So, the big day is over: no more stressful planning, worrying over what could go wrong, and you’re left with memories that will last a lifetime.
Your family and friends are already posting photographs all over social media, ensuring those memories really will last (even the embarrassing, drunk ones you might wish to turn a blind eye to).
Now, there’s just one thing left to look forward to: the wedding video.
However, let’s rewind a moment… if you’ve clicked this article, the odds are that the big day hasn’t passed just yet.
The stresses and worries are still present, and one of the many, many decisions you’re yet to make is one that may seem puny in comparison to the others: what song should you choose for your wedding video?
Let us help you! Sit back, relax, and take a look through our favorite suggestions for wedding video songs.
1. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you.
First on the list, we have an all-time favorite that will bring any viewer to tears. When it comes to weddings, Elvis has never let anyone down before!
The touching, heartfelt lyrics will tug on your heartstrings while you rewatch your favorite moments from your special day, witnessing yourself and your spouse’s first moments as a married couple.
This song will undoubtedly make any wedding video seem ten times more magical than you could’ve ever imagined.
TIP: Want your video to pack an even bigger emotional punch? Raise the stakes by using the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra version.
2. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee
Ooh-ooh, nobody knows it
But right from the start
I gave you my heart
While less popular in wedding videos than your average love song, here is an option for those who are looking for something a little less serious!
Perhaps you don’t want the typical fairytale film packed with cheese, and you’re looking for a more lighthearted tune to carry your video. Well, look no further than this soft rock classic! This track is a favourite of many, and will give your video the upbeat, poppy vibes that will perfectly capture your big day.
While a romantic track is more commonly used for most wedding videos, why just focus on the gooey stuff? This song will remind you of the good times, and how much fun you had with all your nearest and dearest.
3. At Last – Etta James
My love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song.
Here we have, simply put, one of the most romantic songs of all time.
An instantly recognisable hit that has been used in countless weddings over the years, but don’t let that stop you: there is a reason this classic is so well-loved with newlyweds.
This song has been a favorite of many for eight decades: for a track to remain so popular so many years later, there must be a good reason. It completely captures the emotions we feel while being in the company of our loved one.
If you feel the way Etta does about your partner and can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with them, you should definitely consider this for your wedding video.
4. It Had To Be You – Frank Sinatra
For nobody else gave me a thrill
With all your faults, I love you still
It had to be you, wonderful you
It had to be you.
While this hit was originally recorded by the Isham Jones Orchestra in 1924, it’s the Sinatra cover that we are most familiar with – and for good reason.
Many, including myself, were first introduced to this track through the hit eighties romcom ‘When Harry Met Sally’: if that ending scene didn’t make you weep, there must be something wrong with you! A true classic, with an amazing soundtrack.
These romantic lyrics will create the most magical atmosphere throughout your video. Choosing this song will cause no regrets, and that’s a promise!
5. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
If you should ever leave me
Well, life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So, what good would living do me?
God only knows what I’d be without you.
Another song that may be associated with a chick flick – this time, the 2004 Christmas hit ‘Love Actually’ – this song has been played at many, many weddings over the years.
The magical melody and beautiful lyrics are the perfect choice to play in the background of a wedding video, and it will, no doubt, be perfect for yours. This song is a phenomenal classic that will forever live on in our years, and could live forever through your own personal video of your special day.
Paul McCartney once declared that ‘God Only Knows’ is his favorite song of all time, and even claimed it was the greatest song ever written. If you’re going to trust anyone when it comes to choosing great songs, don’t trust me – trust Paul!
6. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
I know you haven’t made your mind up yet
But I will never do you wrong
I’ve known it from the moment that we met
No doubt in my mind where you belong.
Last on this list, we have a cover of a song created by one of the greatest legends of our time.
While Bob Dylan is one of the greatest songwriters and performers of all time, and his original is just as great, there is no denying that Adele absolutely killed it with her own unique version. The haunting piano accompaniment is stunning enough alone, but her voice carries the lyrics in a way that no one else could.
If you’re looking for that incredible track that truly represents how you and your partner feel about each other, look no further than this exceptional cover. We can guarantee there will not be a single dry-eyed viewer of your video, including yourself.
So, now that you have your options, listen to each track and think about how you picture your big day taking place.
Consider how you truly feel about your future spouse, and which track resonates the strongest. It is a difficult decision, sure, but one that will completely mould how your wedding video will look and sound.
Take your time, and choose your magical soundtrack to one of the most important days of your life.