A December 2017 article from brides.com showed that 35% of couples regretted not hiring a wedding videographer for their wedding day. I can say from personal experience, that it’s more like 50%. The most regretted item not booked on Facebook local community wedding pages is a videographer. So, what’s the big deal? Why should you hire a wedding videographer for your big day? Is it really worth the added expense? I think to answer that you need only ask yourself a few simple questions.
Will my wedding photos be enough?
Most brides set aside a large portion of their wedding budget for professional photography. Those images are meant to tell the story of your celebration, but it’s an incomplete story. They say an image is worth a thousand words. Imagine the story your wedding video can tell. The photos from your wedding can’t capture the tear in the groom’s voice during his vows, nor can they show the pride in your father’s step as he leads you up the aisle. There are so many moments that even the best photographer can’t convey through that still image. Most regretful couples state that they thought wedding photography would be enough, but as the years go on and memories fade, they find that it wasn’t.
What exactly can my videographer capture for me?
While every videographer is just a bit different, most understand the importance or your wedding ceremony. The moment is so intense and fast, that you usually don’t even remember getting up the aisle, let alone saying your vows in front of your family and closest friends. Your wedding videographer is going to be able to capture all that raw emotion for you to live over and over again. They are also able to follow you around during your formal photos capturing the pure excitement, emotion, and fun that happens behind the scenes while your photographer is posing you. Experience your first dance on every anniversary. Your videographer can even capture the well wishes and love of your guests during your reception if you wish. Those are heartfelt moments a card or gift can’t convey that you will treasure forever.
Will my videographer capture moments and people that won’t always be with us?
You’re going to have guests and family members that live far away or that we lose over time. Those video moments of the love and joy of your wedding day are priceless treasures that can’t be replaced or recreated. So many couples are grateful for having that last video of a great aunt or grandparent to look back on as they raise their own families and life moves forward. If planned ahead of time your wedding videographer can set time aside to film well wishes from your loved ones that you can watch every year as you celebrate your continued love for each other.
If your answers to these questions makes you yearn for a videographer to capture your day and preserve it in time forever for you, then it’s worth the expense to have one present at your day. I advise every couple that I have the pleasure of serving to create a wedding budget that allows you to spend more where it matters and lighten the load on the details that no one will remember. You can get by with less expensive flowers, invitations, wedding favors and cake, but the memories…once they are gone, they are gone forever. The vendors creating those moments like Coordinators and Disc Jockeys AND the vendors capturing them like Photographers and Videographers are essential to the LASTING success of your wedding day.
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