Your wedding is going to be one of the most important events in your life, if not the most important. Obviously, with this in mind, the details are going to be crucial, and this includes the decision to film your wedding.
If you’re going ahead with planning the best day of your life and documenting it by letting Uncle Ted loose with his camcorder, you should ask yourself if this will truly do it justice?
Because, just as you want to make the most of your wedding day, so you should want to have a visual memento of it that’s appropriate to its significance in your life.
There are lots of wedding videographers to choose from, but quantity doesn’t equal quality. Make your wedding film something to cherish by investing in a wedding film of real distinction.
Before the Wedding
You’re not paying for someone just to turn up on the day and point a video camera at the goings on. A wedding video should form an integral part of your wedding plans, planned well in advance so that you know how your wedding day is designed to flow, and how this can be captured properly on film.
Choosing a videographer is about finding someone whose work you can see as compatible with the vision you have of your dream wedding. But most importantly it’s about trust – you want to know that your videographer will provide you with the kind of quality wedding film you desire.
So, you need to meet, to talk things through, to plan, so that you know that the videographer knows the details of the day – who to film and when. What the mood and look is that you wish to create. The whole tone of the wedding in fact.
This all should happen well in advance of the actual day, and your chosen, professional wedding videographer should be in contact with you, to ensure that you have full confidence in the service you’re getting.
During, and After
On your wedding day, the wedding videographer(s) will be on hand, working throughout, depending on what you’ve planned and agreed – you might have some filming of the preparations before the ceremony itself, for instance, in addition to the ceremony, the wedding breakfast and the evening celebrations.
This is where the planning pays off, with your videographer being in the right places at the right time to record the key points and special moments, taking full advantage of the setting your wedding venue provides.
Afterwards comes the vital work of putting your wedding film together from all the footage shot on the day. Much of the art of the wedding film comes in here, as it’s about creating a compelling, moving narrative of the day.
Your wedding film isn’t something quick and cheerful, it’s crafted over time, so that your finished film has an enduring quality while capturing the true essence of your wedding.
In Love Wedding Films specialises in high grade wedding filmography, giving you the kind of visual memento you’ll want to share with others and enjoy returning to for years to come.
I’m Paul Cryer, a Manchester-based wedding videographer, covering Manchester, the North West and beyond. Find out how I can create magical, cinematic wedding memories for you.