1. Get to know the lucky couple.
Before editing the video, get to know the couple personally. Find out what style they have, how they met, and of course, their music taste. This doesn't mean letting them choose the songs, which can be complicated since they will most definitely choose well-known songs that are far out of budget. But getting to know what genres they like can help you choose the best royalty free music.
Also, pay close attention to the music they have selected for the wedding, and try to capture what they were going for in each moment.
2. Understand the overall style and mood of the wedding.
As the videographer, you need to choose music that will match the style of the wedding, what location did they use? Is it themed? Is it extremely fancy? Boho? Maybe on the beach?
All these are elements that should influence the background music for the video. As well as considering the mood, there are weddings that are super festive and joyful, others more emotional or filled with tears, and most of them have both. So when telling a beautiful story on video, it is vital that you take into consideration what each chapter felt like, and revive it with music.
3. Know the 10 most important moments of a wedding and how to musicalize them.
Of course, there are couples that might create surprises in the middle of the party or in the end, and you will need to add and musicalize them in the video. But here is a list of the classic 10 most important moments of a wedding:
Prelude, processional, bride's entrance, vows, exit, reception, first dance, dance with parents, open-floor dance party, and the closing.