Your wedding video is one of the most important ways to capture and remember your big day. Here are our top 10 tips to ensure your wedding video is fantastic! Visit www.wedding.film/pricing for more information.
1. Plan and communicate with your videographer.
Make sure you know what video style you want, and discuss this with your videographer in advance. For example, are you looking for a traditional, documentary-style video? Or a more creative and cinematic approach?
2. Choose the correct location.
The location of your wedding can significantly impact the style and feel of your video. For example, if you’re getting married in a beautiful church or venue, ensure your videographer has permission to film inside.
3. Get a second shooter.
Having a second videographer can be a great way to capture different angles and perspectives of your wedding day. It’s also helpful if you have a big wedding with many guests.
4. Capturing sound is essential!
Ensure your videographer has good quality audio equipment to capture the sound of your ceremony, speeches, and first dance. Ask in advance if they need special permission to film in specific locations.
5. Think about the lighting.
Good lighting is essential for a great-looking video. If you’re getting married outdoors, try to avoid mid-day when the sun is directly overhead. Early morning or late afternoon light is usually much more flattering.
6. Move around.
If your videographer is stuck in one spot, your video will look static and boring. Please encourage them to move around and get different angles and shots.
7. Be aware of your body language.
How you stand, sit, and interact with your spouse can significantly impact the look and feel of your video. Try to avoid crossing your arms or looking down too much. And most importantly, relax and have fun!
8. Work with your photographer.
Your photographer and videographer will work together all day, so ensuring they are on the same page is essential. Discuss your vision for the day and ensure everyone knows their roles and expectations.
9. Do a “first look.”
You saw each other before the ceremony can be a great way to get some fantastic footage for your video. It’s also great to calm your nerves and spend time together before the day’s craziness begins.
10. Have fun!
Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the best days of your life, so make sure you enjoy it! Take a deep breath and savor every moment. Your wedding video will be a beautiful reminder of this particular time for years to come.