Best Song Ideas for Your Wedding Video

Find the perfect soundtrack for your highlight reel.

what songs to choose for your wedding video
Photo by Valorie Darling Photography

One of the most common wedding-day regrets is not hiring a videographer. While pictures are priceless, having moving images from the day so you can see your loved ones in action is a valuable addition to help keep your wedding in your memory. Just as with any movie, choosing a suitable soundtrack is of the utmost importance. Music captures the mood and spirit of the occasion in a way nothing else can. 

If picking a first dance song or a finding a melody for your walk down the aisle was one of the hardest parts of wedding planning, you may prefer to have your videographer select the tunes to play in the background. However, if you have strong opinions about the music involved in your big day, making suggestions could be a better choice for you. Some people simply use the same tracks featured in their ceremony or first dance, but this can also be an opportunity to highlight songs that didn’t make the cut. 

Here are some of our suggestions, from classic oldies to modern hits. 

"At Last" - Etta James

“Love on Top” - Beyonce

"Can't Help Falling In Love" - Elvis Presley

"Marry You" - Bruno Mars

“Lucky” - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

"Fly Me to the Moon" - Frank Sinatra

"I Choose You" - Sara Bareilles

"How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)" - James Taylor

"Perfect" - Ed Sheeran

"In My Life" - The Beatles

"The Luckiest" - Ben Folds

"Come and Get Your Love" - Redbone

"Everything" - Michael Bublé

"For Once in My Life" - Stevie Wonder

Find out if you should have a band or a DJ for your reception and get ideas for your ceremony music.

Authored by: Emily Lasnier