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The word “incidental” is vague, as is it’s interpretation. For example, the first dance – Having the DJ’s version of the song on the video could be interpreted as incidental, as you really could not capture the moment, including the crowd noise, without including the music that just so happens to be playing in the background. On the other hand, it could be argued that you could replace the entire audio track with a piece of royalty free music that does not infringe anyone’s rights. Which is why this is such a messy issue and even IP lawyers cannot agree on all aspects.
On a personal note, I solved this for my own wedding by writing my wife a song, going into studio and recording it and surprising her with it at the ceremony – http://www.birdcat.com/littlegirl.mp3