Wedding Trailer Song Selections

Wedding trailers are revolutionizing wedding cinematography. They're essentially a highlight reel of moments from your wedding day edited to a song or two of your choosing. Captured by skillful cinematographers, the video quality is high definition and creative; featuring new perspectives, style, and movement only attainable with industry-leading camera equipment.

When complete, a wedding trailer should make you laugh and make you cry as you relive everything from the little details to the big ticket moments all in a matter of minutes. Gone are the days of sitting down at the TV and fast forwarding to the good parts. Wedding trailers are comprised of the good parts! They're sharable, downloadable, and by far one of the BEST things to happen to the wedding industry.

Since a huge part of creating a wedding trailer relies on the musical selections, we thought we'd start a playlist on Spotify exclusively for wedding trailer picks! Check them out and comment below if you have an idea for a great wedding trailer song! 

P.S. check out some Silverfox Cinematography trailers for even more wedspiration! 

Best "Wedspiration" accounts on Instagram

Ok, ok, we'll admit it- we're OBSESSED with Instagram! If you're planning a wedding or just love gawking at gorgeous images, we've complied a list of the BEST accounts to follow on Instagram. From the obvious to the obscure, you'll definitely want to take a look! You never know where inspiration might stick! 

@WeddingWire has the best mix of photos, tips, advice, and humor packed into their Instagram account. They are the ultimate wedding planning tool whether your looking for vendors or taking silly quizzes to determine the best bridal hair style.

The Knot is a wedding planning staple. Whether you'd rather flip through the magazine or skim the website, @TheKnot on Instagram is a must! There are gorgeous photos and links to helpful articles posted daily!



Style Me Pretty is arguably the most popular wedding blog. It's all in the details with this account. Plan your bridal look from head to toe with inspiration from @smpweddings


This Insta account is going to be your greatest addiction if you're in DIY projects and rustic details. 


Photo inspiration is the name of the game with @JuneBugWeddings. Get unlimited ideas for your wedding portraits and couple poses! Take in some amazing views of nature and landscapes, too! 


@TheCoordinatedBride account is always posting awesome links to "real wedding" features and places to buy unique items for your big day. Based in NYC, this blog is certainly up on all the trends! 


The account name says it all! @AislePerfect is an awesome place to look for inspiring photos of the most put-together weddings. Get plenty of out-of-the-box ideas with their posts!


@LovelyBride is actually an account for a bridal shop! So if you see something you have to have, it's yours! 


This one is a serious favorite. The beauty is overwhelming! We're confident you'll be scrolling through the @Loverly feed and lose track of time.  

@WeddingSparrow is another account that features such strikingly beautiful photos, you won't be able to look away. You'll probably find your dream gown on this account... and your dream stationary, and your dream jewelry, and your dream everything else. 


Martha knows what's up. Follow @Martha_Weddings for endlessly great tips and planning advice.

All things weddings posted by fantastically experienced wedding planners and bloggers!


@GreenWeddingShoes has the most gorgeous photos if you're interested in natural, rustic, or boho wedding styles. 


This one is the ultimate distraction! @HowHeAsked is always posting the sweetest, most emotion-packed images of proposals around the world! The best part? The captions are always the proposal story told by either the photographer or the couple! Check out this funny post below!


Now that we've listed all our favorite Insta accounts, it's time to say sorry not sorry.. because now you're totally going to be glued to your phone for the next several hours (at least)! You're welcome ;)

 

P.S. Don't forget to follow us @SilverfoxWeddings!

Ceremony Song Selections

It's easy to get caught up thinking about making a reception playlist for your big day. Naturally, you want that perfect balance of Top 40 dance jams, some classics, a couple throwbacks to honor your younger years, and some romantic ballads for a slow dance or two. But reception song selection is the fun part! It's the ceremony music that's probably going to take some additional research and planning. Don't sweat it, though, we've got your back!

When you're thinking about ceremony music, you must first consider the type of ceremony and the venue where you'll be reciting your "I do's." A traditional ceremony in a house of worship may limit you to classic or religious songs, while a casual ceremony at a catering hall or outside will give you more flexibility. Remember that your ceremony has the potential to set the tone for the entire day and should be a representation of your personalities and your love. With that said, here are the moments in your ceremony where you'll want to think about music and song selection!

Prelude

The music that plays as your guests walk into your church or ceremony area, mingle, and take a seat This music will definitely play a big role in setting the tone. Regardless of the location, keep it light, romantic, and uplifting! The prelude typically lasts about 20-30 minutes, so choose several songs.

Processional

First comes the groom followed by the wedding party. This music can be whatever your heart desires as long as it moves at a reasonable pace suitable for walking naturally. Before the bride gets her cue to enter the ceremony, the bridal party processional song comes to an end and all of the attendees stand as a new song begins. This song should be a bit more dramatic. Nothing says drama like the opening of "The Bridal Chorus" better known as "Here Comes the Bride." A more modern bride might go for something like "At Last" by Etta James. 

Interlude

Interlude songs are important to consider if you're going to perform any type of ritual, like a candle lighting ceremony, sand ceremony, or knot tying ceremony. Maybe a musical interlude will be in the form of worship, or maybe you'll want to have a loved one serenade you with a meaningful tune. Transitions during the ceremony are also a nice time to play a musical interlude.

Recessional

You said your "I do's" and sealed them with a kiss! Woo! Now it's time to celebrate! Pick a song to play while you exit your ceremony. Make it a happy one, because happy is probably an understatement as to how you'll be feeling in that moment. We suggest something like "All You Need is Love" by The Beatles, "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and The Waves, or "I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles. 

Postlude

Take the songs that didn't make the cut for your recessional and put them in the lineup to play afterward while your guests linger at the end of the ceremony. 

Happy listening! If you're stumped you can always ask the pros at Silverfox DJs for any recommendations!