Your wedding day really boils down to two important words “I” and “do”. Of course there’s a lot more to the day than that, but the vows are what binds you together. Forever. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Part of the appeal of a wedding video is being able to watch your vows every year on your anniversary. Here are a few tips to ensure that you’ll be able to actually hear the vows:
- Get a microphone
- Put a speaker someplace with a clear view of where the vows are being said
- Have someone stand near the speaker while filming
But microphones are a pain
I get it. They get in the way. They’re ugly. And… they’re the only way to clearly hear the vows. Without a microphone, you probably won’t get to hear the vows. Not going to lie.
But I have no control of where the speakers are placed and they are nowhere near us
Don’t stress. There are still options.
Option One: Hand a WeddingMix camera to whomever is in the very first row. This will most likely be your mom or his mom. Give it to whomever cries less. 🙂 But seriously, the cameras will pick up whatever audio is closest. Look at the video above. Watch as Holly’s mom filmed the best man (groom’s dad) as he dropped the wedding rings on the wide wooden planks of the barn floor! I had to bleep it a bit. 🙂
Option Two: Have someone stand near a speaker to capture the audio (and video as best they can). Have someone else with another WeddingMix camera capture a clear view of the vows. If you have a Storymix Picks Scenes package, our editing team will use the audio from one camera and the video from another. Note: this is not something we can do with the standard editing package.