Wedding Videos and Other Ideas
Wedding videos have developed in recent years to encompass a myriad of video production offerings. Some are produced to be shown at the wedding or are delivered after the wedding. Some ideas are included below:
A chapter on the final DVD that shows highlights of the ceremony and reception. Usually running under 10 minutes, highlights videos may be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo and other social networking websites. The shorter highlights chapter is popular to show friends, while family might watch the full-length wedding DVD.
A video documenting the groom asking the bride to marry. Quite often filmed without the bride’s knowledge. This can also be a re-enactment or a comical sequence.
Some invitation printers will include a DVD in a slot in the printed invitation. The DVD shows the couple and/or the parents on camera inviting viewers to the wedding and reception.
Originally created by the Great Ken Burns in The American Civil War Documentary, photo and video montages can also be called video scrapbooks and include still pictures and videos displayed as a video. Photo Montages can be exciting and dynamic. They may also include sound bites and video footage.
Traditionally an interview of the bride and groom about how they met, what they are like together and what their plans for the future are. Quite often the interview is inter-cut with romantic footage of the couple frolicking together or re-enactments of what they are talking about.
Typically a short film that incorporates to tell a story about the bride or groom or both. Quite often not related to the couple’s real life.
Same Day Edit:
(Also called a wedding day edit) A short video produced from the footage of the wedding shot earlier in the day, usually only incorporating footage from pre-ceremony, ceremony and post ceremony, that is then showed at the reception as a recap of the wedding.
A video shot in the style of a fashion shoot that depicts the bride in her wedding gown. Can be done before, during or after the wedding.
Trash The Dress:
A fad that struck the video and photography markets from 2005 to 2008. The idea was to create art by soaking, staining, dirtying or outright destroying the wedding gown. The shoot often occurred after the wedding day.