Our last wedding video tip is all about integrating your style and story into your wedding video. I’m sure you don’t want your wedding video to be a copycat of all the others you’ve seen. After all, this one is about you! As such, it should reflect your style and personality. Here are some tips to ensure that your wedding video is unique to you:
1. Find out your style. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the fairy tale-princess-slow motion wedding, and 10 being the rocker-MTV wedding, where would you rate yourself? Every bride pictures how they want their wedding to be. If you can see it clearly in your mind, that will help you know what your style is.
2. Meet and Communicate with your videographer. Wedding planning can be crazy and busy. In this age of cell phones, email, and the internet, it’s so much easier to plan everything online or over the phone without having to drive all over the place meeting with people. But there’s no better way to convey your style and personality to your videographer than meeting with them in person. If we can get a better sense of who you are, then that’s going to come out in the video. Don’t be afraid to mention specific things you want (or don’t want) in the video.
3. Music. We discussed this in length a couple weeks ago, but we’ll mention it again briefly here. The music sets the tone for the video. So once you’ve found out your style, make sure your music selection matches that.
4. Date/Love Story Film. We love to do the date and love story films. They’re fun and casual and much more effective at bringing out your style. They showcase the spark between you two as a couple. If you’re unsure about which one is right for you, you can read an earlier post here discussing the differences and how to choose between the two. Below is a great love story we did that captured the couple’s personality: