Everything You Need in Your Wedding Video: The Ultimate Checklist for 2024

Your wedding day goes by in a flash. Before you know it, you’ve said “I do,” cut the cake, and danced the night away. All those months of planning and anticipation seem to disappear in an instant. That’s why having a talented wedding videographer to capture all the special moments on film is so important. A wedding video allows you to relive your ceremony and reception anytime you want.

To make sure your videographer gets all the key moments on your big day, here’s a checklist of shots and scenes you’ll want to discuss and confirm ahead of time:

The Ceremony

– The venue – Get wide shots of the ceremony location along with close-ups of any special details.

– Pre-ceremony – Capture the groom waiting with the groomsmen and the bride with her bridesmaids.

– Processional – Follow the bride walking down the aisle with her father.

– Vows – Get close-ups of the couple exchanging vows and rings.

– Recessional – Film the newlyweds walking back down the aisle together.

The Reception

– Grand entrance – Record the new couple being introduced into the reception for the first time.

– First dance – Get shots circling the couple plus close-ups of their faces.

– Parent dances – Capture the bride with her father and the groom with his mother.

– Speeches – Be sure to get the maid of honor and best man speeches.

– Cake cutting – Get wide shots and close-ups as the couple cuts and feeds each other cake.

– Dancing and mingling – Capture the energy of guests dancing and the couple mingling with loved ones.

The Details

– Dress and suit – Get shots of the bride and groom getting ready before the ceremony.

– Decor – Pan across all the lovely floral arrangements and reception decor.

– Rings – Zoom in on the couple’s rings on their hands.

– Wedding party – Get shots of the bridesmaids and groomsmen together.

By going over this checklist with your videographer ahead of time, you can ensure you’ll walk away with a wedding video that captures all the most important moments of your big day. It will allow you to vividly remember your wedding for years to come.


Joshua Lona