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6th April 2018 0

This is a topic that comes up a lot in discussions with wedding couples, families and friends. Once your wedding budget starts to take shape and you account for the dress, the cake, the venue, flowers, DJ, food, drink and photographer many people find that the idea of a videographer for their wedding is a step too far.

However, in a recent survey, 90% of brides surveyed said that their wedding should be filmed. Of the 90% who said this, only 29% of them had their own weddings filmed. That means many of these brides regret not having their own wedding videos.

The reason that wedding videos are so expensive is that the production of a wedding video is very time consuming for the videographer. The day of the shoot is long and filming video properly usually requires more than one camera person. Sound has to be properly recorded (not the case with stills photography) and if this is overlooked, the whole video can be ruined. Shooting video also uses up much more digital storage and battery power, so more equipment and hard drives are needed. And then theres the post production. Most stills photographers can generally process and deliver your photographs in around 1-2 days (although most will spead this out over a few weeks). The editing of a wedding video can take weeks and is very time intensive, not to mention computer intensive. All of these elements contrinute to the reason that wedding videography is very expensive.

Although Edit Your Wedding is all about providing a videography service to people that can’t afford a videographer, I’m going to do my best not to make this post an advert for our wedding videos! There are other options when it comes to wedding videos for a lower price and I’m planning to list them below.

1 – Don’t have a wedding video! This may not seem like a good answer to people looking at this post, but the fact is that if you don’t have the money for a video, then a good stills photographer should be able to capture the emotion and feelings of the day in their images and hopefully this will be enough to remind you of your day.

2 – Ask a friend or relative to do it for you. This is a big risk if you have decided that you definately want a wedding video as they may not really have the expertise or equipment to do the job properly. They will most likely run out of memory cards or batteries or simply get bored after a while, whoch could mean you end up with only half a wedding video!

3 – DIY Wedding Video. There are a number of companies in the wedding market that now offer a service wherby you are sent a varying number of video cameras to hand out to your guests, who film your day. You then send the cameras back and the company edits the footage together for you. These services range in price but are generally a lot more affordable than having an actual videographer. The results tend to be fun and give a real feeling of your day. Whilst not professional in terms of photography, the editors can usually turn the footage on the cameras into a lovely video. Most companies also send out tips and tricks or make tutorial videos that you can show to your filming friends, which helps them understand how to make the most out of the cameras. A few of the companies we know about are listed below here:

Edit Your Wedding

Shoot It Yourself

Friends Film It

You Do The Shoot

Shoot It Your Way

We hope this helps a bit – it can be a very difficult decision for couples when their wedding has to be kept to a budget, but the companies above do give you a memory of your day and for a fraction of the price.

12th May 2016 0

flickr.com_-e1327621919111London has some of the most interesting architecture and beautiful spaces in the world. Not cheap, but original and bold.

We realise this might not be a normal post for us, as we aim our services at the “you don’t need to spend £30,000 on a wedding” side of the market. BUT, if you use on of these stunning wedding venues, you may find you don’t have any money left for a videographer!! So then you can check us out at Edit Your Wedding!

Most of these venues are listed on the website No Ordinary Wedding. Read more to see our favourites! 

10th May 2016 0

IMG_2811We all know that wedding photography and videography are incredibly expensive items to add to your wedding budget. Photographers can run into thousands if you want them to capture the entire day, videographers can be twice as much due to the time it takes to edit the footage and the fact that usually two or more people are required to do a decent job of producing a wedding video.

So, if you’re a couple on a budget and want some other fun ways to capture memories of your wedding day, then we have a few suggestions below.

6th May 2016 0

IMG_2803Handing cameras out to your guests and then trusting them to film your big day properly can be daunting and this sometimes makes people think twice about DIY wedding videos! But you only have to look at the amazing results we are able to produce to see that it is perfectly possible to make a beautiful wedding video with the footage your friends and relatives shoot!

When we send out the cameras, we always include enough “Tips & Tricks” cards for all of your new videographers. These have lots of simple advice on how to shoot brilliant footage that we can really use in your video.

Below, you can read about the advice we provide along with a bit more info on why it is so important to follow this advice. Of course, it’s important to pick people you can trust to do the filming, but you would also be amazed at what we can do with the footage even when no one has followed the advice!

If you have any questions about any of this, or you would like to see a full video, please just give us a shout via the contact page and we will get back to you within 24 hours!

Here are our main tips…

3rd May 2016 0

IMG_2853 copyIt’s the reason everyone has travelled half way across the country, bought new dresses and booked hotel rooms! The ceremony is without doubt one of the most important parts of your day.

This is where entertainment comes in. It can really help lighten the mood, relieve the tension and keep the kids quiet!

You would generally start your entertainment 30 minutes before your ceremony itself to entertain guests as they arrive. The musicians will also be able to perform your chosen song as you walk down the aisle, plus music during the signing of the register and as you and your guests are leaving.

There are lots of different styles of music and instruments ensembles to choose from, these are some of the most popular…