Songs for your 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 complement the video clips of your big day. It's up to you!
If we don't hear from you before your wedding day, we will assume that you would like the editing team to choose your songs. Please note that we edit your video to the beat of the song, so it is a lot of work to change a song after the video has already been edited. Because of this, we will charge a $75 re-edit fee if you want to change your songs after your video has already been delivered.
Whichever route you choose, just be aware that copyright laws are very strict regarding the use of music in wedding videos. To play fair and keep us all out of legal trouble, we must be able to purchase a license for all of the songs we use in your video. But don't worry, we have subscriptions to four 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 either send your Event Manager a quick text or put them directly into your Personal Wedding Details Page.
We have subscriptions to 4 websites so you have lots of options of songs that are available to license.
(if there is a pink "P," that song has an additional $25 charge to license it. For some reason, the pink "P" only shows up when viewing the songs on the computer.)
(if there is an "S" with a line through it, that song has an additional $59 charge to license it.
It can be so hard to choose the perfect songs for your video...these playlists are here to give you some ideas.
If looking through those websites is overwhelming, use the playlists below to get some ideas:
Wedding Back Tracks
Summer Love Playlist
Down the Aisle
Hip Hop Weddings
For the beginning song, we recommend something in the "Instrumental Love" category. These are slower and have a sentimental/romantic feel. Instrumental is best here because lyrics can be distracting during this portion of the video, and there is often recorded audio of vows or reading letters. 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
If your wedding video will have 3-4 songs, we recommend selecting a transition song that bridges the beginning and ending soundtrack.
If the song listed below is on Fyrfly, it's necessary to search for it because that website won't link to specific songs.
If you have more than 2 songs to choose, the middle (transition) song can be either lyrical or instrumental.
As you are listening to the songs, keep in mind....
Lyrical Party Time
**You can also choose an Instrumental Party Time song for your last song (they are listed under the transition songs).
If your coverage time is 8-10 hours, you'll need one transition song, and if your coverage time is 10+ hours, you'll need two transition songs. We can vary the order of the songs. For example, you may want to start the video with a lyrical love song and then use an instrumental love song as the second song. It's okay too if you choose a song from each category and ask the editing team to choose the best order.
we are happy to help
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 (link found in an email from your event manager), 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.
Or, if you'd like to skip all that, just go to your Wedding Details Page, and in the song section, check the box "Please have editing team select songs for my video."
We are happy to help with any questions you have about the song selection process. Just to keep it simple, here are the steps: