Many couples decide to cut the cost of hiring a professional videographer by asking a reliable and talented friend to video the day instead.
- The bride and groom must realise that the final result will be very different from a professional's film.
- The individual must be familiar with the equipment and have practised with it before the big day.
- It is best to shoot too much than too little; the footage can always be cut afterwards.
- A tripod is essential for the wedding ceremony (if allowed) and the speeches.
- A spare battery and the camera instruction book are useful in case of emergency.
- The bride and groom should make sure that the individual is properly briefed about what they want filmed.