5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Wedding Film
1) SCHEDULE TIME FOR DECOR SHOTS!
Don't you wish your wedding day could last forever?! You put so much time and effort into planning every single detail, and it's all over with in less than 24 hours. That's the beauty of photo & video! But we need TIME to get these amazing shots. So when planning your day-of timeline, make sure that you include at least 15-30 minutes before the ceremony dedicated just to getting detail shots of your ceremony set up, reception set up, and anything else that you would like to preserve.
2) LET YOUR VIDEOGRAPHER HELP PLAN YOUR TIMELINE
In order to create a truly GREAT wedding film, your videographer needs to know all the details of your wedding day as if it were their own. We want to know what's important to you, what special things you have planned so we can make sure that we capture it perfectly on film. It's not enough for us to just follow your photographer as they guide you through your day. You're paying very good money to have both, so it's important that your videographer be given the same consideration when planning the timeline as your photographer. Video takes
3) HAVE A FIRST LOOK
Your videographers were hired to capture the EMOTION of your day! Sometimes you have to be intentional about creating opportunities for those special moments though. The first look is a great way to do this! Even if you plan to wait to see each other until the ceremony, you can still have a first look with your bridesmaids, your parents, or even something silly like a first look in a dinosaur costume!
4) GREAT AUDIO = GREAT FILM
Nothing EVOKES emotion quite like great audio, but no one likes to hear “Ummms,” or “ahhhs…” or stuttering pauses. This is why you ABSOLUTELY MUST write down the important things you want to say...whether that’s your vows, a love letter to your spouse, or even a special prayer, all read out loud. Then plan to take 10 minutes to sit down with your videographer and let them record your voice and film your reaction to reading the love letter from your spouse.
5) DON’T FORGET THE GROOM!
Last (but definitely not least!) make sure that the groom and his party have all the same accommodations as the bride. That means great food, great music, alcohol if you drink, and cigars to get their manly-on! Also, stagger the groom's prep time with the bride's so that he's finished before her. This way your videographer will have time with both parties and makes him feel just as special as the bride!