Top video tips for capturing those magical moments


One way the big day will live on long after it has ended is through the video footage that captures all the magical memories.

Technology moving along at a rapid pace means more options than ever before are available, which subsequently makes it more of a challenge to find the right videography company.

With that in mind, Eastern Eye got Amar Sraan, the director of Make It Real, which provides bespoke wedding videography and cinematography services across the UK to give seven top tips for couples.

Inquire early: Many good companies often get booked 12-18 months in advance for peak dates, so start shopping around as soon as you’ve set a wedding date.

Do research: Ask your family and trusted friends for recommendations and check the history of the company and ask to view testimonials if required.

Meet them: You’ll be spending most of your wedding around your videographer, so try to meet them before booking to see if they are the right fit for you.

View their extended work: Don’t be sold by a fancy highlights video or trailer. Ensure that their main long video is also to your taste and expectation. Discuss your preferences and express any concerns.

Go for experience and reputation: Ensure your videographer is knowledgeable about cultural traditions relating to your wedding. Make sure they have a proven track record in the industry.

Spend wisely: Spend appropriately, but don’t let your videographer pressure you into unnecessary features and package options. Tailor yourself a package that suits your wedding and budget.

Have a contract: Protect yourself by asking your videographer for everything in writing. For example, payment schedules, package breakdown, and completion and delivery times.

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