NST Pictures: What is a Save the Date Film?

Save the Date Film

A fun and unique ‘Save the Date’ method, couples can use this to introduce their fiance to friends and family.

This green alternative to traditional mailed save the date cards is a great way for friends and family to get to know more about your fiance, especially if they haven’t met yet. It can also set the tone for your wedding day.

Editing style: may or may not be chronological; cinematic like a movie; standard horizontal orientation (vertical orientation for social media instead upon request)
Audio: music & dialogue
Length: 2 – 4 minutes
Package: Can be added to any package
Delivery: Hosted on Vimeo with a downloadable/shareable digital link


  • 2 consecutive hours of coverage
  • 1 NST Certified Cinematographer
  • Must be filmed on a weekday
  • Can be coordinated with your photographer’s engagement session

When it comes to the vibe of your Save the Date Film, you have options of what to capture and how to use it:

  • Film a surprise proposal
  • Music only with date at the end, like the film at the top of this blog
  • Music & interview, like the film below, to give more insight into who you are as individuals and as a couple
  • Tell your how-we-met story, engagement story and/or talk about the moment you knew they were the one
  • Share it on social media to announce your engagement
  • Email it out in leu of paper save the dates or play it at your rehearsal dinner or reception, right before you enter the reception
  • Read letters to each other separately and play the film for the first time at your reception on your wedding day
  • Have another idea? We’re all ears!

We certify and manage all of our cinematographers to make sure that every one of our shoots and films is created in the same, consistent style and lives up to our company’s and clients’ standards. As with all of our wedding films, every Save the Date film is handled with artistic talent, resulting in a final product that we’re proud of and that you will cherish forever.

Have questions or want to book a session? Click here! Or, learn more about the other products we offer below:

NST Pictures: What is a Trailer Film?

NST Pictures: What is a Feature Film?

NST Pictures: What is a Social Sneak Peek Film?

NST Pictures: What is a Spotlight Edit?

NST Pictures: What is a Same Day Premier?

NST Pictures: What is a Cinematic Montage?

NST Pictures: What is a Movie Poster?



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