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Wedding Videography Tips

An Oscar-Worthy Wedding Video:  Tips for Brides and Grooms

Wedding Videography Tips (Photo Credit:  shakestercody on flickr)

Wedding Videography Tips
(Photo Credit: shakestercody on flickr)

Close your eyes for a few seconds and imagine this:

It’s a cold, winter day, and there’s really nothing to do but stay in.  You and your husband, now with silver grey hair are sitting in front of the fireplace, cups of hot chocolate in hand.  He switches on the TV and powers up the DVD player.  And there you are, on your wedding, as if it happened just yesterday . . . when in fact, it was five decades ago.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but a video is worth millions.  Immortalizing the most romantic day in your life as a couple through videography needs to be carefully thought out.  You only get one shot at this – no cuts, no re-takes.  And it’s more than just for posterity’s sake.  To some extent, it’s having a time machine and being able to relive your wedding day over and over again.

That being said, while you’re busy fussing over your wedding dress, sampling food and cakes and choosing your floral arrangements, don’t forget to sit down with your partner and talk about your nuptial videography.  It’s not enough to have a camera rolling on the side.  Remember, you two are the leading “actor and actress” of probably the most important film of your life.

You might be wondering why this needs to be spelled out.  Simply put, not all wedding videos are created equal.  For some instances the videographer was the one at fault, but there are many occasions when the shortcomings came from the couple.  Great wedding videos don’t just materialize.  Well, once in a blue moon, on very rare circumstances they do work out beautifully by chance.  But most of the time, it’s because the groom and the bride knew what to do in front of the camera.

Don’t worry.  This won’t require you to go to acting class.  Nothing like that at all.  These are very simple tips for grooms and brides to be to get that Oscar-worthy wedding video.  We’ll give tips specific to brides and then tips specific to grooms.  We’ll also dish out general suggestions for both the bride and groom and a few recommendations for their entourage and guests:

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