22 Wedding Video Songs That Will Bring Back Memories of Your Big Day

Set the mood for memories you'll watch again and again.
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
Heather Bien - The Knot Contributor.
Heather Bien
The Knot Contributor
  • Heather contributes wedding, honeymoon, travel and relationship content for The Knot and WeddingWire.
  • Heather also writes for publications including Apartment Therapy, StyleBlueprint, MyDomaine, HelloGiggles and The Everygirl.
  • She holds a degree in Art History and Architectural History from the University of Virginia.
Updated Aug 17, 2021

Your wedding video will bring back all the happy tears and joyful smiles, the meaningful vows and that giddy first kiss. You'll watch it again and again reliving all the feels of your big day, reminiscing on the family and friends who stood by your side and, of course, remembering that first glimpse of your spouse-to-be. And, from the walk down the aisle to the first dance, there are so many songs that can instantly transport you to those wedding day memories.

So, once you've worked with your band or DJ throughout the wedding planning process to select the best songs for your wedding ceremony and reception, how do you then whittle those down to choose the very best songs for your wedding video? Your videographer will likely have some suggestions, but you can certainly share your input as well. We've rounded up our favorite go-to wedding video songs to help you select the perfect playlist.

"Marry You," Bruno Mars

Lyrics you'll love: "Just say I do/Tell me right now, baby/Tell me right now, baby, baby"

Bruno Mars is the instantly recognizable voice of love songs and this song falls perfectly between dance floor bop and sweet retro ditty.

"Ho Hey," The Lumineers

Lyrics you'll love: "You're my sweetheart/I belong with you, you belong with me"

If traditional love songs don't feel quite right for you two, then The Lumineers' indie anthem could be the right pick. With a strumming guitar and echoey backup vocals, this tender song feels both upbeat and laid-back.

"Coming Home," Leon Bridges

Lyrics you'll love: "Baby, baby, baby/I'm coming home/To your tender sweet loving/You're my one and only woman

Leon Bridges is a smooth crooner with classic vibes and this loving song is all about the one that makes you feel at home in this big world. It's the perfect sentiment for a wedding video you'll watch for years and decades to come.

"Can't Help Falling in Love," Elvis Presley

Lyrics you'll love: "Take my hand/Take my whole life too/For I can"t help falling in love with you"

How can we pick just one lyric to love from this classic song from the King of Rock and Roll? From "Wise men say only fools rush in" to "Darling, so it goes/Some things, you know, are meant to be," this heartwarming melody stands the test of time.

"Love Story," Taylor Swift

Lyrics you'll love: "It's a love story, baby, just say yes"

These days it's all Folklore and Evermore, but remember when Taylor was simply a daydreaming girl with a crush? This song brings us back to those carefree days of young love.

"A Thousand Years," Christina Perri

Lyrics you'll love: "Darling, don't be afraid/I have loved you for a thousand years/I'll love you for a thousand more"

Slow and dreamy, this song was the signature song of Twilight. But, it isn't just for vampire fans, it's a wonderful ode for anyone who feels they've waited their entire life—or a thousand years—for this sweet moment.

"At Last," Etta James

Lyrics you'll love: "You smile, you smile/Oh, and then the spell was cast/And here we are in Heaven/For you are mine at last"

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Can anyone hear this song without immediately swaying to Etta James' soulful tones and smiling knowingly? It's the one of those ballads that brings us back to our earliest memories of what love might be –– and what we've now found.

"Better Now," Philip Daniel

Lyrics you'll love: Instrumental

For a romantic video, London-based wedding videographer and photographer Chris Boland says, "One of my current favorites is 'Better Now,' by Philip Daniel. It's quite slow and emotional, and it works beautifully with slow motion footage."

"How Sweet It Is," James Taylor

Lyrics you'll love: "With sweet love and devotion/Deeply touching my emotion/I want to stop and thank you, baby"

This charming melody has a chorus that every one of your wedding guests will sing along to, which is exactly why it's one of our favorite wedding video songs. Everyone who presses play will smile and think back to those fun moments on the dance floor.

"You and I," Michael Bublé

Lyrics you'll love: "You and I/In my mind/We can conquer the world/In love, you and I"

Originally written and performed by Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé's version of this slow, lovestruck song makes for a gentle and sweet background video soundtrack.

"The Luckiest," Ben Folds

Lyrics you'll love: "And in a white sea of eyes/I see one pair that I recognize/And I know/That I am/I am/I am/The luckiest/I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you"

A popular first dance song, Ben Folds' piano ode to a sentimental love is a sweet choice for couples looking to bring their wedding reception song through to their wedding video.

"The Best is Yet to Come," Frank Sinatra

Lyrics you'll love: "The best is yet to come and babe, won't it be fine?/Best is yet to come, come the day you're mine"

Your wedding day is simply day one, and that's why we love this timeless tune to set the tone for a life filled with the best. Let Ol' Blue Eyes serenade you with his delightful lyrics about how good it could be with your love by your side.

"In Your Eyes," Peter Gabriel

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, I see the light and the heat (in your eyes)/Oh, I wanna be that complete/I wanna touch the light, the heat I see in your eyes"

Who doesn't love an 80s song? Peter Gabriel's classic love song blends the synthesizer beats of your favorite musical decade with heartfelt lyrics, making it a quirky and fun choice for a wedding video playlist.

"I Choose You," Sara Bareilles

Lyrics you'll love: "And I'd choose you/In a hundred lifetimes I'd choose you/In a hundred worlds I'd find you"

This touching tribute, with its slow, steady piano chords, is the perfect song for a wedding video where the ceremony and quiet, soulful moments between the couple are the starring scenes.

"Lucky," Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

Lyrics you'll love: "Lucky I'm in love with my best friend/Lucky to have been where I have been/Lucky to be coming home again

Wedding videography set to a duet is the perfect choice for a music loving couple! This cheerful song from Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat is a popular choice for both wedding videos and first dances.

"Marry Me," Meghan Trainor

Lyrics you'll love: Marry me, marry me, mmm/I don't need a cake/A fancy wedding's not for me/Won't you marry me, marry me today?

This darling song feels like it was sung by someone genuinely in love –– because it was. Meghan Trainor wrote this song while giddy in love for her own wedding, which makes it the perfect song for your wedding video.

"Old Fashioned," Daniel Pratt

Lyrics you'll love: "Cause to me our love is like an old fashioned/Finest whiskey poured out in our glasses/But you are something sweet/Sip you slow then repeat"

Tim Vogel, videographer at Complete Weddings + Events in Omaha, Nebraska, knows the right song brings back all the warm, loving vibes of your wedding day. He says, "One song we keep coming back to for wedding videos is 'Old Fashioned' by Daniel Pratt. The laid-back feel pairs perfectly with slow-mo video and wide-open Midwest views. This song is a go-to for background music to open with on our wedding videos."

"Better Together, Luke Combs

Lyrics you'll love: "Some things just go better together and probably always will/Like a cup of coffee and a sunrise, Sunday drives and time to kill"

For the country music fans, this song feels like a cozy weekend morning. It brings back all those memories of quiet moments when it's just you and your beloved spending time together.

"All You Need is Love," The Beatles

Lyrics you'll love: "All you need is love/All you need is love/All you need is love, love/Love is all you need"

Whether you love The Beatles or you simply love that iconic scene in Love Actually, you can't go wrong with this catchy and cheery love song.

"Crazy in Love," Beyonce feat. Jay-Z

Lyrics you'll love: "I look and stare so deep in your eyes/I touch on you more and more every time/When you leave, I'm begging you not to go"

There's no rule that wedding videos need slow, romantic songs, right? We love the idea of building up high-energy videography with one of Beyonce's best beats.

"Angel," Jack Johnson

Lyrics you'll love: "Ah, but you're so busy changing the world/Just one smile and you can change all of mine/We share the same soul"

This sweet acoustic song reads like a love poem and it's the perfect soundtrack to a tear-jerking wedding video filled with sentimental moments.

"Feel So Close," Calvin Harris

Lyrics you'll love: "I feel so close to you right now, it's a force field/I wear my heart upon my sleeve, like a big deal/Your love pours down on me surround me like a waterfall/And there's no stopping us right now, I feel so close to you right now"

For the wedding video that feels like a party, this buoyant and driving beat from Calvin Harris is the perfect song choice. It has a dance club feel, but lyrics that sound like a love letter.

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