Budget wedding video: shoot it yourself but get it edited by a pro

I’d love to have a wedding video as well as photographs, but I’m not sure I can afford a professional videographer…

3_step_leftHiring a videographer can be expensive, and if you are on a tight budget it might be out of your reach. You could always get a friend to film your wedding day, but you run the risk of ending up with dodgy shots and ten minutes worth of footage featuring people’s shoes or the church floor, when the camera has been left on by mistake.

But I’ve come across a way that budget-savvy couples can (hopefully!) get a fun, quality wedding video –  by filming the day themselves and then getting the video edited by a professional, who will know how to cut out those moments when the groom is gurning and the camera has caught the bride’s bad side.

A company called Shoot It Yourself will courier professional standard cameras to you the day before your wedding. All you have to do is get someone you trust to do the filming, send the cameras and back to the company, and they will edit the footage for you. You can hire one camera for £500 or two for £600. Remember that you won’t necessarily get a perfect wedding video (unless one of your friend’s is a pro-camera man), but you will get something fun and personal to you.

If your budget allows, you can pay £800 for a professional TV director to film the ceremony and speeches, and then get your friends to film the fun parts in the evening.

Image from www.shoot-it-yourself.co.uk

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