When it comes to important life ceremonies, weddings are one of the most eagerly awaited and celebrated. Weddings give couples the chance to bring together and rejoice with the most important people in their lives: family, close friends, co-workers, church members, team members, and more.
Given the continued popularity of marriage—with the total number of weddings in the US reaching 1,267,877 in 2020—chances are good that you will be invited to at least a few weddings in the coming years. Thus you’ll likely be searching for gift ideas for weddings.
The great news is that video offers many opportunities for personalized, meaningful wedding gifts. When you’re looking for the best wedding gift ideas, what could be better than good tidings, loving memories, and caring wishes captured and held dear by the happy couple for decades to come?
Let’s look at the many ways you can use videos for wedding gifts and how you can easily and confidently create them.
Gift Ideas for Wedding Video Makers
- Virtual Wedding Gift
- Family Welcome Gift for the Bride and Gift for the Groom
- Advice and Wisdom for the Elders
- Toast from the Wedding Party
Once you understand the emotional power of a wedding video montage, you may find yourself becoming the primary wedding video maker and go-to video person in your circle. For that reason, we’re happy to offer some ways you can create cherished living memories for the bride and groom.
No matter which video idea you go with, there are two best practices that will help make your video montage a success.
- Ask a single question. Having everyone answer the same question, you create a cohesive video no matter how many people participate.
- Offer a time limit. Request that participants keep their videos to a minute or less. A time limit ensures all comments are well thought out and concise while keeping the final video montage to a reasonable length.
Already inspired? Check how easy it is to create a wedding video.
1. Virtual Wedding Gift
No matter how well the couple plans or how eager guests are to attend, there will always be people who can’t attend the wedding in person. A Tribute video allows all participants to be an essential part of the wedding experience and ensures their sentiments will be part of the wedding memories.
Imagine what the virtual participants would have said to the bride and groom in person and work that into the question decision. Example questions might be:
- “What’s your #1 wish for Dana and Tracy?”
- “What do you appreciate most about Jo and Malik?”
2. Family Welcome Gift for the Bride and Gift for the Groom
Weddings grow a new branch for both families. It can be both exciting and also a little anxiety-provoking for the newlyweds. The bride’s parents, siblings, cousins, and others can give a “Welcome to the family!” Tribute video to the groom, and the groom’s family can offer the same to the bride.
This is a chance for each family to open its arms to its newest member. Ask a question like “What do you love about Terry?” so they can earnestly express their welcome.
3. Advice and Wisdom for the Elders
In many cultures, families deeply respect and seek the wisdom of their elders. The bride and groom can express their respect by asking grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles for advice that may come in handy as time continues.
A wedding Tribute video is a perfect way to join the sage knowledge of both sides of the new family by asking the simple question:
“What is your advice for Tyler and Kayla?”
4. Toast from the Wedding Party
The number of bridesmaids and groomsmen in the wedding party typically outweighs the number of people able to make an actual toast. Give each member of the wedding party a chance to make a short toast of their own via video by asking:
“What is your favorite memory with Lyn?”
The stories will provide both belly laughs and misty eyes.
Wedding Gift Made Easy
- Invite friends.
We send the invitations with all the information your friends and family need to participate.
- Collect videos.
We provide the prompt for your participants to make a video and upload it.
- Compile the video.
We make it easy for you to drag and drop the collected videos into any order you like and then share the final Tribute video.
- Get premium service (optional).
Let one of our concierge editors manage the project and compile your final Tribute video. LCD video cards are also available as a keepsake!
Whether they’re going to the chapel and getting married or saying “I do” barefoot on the beach, weddings are emotional events that mark the beginning of a new family bond. A video Tribute to the happy couple lets you give them a unique and meaningful gift that will last long after the rice is thrown.