Weddings are packed with sentimental moments and important scenes for your wedding videographer to film, but none are as crucial as the special moments the bride and groom spend together. That’s why it’s called your Big Day. It’s a celebration of your love and union.
So while you are budgeting for venues, food and wedding flowers, don’t forget to remember all of that is just a backdrop for the exchanges you’ll want to remember forever. You might think that memory or photographs alone will serve, but many brides and grooms will attest to their weddings and receptions being a blur of extreme emotions, stress and loved ones. Those who choose to hire a wedding videographer have the opportunity to re-watch these moments at their leisure and those who don’t often regret it.
Important bride and groom moments you’ll want to memorialize on film include:
While not technically a time the bride and groom traditionally spend together, it is the preparation for forever and your last moments of being single. You’ll spend so much of your time getting ready for your wedding wondering what the other is doing and thinking–ask any married couple. Many couples love that special moment when they sit down to watch their wedding video for the first time and get to share the part of their special day where they were apart.
The ‘getting ready’ portion of wedding videos are also notorious for producing the most beautiful film of the bride and groom.
Whether you go with the popular trend of a before-ceremony reveal or the traditional one of the bride going down the aisle, photographs alone can’t capture the moment perfectly. Only film can record your loving — and often awed — advance towards each other.
Nor can pictures seamlessly edit the moment so you can see one another through the other’s eyes, while getting all the emotions. And photos certainly can’t capture the first sweet words whispered to each other or provide a soundtrack perfect for the moment.
Vows and Kiss
Of course you can have photographs taken of your ceremony and you should — this the moment, where you vow your love and commitment. Yet beautiful as your ceremony photos will undoubtedly be, a professional wedding videographer can capture each spoken vow and emotional intonation. Not to mention the kiss that seals it all. Now that’s something you’ll want to watch over and over again!
Of course you’ll want video of you being introduced to friends and family as Mr. and Mrs. So many couples are coming up with fun and original ways to make an entrance at their receptions that it just begs to be filmed. Whether it’s a grand moment or a silly dance, it sets the tone for the reception part of your wedding video.
Other just bride and groom wedding reception moments you’ll want on video include:
- The First Dance
- Groom’s Toast to the Bride
- Bride’s Toast to the Groom
- Cutting the Wedding Cake
Don’t forget in all the excitement of the ceremony and reception to have your departure filmed. This allows your wedding video to end naturally and not leave off in the middle of all the action. You’ll want video taken of you saying goodbye to your wedding guests and getting into the vehicle that whisks you away.
No matter how spectacularly your wedding planner has the day organized, there will be those special unscripted exchanges between you and your new spouse. A loving squeeze, a shared laugh, stolen kiss or a meaningful look across the room. With a professional wedding videography team, you won’t have to worry if these will be captured in the split seconds they occur. They will be and you will have the memory to look at forever.