Capturing your wedding on film seems to be a no brainer for most couples. Wanting to preserve the love and happiness from that day in a way to share with your loved ones and for you to look back on for years to come is a high priority. That video will become a treasured keepsake that you will cherish forever. So why don’t we think of capturing our proposals the same way? Sure, you see proposal videos. It isn’t a new concept, but most of what you see are elaborate flash mobs or wild proposals. Those proposals are awesome and just as special to the couples as a low key proposal, but they get a lot of attention for their ability to go viral.
When you are thinking of videoing your proposal, it shouldn’t be for the main purpose of going viral. If that is one of your hopes then that is great! But you should also consider how special this video will be to you and your significant other in the future. A proposal, like a wedding, is this magical moment in time where your love shines blindingly bright, a moment that deserves being captured. It’s it also gone in a blink like your wedding. It can be over before you know it and you will just want to relive that moment as much as you can, and your significant other will want to as well. This will likely be a surprise to them, and a video is a way of letting be a part of the process.
So now that you know why you should video your proposal here are a few tips for putting that in motion.
Have an idea of how you want to propose. Will there be a lot of moving parts? Where will you be? Will it be day or night? This will help you narrow down your list of videographers depending on if they offer what you will need.
Think about how you want it captured. Do you want the camera hidden? Do you want several angles, which means more cameras? This is also something to consider when choosing a videographer. I would also recommend sitting down with them and discussing your “vision” because they are the professionals and can really help you create the video you want.
In the video you can include the preparation for the proposal, special messages from you and other loved ones to your significant other or anything else you want! And as an added bonus, by selecting the videographer for your proposal, you have already marked off one of your items on your wedding to do list.