Documenting a wedding has become the new norm of modern-day wedding ceremonies. It opens up the floor to capture the essential elements that inform the senses that it’s a wedding! All the emotions captured in motion picture format contribute heavily to making a worthy keepsake after that special day has long passed.
When it comes to documenting a Luttrellstown castle wedding in Dublin, there are dozens of options and add-on services that the wedding couple can include in their package. Then again, including unnecessary footage that may or may not guarantees the couple’s satisfaction can end up increasing the wedding budget for no reason. The best way to budget accordingly would be by being well informed regarding what to include and/or exclude from the wedding video package.
At the end of the wedding day, there may be dozens of amazing pictures of the couple but only the wedding clips can prove most useful in recalling the true essence of the wedding. Then again, the field of wedding videography is quite complex and constantly evolving. Perhaps, a holistic video approach would better suit the couple’s wedding video traditions.
In this post, we have discussed how a wedding couple can select the perfect wedding video package.
Things to Consider when ShortListing Wedding Video Packages
Several varying components go into building a wedding package. Since no two weddings are the same by a rule of thumb, each wedding videographer may have set their package standard. Here is what needs to be considered when shortlisting packages’ to choose from;
◉ Amount of Coverage
Every wedding videographer dedicates a fixed number of hours billed under wedding coverage. The duration of hours may vary between four to twelve, depending on the requirement. The more amount of hours dedicated to a wedding, the greater the number of clips the videographer can experiment with in the final edited video. Another aspect of deciding on wedding video coverage is fixing which parts of the wedding ceremony will the videographer attend? This requires info like, whether the videographer will cover the bride and groom getting ready, or will he stay till the end of the reception.
◉ Edited Version
The final edited version is the actual deliverable which the videographer would hand in and collect their remaining compensation. This edited version may be in a 3-hour-long documentary format or a short film that includes a soundtrack. Most standard wedding video packages these days also offer short video trailers of the wedding, spanning only a couple of minutes. Couples often post these trailers on social media platforms, as ‘Save-the-date’ campaigns. It is important to have a clear understanding with the videographer regarding what deliverables will they offer and whether there is a balance between a documentary approach and a reporting approach.
✍️ Final Result
Depending on the medium the transfer of the wedding footage takes place, a videographer may provide a three-disk package – including one DVD containing the unedited footage, the second containing edited video, and finally, the third filling up the gaps between the other two. These days wedding videographers would often use flash drives to deliver the final product.
☑ Optional Addons
Many videographers would often offer extra additional services to be included in the main package at the client’s pleasure. This may include extra cameras to ensure all the moments are captured. Another additional videographer may stay behind to capture the whole reception area. Finally, the client may request the videographer to make extra copies of the main video to be sent to their relatives. All these add-ons would incur a higher price on the actual video package.
The Do’s and Dont’s of Deciding the Right Wedding Video Package
Follow these three Do’s and Don’t to help simplify the process of fixing the components of a suitable wedding video package.
☝️ Do Include a Digital File
Even though DVDs are still a justifiably suitable means of delivering wedding videos, many videographers would also preferably submit their deliverables via thumb drive. This enables the wedding party to easily stream or upload HD quality wedding videos to their smart TV or Smartphone and other similar devices. For a superior quality output, couples can also request a Blu-Ray version of their wedding footage.
☟ Don’t Include a Photomontage
For the best results, allow your wedding videographers to do what they do best. Capturing videos. Though it may be interesting to screen through a photo montage in a video format, it is still irrelevant to its true purpose. A wedding photomontage is more likely to lose the attention of the audience rather than entertain them. Watching a video is more like an experience and stuffing a wedding video with photo montages essentially defeats that purpose while causing an unnecessary budget hike.
☝️ Do Include Preparation Ceremony
The start of a wedding is the ceremony of ceremonies! During this time, the wedding party is too busy making sure that everything is on time and in place that they miss out on most of those precious moments. Making sure that the preparation ceremony is well included on the videographer’s coverage list can help capture these few moments that slip through the betrothed couple’s notice. This is also the perfect opportunity to include a backup shooter so that more ground can be covered at once.
☟ Don’t Include Guest Interviews
Guest Interviews can often sound unoriginal and repetitive. It is mostly applicable as performance footage which acts as fillers in the final wedding video but beyond that, it can be a waste of time. Adding on special guest interviews can also be time-consuming and expensive. A more viable option would be to only include personal messages from a select few guests.
☝️ Do Include A Highlight Reel
Highlight reels are growing exceptionally popular. They serve as an excellent means of sharing heart-full moments from the wedding with those who weren’t able to attend. The couple will be able to share this reel or post it live on their social media handles. Same-day highlight reels are perfect for expanding the horizon of the wedding experience.
☟ Don’t Include Raw Footage
There will come an instant when the videographer would ask the wedding party, whether they would like to keep the RAW footage! It is important to remember that this RAW footage is the unaltered version of the wedding clips, which are saved in extremely heavy file formats. The couple is least likely to ever watch this footage which will end up being a waste of space on their hard drives.
The right wedding video package for a Luttrellstown castle wedding in Dublin, will not only be within budget but also provide the perfect balance between documenting the events of the wedding and preserving its emotions on video. The betrothed couple has their hands full with ensuring everything goes as planned and on schedule, that they are unable to enjoy their wedding. This is where the wedding video enables them to relive their entire wedding as many times as they desire.