As winter draws to a close and the mind drifts to the thoughts of spring, for many couples there is only one thing on their horizon: their wedding day. For couples planning their nuptials, March is a very busy month in the lead-up to the busiest wedding season of year, the months of May and June.
With so many details and extensive planning that goes into a wedding, couples are always looking for a way to make their blessed day unique, and save money.
Modern technology and social participation allows us to both get creative, and save time and money on our wedding day. People already leverage their computers to design their own invitations, plan menus, research ideas, and keep guests informed of events leading up to the wedding.
Now, with a little training, information and the participation of some of our close family and friends we can accomplish another wedding task cheaper, more efficiently, and create a lasting memory for all involved–with crowdsourcing!
What is crowdsourcing?
Crowdsourcing: obtain (information or input into a particular task or project) by enlisting the services of a number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet.
In the recent past, crowdsourcing of wedding pictures has begun to take hold in our culture. It costs less than a traditional photographer, can create unique memories of the event, and enables family and friends to feel more involved in the couples special day.
The idea is simple. On the wedding day, cameras are handed out to guests. Throughout the event, the wedding guests take pictures from their perspective and then return the cameras to the couple. This allows the couple a much larger selection of pictures of their wedding day from a variety of angles and view points. Not only will you end up with a much better chance of putting together that perfect wedding album filled with wonderful shots of wedded bliss, there’s also a higher chance that a guest will catch a unique and memorable candid moment during the event. In the old days we used the disposable cameras. Now, most people have smartphones and digital cameras, making the project that much more accessible to more people.
Not only do you save the expense of a wedding photographer, you’ll also and up with an experience that is memorable for both you and your guests. Crowdsourcing simply leverages the available manpower at your event and puts it to good use towards a defined goal, in this case, getting good pictures of an important event.
Now take that concept beyond pictures to video. Capturing a wedding day on video is nothing new. Many couples will often have a videographer videotape their wedding day and with the ease of the internet, can easily share that video with friends and family who may be half a world away. However, wedding videos can be expensive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive. Every couple wants a professional looking video they can cherish for years, however to achieve that given goal there are certain skills and expertise needed to make that happen.
The MacSpa team can help plan a crowd sourced wedding video project that will save you thousands of dollars, and give you a finished product that will exceed your expectations.
Let us show you that with a little planning and training, any couple can utilize their guests and create a fantastic crowd sourced wedding video or photo shoot. You don’t have to be a professional videographer or photographer to get wonderful results from a crowd sourced project. All you need is a little training and a plan to get you started!