Photography will be one of the few physical things that Jack and I will have to look back on after our wedding day. Flowers die, invitations are thrown away and as fast as the big day arrives, it’s gone. That’s why I think it’s so important to have a professional photographer there to capture every moment: people laughing, dancing, kissing, everything! Now, I will have more posts that will focus on our photographer in the future, but today I want to focus on another idea that has crossed my mind when it comes to remembering and reliving the day. Videography.
A friend offered to video tape our wedding, but she specifically said that she would not edit it. This got me thinking. I could ask some of our guests to capture video moments with their cameras or cell phones. Perhaps some impromptu interviews, some speeches, random moments, etc. and then ask them send it to me afterwards. Not only are there companies that can take unedited footage and make a beautiful video of it, but there are budding art students who could do it too… and for probably a lot less than a professional company.
Check out some of my favorite videos that make me want to get a videographer. From stop motion to slow motion, these videos are beautiful!
This is such a beautiful wedding video. It’s so artistic!
Music can make or break the video, so make sure it’s a fitting song … Like this one!
Stop motion is such a cool idea. The music was perfect in this video too.
Of course, not everyone can get great video footage. Luckily it’s super easy to take photos from the day and make a beautiful slide show like this one!
It’s hard to say how much sending in your footage will cost, as there are a lot of factors to consider. If you are looking for a low cost option, try visiting a local art school or institute and put up flyers or post it online. Students are trying to make a quick buck as well as build their portfolio. Just be sure to interview, ask for references and to see their previous work. If you would rather just go with a professional company, ask your friends or tweet reliable wedding resources for suggestions. If all else fails and videography is just out of your price range, do not threat! You could always edit your video yourself. There are great video-editing programs out there that make it simple to produce a masterpiece within a few days. And if you don’t like it, you have the power to edit it until you do!
Have a great wedding video? Share the link below! We’d love to see it.