Wedding Videography Don'ts

wedding videography don'ts


Your wedding day, also referred to as the big day, is one of the most important days of your life. You surely want to remember that day by recalling all the memories through your wedding videos and photographs. What better way of reliving your wedding day than enjoying the wedding video with your better half and loved ones. A wedding photographer or videographer will capture all the moments of a wedding, so you have to make sure everything is as perfect as possible. This may take a lot of effort, so you must be prepared. Here are six wedding videography don’ts to help you get that mesmerizing wedding video. 

Don’t be Lazy and Skip the Research Process.

It’s a known fact that you have a lot going on just before your wedding and you have a lot of problems to take care of. This doesn’t mean you should lag on hiring your wedding videographer. You probably have a specific type of shot list planned in mind. Whether its a beach, a barn or a church wedding you have imagined, you probably want to get things done a certain way. Similarly, every videographer has a specific form of creating, designing and editing, which may not fit in with what your wedding videography ideas. To avoid getting hurt or regretting your decision, look at different styles of the videographer you have chosen. Go through their online pages or websites, set a meeting and have a look at their portfolio. This will help you get a better idea of everything. So don’t skip on doing your research. Feel free to give them a shot list too. 

Don’t be too Focused on the Camera.

At the wedding, following the camera will only make your video look unnatural. Everyone knows that being aware of the camera is good, but looking straight into it makes you look stiff and can make the video look forced. You obviously don’t want that in your wedding video. Act natural, enjoy your day and focus on living every moment in its entirety. Enjoy the food and the toasts, and don’t get worried if the camera is close. This will ensure your video looks candid and beautiful. Obviously, you’re not a Kardashian, but on your big day, you are no less than one. So act like it and don’t be afraid to give the camera a show. Since you’ve hired the best and the most capable videographer already, they will make the video look stunning.

Don’t Forget to Communicate with the Videographer.

You know that the key to every perfect and successful event is proper communication and expression of ideas. You must explain everything to your videographer and photographer when you hire them. Let them know what you want. How to plan things, who needs their attention, which part of the wedding you want to be the most focused on, which toasts do you want to see, and who you want to be interviewed for short clips of the wedding should all be included. The videographer will try to cater to all your needs in the first edit, and if the videographer has a different style of capturing, even color grading their footage, then you can look for other options. This will give you the footage of your dreams. Proper communication will also ensure that there are no misunderstanding during the actual event and will provide your videographer with a chance to prepare for everything beforehand to meet your expectations.

Don’t Boss Your Videographer.

It’s better to emphasize on pre-arrangements so that you can relax on your actual wedding day. Obviously, you want the best footage but have faith in your choice and in your videographer’s skills. During the shoots, don’t keep leading them or telling them what to do and what not to do because they are behind the lens, and they will make sure to fulfill your requirements. Your extra efforts will confuse the videographer and stress him, which can affect his productivity. Focus on being confident, keep smiling and enjoy because after all, it is your wedding.

Don’t Hesitate to Ask for Changes or Second or Third Edits.

Although you’ve hired the best videographer, made all the pre-arrangements and have given clear instructions, there can still be something you want to change. Simply ask for changes and re-edits. If you feel that any detail is being missed out or any aspect of the wedding is not added into the video properly, ask for it. Undoubtedly, the videographer will have all the footage and make it work according to your style and requirements. Most importantly, try to keep realistic expectations.

Don’t Lose the Excitement of Your Peer.

The excitement factor is very important, and your peers can lose it quickly. If you keep sharing bits of videos and photos with them before the actual video comes out can get bored. It can be tough to control yourself from sharing this happiness with your loved ones. However, if you don’t keep the excitement factor alive for the main thing, they might lose interest. Give them trailers, make them crave for it, but don’t overfeed them with the bits. Thus, when the complete video comes out, it will surely be worth the wait for them.

An Extravagant video will make memories of your wedding day even more special. It will add to your happiness every time you watch it. So follow all these tips, and you are bound to have the perfect wedding and the complete wedding video to show everyone for years to come.

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