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Top Tips To Filming an Engagement Or Wedding Video

Top Tips To Filming an Engagement Or Wedding Video
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Are you thinking about creating a high-quality, professional-looking film for your wedding or engagement? This post lists some tips for filming engagement or wedding videos.

Why We Love Wedding Videos

A wedding video is not just a typical film about the day of your wedding. It offers great opportunities for all to get involved and relive the special day. It is meant to be a lasting memory of the event. Furthermore, it is more than just getting the footage of the day; it is about getting all your family and friends involved in creating a video that will be enjoyed for years.


It is essential that the videographer has a general understanding of wedding traditions and can document the event in a meaningful way.  What kind of videos do we recommend?  We'll list them below, but in short we feel the memories begin from the moment you decide to get married and and on till the honeymoon. Each special moment should be captured with a beautiful mix of sound and vision-- allowing yourself, your family, and your friends to view it on screen later. So if you are looking for a guide to manage your wedding video from start to finish, you have come to the right place.


Here are some Wedding Video ideas...



A wedding video is the best way to relive your special day... It allows you to look back at all the small details that you may have missed (which can be invaluable to a bride and groom).  It's one key reason we recommend hiring a professional videographer.  A good videographer will capture all those special details that you'll want to remember long after your special day. This will give you, your family, and your friends a chance to relive all the experiences together, regardless of how apart you may be when it's done.

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In need of a video editor?  Whether you're a videographer or you're putting together footage/smartphone moments for social media, you can use an easy video editor which comes with pre-made wedding templates that will help you to edit video easily.



Here are some wedding video ideas:

1. Pre-Wedding Video


There should be a wedding video made before the wedding. The pre-wedding video is usually used as a way of getting your relationship introduced to family and friends. It offers a great opportunity to get involved in the filmmaking process and allow your personality, in addition to your honeymoon, to come through. A proposal video can also be incorporated into your pre-wedding video.


It's fun to show loved ones how far you have come and also provide some ideas for wedding planning, such as making sure you decide on the location very early so that you can have a good time with your loved ones in the months leading up to the wedding. This can even include a proposal video.

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Two cameras should be active during this process so that the best angle can be captured, and if possible, another camera should be placed on top of something high up to capture your proposal from above.



2. Wedding Invitation Video


A wedding invitation video is another way to carry out your wedding planning. For some people, it is very difficult to write an invitation letter. A wedding video invitation allows you to send a message of your experience with one another and announce it via a film. The invitation also allows you to allow guests to feel a part of the wedding by seeing it, as well as sending it to others who are not able to make it.


3. Wedding Day Video



The wedding day is one of the most important events in your life, and if you want it to be a day you will never forget, then your memory should be captured with a quality camera with a lot of detail. The wedding day video can be used as an opportunity to invite friends and family who are unable to attend the event in person so that they can keep up with all of your experiences. This video should consist of:



The Wedding Ceremony: The ceremony is one of the most important parts of your wedding day. The video should capture everything. Pay attention to every detail and ensure you do not miss anything, even if it means going to a different place.

Entrance Procession: A procession is usually where all the guests meet and greet, and sometimes it is held outdoors. The video should be able to capture this moment and show your guests who are not able to attend the wedding, as well as your family and friends.

Wedding Reception: The reception is a great way for guests to get to know each other, and for this reason, the video must capture all the things that happen in this area. Ensure you do not miss anything, as there are some elements you need to include, even if it means moving from one place to another during the day.

4. Honeymoon Video

It is important for you, as well as your guests who are unable to attend your wedding and get to witness this special day, that you upload some sort of video of yourself on your honeymoon. For example, if you are visiting a beach, this video should include the ocean in some way or another. The video does not necessarily have to include the bride and groom alone, but it can also include other things that are fun to do on the beach (whatever brings out the most natural side of your relationship). 

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Hiring A Wedding Videographer


Hiring a professional videographer for your big day is an important step in ensuring that every moment on your special day is captured for a lifetime. This is very different from hiring a photographer. You must make sure you hire someone who has the best camera equipment available so that you can capture all of those special moments.


Nothing is more important than capturing your wedding day with a professional camera and getting the best possible footage. Of course, this means that you have to have an idea of what kind of shots you want to take and where those shots should be taken. To begin with, you shouldn't forget to include the processional in your video. In addition, some steps will ensure your video comes out perfectly. For example, having short pauses between each shot will show editing skills as well as help save on film as you need to continue shooting just as long as it takes for the next shot to be recorded.



This post was sponsored by Invideo.io, an online video creation platform with over 7 million users in 190+ countries.


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