You want you to have the best wedding video possible. You deserve it! Your friends and family are going to watch the video on repeat many times over and you want it to be magical!
So how do you make a wedding video even more magical? There are a handful of techniques and ideas your videographer can employ to really make their film stand out from the rest of the pack. We spoke to Sheffield wedding videographer – Highlander Wedding Films and put together a list of ideas for a great wedding film.
Filming your first look is easily one of the most magical parts of your wedding day. The first look is when you see each other before the ceremony, and it can be beautifully captured on film. Your guests will love it and cherish the moment for years to come.
Video of the first look between the bride and groom is always a crowd pleaser. It’s one of the most intimate moments in your life – why not share it with all your loved ones?
Don’t just book your video maker to record your ceremony. Of course it is the most important part of the day but what happens afterwards is a true feast for those wanting to capture the real moments of your wedding. Just interacting and having fun with your guests will give your videographer plenty to work with, not to mention the dancefloor shenanigans!
Recording guests reactions
One of the most important parts of a wedding video is the capturing of the guest’s reactions. Be sure your videographer films the guests having fun and laughing during the reception. It’s always nice to hear what they had to say about your big day. Avoid concentrating on just the bride and groom; there will be plenty of time for that in the highlights reel.
And last but not least, if you want your guests to enjoy themselves even more than they already are, pick up some fun props for them to use while in front of our cameras. Don’t forget those funny photos with silly props can be a great addition to the highlight reel!
Interviews and letter readings
When you are making your film, it’s a good idea to include some back story or details about how the two of you met and fell in love. This will help build up a connection between the two of you as well as your viewers. These are often beautifully told by your guests during short interviews carried throughout your wedding reception.
Smoke bomb wedding portraits
Hold smoke bombs while your videographer is recording and watch as you create some truly unique footage for your film. Be sure to coordinate with your photographer and videographer beforehand to make this idea work. Speak to your venue as well and set up a special area where you can take some pictures with smoke bombs as the backdrop. The results will be stunning!
Drone video recording
Drones have been around for a number of years and are widely used in wedding photos or videos. They can provide viewers with an aerial view of the entire wedding venue, capturing footage that many brides and grooms would otherwise miss out on