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Best Songs for a Wedding Video

Barbara "The Song Hunter," has spent over 40 years writing poetry and lyrics. In her spare time, she loves to find songs that tell stories.

Discover some of the best songs to choose for a personal wedding video.

Discover some of the best songs to choose for a personal wedding video.

Below is a list of ideal songs to use in a personal wedding video. To save you time, these twelve songs have been reviewed for their lyrics, music, and overall message. They've been carefully selected to help you save time trying to find the right song. Each song section features the name of the tune, the album it can be found on, a brief description, and a video.

12 Best Songs for Wedding Videos

  1. "Marry Me" by Martina McBride and Train (Romantic, Slower Tempo)
  2. "Marry You" by Bruno Mars (Fun, Fast Tempo)
  3. "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri (Romantic, Slow Tempo)
  4. "Once in a Lifetime" by Keith Urban (Romantic, Positive, Faster Tempo)
  5. "It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (Romantic, Slow Tempo)
  6. "Love of My Life" by Sammy Kershaw (Romantic, Slow Tempo)
  7. "You Had Me From Hello" by Kenny Chesney (Romantic, Slow Tempo)
  8. "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton (Romantic, Mid Tempo)
  9. "When I Said I Do" by Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black (Romantic, Slow Tempo)
  10. "Marry Me" by Jason Derulo (Upbeat, Mid Tempo)
  11. "Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry" by Darlene Love* (Fun, Upbeat, Mid Tempo)
  12. "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley* (Romantic, Slow Tempo)

Fun Idea: Combine numbers 11 and 12 in one video—from her perspective and from his perspective.

1. "Marry Me" by Martina McBride & Train

Album: Eleven (Martina McBride)

Year: 2012

"Marry Me" features both a male and female voice singing their separate parts. Of course it's suitable for any couple; love is love. However, if you're specifically seeking a song with two parts to feature each person in their own section of the video, this one meets that needed criteria. The song is soft and romantic with a floating tone. If you're planning to feature multiple songs in the video, use this one for the young years. The lyrics to this song playing when the bride and groom are little would be creative, contrary and unexpected.

Essential Lyrics:

Together can never be close enough for me
Feel like I am close enough to you
You wear white and I'll wear out the words I love you
And you're beautiful
Now that the wait is over
And love and has finally shown her my way
Marry me
Today and every day
Marry me

2. "Marry You" by Bruno Mars

Album: Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Year: 2010

This fun upbeat song by Bruno Mars is ideal when your video needs an energetic section. If you're featuring the bride and groom as babies, teenagers, young adults, and onwards, then you could easily include this song during the teenage years to reflect the energy of youth.

Essential Lyrics:

It's a beautiful night, we're looking for something dumb to do
Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you
Is it the look in your eyes, or is it this dancing juice
Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you

3. "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

Album: The Twilight Saga—Breaking Dawn Part 1—The Original Soundtrack

Year: 2011

This song was the original song in the movie The Twilight Saga—Breaking Dawn Part 1. More than likely you've heard it, but in case you haven't be sure to check it out. "A Thousand Years" is hauntingly beautiful. It's also suitable as a memorial song. Either way, the song will give you shivers. If you want one song for your video and prefer a romantic slow song, "A Thousand Years" is an excellent choice.

Essential Lyrics:

The day we met,
Frozen I held my breath
Right from the start
I knew that I'd found a home for my heart
Beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I'm afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone?
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow

4. "Once in a Lifetime" by Keith Urban

Album: Love, Pain, and the Whole Crazy Thing

Year: 2006

This song is ideal for those who feel they've searched their entire life for the right person and finally found their "Once in a Lifetime" love. If you're looking to create a wedding video with music that's upbeat, this is your song. Keith Urban actually wrote it before he married Nicole Kidman to reassure her and express his love to her.

Essential Lyrics:

I can see it in your eyes and feel it in your touch
I know that you're scared, but you've never been this loved
It's a long shot, baby, I know it's true
But if anyone can make it, I'm betting on me and you
Just keep on moving in to me
I know you're going to see
The best is yet to come

5. "It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Album: Everywhere

Year: 1997

The gentle tone of this song makes it perfect for wedding video that's all about love and connection. If the video is to feature the bride and groom during the adult years, "It's Your Love" will provide a romantic and moving musical backdrop. With this song playing there won't be a dry eye in the room.

Essential Lyrics:

It's your love
It just does something to me
It sends a shock right through me
I can't get enough
And if you wonder
About the spell I'm under
Oh it's your love

6. "Love of My Life" by Sammy Kershaw

Album: Labour of Love

Year: 1997

If there's a lot of emotion and open deep love between the married couple to be, this song will capture who they are together. Expect to shed a tear just listening to the song alone. For those happily married, the lyrics remind us about what love is really about. The lyrics ooze commitment.

Essential Lyrics:

I spent a lifetime waiting
Always hesitating until you
I was lost so deep inside my shell
'Til you came and saved me from myself
Now all I really know
Is I need you

7. "You Had Me From Hello" by Kenny Chesney

Album: Everywhere We Go

Year: 1999

This romantic song is an ideal choice for a wedding video. If the couple experienced love at first sight, the lyrics express that kind of emotion perfectly. Use the song in combination with another few songs featured here to create a sense of time and growth. This song would work perfectly in the middle of the video when the couple first meet.

Essential Lyrics:

Well, you had me from "Hello"
I felt love start to grow the moment I looked into your eyes,
You won me, it was over from the start.
You completely stole my heart, and now you won't let go.
I never even had a chance you know?
You had me from "Hello"

8. "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton

Album: What We Want, What We Get

Year: 2010

This song is an excellent choice for a groom that feels saved by his bride. Completely sung from the perspective of the groom, the song speaks to how finding his lady has saved his life. She was there for the storms of his life, and he's grateful. Feeling blessed, he believes it had to be divine intervention.

Essential Lyrics:

'Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I've lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it's true
God gave me you, gave me you

9. "When I Said I Do" by Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black

Album: D'lectrified

Year: 1999

This is a tailormade song for a wedding video. The lyrics are about getting married and committing to each other. Sung by both a man and woman you'll get both voices expressing their love. If you plan on only using one song in your wedding video, this song would work from start to finish.

Essential Lyrics:

When I said I do, I meant that I will
Til' the end of all time
Be faithful and true, devoted to you
That's what I had in mind, when I said I do

10. "Marry Me" by Jason Derulo (Upbeat, Mid Tempo)

Album: Tattoos

Year: 2013

Jason Derulo said he wrote this song for his girlfriend at the time, Jordin Sparks. You'll see Jordin in the video as well. The video depicts them being together for a lifetime. Also featured in the video are Derulo's grandparents. If you're looking for an upbeat wedding video song with an inspirational wish for a long life together, this one works.

Essential Lyrics:

You know one of these days when I get my money right
Buy you everything and show you all the finer things in life
Will forever be enough, so there ain't no need to rush
But one day, I won’t be able to ask you loud enough

11. "Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry" by Darlene Love

Album: The Sound of Love: The Very Best of Darlene Love

Year: 1963

If you've seen the movie Father of the Bride with Steve Martin, then you'll remember this song. The song has a sweet nature and is perfect to feature in the part of a wedding video that features the bride as a little girl. The song goes back several generations, but still resonates today. If you prefer a song with a retro feel, this song is ideal.

Essential Lyrics:

Today I met the boy I'm gonna marry
He's all I wanted all my life and even more
He smiled at me and the music started playing
Here comes the bride when he walked through the door

12. "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley

Album: Blue Hawaii

Year: 1961

This classic is known by most people. The song's gorgeous tone is perfect for the couple seeking a romantic wedding video. For those planning multiple songs in their video, try this song and the fun song featured above, "Today I Met the Boy I'm Going to Marry." The opposite mood of both tunes would be a creative artistic shift within the video and, if it's important to you, both songs are retro.

Essential Lyrics:

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand,
Take my whole life, too
For I can't help falling in love with you

© 2018 Barbara Tremblay Cipak

What's your favorite wedding song?

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 28, 2018:

Lorelei, I love that one too

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 28, 2018:

Cynthia, thanks for stopping by! I created a video for my parents 50th using three songs, and it's treasured in our house now - all those memories in one place.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on September 28, 2018:

You had me from Hello has been one of my favorite love songs. There are so many beautiful thoughts in these words.

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on September 28, 2018:

What a wonderful collection of love songs! I never considered using a song with lyrics as background for a wedding video. I love that idea, and these songs.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 27, 2018:

Love that one too Mary, sure brings me back

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 27, 2018:

I like the songs and wedding videos are very popular so this list is very useful. My favourite is, of course, the most popular during our time, Can't Help Falling in Love.