Saturday, June 5
10 Best Save the Date Videos
As the You Tube generation starts to get married, a few wedding traditions are begining to shift. Some couples are now opting for the Save the Date Video to show off their creative sides. The video is then posted on You Tube or Vimeo and the link is sent around to their friends and family. I thought I’d post my top ten here to spur couples’ creative juices to think of making their own. A word of warning: video is a tough medium to master and it can easily bomb. It takes a lot of talent to make something that people want to spend time watching. Video is unforgiving, if you get it wrong, it’s a little painful. I found that the worst videos have a few things in common. One mistake is if the bride and groom try their hand at acting. Good acting is great, bad acting is…not. I found that videos which were too long were also less successful. These videos may have a great idea and a great concept, but they need severe editing.
Here are my top ten Save the Date Videos; they get two thumbs up. They may not all be worthy of an Oscar, but they are all charming, sweet and creative. As I watched the couples in these videos, all I could think of is what a fun, wacky or lovely couple they were, and I wish I could see them get married. That’s the point right?
In the following video, the couple is acting as if they were in a Charlie Chaplain movie. I know I said that acting is a mistake, but since it’s in the style of a silent movie it works. Not speaking may be the rule I was searching for actually. It helps that the bride and groom are incredibly charming and the film style is wonderful,
The following video is simply too long. But it is so creative and well done that I almost don’t mind in spite of it. Almost. It is inspired by the viral video called “Her Morning Elegance“.
Like the previous video, this video is done in stop motion. But this one is shorter and sweeter and done with a “tie the knot” theme.
This is also done in stop motion. Quite simply I love it.
This video is great. I can’t embed it on the site, but it’s well worth the effort of clicking on this link to see it.
I just love this! Like many of these, this is mimicking a you tube viral video. This is a take-off on Where in the World is Matt? If you haven’t seen it, you are one of the few. It has had well over 30 million viewers. This video is almost as charming. I feel like I would like the couple a lot.
This one is very clever and well done. I love how they wrote all of the wedding date information in chalk on the sidewalk.
This is fabulous, one of the best save the date videos I’ve seen! It is based on the famous viral video, Deadline post-it stop motion. It also uses stop motion animation and, sadly, I am unable to embed it on this site, so you will need to go to this link to see it.
It’s worth it! Go!
I guess wedding trailers are common wedding announcement theme in videos, because there are lots of them. This one is a take on the King Arthur Movie. It is by the far the bravest and most outlandish one I’ve seen. It’s very dorky-funny, but it makes me laugh because they take it so seriously. I would love to see what kind of wedding they had.
Here is another one of the better movie-themed videos. It’s a take off on Mr and Mrs. Smith. It’s slick.
I know I missed lots of great videos. Please let me know of any you come across any others which are as good so I can do another posting of them. I had a blast doing the research on this posting. I only wish I had been to all of these weddings. They must have been incredibly creative. I love a wedding which is creative…more on off-beat weddings in a later post…