If you’re wondering why choosing weddings songs is not something that can be done lightly, it helps to remember what music conveys in the first place. Music touches people’s hearts in unfathomable ways – it brings emotions to the surface when listening to it, cheerful melodies create a good vibe for dancing or festive occasions, romantic instrumentals create good ambiance and used therapeutically, music can even uplift the senses. It is no wonder then that music is quintessential for weddings and even more importantly for the soundtrack of your wedding video.
You have chosen an expert in wedding videography and wedding photography to film your wedding and now, you have to submit some songs to be included in your wedding video. With some of our tips below, you will soon find it easy to pick a few songs to capture that wonderful moment in your life for you and your husband.
Choose a song that means something to you and your husband. It might be the song that played the night you went out on your first romantic date, or the song that was playing in the background when he proposed. It could be a song that makes you both feel happy and in love. It could be a song that reminds you of each other and your special relationship.
Choose a song that will stand the test of time. The wedding videography is now done and over the years, this wedding video will enable you to relive the most precious moments of your wedding day. You might play it to your children one day or want to watch it for your 25th Anniversary. A classic song will never go out of date and a beautiful melody will always be something lovely for the ears rather than one of the top hits of the year.
Choose a song that reflects the tone of your wedding and that fits the theme. If for instance, your wedding dress is made of vintage lace and your wedding decorations are white candelabras wrapped in pearls, music that fits that bygone era will be perfectly suited to match.
Choose a song that you both enjoy. The wedding video is about you and your husband’s wedding day. Nobody else’s. Therefore, even if you are tempted to select a song just because of its romantic lyrics and is by far the most popular wedding song of the decade, keep in mind that the song needs to be valuable to you and your husband. Do not place too much emphasis on what the lyrics of the song says or that the song is not necessarily a declaration of undying love and a promise of a life lived happily ever after. This could be a song that speaks about something completely unrelated, however if when listening to that song conjures up images of your first kiss, or one memorable time where you laughed your heads off together, then by all means, include it. You should be able to not worry about what other people will think.
Choose a song that complements the video as the scenes are rolled out. You might need to speak to your wedding videographer about this one as this is what he or she will do during the final edit. Every time the scene changes to another one, the beat of the song at that specific part of the video should be absolutely apt.
Choose a song that is different from the others you have chosen. Do not be afraid to mix a couple of songs, even if you think they are different from each other. One song could be jazzy and the other a classical instrumental one, both will be used to bring out the best in specific moments in the video. Instrumental music could be used during the speech or when you exchange your wedding vows so as not to detract from the voice audio of the video.
Choose a song that played at your wedding. The song that played when you opened up the dance floor with your partner. The song that you both heard when you were sipping on champagne after the speech. If there was a band or musician playing at your wedding, you could ask for the pre-recorded song and include it in your wedding video.