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Top 8 Wedding Video Ideas on a Budget

April 12, 2019

Rachel Bailey

Let's be honest, weddings can get expensive and we are all looking for ways to be creative with our weddings.


Want to learn how to create a wedding video on a budget? In this post, I cover 8 creative ways to involve creativity, gear we all have, and basic editing for anybody. This will help your day be memorable and give you a keepsake forever. #weddingvideo #weddingvideoideas #weddingvideotips #weddingvideoessential #weddingvideography #weddingvideographysocal via @RachelBailey
Top 8 Wedding Video Ideas on a Budget

1. Have all your family & friends contribute

set up a dropbox or Google Drive account that all can upload toGive link on wedding website/ rsvp email Ask guests to upload after wedding Have a friend who’s talent is video collage togetherOr hire a video editor specifically (find on craigslist, Fb pages, church pages, or my site)


2. DIY - Take shifts

Ask friends specifically ones who have iPhone 10’s to “take slots” being the videographer (4pm-4:30pm; 4:30-5:00pm)have one friend set up phone voice memo recording (bff role!)Send to pro editor to complete


3. Go Pro wedding Unique

Strap on 3 guestsUpload time-lapse on iMovie Set to your favorite songs


4. Rent a camera from these sites, put on tripod, & have the full ceremony recorded!

- Someone in your wedding party or family has a tripod!


5. Create a slideshow of photos w/ voice recording

If you’ve hired a photographer you can ask a friend to collage these into a video w/ music over itAdd a voice recording of your vows for a special touch (iPhone voice memo is great!)


6. Ask a videographer if they will only shoot

A lot of the hours go into the edit, so a great way to cut costs is hire the pro for their gear & eye without having to pour your life savings awayAsk a friend, or use these basic editing tips —-> on next blog post!


7. High School Video Team

often there’s a lot of great skill sitting at high schoolUse their skills and approach them w/ a cost A risk but could be worth it.


8. Craigslist

There are definitely lucky charms to be found on Craigslist, search your area under Craigslist > Services for beginner videographers who are looking to gain experience. Chances are they are low prices and willing to give you a deal for the chance to add to their portfolio.

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