Firstly, creative director Rob Dunlop said, in the old days, wedding videos were unbearably long with a little creativity. Today, couples creative short film of between 5 and 20 minutes is likely to watch it over and over again. He also recommends that wedding film should be short and sweet and he offers choices of 5, 10, and 20 minute film.
Secondly, Kim Freels said the first thing you need to understand is that every videographer has a different end product. Some people want the documentary edit (Doc edit) of the ceremonies which is the “real-time”. If your ceremony was 23 minutes long, the doc edits of your ceremony will be 23 minutes long. She also added it has alternative delivery is cinematic version. This includes all the creative, fun, gorgeous shots. A quick 3 minute highlight is very popular. Anyone will sit and watch a 3 minute cinematic film of your wedding day. She also found the sweet spot is about 10 minute wedding film.
Thirdly, Michael Lindsey, co-owner of MK Cinematography. He explained the length of your film should vary depending on the content your videographer is able to capture on your wedding day. In their experience, the two minute film will be cherished and viewed regularly, while the 12 minute version discussed here will not be as engaging. If the wedding includes gift exchanges and letter readings, the first look, personalized vows, non-traditional dances, entertaining speeches… and etc. the film should be longer than a film of an intimate or more traditional wedding.
Fourthly, Patrik Kisucky said, there’s no right answer. It all depends on you, and your fiancé. For some people 10 minutes is too long, and for some 5 minutes is long. If you choose a 10-minute film, there will be more content there, but you will have shorter cuts in the 5-min one. It depends on the budget, the longer the film, the more expensive.
Last but not least, Vitaliy Lyubezhanin said the wedding film should solely be based on your wedding story. He estimate a good full film length is 10 minutes. However, a smaller wedding, a good film length is 7 minutes.
In this topic, we discussed the hot topic about “how long should my wedding film last?”. We have a different opinions from our wedding experts ranging from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. There is no right answer, it depends on your personal taste. The most important is how it will be delivered the finished product and create memories that you can watch over and over.