A Guide to Film the Perfect Wedding Video*

Weddings can be a stressful time and even though you’re excited to become Mr & Mrs, you’re starting to worry about whether or not you’re perfect wedding is going to all come together. One of these details is often the wedding video.

Throughout the day, your wedding videographer will follow the bride and groom to ensure they capture those timeless moments that you’ll want to relive over and over again. There are  a few things that you can do to make sure your wedding video remains PG and it’s something you’re proud to show your grandchildren, not something you hide in the drawer for the rest of your life, never to be watched again.

Together with Get Film, specialists in wedding videos in Newcastle, I’m providing you with a few helpful tips to ensure your videographer captures the best moments of the day, not the most embaressing.

Communication is Key
Picking out the videopgrapher that’s right for you can be a labourous process but once you’ve decided it’s important to talk over what kind of video you would like. Are you wanting the candid moments, the traditional aspects or the emotional bits.. or perhaps a good mix? Make sure you point out any individual detail you want featured, perhaps the mother of the bride will be placing the veil over the brides face befor she walks down the aisle, or the best man is planning a pep talk. These are all details that will give your video a personal touch.


Try to Act Natural
It’s so easy to be aware of the camera on your wedding day but the candid shots are always the best and if you’re paying attention to the camera there is a chance you’ll be on edge. After all, the essence of a wedding video is that it captures the true emotions of the day.

If you’re worried about getting camera shy then why not ask them to have the camera set at an angle to the direction of guests, with the focus and camera settings set? This way, everyone is still captured in the shot and you won’t feel like the camera is in your face.

Don’t Rush
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day and wanting to rush from one moment to the next if you know you have someone there videoing it. To ensure the film maker catches the perfect shots of all those important moments throughout the day, don’t go full speed ahead! When it comes to things like cutting the cake, putting the ring on and giving that all-important speech, don’t rush. This allows the videographer to make sure they are in the right space and in focus to film the shot perfectly and obviously you should want to savour all those big moments that define the day.

Invite Your Videographer to the Rehearsals
Not only are you having the chance to rehearse things but it gives the film maker a chance to rehearse too. It will help them make sure that there will be no problems with lighting, microphone placement and where they should stand so that their view isn’t blocked. It might cost a bit more, but it will be worth it to ensure your day runs smoothly and the best footage is caught on camera.

Not only that but it’s also your final chance to consult with your videographer on any other requirements you have. Rehearsals also help you to understand where you will be in the shot on the day; knowing which way to walk in the church, and in any other venues will help you look natural in your video.

Remember, your wedding is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, so have fun, relax and let your videographer take care of the rest.

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