10 Tips For Working With Your Wedding Videographer

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It’s your wedding day! The emotions are high, and the love is strong. You are about to marry your best friend, can you believe it? You wait for your cue to walk down the aisle, and hear the crowd giggle as your flower girl stumbles her way through her shining moment. Before you know it, you’re sealing the deal with a kiss and the celebrations begin. 

The next day you wake up and start reminiscing on how perfect your day was. Your maid of honor had the room in tears during her speech, and your dance party could have gone all night long! While you’re confident the details were beautiful, do you remember every moment of the ceremony?  Or what your maid of honor said that was so touching? Odds are, probably not! There is so much happening on your wedding day, and it can be a lot to take in. It’s easy to forget what exactly was said during those special moments, but that’s why you have your videographer. 

When it comes to finding the best wedding videography, hiring a professional who understands your vision and has a keen eye for detail is essential. Your videographer will capture those small and intimate details, and the moments that you weren’t a part of, giving you a way to relive your wedding day over and over again - exactly as it happened. Building a rapport with your videographer ensures a smooth and enjoyable experience, allowing them to capture every precious moment beautifully. 

Why Hire a Wedding Videographer?

Hiring a wedding videographer is one of the best investments that brings countless benefits and ensures that your special day is beautifully preserved. While photographs capture still moments, a wedding videographer captures the essence, emotions, and movement of your wedding day, creating a unique wedding video that tells your love story in a captivating way. 

From heartfelt vows and joyful laughter to tears of happiness and memorable speeches, a wedding videographer expertly captures every detail. They utilize their skills, equipment, and artistic vision to create a cinematic masterpiece that allows you to relive the sights, sounds, and emotions of your wedding day. 

With a professionally crafted wedding film, you can revisit cherished moments, witness the moments you may have missed, and share the experience with loved ones who couldn't attend. Hiring a wedding videographer helps to preserve your memories, enabling you to treasure and share the magic of your special day for years to come.

Tips on How To Work With Your Wedding Videographer

Working with your wedding videographer is essential to ensuring a smooth and successful collaboration. Here are some valuable tips to make the most of your experience:

1. Fill out your profiles

At Bellagala, we understand the importance of capturing your special day as best as possible. That's why we have streamlined our process to ensure that your wedding videographer has all the necessary information to create a professional wedding video that truly reflects your style and preferences. Our videography profiles play a crucial role in this process. By filling out these profiles before the big day, you provide valuable insights about your wedding details and the elements you want to highlight in your video. 

This helps our videographers understand your vision and tailor their approach to match your desired wedding video style. With our commitment to professional wedding videography, we aim to deliver a final product that exceeds your expectations and captures the essence of your special day.

2. Nail down your morning plans

The morning of your wedding is filled with so much excitement and anticipation. As you plan the details of that morning, consider where you'll be getting ready. A location with tons of natural light will be amazing for your videographer (and hair and makeup team!). Also, keeping that space clean and organized will ensure your backdrop in the video will look beautiful & cohesive.

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3. Add buffer time

It’s never a bad idea to add some buffer time to your wedding timeline, but this is especially great for your videographer. This allows your videographer extra time to make sure all the necessary people are mic’d, so that they capture every sweet reaction & word throughout the day. This also gives them time to take some additional footage of the property, details, and any random dance parties that may occur!  

4. Consider a first look

While we fully support any couple that wants to wait until the aisle to see each other, a first look is so helpful for your videographer. By doing a first look, your videographer can truly focus on each of your reactions and capture that private special moment between the two of you. Then when it’s time for the ceremony, they can show your parents’ reactions as you walk down the aisle, and your best friend ugly cry for you as you say “I do.”

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5. Share your wedding vision

Throughout the planning process, you've worked hard to nail down every detail and create a beautiful wedding day. By communicating the overall vision that you have for your wedding with your videographer, you are setting them up for success. They'll know if you want a highlight film with a romantic feel or more of a party vibe. They'll know which details mean the most to you, and of any surprise details you have lined up for the wedding day. This will also help the wedding videographer to understand your style and create a unique wedding video for you.

6. Communicate your videography dreams

While you chose your unique wedding videographer for their distinct style, it's important to communicate any specific hopes you have for your wedding video. Make sure to share your desired wedding video styles and any unique requests you may have.

For instance, if you plan on reading letters to each other before your first look and want that moment captured, let your videographer know. Additionally, discuss any specific shots you want, such as veil shots, champagne popping, or your entrance into the reception. Open communication allows your videographer to understand your vision and ensures that your final wedding video reflects your unique style and captures the moments that matter most to you. Trust in their expertise and creativity to bring your videography dreams to life.

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7. Communicate with your VIPs

Communication is key - especially when it comes to your VIPs! Your VIPs would be anybody needing to be mic’d for a speech, and anybody included in photos. Communicate with them what time they are needed, if they need a mic, and exactly where to meet. This will save your videographer the stress & time of trying to hunt down anyone!

8. Think about your other vendors

There are a lot of moving parts involved in your wedding day, and it’s so important to make sure they are all prepared for what each other needs too! Connect with your other vendors to let them know that you’re having a videographer. This will help your photographer to prep matching timelines, get your DJ to start thinking about how to best direct the grand entrance, and prep your officiant for being on camera. Making sure all your vendors know the details about your videographer will help make the wedding day go so smoothly! 

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9. Prep your reception details

We know you've worked hard to create a beautiful event, and your videographer wants to capture all of those details. Ask your other vendors ahead of time if they can try and have the reception space set and ready to go a little early so that your videographer can capture those details before your guests transition into that space. 

10. Any Questions? Ask your videographer! 

The last tip we have for you to create a pleasant working relationship with your videographer is to ask them questions. Ask them if there's anything you can do to help make their job easier, or what other details they may need from you. Asking simple questions like this shows that you care about your videographer and that you genuinely want to help them achieve their best results. Setting up an open environment like this for your videographer will encourage them to thrive, and allow everyone to have the best time on the wedding day! Is there anything better than that? 


What To Look For in a Wedding Videographer?

When searching for the best wedding videography, finding a unique wedding videographer is essential to capture your special day in a way that reflects your individuality and style. There are a few key factors to consider when selecting a wedding videographer.

Firstly, review their portfolio to ensure their work aligns with your vision and aesthetic preferences. Look for their ability to capture emotions, tell a compelling story, and showcase their creativity. Additionally, seek out testimonials or reviews from previous clients to gauge their professionalism, reliability, and ability to work seamlessly on the wedding day.

It's also crucial to have clear communication and a good rapport with your videographer, as they will be an integral part of your wedding day experience. By carefully assessing these factors and finding a videographer who excels in their craft while bringing a unique perspective, you can confidently entrust them to document your wedding memories in a way that is truly exceptional.


If you're still looking for a wedding videographer, Bellagala offers many amazing videography packages that will fit any need. Contact us today to learn more about our availability, pricing, and artists.