6 DIY Tips for Filming Your Own Wedding Video

While you will doubtlessly be extremely busy on your wedding day, creating a wedding video is something that you will be glad you did for a lifetime. Showing your kids and your grandkids footage from your wedding day is going to be something you will always look forward to enjoying with them.

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Here are six tips that can help you create an amazing DIY Wedding Video from videos and photos captured by your guests.

1. Delegate.

Using a wedding app to record your wedding video is a great way to make a unique and cost-efficient video. Footage is collected and uploaded from guests’ smartphones through an app and this footage is professionally edited to create a one-of-a-kind wedding video. This leaves you free to focus on the things that matter- like your wedding and not hiring an expensive team of videographers.

2. Be Strategic.

Odds are, there is going to be blurry footage, people talking over your vows and phones running out of battery in the middle of the wedding. Planning for these types of issues before the wedding is the best way to ensure that you still end up with an amazing wedding video.

3. Rally the Troops.

One of the best parts of having your guests record your wedding footage on their smartphones is the fact that almost everyone becomes involved. To prevent last-minute stress, send out emails beforehand, reminding guests that this behavior is not frowned upon, but is encouraged! Invite them to check out your wedding site so that they have a grasp of what you are trying to create. Invite guests to download your wedding app a week before the wedding date. Doing all of this beforehand will ensure that you are free to enjoy your day without having to direct your very unique and excitable camera crew.

4. Instruct.

Printing out how-to cards for using the app is another great idea. Place these instructions on tables and tuck one into each wedding program. Less tech-savvy guests may need a bit of guidance and this how-to card ensures that they are able to contribute to your wedding video. They also serve as a gentle way to encourage guests to whip out their smartphones to catch every detail. Remember: It is better to have extra footage than too little!

5. Have a “Recharge Station”.

It sounds way cooler than it really is. Have a four or five phone chargers near a side table (with chairs because some people like to “keep an eye on their phone” while it charges) and have a sign that says “Need to power up? Plug your phone in!”

6. Pick a Few “Key Players”.

While the beauty is that you are getting all your guests involved in creating a wedding video, it might be a good idea to pick a handful of people who are more focused on the recording aspect than the rest of the crowd. This might help you to have a more complete and beautiful video overall, as this footage can be used to piece together some not-as-focused but lovingly recorded segments as well.

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