Getting Married? Three Unique Wedding Video Ideas
Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life, and capturing the big day on video is a must for any newly-married couple. You can enjoy reliving your wedding day a week later, a year later, or fifty year later. Family and friends will enjoy watching re-runs of your wedding video with you, or will they?
The truth is, most wedding videos, while good to have, are boring for most people to watch except for the star-struck couple saying "I do". Banish the thought of a traditional wedding video stoically recording every second from the strains of "Here Come the Bride" to throwing the bouquet to Aunt Marge. You have options! You can have a fresh, unique, and exciting wedding video that everyone will want to sit down and watch with you. Here are a few ways a creative videographer can do just that.
A Save The Date Video
Not an official invitation, a save-the-date announcement is a fun and modern way to let your guests know the date of your big day before receiving their formal invitation. Putting your announcement in video form is totally techy and new and can be sent via email, DVD, via QR code, or embedded in your wedding website. If you're sending out save-the-date videos to a particularly gigantic number of guests, this saves on postage.
As in many choices you're making while planning your wedding, there are many video styles you can choose, depending on your own personal tastes.
- Some couples like to go with a stop-motion presentation, where a chronological arrangement of photos gives the appearance of movie footage. This is the perfect mix of vintage and modern.
- If you are movie buffs try a movie-style production based on your favorite movie you share as a couple. You can choose a favorite genre like sci-fi, drama, or comedy.
Mixed-Media Wedding Video
This is not your mother's wedding video. Your videographer can document the entire wedding, and combine multiple film styles and mix several formats. These effects can be done after the wedding is over, during the editing. You can go with a documentary type image, dramatic cinema style, film noire, silent, vintage Super-8, or machinima with animation components mixed in.
The Wedding Music Video
Every couple has one – "their Song". So why not put that song to good use and make a wedding music video? Your videographer will mingle with you and your guests throughout the day and make sure everyone willing gets some camera time singing, dancing, or just waving and smiling. Once edited and complete, your song is the backing track of this keepsake video.
Remember that not all wedding videos are created equal. Make yours unforgettable.