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The simple answer is that it is, in fact, illegal to use copyrighted material in your productions. This includes not only the audio, but unless they shot all photos, you can’t use them either. The majorityof wedding photos & professional portraits are legally out of bounds. However, you can find music at several of the web sites under the "Downloads" tab on this very site. All of them sell music rights, but many of them give away free samples you are allowed to use. So you could make legal productions.
Now the reason the places you called didn’t say anything is that they may be doing it anyway. Some people figure that they’re making one program for one family, how’s anybody going to find out? It doesn’t make it legal, but some people figure that not getting caught is the same as not breaking the law. I hope you’re not one of them.