Wedding photos have traditionally been considered the most treasured keepsake for many peoples big day, but nowadays more and more people are opting for wedding videos to capture their big day on film. The couples that we work with have found that they love their wedding film as it captures every special moment of their day as it happens, even ones that they may have missed! Research has shown that up to 96% of couples who don’t have a film made of their wedding day, describe it as one of their biggest regrets. However, many people aren’t considering the option of a wedding video until right at the end of their wedding planning process, and so may find that the wedding videographer they want is already booked or they just don’t have the cash to book someone. This is when couples start to turn to friends and family to film the day for them – but is this a good idea?
Well, let’s think about it for a minute. Yes, getting a friend or family member to film your big day will work out cheaper – most possibly free – but are you sure that putting the filming of a video that you will want to watch over and over for the rest of your life, in the hands of an amateur is really the best idea? For example, it is highly likely that your chosen mate won’t own a professional video camera, and the majority of mobile phones and camcorders won’t capture your day with the same quality as a professional camera can. Also, how likely is it that your friend will remember to keep the camera steady, make sure they don’t chop people’s heads out of the shots, and remember to be in the best place for all the important shots – such as the first kiss, the cutting of the cake, and the Bride’s Dad’s speech?
As a trusted wedding video company based covering Cheshire, we are well aware of all the hard work that goes into making a video that you can treasure forever. Using a combination of high definition cinema cameras and small form factor cameras, along with high level audio recording equipment, we go out of our way to capture every single moment of your day at the highest quality level. We then use industry recognised software to edit your film and can also add fantastic high quality music which we have the licence for to ensure that your wedding video will capture your heart.
In order to make sure you get the best possible footage of this once in a lifetime day, here are some of our top tips for choosing the best wedding videography company covering Cheshire:
- Take a look at some of the wedding video company’s previous films to see what style they have and whether it matches your preferences e.g. contemporary, documentary, etc.
- Have a meeting with the videographer and ensure you cover things such as what parts of the day will be filmed, what equipment they use, how long it will take them to edit the film, etc.
- Find out how you will get your final video and what form it will be in e.g. long form or short form? DVD? USB?