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Wedding Videography: 4 Tips for the Bride

Wedding Videography Tips for the Bride (Photo Credit:  Lee J Howard on flickr)

Wedding Videography Tips for the Bride
(Photo Credit: Lee J Howard on flickr)

You don’t need to be Marilyn Monroe to look your best on camera.  All you need to do is follow a few simple tips:

1)  Too Much or Too Little Makeup:  Sporting inappropriate makeup is one of the main reasons why brides don’t look good on their wedding videos – they either have too much or too little.  Remember, your complexion comes across differently on screen, so take into consideration how your makeup would look like on video and in person.  The best way to achieve the perfect makeup is to have a “makeup rehearsal” with your makeup artist and your videographer on the same day and test different makeup applications that would look great both on screen and off screen.  If you’re doing your own makeup, you can do the test shoot with your videographer.

2)  Wrong Makeup Tones:  As for colors to avoid, go easy on yellows and oranges and be very light on the bronzer.  The video camera tends to amplify these tones.  In reality, you may only look sun-kissed . . . but on your wedding video, you might be unpleasantly surprised that your skin tone resembles that of a carrot.

3)  Mind the Details:  On your wedding day, be mindful – not conscious as there is a big difference – of your dress.  One of wedding videography’s most common, unsightly scenes is when the bride’s dress is all over the place.  This is especially true if you’re opting for a wedding gown that has tons of details such as a long train or a grand veil.  Make sure that nothing looks out of place, messy, or awkward, but don’t get caught on tape fidgeting with and fussing over your dress.  Just check it every once in a while.  Better yet, ask your maid of honor or one of your bridesmaids to keep an eye out on your dress and alert you discretely if something is in disarray.

4)  Steady with the Bouquet:  Lastly, if you’re carrying your bridal bouquet throughout the ceremony, make sure you don’t play with it.  If you think you will be too nervous to hold it steadily, ask one of your bridesmaids to hold it for you or put it down somewhere accessible.

Do you have any additional tips for the bride?  We would love to hear what you think.  Please share your ideas in the comments below.

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