Stop Motion Wedding Save-the-Dates and Invitations

In an effort to stand out and do something different for their wedding, couples are getting very creative, and it’s really fun to see what they’re coming up with these days. I’ve seen nearlyweds take the time to make some of the cutest save-the-dates and wedding invitations ever, and one growing trend in this area is the stop-motion video. These take hours of work, but with a little planning and lots of patience the results can be something that’s surely unforgettable, totally personal and as unique as you can get.

All you really need is access to a digital camera, a computer with enough space to load your photos on, and a video editing software to create your stop motion video. You can use a tripod to set your camera in place for a better quality video, and just shoot away or have someone take the pictures for you. Remember, have a basic plan on how you want your save-the-date or invitation to progress, sketched out beforehand; it’ll make things so much easier for you. There are lots of articles and how-to videos out there that can help you make these cute stop motion videos. Just do a search for the keywords “how to make a stop motion video” to get some great tutorials.

There’s a number of free and shareware video editing software for Windows and Mac, such as Windows Movie Maker and JPGVideo freeware for PC, or iMovie for Mac. Give them a try!

Making a stop motion save-the-date or wedding invitation video is a great way to be eco-friendly as well. Just post your creation on your personal wedding website, blog or favorite video sharing site such as YouTube or Vimeo instead of printing and mailing them the traditional way.

The following fun and clever stop motion wedding videos are some of my absolute favorites. Enjoy!

Josh & Julia’s Save-the-Date Stop Motion Video

View on Vimeo.

Jason & Haley’s Save-the-Date Stop Motion Animation

View on Vimeo.

Corey & Rachel’s Wedding Invitation Stop Motion Video

Tom & Courtney’s Save-the-Date Stop Motion Video

Meghan & Jon’s Cute Save-the-Date Stop Motion Video

Stop Motion Video Save-the-Date Meghan and Jon

Bobby & Carrie’s Wedding Photo Booth Stop Motion

View on Vimeo.

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  1. avatar Sang says:

    Sang and Riya’s Save The Date Stop Motion

  2. avatar Jason says:

    Sang & Riya: Cool video, thanks for sharing!

  3. avatar Lizzie says:

    This is a BEAUTIFUL idea. Opened all kinds of inspirational doors for my fiance and I!

  4. avatar Zac says:

    My fiance and I borrowed Rachel and Corey’s idea at the end but wound up with this
    Thanks for the idea!

  5. avatar John Teo says:

    i did this for my wedding. Save the date. Enjoy. :)

  6. avatar Biana says:

    Love all these!! Can anyone help me on how to get started for one of these??

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