Capturing the Most True-to-Yourself Wedding Video

Published by Claire Gould on

A guest article by Jo at GetFilm, who are members of the English Wedding Directory

You spend hours; days and weeks meticulously planning every detail of your wedding so that it’s the perfect day for you. You hunt down the most beautiful venue, choose the tastiest menu and pick a killer playlist, ensuring the day is handcrafted to your liking.

Charlotte and Chris’s beautiful Woodhill Hall wedding video, by GetFilm

It goes without saying that your wedding video should be all about you too. Some say the best way to get the most true-to-yourself wedding video is to shoot it yourself, but I for one know that, on my wedding day, I wouldn’t want to be holding the camera, worrying about sound volumes and getting the most flattering angles, and I certainly wouldn’t want my guests to be either.

While capturing the perfect wedding video that you’ll love to re-watch for years to come is very important, the happy couple and their guests should be completely immersed in every moment of the big day.

So, don’t do it yourself. But do make sure you hire a videographer that holds your vision at the heart of what they do – something we here at GetFilm pride ourselves on.

And always remember: communication is key. Your videographer is a professional, and will be more than happy to suggest ways to make your wedding video special, but they can’t read minds. If you know what you want, tell them. Ensure they know the running-order of your day, and that they’re aware of any particular moments you’d like captured, so you don’t end up disappointed.

Photo credits: GetFilm

Here at GetFilm, we provide a briefing sheet, which is sent to you as soon as you choose us as your wedding videographers, where you can tell us exactly what you want. And if anything changes (which it almost certainly will), don’t worry, we’re always just on the other end of a phone.

The most important thing though, is that you always be yourself. The best wedding videos are the candid ones, the ones that capture every smile, laugh, tear and (most importantly) word.
While breathtaking wedding photos are a must-have, you’re going to want to listen to dad’s heartfelt (and most likely embarrassing) speech over and over again, and re-live your romantic, slightly two left-footed – but still absolutely perfect – first dance.

So, for the most part, ignore the videographer. Enjoy your day and dance like no one’s watching, we’ll take care of the rest.

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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