Why make a DIY wedding video?
Usually the first reason people will consider making a DIY wedding video is because it’s a cheaper alternative to hiring a professional. It’s no wonder – the cost of hiring a pro have skyrocketed in recent years, to the point that it’s often one of the most expensive costs of a wedding.
DIY videography is a great way to save money.
An overlooked benefit of a DIY wedding video – the end result is a more personal video, that captures the essence of the day. Professional videos may feature fancy drone footage and blockbuster-worthy shots, which you’d struggle to capture doing it yourself. However by doing it yourself – and having your friends take care of the filming – you will often capture more candid moments. Friends are more likely to be themselves around each other than they are with someone they don’t know!
Thanks to our service, it’s easy! All you need to do is create your account, assign some friends as the main Filmers, and order one of our Highlight videos.
We’ll automatically send the Filmers some guidance for their role ahead of your wedding, and a link to add their videos the day after. Simple!
Example DIY Videos
Here’s some examples of the fun and unique DIY wedding videos we have created in the past for some happy couples.
Hear what the happy couples before you have had to say about us.
Cannot recommend enough! Communication from the very beginning throughout was flawless, the video that they created was more than I could have ever dreamed of.
Highly recommend. What an incredible experience. The service from the team was absolutely outstanding. We honestly can’t thank the team enough.
Filmed On Phones made it so easy for our friends to film our wedding day. All the little touches like the guidance they provide to our filmers made such a big difference. Thank you!
DIY Wedding Video Guide
Making your own wedding video can be both personal and cost-effective, and with Filmed On Phones, it’s easier than ever. Follow this step-by-step guide to create a cherished memory that will last a lifetime:
1. Booking with Filmed On Phones:
When you make a booking with us, you’ll need to provide your wedding date. Your account will be set up automatically in a matter of moments, ready for step 2.
2. Choosing Your Filmers:
Curate a list of up to 10 guests whom you trust to capture the essence of your special day.
Remember to think about the different moments of the day – some guests might be better suited to capture the ceremony, while others might shine during the reception or pre-wedding rituals.
3. Assigning Roles:
Once you’ve picked your ‘Filmers’, assign them specific roles or moments to capture. We have the following options:
- Getting Ready
- Cake Cutting
- First Dance
4. Shooting Tips:
We’ll send guidance to your filmers a week before your wedding, but here’s some general advice:
- Use landscape mode (horizontal) for a more cinematic feel.
- Avoid using the zoom feature excessively. It’s better to move closer.
- Steady the phone using tripods, or just by holding it with both hands.
- Ensure good lighting. Natural light works best, but avoid harsh midday sun
- Turn off all notifications and sounds on the phone while filming.
- Use the highest quality setting available on their phone.
5. Submission Process:
After the wedding, we will reach out to the ‘Filmers’ via SMS and email, prompting them to upload their footage.
Filmers will follow the provided instructions to upload their videos. Ensure that they know to keep the original files until they get confirmation that the upload was successful.
Once all videos have been uploaded, the skilled team at Filmed On Phones will take over. They’ll weave the clips together to create a seamless, beautifully-edited wedding video.
7. Receiving Your Video:
Filmed On Phones will deliver your final wedding video, via a digital download.
Share it with your family, friends, and relive your special day anytime you wish! You could even hold a premiere/screening!
Creating a DIY wedding video is not only about saving money but also about capturing genuine moments from the perspective of the people who matter most. It’s an intimate touch to one of the most memorable days of your life. And with the professional touch of Filmed On Phones, you’re assured a final video that beautifully encapsulates your day. Enjoy your wedding and the memories you’ll create!
Make your DIY wedding video happen
Choose your package and book your wedding video today.