Planning a wedding is no easy feat. But many couples get so wrapped up in the details and attempting to make everything perfect that they forget their vendors have gone through these same motions hundreds of times and can provide invaluable guidance. Here are a few helpful tips.
Tip 1. With tons of wedding blogs saying it’s crucial to mesh with your planner and photographer, it might be hard to believe that it isn’t a key factor in hiring a Cinematographer. On your wedding day, he or she will be silently fading into the background (so they don’t disrupt natural moments), and their voice won’t be on your footage. The most important factor when choosing a Cinematography company should be the style of their films. If you love their work and the films they’ve created for other couples, then you’re going to adore your own film and will want to watch it for the rest of your life.
Tip 2. Getting Ready Time! You might think the ceremony and dance floor are the main attractions, but how often do you get to have all of your best friends in one place relaxing and hanging out? You’re ecstatic, looking your best, and getting ready for the event of a lifetime! You’ll be sharing stories and laughing hysterically (or shedding a few happy tears). Plus, there’s usually at least one emotional moment as your mom helps you into your dress or your dad sees you as a bride for the first time.
Tip 3. The Golden hour! You’ve probably seen gorgeous wedding videos where the couple is walking hand-in-hand through pine trees as the light shines through the branches behind them. Rarely do those shots happen out of the blue. Hazy golden rays and pink sunsets have to be planned for, so talk to your Cinematographer about your wedding day timeline. That way, you’ll be outside during the best hours of the day to create the most magical scenes.
Tip 4. Show me the Money..I mean (LOVE). It takes planning, great shooting, precise editing, and an artistic eye to craft the perfect wedding video, but not even the most skilled Cinematographer can inject emotion into the footage like you can. Gush your heart out in a letter! Be present when you tell your spouse that you will love him or her as long as you both shall live! Get wild on the dance floor with your friends! The more you enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of love, the more you’ll cherish reliving it through your Wedding Film.