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Preserving Wedding Day Memories
Wedding video styles and qualities vary, as do their prices. Your personal preferences and your budget determine the video type that's best for you.
Wedding Videography Styles
Straight-shot footage uses a single camera in linear fashion, starting at the beginning of your ceremony and continuing, without interruption, to the reception's end, without editing. This style is the least expensive, since it uses one camera and is unedited.
Nostalgic format begins with childhood photographs and progresses to photos of romantic, fun times the couple have shared, followed by scenes from the wedding ceremony and reception. This format is generally more expensive, as it requires post-editing.
Wedding documentary format begins with shots of the bride and groom getting ready, then progresses through the ceremony and reception, capturing spontaneous moments and interviews with family and friends, and ends with the bride and groom leaving the reception. Prices vary according to the quality of the equipment and the amount of post-production work.
Finding & Interviewing a Videographer/Photographer
Find a qualified videographer/photographer first by getting recommendations from friends, wedding photographers, and wedding and site coordinators. Ask these key questions:
Wedding packages can include a horse-drawn carriage ride and conch shell blower to add a romantic, island theme to images.
Get a contract confirming answers to the above questions, and be sure to check with your ceremony site about any rules or regulations they may have regarding videotaping.