Why settling for wedding highlights only can leave you wondering “where’s the rest?”
A once-in-a-lifetime event like a wedding is filled with emotion, love and memories. With some wedding videographers only offering a short 7-9 minute highlight reel in their packages, you may end up feeling dispiriting and asking “Well, was there anymore of that amazingness captured ?”
So what ends up going missing in the edit suite? The full ceremony, speeches, a cocktail segment and some other little vignettes, (like one below) that help the story unfold. “Well, are you really going to watch the whole thing?” A common rebuttal. Yes, yes you will, and even more when your children ask to see it again.
Before you agree to let someone decide what hits cutting room floor, let us show you an option that gives you the best of both worlds.
When it comes to wedding videography, couples often face a difficult decision: should they get a full version or a short version of their wedding film? The answer is simple – get both!
In this blog post, we’ll discuss why getting 2-3 versions in final delivery is crucial.
First and foremost, a full-length wedding video allows the couple to relive every moment of their special day. It captures all of the details, from the pre-ceremony preparations to the ceremony itself, the reception, and everything in between. It includes all the speeches, the dances, the laughter at the photo shoot, and the tears we captured of grandma in the pew. This gives you, the couple a complete and comprehensive record of their wedding day. Perfect for pulling out to help celebrate an anniversary.
On the other hand, a sneak peek provides a more condensed and digestible version of the day. It typically runs between 3-5 minutes and showcases the most beautiful and emotionally charged moments of the wedding. Perfect for sharing with friends and family who may just want the cliff notes. These wedding trailers are also the ideal length for social media.
Multiple versions of “Day One” will leave you, the couple in control and allows a different perspective on same love story as it unfolds. Asking “What does the final product I’ll receive look like?” is one of the best questions to start a conversation with a wedding videographer. It can also help you set realistic expectations and avoid disappointment or frustration once the wedding is over and you’re ready to hit the play button.
Here’s one of Lifetime’s sneak peeks. Besides using only the visual of the day, with music as the backdrop, we recorded voiceovers with this couple that added a whole different level of storytelling.