How to create the perfect reception video

Your Big Day is a celebration not just of where you are and where you’re headed, but where you’ve been. Enter the reception video. It’s easy to make a fun, sentimental, and heartfelt video that puts a big, heart-shaped spotlight on you and your spouse.

Reception videos are a blast to create, and won’t take much precious time away from your overall wedding planning process. Here’s how you can do it, in four simple and inexpensive steps:



Invite your friends and family to share video memories of the past. If they’ve got video in old formats – like a VHS of your fiancé smashing cake into his face at his second birthday party – Pixorial’s conversion service will put them into a digital, share-anywhere format. (See Converting Vintage Video for more information!)



Dig through the photos and video that you’ve taken as a couple. Pick out a good mix of heartfelt, exciting, and just plain goofy moments. Showcase your journey together. Tell the story of how you met and how you fell in love.



Bring together all those video and photo moments – both before you met, and during your courtship – using Pixorial’s editing tools. (Our Movie Creator makes it easy to trim your movies, combine them into one video, add transitions, titles, credits, and a customized soundtrack). For a great wedding favor, create DVD’s of your video to give out at the reception.


Time for the big reveal! Share your collective video moments at the reception. Present those DVDs as wedding favors on the tables. Then Invite friends and family to share captured video from the day’s events using our Share Video feature.

A few final thoughts…

-       If your reception is already jam-packed with toasts, cake-cutting, and Uncle Bob line-dancing after one too many drinks, why not show the video at the rehearsal dinner? The timing is great too; your guests will have a chance to reflect on the past before the hustle and bustle of the Big Day.


-       Don’t forget your wedding party! Spice your video up using moments that you’ve shared with your bridesmaids and groomsmen.



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