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Wedding Video Plan

Here's my wedding video plan and what to expect from me during your wedding day. Please consider my notes below when working on your timeline. Also please share this with your wedding planner/coordinator and your photographer so we can all be on the same page.




On my arrival if time allows it, I would love to capture the details first such as the rings, the invitation accessories, the dress, and etc. Starting at least 2 hours prior to the ceremony usually allow me to get the details if they're ready.


Getting Ready (Groom)

Since I'll be the only filmmaker (even if I have an assistant), I would like to start with the groom first. If time or location does not allow it, we can schedule for about 5-10 min before the ceremony to do mock shoot of him getting ready.

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Getting Ready (Bride)

I like to start filming brides after or at the last stage of their make up. I usually capture every moment until they put their dress on. If time does not allow it, we can schedule for about 5 min to capture the bride at a dedicate location before the ceremony.


First look/Letters Reading

If it is planned to do first look, first touch, and/or reading letters, bride and groom will be mic'd up for these moments. Other directions will be provided by me and the photographer so we can both capture quality images and sound.

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Bridal Party

Since I will be the only filmmaker, I will collaborate with the photographer to make sure that I capture both bridesmaids and groomsmen as group. I don't capture individual shoot with the bridal party unless you request it.



I like to start setting up for the ceremony at least 30 min before it starts. I will collaborate with the photographer about where my cameras will be positioned and the DJ for capturing audio.

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Cocktail Hour

This is the time when I capture details from the cocktail hour location and the reception. I don't capture family photo session unless you request it. However, I will join the photographer when it's time for bridal party and portrait pictures.



If your video coverage allows it, I would love to capture everything such as first dance, dance with parents, speeches, cutting cake, and etc.

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If sunset pictures is part of your plan, it would be ideal to do this with sufficient outdoor lighting for as best video quality as possible.



If your video coverage does not allow me to stay until the end of the reception but still want me to capture your exit, you may schedule a 'faux' exit if it's possible.

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