Need new innovative ideas for your pre wedding functions? Look no further, meet LIP DUBS – the new must have photo op with ALL your wedding guests!
WHAT’S A LIP DUB?
It’s pretty much every Bollywood song – only you and your guests are the hero and heroines! A special wedding shoot that involves the participants lip-syncing and dancing to popular dance numbers/Bollywood songs.
WHY SHOULD YOU DO IT?
- Ok, firstly it’s crazy fun to do!
- It makes for a kick ass wedding teaser
- It’s a great way to ensure all your fav. mains are in your wedding film, rather than pictures of random people eating food *can’t watch* 🙈
- Lip Dubs are a great way to reflect your personality as a couple!
- It’s not your typical wedding activity! 💖
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO TO MAKE AN ADORB LIB DUB?
1) Find your Signature Song
Select a song that you feel reflects your energy as a person and as a couple. Try a peppy song, which is just so you and your mains. Or perhaps one that captures your relationship story with your S.O. (significant other). Another good song cue is to adapt to the feel of the wedding decor and ambiance – it’s a great idea to use fun beachy songs if you have a beachside destination wedding for example. Anyways, when in doubt look towards Bollywood!😎
Tip – The only thumb rule is to select a popular song, ‘coz you want your guests to know the lyrics straight off the bat!
2) Find your star performers
Make a list of all your peeps that you want taking the lead in this lip dub. Ideally, try and include those people that matter the most first. If you still have room on the list, try and also include those people you know who are really expressive and fun. These guys will lead the lip dub and pump in energy!🎤
Tip – Drunk uncles dancing never looked so promising before! Use the magical powers of alcohol to your benefit!🍺
3) Go Pro!
Shooting a lip dub may sound easy, but it isn’t! It takes huge amounts of work on the editing table, in addition to guiding the lipdub participants and getting good cinematic footage of your wedding. It’s critical that you choose the right team of professional photographers and videographers to do this! This is not a DIY project people! We repeat, this is not a DIY project!🙅🏻
Tip: Get your bridesmaids and close friends in on your meetings with the crew, as it’ll help them be on the same page, take charge on the scene and egg others on as well!
4) Plan Ahead
Look up few lip dubs online and put together an idea board of the ones you liked. Share this with your videographer so that they can help you bounce ideas and plan a full storyboard of your wedding lip dub ahead of the wedding.
Tip: Do share with them details of what the venue looks like, the major deor elements, important ceremonies etc. as this will help them shoot better!
5) Choose your space
Work with the team to choose your LIP DUB location carefully. This should be a place where a bulk of your guests are, more guests tend to participate when they see all the hullabaloo! 👯
Tip: It’s a good idea to let the video pan across the various wedding functions to give it a true Bollywood effect (with them wardrobe and location changes 👸🏻and it’ll make for the perfect overview of your wedding as well!
6) Go Crazy
Be yourself, enjoy the day, remember, it’s the couple that sets the tone during the filming! So be the Wild Ones!
Tip: – You’re in the front seat ladies! The crazier you are, the crazier your guests will be, ensuring your party will have its swag on point! 👌🏼