How to choose a song for your wedding video – videographers advice!

Music is such a personal choice, and even more so when it comes to your wedding video. Finding the perfect wedding video song can be tricky but the chaps at Ido Wedding Films are here to help

How to choose a song for your wedding video
Get your wedding video music right. Image: Eleanor Jane Photography

Not sure what wedding video song to choose? We can help! We receive an eclectic mix of song choices – from Daft Punk to film scores – however, some choices do work better than others for wedding videography! Here are some of our top tips to help you pick.


The most important thing to consider for your wedding video music is whether or not it reflects the day. For example, classical pieces suit cathedral ceremonies and traditional receptions, whereas something a bit livelier like folk music will suit a marquee in a field. Songs with a slower tempo are also more suited to the beginning of the wedding video and vice versa, so it’s good to provide your wedding videographer with a wide selection of songs for them to pick from.


You may be tempted to pick the current number one but will you love it as much in 20 years’ time? It may be best to pick a song that means something special to you both. 

And most importantly be sure to pick what you want and don’t feel like your wedding videographer will judge you! It’s your film and it’s their job to give you exactly what you want.


If you are need of a little inspiration however, take a look at our most popular wedding video song choices:

1) Eva Cassidy - Songbird
One of the most popular wedding video songs – a cover from a 15-year-old posthumous album.

2) Take That - Rule The World
No surprise here. Take That are a firm top choice, especially with 20-30 year olds reliving childhood crushes – Oh Howard!

3) Take That - Greatest Day
Straight in with another Take That track. Gary certainly knows how to write a romantic tune.

4) Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Over The Rainbow/ What A Wonderful World
A Hawaiian acoustic cover of a 1939 film ballad – An odd mix, but a happy melody for a wedding video.

5) Noah and the Whale - Five Years’ Time
Flying the flag for indie folk are Noah and the Whale, this track is perfect for an English country wedding video.

6) The Lumineers - Ho Hey
…shortly followed by the wonderful Lumineers which has all the power of a feel-good classic.

7) Bruno Mars - Marry You
A top wedding music list wouldn’t be complete without a wedding-themed song. Bruno Mars does the honours with this upbeat track.

8) Ellie Goulding - Your Song
Another cover, this time with Ellie Goulding pulling the heart strings - well if it's good enough for Kate and Wills!

9) Des’ree - Kissing You
Written for the film version of the world’s most famous romantic tragedy, Romeo & Juliet, this is a great 90s ballad.

10) Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
And we finish with a song that’s great for the start of a wedding video – another indie track with a hauntingly beautiful intro.

Ido Wedding Films create beautiful, contemporary and award-winning wedding videos - get in touch for more details.

Take a look at our 100 all time best first dance songs and the eight best Ed Sheeran first dance songs for your wedding day 

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