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Our goal is to share your fairy tale... your story... on film. VidToday wants to capture every minute of your special day from the moment you say your vows at the ceremony, your toasts, your cake cutting and your first dance. Each event is caught on camera to replay over and over in the years to come.

Shooting the video of a wedding is a big responsibility. We reduce the stress by planning the shots ahead of time and we have the right equipment to capture those shots.

We talk with your officiant, hall manager and wedding planner to get a feel for the timeline of the activities and be in the right place at the right time. We will discuss the important shots with you as we shoot your wedding and make sure we capture everything you, the bride and groom, expect to see.

Must-Have Wedding Shots

There is only one first kiss at the end of the ceremony. If you miss it, there is no re-do. Good planning puts us in the right place to capture these must-have moments. Traditional wedding video shots that should be part of every wedding video include:

    Groom waiting at altar
    Processional with bride's entrance
    Reciting vows
    First kiss as married couple
    First dance
    Cake cutting
    Bouquet toss

Preparation Shots

Some of the preparation shots can be captured ahead of time, but some – such as when the groom is pinning on his lapel boutonniere require some staging or good timing. Before the ceremony, we look for these shots:

    Bride and bridesmaids getting ready
    Exterior shot of church
    Interior wide shot of church altar
    Flowers in church
    Wedding program
    Groom and ushers hanging out
    Pinning boutonniere on groom

The Ceremony

Capturing the ceremony footage is the hardest part of wedding videography. If you a a second videographer we can record from a second angle, and you'll get better ceremony footage – views of both the groom's face and the bride walking down the aisle, for example.

Other aspects of shooting video of the ceremony include:

    Guests being escorted down the aisle
    Guests sitting, reading programs and talking
    Family members entering church
    Father kissing bride and handing off to groom

The Reception

With the tough business of filming the ceremony over, we can relax a bit and have fun at the reception – as long as you record all the fun for posterity. We look for these opportunities:

    Exterior shot of reception site
    Guests signing guest book
    Receiving line
    Champagne toast
    Guests enjoying cocktail hour
    Servers passing food
    Ice sculpture
    Table tags
    Gift table
    Wide shot of reception room
    Close up of place settings
    Guest favors
    First dance of couple
    Parent dances
    Cake cutting
    Bouquet toss
    Garter removal
    Last dance of the evening
    The newlyweds as they exit the reception

The Unexpected

Even with a prepared list of shots, we are open to unexpected opportunities to capture the mood of the day. We watch for the ring bearer and flower girl to giggle or play and capture a glance between the newlyweds, a spontaneous group dance, or the happy tears of a parent. These emotional moments add immensely to your wedding video.

After your Wedding is when the fun at VidToday begins – editing all your footage down to a wedding video that is short but captures all the important, fun and tender moments of your special day.