Many couples’ struggle with whether or not to invest in a wedding video. Is it really worth it? Will they really watch it more than one or two times? These 5 ideas from a wedding planner will have your wedding video stuck on repeat!
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We asked a special guest, our favorite wedding planner on Cape Cod, Jamie Bolin of Cape Cod Celebrations, to give us her take on how to make watching your wedding video as much fun as when you first made it.
Jamie recommended five things that you and your new spouse can do to make the most out of the wedding film you invested in.
For your first watch, I recommend watching it with just the two of you first. This is going to be the first time you both see your wedding from a guest’s point of view, and it’s going to be overwhelming in all the best ways possible.
Take in this special moment. In all of the craziness of your wedding and the time since it was over, you’ll have forgotten a lot of details.
You’ll be surprised that you’ve also forgotten some of the big details like your vows. Adrenaline runs high and constant during your wedding day, and you lose a lot of what you want to remember in the excitement of the day.
This is going to be the first time you get to take in your wedding as you planned it.
You’ll see guests you didn’t get to spend much time with, the cocktail hour you didn’t get to participate in, yourselves walking down the aisle, and your parents’ reactions.
It is an overpowering moment. You’ll be happy you took the time to be in each other’s company before sharing the experience with anyone else.
Snuggle up together with a glass of wine, a cup of tea, or your beverage of choice and a box of tissues (even if you don’t think you will, you’re going to need them) and get ready to relive the best day of your life!
Wedding videos are so different from what they were in the past. Cinematic-style wedding videos truly play like Hollywood-style movies, and it makes for a fun watch for just about everyone. Hosting a watch party is a perfect way for everyone to re-experience the day.
Make it as casual or fancy as you’d like. You can either order a few pizzas from your favorite pizzeria or go as big as recreating some of the favorite foods served at your wedding—including any signature drinks, of course!
Be realistic about who you invite.
Not everyone will want to attend a viewing of your wedding video, so make sure it’s close friends and family who are going to have an amazing time reliving those memories.
I love the idea of making it into an interactive game!
Every time the bride and groom kiss, everyone eats a Hershey’s kiss when you see Uncle Joe, everyone high-fives. (You could also make it a drinking game, but we don’t want to be the ones to suggest imbibing too heavily while watching your wedding video!)
And definitely make a point of Instagramming everyone’s reaction and post using your wedding hashtag.
If you are a fan of social media, then definitely share your video with your friends and family that could not be there in person.
Keep the excitement of the day going and make it go viral among friends and family using your wedding hashtag!
Get that love spread around-the-world needs to be inspired by your true love; this is not the time to be bashful.
I recommend watching your wedding video every year on your anniversary (naturally)!
You will be surprised how different and more special the video will become year after year.
As you, your friends, and your family change throughout time, you all get to look back fondly on the memories you all created together. Those bonds become stronger with each viewing.
Looking back on your wedding film gives you the opportunity to see a true representation of your love, friends, and family. And what’s really cool about this is that your love and the beginning of how your family started are now preserved forever.
Generations from now someone will be able to watch their great grandparents and see the love of which their family came from in a way that’s preserved pristinely forever.
It’s a wonderful way to help your kids (and later on, grandkids) see you in a new dimension and sparks new conversations between all of you with this new shared bond.
I completely understand why couples wonder if getting a wedding video is worth it, and those concerns are 100% valid. I’ve also seen many couples regret that they skipped it.
Never have I seen any couple regret that they got the videographer that they truly wanted.
After your wedding has gone by, those past questions of “should you get video” completely melt away, and you’ll be so happy that you chose to capture your day in sound and motion!
Hello, I'm CINDY CAUGHEY.
Drawing from our experience as a graphic designer (Cindy) and journalist (Sean), we see stories differently. Our films reflect honesty, strength of character, and real moments, all in a way that's natural and comfortable.
Whether our films help you to find the light within or provide a story of your day, we feel this is our opportunity to help your legacy live on throughout time.