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On the fence about whether you should get a wedding video or not? Did you know that one of the biggest regrets brides have after their wedding day is that they didn’t get a wedding video. You’ve probably read all the pros and cons about wedding videos, but here are the two most overlooked reasons as to why having a videographer on your wedding day is more important than you think.

1. After months and months of planning, your wedding day finally arrives, and it goes by in a flash. There is so much of your wedding day that you forget or never see. The pre-ceremony prep, your vows, the ceremony itself, the reception, all go by so fast you hardly have time to take it in. What makes a wedding video so different from wedding photographs, is that you get to see and hear everything that you missed or forgot. Ask a friend or family member who were recently married… ask what they remember about their ceremony….their reception. Chances are, a lot less than you would think. A wedding video brings it all back, and then some, and let’s you relive your wedding day over and over again.

2.  You always hear from people older than you how fast the years fly by. Well, in this case they’re right. Ask a friend or family member who is celebrating their 5th, 10th, or 20th wedding anniversary, and they will tell you they can’t believe how fast the years have gone by. How long has it been since you graduated from high school or college? 10 year reunion coming up? Went by quick didn’t it. With a wedding video, you can go back and relive your wedding day like it was yesterday. With the HD quality of today’s cameras, you’ll experience it as if it were yesterday. Do your parents have a wedding video? Do you wish they did? Can you imagine your kids watching grandma and grandpa getting married? Do you wish you could see your grandparents wedding ceremony? How young everyone looked? A wedding video is not only for you, but for your family and future generations to come.

All our videos are shot in Cinematic Documentary style. We present your wedding day as it happens. All the main parts of your wedding day are shown in their entirety. Your ceremony, your first dance, your dance with your parents, cake cutting, toasts, and your bouquet and garter toss. All there for you to experience at anytime. Wedding Videos are great to watch on your wedding anniversaries. It brings back all the reasons why you fell in love and got married.

Email or call us today to book us as your wedding videographer.             kelly@langdonvideo.com        www.langdonvideo.com        702-645-3831credit photorecessionalstaircasedawnlight_Fotor

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It’s been awhile since our last blog, but thanks to all our Brides and Grooms for choosing us to document their Wedding Day, and for keeping us so busy. We met couples from all over the world….Australia, Scotland, England, Canada, Ukraine, France, and at least a dozen or so of our own states. This year we saw an increase in Weddings stepping out of the norm. There were themed weddings: 1920’s, Pittsburgh Steelers, Old Vegas, Costumed, Elvis, Chinese, and Scottish. Along with the normal wedding venues, we also filmed weddings at The Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire, on the top of the High Roller, Mt Charleston, Nelson, and Red Rock Canyon. We even had a helicopter pick up the Bride and Groom at the end of the reception, instead of using the typical limo ride. So when planning your wedding day, don’t be afraid to be different. Surprise people, throw in those little touches that show personality and distinguishes your wedding day from the rest.

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 What advice can we give to the many destination brides booking a Las Vegas wedding? Plenty. Here are just a few suggestions for those brides planning a “Vegas” wedding.

Double Decker Bus: Fun, excitement, and frivolity. Well, in reality, it’s a tour bus that inches itself along the strip….especially on the weekends. Most of your two hour tour is spent idling at stop lights. Our advice? If you are going to book a DDB, do it at night. Like most big cities, Las Vegas can be a little bland during the day, but at night, that’s when the Las Vegas Strip really shines. Book some entertainment on the bus. It may cost a bit more, but having someone like an Elvis performer along for the ride will enhance the experience two-fold. Should we book a photographer/videographer along for the ride? Not really. The DDB doesn’t allow standing in the bus, so any photos or video will be of your guests sitting down oooooing and aaaaiiiinnng at the sights. Your photographer and videographer aren’t allowed to stand either….which can make for ordinary photos and not very exciting video footage. Our advice? Send your guests on the DDB bus for the tour, while you…the couple….take a limo(along with a photographer/videographer) down to Fremont Street. Lots of photo opportunities, and the makings of a fun video.

In Suite Reception: If you have a small group with you, this is an excellent alternative to a large reception room. Just beware. These rooms may look large in the photos on the hotel website, but actually, they aren’t as big as you may think. We recently did one in a 1500 sq. ft suite. Sounds big. Subtract the bedroom, the bathrooms, the entry hall, staircase(there was one in this room), the tables, furniture, etc…, and the room isn’t quite as large as you may think. If you can, get one with a patio, that adds more room for your guests to roam around. Our suggestion…don’t plan a suite reception if you have more than approximately 40 guests.

Outside Vendors: Getting married in a Hotel Chapel? Most will not allow outside vendors, which means you are at the mercy of their hired hand photographers…sorry, a lot of the photos we’ve seen from these photographers are basically snapshots. That’s because you are just another wedding to them. They are not personally invested in you like an outside photographer you can hire would be. Same goes for video. Most chapels have 3 cameras highly mounted on their walls looking down on your ceremony. Not a pleasing angle, and makes for a dull video. Like with the photographer, there is no personal investment there (or creativity). Look for a hotel that will allow you to bring in outside vendors (Officiant, flowers, photographer,videographer), this is your wedding, try to keep it as personal as possible. There is an extra cost in this, but in our opinion, well worth it. Locations we know of that lets in outside vendors (at a cost) are The Flamingo, Caesars, and The Platinum Hotel. There are probably more…just check with each hotel.

Best Practice: Las Vegas is a very busy place. Your wedding day can be stressful enough. Relieve some of that stress, on you and your guests, by planning your wedding day all in one location if you can. Your hotel rooms, your ceremony venue, and your reception…all in one location. No need for shuttling you and your guests around town…especially with our traffic….which will also save you time and money. Want to take pictures at the sign with your guests? Hire a party bus to and from your hotel. Want to do a photo tour with your wedding party? Plan your photo tour between your ceremony and reception. While you are on your tour, your guests can partake in the Vegas activities, or go to their rooms to get ready for your reception. Photo Tours usually last around 2 hours. Best time for that Double Decker Bus ride? Plan it after your reception. It’ll be nighttime, your guests will be somewhat “loosened” up, and it would be a fun way to end the night.

If you have other suggestions, or would like to ask us about anymore ideas, contact us anytime at kelly@langdonvideo.com, or reply to this blog.

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