher than a mountain. Love is thicker than water. This 80s song is one of the best wedding video songs you should add to your playlist.
One of the best wedding video songs to add to your list is I See You. The lyrics say, ‘I see you. You're a galaxy of stars. Written on my heart.
This song is a beautiful wedding song. You need your partner's love to be burning. As this song plays, ignite your burning love and enjoy the moment with your partner.
We know you don't mind holding and loving your partner. Elton says, 'I hope you don't mind. That I put down in the words’. Elton John's vocals make this song beautiful.
This song is solemn and beautiful in every way. The song makes you reminisce about your love and how you met your partner. Tell your partner, 'I won't turn around and I won't let you down’.
This song is perfect for other activities during the wedding. This song makes you dance with your spouse.
Open Arms is one of the best wedding songs for your wedding. Hold your partner's hands and stare into their eyes.
Need a song to groove to? Then you need this song. All Night Long is the perfect song for an after-party.
Love is beautiful, and you need to make some sweet memories. This song captures those moments. The sweet vocals with the powerful lyrics make it the best wedding song video you need.
This song is perfect for your first dance with your partner. How do you feel when you look at your partner? Lauryn Hill describes how powerful love is, ‘You're part of my identity, I sometimes have a tendency, To look at you religiously (baby)’
Once this song starts, you are locked in the euphoria of the moment of your love for each other.
Want to demonstrate your love in the sweetest form, let this song make you feel special. Now that you are in love, you feel something special and more meaningful.
Finally, the last song on the list is solemn and soulful. Think about the lyrics, ‘Love lift us where we belong. Where the eagles cry. On a mountain high. Love lifts us where we belong’. Love makes us all belong to one special person.
What factor should you consider when choosing a wedding video song? Here are some.
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Your wedding sure has some theme and style and you want to ensure the songs resonate with these. The atmosphere and setting of the wedding is also another thing to consider. The emotional parts, the romantic scenes, etc should all be captured with appropriate songs.
Everyone’s love story is unique. They can’t be the same and your feelings are also different. So, you want to ensure the songs selected fit your love story. Does it remind you of some milestones? Does it show how you feel about your partner? Consider these and many more.
It’s not all about partying, there are some emotional moments that you should expect. So, select some songs that would evoke and capture the emotional times. The father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, bridesmaid speeches, and lots more are some emotional times you want to capture with the best songs in the video.
Making songs resonate with guests in wedding videos requires methods. It is not as simple as we often think of matching a song to a video. I have summarized three techniques.
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For each section, there will be music that explains it well. Even the funny moments have a song that captures it perfectly. So, from your list of songs, select those that work with each section. You can get help from your folks, colleagues and partners. Two good heads, they say, are better than one.
Now that you have selected the right songs for each section of the video, ensure the rhythm and melody of the music sync with the expressions in the video. This is very important especially when everyone is dancing and enjoying the party. You want to ensure the moves are in alignment with the music.
Everything well combined will make the perfect wedding music video for the year. Carry out the last-minute checks and seek the advice of a professional or someone more knowledgeable in the field. That way, you’re sure about the perfection of the wedding music video.
Without music, there is no video and it will be a boring watch. This is something you want to avoid completely because the memories are an important part of the day. So, with each perfect capture of each activity and memory, ensure the right music is used.
Don’t forget to select songs that resonate with your love story, wedding theme and style. Be open to new songs too, there are a variety of songs available for you across all genres. Ultimately, have fun on the wedding day and while creating your wedding music video too.
Respecting music copyright is a good thing. Generally speaking, most copyright owners will default to allowing you to use their song in your wedding video unless you are using it commercially.
You can choose high-quality sound sources and professional audio equipment, or hire a professional team to check the acoustics of the venue and participate in post-production editing.
Ed Sheeran - Perfect. The lyrics ‘We were just kids when we fell in love, not knowing what it was’ will not only relive your memories but every other couple in the room.
If your budget is limited, you can consider using copyright-free, local artists, your original or specially priced wedding song.