selecting songs for your wedding video
Songs make such an incredible impact on the feel of your wedding video! They set the tone for the clips, evoke emotion, and add even more personality to the story of your big day. If you would like to, we would love for you to choose the songs that will make this video truly yours. We also give you the option of deferring the selection to our amazingly talented editing team. They have a lot of experience with wedding videos and can choose songs that will compliment the video clips of your big day. It's up to you!
Whichever route you choose, just be aware that copyright laws are very strict regarding the use of music in wedding videos.
We must be able to purchase a license to all of the songs we use in your video. In order to help with this process, we have subscriptions to five different music sites from which you may select your songs. You don't need to download anything, just let us know what you decide! You can list your song selections or indicate that you'd like the editors to choose for you on your Wedding Details Page. There you can also list any other info that you would like us to share with the editors.
The number of songs you choose depends on the length of your coverage:
4+ hrs of video coverage = 6+ min video | 2 songs
6+ hrs of video coverage = 8+ min video | 3 songs
8+ hrs of video coverage = 10+ min video | 4 songs
10+ hrs of video coverage = 12+ min video | 4-5 songs
fyrfly ~ If there is a pink "P," that song has an additional $39 charge to license it.
NOTE: For some reason, the pink "P" only shows up when viewing the songs on the computer so please be sure to double check on a computer whether your song choices from Fyrfly have a Premium charge.
musicbed ~ If there is a crossed out dollar sign, there is an additional $59 charge to license that song.
You might find inspiration by looking at other client videos we have created.
Below are playlists for additional ideas.
For the beginning soundtrack, we recommend something in the "Instrumental Love" category. These are slower and have a sentimental/romantic feel.
If you have audio included in your package, we recommend choosing an instrumental song since lyrics tend to "fight" recorded audio and make listening to your vows or letter reading difficult.
For the ending song, an upbeat, fun song fits well - this one can have lyrics, but it can also be instrumental.
As you are listening to the songs, keep in mind....
we are happy to help
We are happy to help with any questions you have about the song selection process. Just to keep it simple, here are the steps:
Know the # of songs you need to select
Think about where you want recorded audio in your video
Think about the overall feel you want for your video
Listen to different song options
Choose your songs
Go to your personal Wedding Details Page, find the song section down at the bottom, and click on the "Select Song" button to add each song. You can also put any notes about the songs in the "Special Instructions" field.
If you'd like to have our editors choose songs that flow well with your footage, you can select that as an option.