Putting together a wedding video is one of the best ways to preserve sweet memories of your special day, but you want to be sure that every aspect of the video production represents you well as a couple. Just like the actual wedding ceremony and reception, every detail, from the photos you choose to the music you use, will be remembered as part of you as well. This article will give you a few tips on choosing tunes that set a lovely mood and aren't cringe-inducing.
This may seem obvious, but some folks try to fit someone else's definition of "proper" by choosing music that doesn't suit their personalities. While they may have good intentions, this tactic can backfire. If you dig the country style, a video set to a symphony will only raise eyebrows â and questions about the depth and integrity of the marriage. Every genre, from hip-hop to metal, offers at least a few softer, more timeless ballads that are well-suited to your video. And if a sense of humor is a key part of your relationship, then it should be a key part of your wedding video as well â within reason.
Wait a minute; didn't the last paragraph say to be yourselves? Sure, but within reason. Keep in mind that diversity of your wedding guests and anyone who may view the video. Grandma probably won't be comfortable if you put songs like "Promiscuous" or "Candy Shop" in your video, even if they do represent your style. What you think is cool now might not seem cool ten years from now, and you don't want to be embarrassed to have your children watch your video.
Some of these songs have been used many times in relation to weddings, and others you may not have thought of, but here is a partial list of possible wedding video music to give you some ideas.
"Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce
"I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher
"Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues
"You're Still the One" by Shania Twain
"Evergreen" by Barbra Streisand
"My Love" by Justin Timberlake
"Lovesong" by The Cure
"Truly" by Lionel Richie
"Longer" by Dan Fogelberg
"I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders
"Always and Forever" by Heatwave
"Annie's Song" by John Denver
"Follow You, Follow Me" by Genesis
Take your time to do research, listen to music clips, and pore over lyrics before making a decision on what songs to include in your video and in your wedding ceremony. There are tons of music sites on the Web, and even entering keywords like "music Jesus Christ Superstar" will bring up thousands of results, so be as specific as possible when searching. Be sure to take care with the planning and coordination of your video, and the only tears you cry when you watch it will be tears of joy.