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Wedding Videography Checklist - Important Shots for a Wedding Video


Wedding church
Gretchen Siegchrist

This list of important shots will help you prepare to shoot a wedding video and make sure that you capture everything the bride and groom will expect to see in their wedding video.

  • Bride & bridesmaids getting ready (don’t get too racy!)
  • Exterior shot of church
  • Interior wide shot of church
  • Altar
  • Flowers in church
  • Wedding program
  • Groom and ushers hanging out
  • Pinning boutonniere on groom
  • Guests arriving
  • Guests being escorted down aisle
  • Guests sitting, reading programs, talking
  • Limo arriving at church
  • Bride and bridesmaids exiting limo
  • Groom waiting at altar
  • Processional
  • Father kissing bride and handing off to groom
  • The entire ceremony (record it all—you can edit parts out later)
  • Recessional
  • Receiving line
  • Champagne toast in front of the limo
  • Photo session (you can get nice shots of the bridal party posing, and also fun shots of people who aren’t in the photos standing around)
  • Exterior shot of reception site
  • Guests enjoying cocktail hour
  • Servers passing food
  • Ice sculpture
  • Table tags
  • Present table
  • Guests signing guest book
  • Wide shot of reception room
  • Close up of place settings
  • Guest favors
  • Centerpieces
  • Introduction of bridal party
  • First dance
  • Blessing
  • Toasts
  • Cake cutting
  • Parent dances
  • Anniversary dance
  • Fast dancing
  • Slow dancing
  • Bouquet and garter
  • Last dance

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