15 Wedding Moments You'll Definitely Want to Capture on Video

By now, you have compiled a list of photos that you want captured throughout the day. Now it’s time to turn your attention to your videographer. While photos have the ability to stop time, a video will capture the movement and sounds of a day that will go by so quickly. Here are 15 must-have movie moments you’ll want featured in your wedding video.

1. Getting Ready with Your Girls

A giddy feeling is in the air. Your closest friends and family surround you as you have your hair pinned up and makeup applied ever so carefully. Make sure to capture the toasts, giggles, and tears in the moments leading up to “I do!”

2. Suits and Ties

While you spend the morning getting glammed up, don’t forget that your groom and his gents are also prepping for the day ahead.

3. Exchanging Gifts

If you are your future hubby are planning on exchanging gifts, make certain your videographer is nearby to capture these moments. Additionally, if a love letter is included, make sure to read it aloud so your thoughtful words can be used as the background for other shots in the film.

4. First Look

Sneaking up behind your groom, knowing this is the first time he’ll see you in your dress and the last time he’ll see you before you’re married is one of the most exciting moments of the day.

5. Ceremony Site

Most likely, you’ll be too busy primping to see the ceremony setup before you walk down the aisle. Don’t miss out on all the special little touches that make the moment you say “I do” as beautiful as it is memorable.

6. The Grand Entrance

If you have two cameramen, have one capture you walking down the aisle and the other film your groom’s face the first moment he sees you. If you only have one videographer, ask a family member to {discretely} film the groom and ask to have this footage added to the final cut.

7. I Now Pronounce You

Your ceremony passes by in an instant. Flash back to the special promises you made to each other by having your groom and officiant wear a microphone.

8. Reception Site

You spent hours carefully selecting the color scheme, linens, flower arrangements, and décor. Make sure all of this hard work is captured before your guests arrive.

9. Posing for Pictures

Catch the silly moments in between the classic posed photos.

10. A Moment Alone

So much of your wedding day is spent surrounded by loved ones. Make sure to sneak away and enjoy a private moment together.

11. Introducing Mr. & Mrs.

The fabulous moment you’re introduced as newlyweds and come together for your first dance as husband and wife is a must.

12. Toasts

Whether they’re sentimental or have you laughing uncontrollably, you’ll enjoy listening to your family and friends raise a glass to the two of you.

13. Time to Party

Grandma dancing, your husband singing with the band, and all of your guests celebrating the night away, these are the fun moments you won’t want to forget.

14. Location B-roll

Have your videographer capture whatever it is that makes your wedding location special to you. Why did you choose this spot to be married? Was it the town, the architecture, the sound of the ocean? Make sure these reasons are incorporated into the film.

15. The Exit

Whether you have a sparkly send-off or opt for an understated getaway, watching the two of you leave your guests and start your life together is the perfect way to end your video.

Bonus Footage: Your Love Story

Ask your videographer about incorporating your love story as told by the two of you. Set up an interview style shoot and reminisce about the moment you met, when you fell in love, and how you knew you were meant to be. Include old photos, as well as a few shots from your engagement session, to complete the story.