As a nationwide wedding cinematography company, we have filmed hundreds of weddings over the years. After all of the laughs, tears, and lots and lots of tulle, we’re finally ready to share some of the secrets we’ve collected along the way.
1. We want you to give us your must-have list
When you hire byDesign to capture your wedding day, your personal Project Coordinator will share some films with you and ask you to explain what you like or don’t like. We want you to be honest and detailed! Everyone has a different style, so the more information you give us, the better we can make your film! Be sure to include the types of shots you want, the editing vibe that speaks to you (romantic, fun, etc.), and the music you love! In addition, don’t forget to list things that are important to your specific event. Are you really close with your grandmother? Are your bridesmaids doing a choreographed dance? Is there a specific part of your vows you want to hear in your highlight? No detail is too much when it comes to planning your wedding film!
2. But we also love when you give us some creative freedom
We LOVE what we do, and we’re pretty good at it too! You can trust that we will grab the extra shots that will memorialize your wedding day into a fully cinematic film. When couples are open to suggestions and ideas and thinking outside the box with us, that’s when we get the most authentic, fun, and unique footage. So don’t be afraid to try something new!
3. It’s essential to set reasonable expectations
Every single couple and wedding day is totally unique. While it’s great to watch other films to get a general idea of what you like and don’t like, don’t expect that your film will look exactly like someone else’s! Keep in mind that they may have different vendors, may have purchased a different film collection, and every detail will vary (which is what makes your day unique!) The best part is that you will love your wedding film more than any others because it highlights your family and friends, includes all of the moments you so meticulously planned, and features you as the star!
4. We love watching your films as much as you do!
Once your wedding film is complete, everyone on your bDF team watches it and revels in the beauty of the day. We tear up while you say your vows, we laugh during the garter toss, and we finish it feeling so grateful that we get to work with incredible clients like you!