Posted in Wedding Videography | 7 January, 2014
Your wedding video soundtrack will make a huge difference to the impact of your wedding video so talk to your videographer about songs you’d like to include. Here are a few tips on selecting your wedding video soundtrack.
These five tips will help you select the right songs for your wedding video:
If there are tunes that are special and significant to the two of you then add them and don’t worry what other people think. Pick music that you and your new husband love, and don’t think too much about what the lyrics say and whether there are secret meanings or messages.
Use the music you walked down the aisle to, the song that you heard when you cut your cake, the tune that you danced your first dance to, and the song that played as you said your farewells. Adding some of the music you had on your wedding day ensures the video is more relevant and personal.
If you have a live band playing at your reception, try to get a CD of their music to use in your wedding video. It doesn’t matter if you go with songs that weren’t actually heard at your wedding reception so long as their songs all have a same feel.
Hearing music that you loved at the time of your big day will remind you of that moment in time for years to come, but classic tunes will never go out of style and will ensure your wedding video doesn’t even get too dated. Try to mix contemporary music, or your current favourites, with a few classic tunes.
The soundtrack will end up better quality if you go with pre-recorded versions of your wedding music, even though your videographer will record some of the music that was used on the day along with their footage. Check out copyright law; you might have to buy a video recording license.