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Jackpot Ideas For Your Las Vegas Wedding Video

It was a big day at the Little Church of the West for Jennifer and Bob. Located at the south end of the World Famous Las Vegas "Strip, this historic chapel is renowned for its celebrity weddings throughout the decades, which include the likes of Richard Gere & Cindy Crawford, Judy Garland, Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Sanders, and more.

Vegas is regarded at the marriage capital of the world due to the various type of weddings available. This is where such icons as Elvis Presley, Britney Spears, and a host of other famous singers, actors and actresses have been married. So what is it about the sin city that attracts 120,000 couples to exchange vows each year?

Perhaps, it's the fact that you can get married by an Elvis impersonator ... or even get married while your pick-up idles in a drive-through.

As with an wedding, proper planning can make or break the most important day of your life. Finding a great vendor can be a real challenge if you're not familiar with the market. If you looking for video, Las Vegas brides are usually offered a video package by the venue or they can hire their own.

Although this requires some extra effort, the reward of hiring a professional wedding videographer is priceless.

To Get A Quality Wedding Video ...

Like photography, videos are something that should preserve your memories for a lifetime. Unlike other wedding essentials such as flowers and cake, video is something you can endure and allow you to relive the memories, similar to photographs.

To get a quality video takes some research and planning. Don't simply do what everyone else does and search for the cheapest price. To hire a great videographer that will surpass your expectations, you need to know what to look for. Remember that you want a video you can watch more than once - instead of just letting it collect dust on a shelf. Look at quality first, not price. If you don't, you may regret what you get. Las Vegas is such a memorable place for a wedding - you can't afford not to.

Hire A Pro ...

In order to make an effective decision on who will successfully produce a video illuminating the overall allure of your wedding, analyzing the previous work of a potential professional is essential. Ask for a sample DVD and as you watch them, pay attention to the visual clarity (ex. - is it in focus?, ex. - do the colors look right?), composition, as well as the shooting and editing style. Most videographers will give you sample DVDs or CDs of their work. This allows you to watch their work on your time, compare styles and make a deliberate decision without being pressured or rushed.

Video makes up 50% of the video experience with - you guessed it, audio being the remainder. People often say in the video industry, you won't notice good audio but you'll notice bad audio. Most experienced videographers use wireless microphones during the ceremony and reception to make sure they fully capture important moments such as the vows and speeches. Sound is such an important element of what needs to be captured on film; videographers need to use the proper equipment and techniques to deliver in a clear and rich format for DVD. Therefore, if you find a videographer during your search that only uses one microphone, look elsewhere.

Yes, this is a lot of work and research for your wedding video but it's worth it because these are memories that you'll be able to replay for a lifetime. You'll be sharing them with your grandchildren too, if you're lucky. After all is said and done, you'll feel relieved that you went to the trouble to ensure you had a great videographer. Elvis will thank you too.

Understanding the Video Formats ...

With the advent of satellite TV and digital television, there are a variety of different formats your wedding can be recorded and delivered on. To guarantee the best quality and results, knowing the different types of options will make the process easier. The most popular tape formats include S-VHS, DV, and HDV. S-VHS produces the lowest quality, while HDV (also known as High Definition Video) offers the richest in picture and sound. For couples looking to receive video with the superiority of High Definition, HDV offers the best possibilities.

Make Your Video "Unique" ...

Las Vegas has a plethora of unique wedding ideas for brides and grooms. No wonder it's so popular. You can have your videographer do something special like a "vignette" tape, where he or she constructs a short "movie" or series of photographs in a montage set to your Vegas themed wedding. Common themes include Star Trek, Hawaiian, gothic, or Elvis. Another idea - have your wedding videographer add some special touches in your video such as family interviews, a stroll down to the Las Vegas Strip, and even some special behind the scenes coverage. It's always a treat to watch your video afterwards and see all the fun and chaos of preparing for the biggest day of your life. You'll be able to share some special moments, laughs and memories for a long time.

Some memorable tourist attractions worth mentioning on video include a trip to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, a helicopter lift above the Grand Canyon, or a cruise on Lake Las Vegas.

Whatever your decision, Las Vegas, Nevada will bring fun and excitement like no other wedding destination.