I DO {How To's}: Wedding Videography

Feb 28, 2011


There is absolutely nothing that compares to the details, emotion and memories captured in a great wedding video. We strongly believe videography should be part of your special day. Photography is so important and is usually one of the first vendors hired, but for some reason videography tends to be at the bottom of the list.

At LVL we always recommend you hire a professional team of wedding vendors, so we decided to chat with a video pro. Our friends at Plug Video do a phenomenal job, so we talked with owner, Dan about a few things couples should keep in mind when it comes to wedding videography.

What makes a great wedding video?

Some people say style and effects make great videos, others say a classic, documentary feel. But honestly, only the bride and groom know best. A great wedding video is dependent on the needs of a bride and groom. Understanding what is most important to them is the key to creating a memorable video that lasts forever.

What distinguishes Plug Video from other companies?

Experience. We started shooting weddings as far back as 1995 as our company began to take shape. Since then, each member of our team has come to discover a unique love for capturing, editing, and perfecting lifetime memories. At Plug, we believe in fostering relationships that extend far beyond your wedding day. We believe that limiting the amount of weddings our team handles allows us to not only focus more on each wedding video, but it also allows us to gain a more insightful perspective into our clients unique, creative, and personal desires.

What types of things should couples look for when looking into wedding videos?

Experience is a very important aspect of any wedding vendor. The last thing you want to do is hire the cheapest person you can find and have them show up in jeans and tee-shirt during your formal event at the Ritz Carlton. Make certain you click with your vendors because you’ll be working closely with them on your wedding day. There’s nothing worse than having someone around you don’t like on the one day that it matters. Meet with them first. There are several different styles of wedding videos. See what you like most and start from there. Some videographers have a short-form music style type of video, or a real-time documentary type style — and many in between. Find the balance you’re most comfortable with.

What would you say to couples who have not put video in their wedding budget?

Everyone has been affected by the economy. During budgeting it seems natural to cut out services that you absolutely do not need. Wedding videography might seem like the logical choice to eliminate. Because a client’s focus is only on the wedding day and making it perfect, it’s difficult to see much value in a service that only delivers after that perfect wedding day. But consider this – when you’re on the way home from a fantastic honeymoon, the remaining two things to look forward to are your photos and video. We remind all of our couples that eliminating videography from your budget now will only serve to turn into one of those “wish I had done it” laters.

Jos & Lindsay : Casa Romantica


Plug Video : Honduras Destination Wedding Video

Videos compliments of Plug Video. For more information visit www.plugvideo.com

"Thank you for all that you did for us - people are still complimenting our special day! Couldn't have done it without you!" Caroline | 2019 Bride

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