If you're like most couples, you're probably planning to hire a video and photography crew to capture your wedding day. But have you thought about adding on some fun extras? Maybe you want user-generated video, maybe drone footage or maybe a good old-fashioned photo booth.
Here are five ideas that will make your video and photos even more memorable.
1. Photo booth
Photo booths have become increasingly popular at weddings in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. They’re a great way to keep guests entertained during the reception, and they also provide a fun memento of the big day. Guests can use the photo booth to take photos with the bride and groom, or with their friends.
They can also use it to write messages of congratulations, which the bride and groom can then read later. Best of all, most photo booth companies will provide an online gallery of all the photos taken in the booth, so guests can easily access them after the wedding. So if you’re looking for a fun way to keep your guests entertained, a photo booth is a great option.
2. Wedding video raw footage (guests' view)
It's become pretty standard for guests to capture their own footage of weddings these days -whether it's with their phones or more professional cameras. So if you're like most couples getting married, you probably want to include some wedding video raw footage (user-generated content) in the final your wedding videos. After all, what's more special than seeing your guest's viewpoint of your big day? And what about when the videographer goes home? You will want to capture all those candid moments at the reception.
But it can be a bit overwhelming to collect all the footage from peoples' phones. Should you set up a WhatApp group to collect all the footage? But what about downloading and reformatting? And what about sorting out the names and greetings? Luckily Wedding Vignettes by Vloggi is here to help! It's kind of like the disposable camera on the table of yesteryear.
First, make sure you have consent forms for all of your guests. This will ensure that everyone is comfortable with being recorded, and that they understand how their footage will be used. Next, pop QR codes on every table at the reception that guests can scan to upload their videos directly to your Wedding Vignettes by Vloggi library. You can share access with your videographer so that they can also include guest footage in the final wedding videos. Finally, remind guests to bring their phones and vlog away!
With Wedding Vignettes by Vloggi, it's easy to collect beautiful guest footage that you'll treasure for a lifetime. So go ahead and put out those Vloggi signs - your wedding video will be all the better for it!
3. Drone footage (aerial view)
One of the most popular trends in wedding photography is to get drone footage of the big day. This can be a great way to capture all the guests at the reception and get some beautiful shots of the venue from up above. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind before you book a drone photographer for your wedding.
First, make sure that the drone operator is experienced and insured. Second, make sure you have a clear idea of what you want the drone footage to be used for. Finally, make sure you communicate any expectations you have to the drone operator before the wedding day.
And finally, make sure you give your guests a heads up that they may be captured on camera from above! With a little planning, you can get stunning drone footage of your wedding that will be cherished for years to come.
4. Absent friends' well wishes messages (video guestbook)
A montage of videos well wishes messages is a great way to include all of your guests in your wedding, even those who are unable to attend. You can start collecting well wishes videos from your engagement day right up to your wedding day, then make a montage that can be played during the reception, and it is sure to be a hit with your guests. It is also a great way to honor absent guests, such as those overseas. By including them in your montage, you can ensure that they are with you on your special day.
Again, Wedding Vignettes by Vloggi allows you to effortlessly collect video messages from absent guests ahead of the big day. Guests can record short videos wishing the happy couple well and offer any advice they might have for married life. You (or your videographer) can compile all the videos into one beautiful compilation that will be cherished for years to come.
Not only is a video guest book a fun way for guests to participate in your wedding, but it's also a great way to get them excited about the big day in the lead up to the day itself.
5. A slow-motion section
Slow motion can be really fun, and it's a great way to show off your dress or tux in all its glory. Shoot a few minutes of footage at the beginning or end of your ceremony for a cool effect.
Set up a camera on a tripod for the dances so that the high swirl or initial seep is captured in perfect slo-mo.
We hope this helps in your planning for your wedding. It's an exciting time, and you and your future spouse are busy planning all the details. Hopefully one of these ideas will make it to your audiovisual wishlist and make your wedding unique and memorable. Who knows, you may even have some fun trying them out! Thanks for reading!