January 16

A Wedding You Won’t Forget!

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Ah, the wedding. One of the most joyous, and torturous, events you will ever face. It absolutely amazes me what we humans put ourselves through just to create that perfect celebration of “love”. The planning of a typical wedding is quite difficult.

There is so much that needs to be done and there never seems to be enough time. I have talked with literally hundreds of people who have gone through the planning of a wedding and I have found that it’s the little things that cause all the stress. It’s easy to plan for the obvious, however the minute details can drive you insane! 

One of the most overlooked details of a wedding is what I think is one of the most important details. That is making your wedding special for your guests. You see, it can be easy to forget that the wedding is not just for you and your future spouse. Your wedding is also for everyone who attends. Remember, it’s particularly important you don’t forget about all the people who are special to you and who will be traveling from all over to be with you on your special day. 

Make Your Guests Feel Special Too ... 

Picture this ... the lights dim. A hush falls over the crowd. A slideshow video starts playing on the screen at the front of the room and it tells a story. What is this story, you ask? It’s a love story! It is the story of you. It is the story of your future partner. It is the story of both of you. It is pictures of you both from birth to present, arranged with text, your special music, and just about anything you want to use to entertain your guests. It will leave your guests with a smile on their faces and tears in their eyes! 

Most engaged couples I have spoken with love the idea of having a slideshow video in their wedding. The problem is that they think it’s either exceedingly difficult or incredibly expensive. Neither of those assumptions is correct. It’s actually quite easy to have one made. As matter of fact there are several companies online that will make a video for you. Obviously, I’m biased because I think our company is the best but I will give you some things to look for when shopping for a slideshow video production company. 

Price

You have to be incredibly careful here. Many companies advertise great prices, but they don’t tell you about all the hidden costs. For example, Company “X” may say that they only charge $99.00 for a video. But if you read the fine print they charge an additional $2.00 per photo for scanning and another $1.00 for each picture enhancement. Once the video is complete, they will charge you another $50.00 just to preview it. So, this $99.00 video just turned into a $500.00 video.

Previewing

Most places will not let you preview the video or, if they do allow it, they will charge extra to preview it. It’s absolutely critical that you preview any slideshow video before you buy it. Previewing the slideshow video allows you to make sure you like all the titling, screen transitions and photo arrangement. You want the video to be exactly the way you want it.

Montage

Montage videos are what I refer to as “a tech heads video dream”. They involve constant panning back and forth and zooming in and out. They also feature fancy looking screen transitions where the pictures will do flips and spins and all sorts of other “cool” things. Now, these montages may look “high tech” but they are completely inappropriate for a wedding. A wedding slideshow video needs to be classy and tasteful. It doesn’t need spins and twist, flips and twirls. It needs to have clean, smooth transitions. They need to flow from one picture to the next with elegance and grace.

Final Thoughts

Remember, you want your wedding to be special. You want your guests to remember your wedding with fondness. You want it to be an unforgettable experience. What better way than with a slideshow video that features your life up to that point! I hope your wedding is the best that has ever occurred. I hope you decide to engage your guests by showing a beautiful, romantic slideshow video at the beginning of your ceremony. May you have the best of weddings and don’t forget to have fun!


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