For most people today, having a video record of their wedding is something that they cannot do without
For most people today, having a video record of their wedding is something that they cannot do without. From catching Uncle Earl dancing badly to hearing a sobby story about the bride when she was 5 from Aunt Edna, these are priceless moments that will become true heirlooms to keep forever. But, hiring a videographer can get expensive, especially if you are on a tight wedding budget. So, how do you get around hiring a professional? Here are some tips and ideas to help you “do-it-yourself” when it comes to your wedding day video:
Ask friends and family
Ask friends and family – All of your closest friends and family are sure to be at your wedding, so start asking around if they know anyone or if they are interested in helping you shoot your video of the wedding. Usually, if they don’t jump at the idea of helping out, they will either know someone who will or will be happy to loan their video camera.
Call around to every place who does wedding videos
Call around to every place who does wedding videos – Even if you can only afford someone to video the ceremony, call around to get the best prices before you make your decision.
Tripods are great!
Tripods are great! – For the ceremony, you won’t really need someone to stand and hold the camera if you can get a good shot of the altar and the wedding itself. So, if you can’t find anyone to sit behind the video camera at the wedding, set it up on a tripod at the back of the church or ceremony site to record all the ceremony for you.
Ask multiple people
Ask multiple people – Find a couple of people who are willing to help video your wedding and reception. This will give you several points of view and also get more of your guest’s comments and funny actions in on the tapes.
Find a place to edit the tapes once you have them
Find a place to edit the tapes once you have them – No matter if you do it at home or have a company compile the video tapes together, you can edit these tapes to create a great wedding video that you will cherish forever.
Wait until after the honeymoon to worry about editing the video
Wait until after the honeymoon to worry about editing the video – If you don’t have someone do it for you, wait until after you return from your honeymoon to start editing the video. If you have time on your honeymoon, you can always take a copy of the videos with you to enjoy while you are away from it all.
Make a couple of copies of your completed video
Make a couple of copies of your completed video – No matter if you keep them both, store one in a safe place, such as your fire proof safe, and one on your video shelves. This way, if one is damaged, you always have another to make a copy from.
Chances are that you will have lots of people jump at the chance to help out with your wedding. From parents to friends, there are many aspiring movie directors out there who will be more than willing to help you record your big day!