The question of whether or not a couple should hire a wedding videographer to capture their day continues to be one of the most common questions we hear. And we get it! Hiring both a wedding photographer and a wedding videographer can seem like an overwhelming cost, and some couples find it hard to justify spending a large portion of their budget on documentation when there are so many other things to purchase. But, after years of experience and hearing from hundreds of couples, we know that wedding videography is one investment couples never regret making. If you’re still on the fence, we’ve got reasons to hire a wedding videographer that might change your mind!
You’ve hired most vendors on your wedding checklist, but maybe there’s one you’re questioning: Why hire a wedding videographer? Some couples toy with adding this particular vendor by presuming it’s an unnecessary cost, but it’s worth it. Take it from couples who didn’t hire a videographer on their wedding day (many say it’s one of their greatest regrets).
While professional wedding photographers are total experts at capturing moments from your day, there are some things they can miss. Having a professional wedding videographer on the scene ensures you’ll get all the details from your day—wrapped up in one sweet video you can treasure for years to come.
With so much happening on your wedding day, it’s inevitable that many of the details may be a blur. Don’t worry, and there is a very simple solution for making sure all the memories remain after the gifts have been opened and the flowers long wilted away. Having your wedding filmed is a simple and guaranteed way to ensure the many months or even years of planning won’t be missed!
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Table of Contents
- 1 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Videographer
- 1.1 The Audio (vows, music, etc.)
- 1.2 Motion tells a different story.
- 1.3 The unseen moments
- 1.4 Share share share
- 1.5 A drop in the financial bucket
- 1.6 You can relive the memories over and over.
- 1.7 You can easily share the video with people who couldn’t make it.
- 1.8 Your vows, music, and toasts cannot be photographed.
- 1.9 You’ll get to see moments you might have missed.
- 1.10 You’ll be creating a family heirloom.
- 1.11 Something to Have for Years to Come.
- 1.12 Be in Multiple Places at Once
- 1.13 Share it With Friends.
- 1.14 Professional Expertise
- 1.15 Star in Your Movie!
- 1.16 Video captures the sound that your photos can’t.
- 1.17 Video captures the in-between moments.
- 1.18 Wedding videos are not hour-long sagas.
- 1.19 Videography lets you experiment with style.
- 1.20 Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event.
Reasons to Hire a Wedding Videographer
The Audio (vows, music, etc.)
I’m sure you’ll have a bunch of family members recording the whole ceremony on their phones which is another way of documenting your wedding day, but when you hear crisp Audio that professional videographers capture, it makes gives you a different feeling. Watching your wedding ceremony and hearing your vows clearly on video makes you feel like you’re reliving that moment again. You can also relive the speeches during the reception from your best man and maid/matron of honour!
Motion tells a different story.
A photographer should be on every bride and groom’s must-haves, but one of the things that photos can’t capture as well as video is movement. Photos will capture the spontaneous moment throughout the day, but you can rewatch a scene during your day happen all over again. One of our favourite moments to capture is the first look. Seeing the motion of the grooms turn around, and then the expressions are priceless. There are so many other moments throughout the day when motion tells such a beautiful story such as the first kiss, the first dance, etc.
The unseen moments
When it’s your wedding day, there are so many other things that can take your attention away from the rest of your wedding day but no need to worry! Wedding videographers are an extra set of eyes for you. When you are focused on your significant other during the wedding ceremony, there will be someone capture reactions from the crowd and other little details that you may have missed. If you’re the bride, you can see the anticipation on the grooms’ side during getting ready and right before the first look happens. The little moments that you don’t see will make your wedding experience so much more amazing.
Sometimes grandma, family members from across the world, or other friends and family who weren’t able to make it to your wedding day and fully experience the beautiful ceremony. That is where video comes in! We are in the day and age where we can share videos to anyone and everyone! Grandma can watch the full wedding ceremony with officiants’ speech and wedding vows like she was there in the crowd.
A drop in the financial bucket
Most people are worried about the cost of hiring a wedding videographer while budgeting for their wedding, which is understandable. The cost can be scary when you look at it through a microscope, but when you think about what will be getting from it for the rest of your life and how much money you’ll be making for the rest of your life, it becomes a drop in your financial bucket. You will be able to have a memory of one of the most special days in your life FOREVER! And not only is it a memory for yourself but a memory that can be passed down to your children and your children’s children.
You can relive the memories over and over.
Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, but your wedding film allows that day to live on forever. While some memories are bound to fade over the years, having every moment on film is a truly priceless benefit of hiring a wedding videographer. You are going to be making so many precious memories on your wedding day, and we guarantee you won’t regret getting to relive them year after year. Anniversaries will be even more special when you get to watch your wedding film and reminisce about all the love you felt that day. Even a random Tuesday can be made a little sweeter by blocking off time to relive your beautiful day. Seriously, this is one movie you’ll never get tired of rewatching!
As sad as it is to think about, there is a chance some family members or friends might not be able to attend your wedding due to illness, distance, or age. And, if you decide to elope, it’s likely nobody, but your officiant will get to witness your special day. So, having a wedding film allows your loved ones who couldn’t make it feel like they were there and experience more emotion than they could get from just your photos. Because videographers can easily post your wedding film on YouTube or Vimeo, you can easily give everyone who wishes they could have been there a front-row seat to the best love story in town. Your videographer can even create shorter clips that you can share on social media for your extended friend group to get a peek into your day.
Your vows, music, and toasts cannot be photographed.
These are some of the most emotional parts of the entire day, and we guarantee you will be grateful to have the full impact of that emotion captured forever. There’s nothing like getting to hear your spouse read their vows to you in that exact moment, but getting to see and hear that moment, again and again, is a very close second. A videographer can freeze that exact moment in time, in a way that photographs would never be able to capture. The same can be said of the toasts at the reception. Your photographer will capture great stills of your and your guests’ reactions, but you’ll never get another chance to see and hear your loved ones deliver those carefully crafted jokes unless you have it captured on film. As for the music: that’s the glue that ties the entire day together. How many days of your life will have a literal soundtrack? In our opinion, that’s an opportunity too rare and too sweet not to document!
You’ll get to see moments you might have missed.
It’s no secret that you’re going to be busy on your wedding day and so many things will be happening at any one given time. There will be things you and your spouse will miss on your actual wedding day. But the beauty of having a wedding videographer present is that they won’t miss a thing! On your wedding day, you’ll get to focus all your attention on your spouse and soak up all the love your heart can handle. Then, when it’s all said and done, you can watch your wedding film and get to see the entire day through your guests’ eyes. You’ll get to see the moments of anticipation just before you walked down the aisle. You’ll get to see what your parents saw as they watched you promise your lives to each other. A wedding videographer is essentially another set of eyes and ears on your wedding day that will be able to capture so many more moments than you will be able to see and hear on your own.
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You’ll be creating a family heirloom.
Your wedding film will be an invaluable heirloom that you can pass down to your children, and they can pass down to their children, and on and on. The future family you might not have even thought of yet will get to see and know you on the best day of your life in a much more real and personal way than just through your wedding photos. Additionally, if you’re having a traditional wedding, you will likely have your entire family together in one place. How many times in life will that happen? Probably not many. So, having a wedding videographer document your entire family in that season of their lives is an invaluable gift you will be giving yourselves and your family that will live on indefinitely.
Something to Have for Years to Come.
Imagine if you could watch your great-great grandmother’s wedding, how cool would that be. With modern technology, your wedding can be viewed for generations to come. It’s a great way to reconnect with the moment.
Be in Multiple Places at Once
Picture the bride getting ready. How could she possibly see all of the other things going on around her? Her groom with his groomsmen before the ceremony or the many people waiting for her to make her big entrance. Only with the help of film can this be made possible. Imagine the excitement of sitting down together as a couple and seeing the parts you missed. Just one more thing to look forward to!
With the technology in today’s world, you have the ability to share your wedding video with family and friends through things such as Facebook, blogs and emails. Some companies will even go so far as to give you a digital copy to upload your video to these social networks easily.
Professional videographers/cinematographers have been trained to get the results you are looking for. They have invested in high quality and expensive equipment to give you only the best outcome. Most professionals have filmed 100+ weddings, so they know exactly where to be at the right time. Editors can piece together the footage with just the right music and special effects to accommodate anything you wish to have.
Star in Your Movie!
Video has changed drastically in the past few years. Watching samples from the top cinematographers in the area will show you that modern wedding films are closer to Hollywood then they have ever been! With the right cinematographer/videographer, you have the opportunity to star in your film truly.
Video captures the sound that your photos can’t.
A substantial reason why you should hire a wedding videographer? Video captures audible moments, such as your mom’s tearful words of wisdom before the ceremony, your father’s reaction to seeing you in your outfit or your grandmother’s laugh as she dances with your grandfather. These are the memories you’ll cherish long after your wedding day, and a video will preserve them forever. And whether you write your own or go traditional, there’s no better way to document your vow exchange. Video can also capture important reception moments, such as toasts and songs (first dance, anyone?) for you to share with your family in the future.
Video captures the in-between moments.
Yes, your photographer will get both posed and candid shots, but for everything in between, you need a videographer. And since there’s no posing, you won’t have to worry about looking stiff or awkward on film. All you have to do is enjoy the party.
Wedding videos are not hour-long sagas.
Forget the idea of a wedding video that plays out like a boring slideshow. Instead, your videographer will capture the sweetest highlights and package them into an engaging three- to five-minute reel. Also, same-day edits are one of the hottest trends in wedding videography, meaning your videographer will capture the best moments from the getting-ready process (and even include footage from the ceremony) to be played at the reception. Pretty cool, right? Your guests will love the behind-the-scenes look as you and your partner prepare for your big moment.
Videography lets you experiment with style.
If you’re extra-concerned about your wedding photos looking timeless (they’re going to be displayed in your home for years to come, after all), your video can be a little trendier while still looking classic. Work with a professional wedding videographer to find a creative style that works best for you.
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Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event.
All the time you’ve devoted to planning the look and feel of this day culminates into one glorious, but fleeting, celebration. You slip into your spectacularly classy wedding attire for roughly 12 hours, and then you launch off into the adventure of marriage, giddy and excited.
Still, photos, while an important element for a wedding, are only able to convey one instance of memory at a time. A wedding video, on the other hand, brings the story of your wedding to life and allows you to relive it in sound and motion.
Choosing to hire a videographer is a way to capture all those details and timelessly preserve them in a way that a photograph alone cannot.
Traditionally weddings were most often filmed on a camcorder with unsteady and continuous footage. Only the best of friends or most gracious of family members would be willing to sit through hours of uncut footage with you.
Times have changed. Technology has ushered in a new era of wedding films.
We are all about handcrafting cinematic wedding films. We are storytellers, and we work tirelessly to capture the emotions and beautiful details of your day so that when we edit together a highlight video, it is meaningful, timeless and enjoyable to watch.
The equipment we use allows us to smoothly and artfully enhance the moments we document throughout your day, providing you with beautiful footage and quality audio.
Weddings bring together loved ones from near and far and represent the joining together of two families.
In essence, your wedding film is a digital family heirloom. It preserves this special day for you to share with future generations, allowing you to remember loved ones at their best who will not be around forever.
Your film will be able to capture their voices, their laughter, tender conversations and the joy they felt on that day watching you take such a significant step in your life.
Your wedding film will be a time capsule and an important keepsake to revisit on anniversaries when you want to hear your vows again and the promises you made to each other.
We live in an increasingly transient world with friendships spanning across the globe. A wedding highlight film is a perfect way to share your day with family and friends who may not have been able to attend.
Our HD films are ideal for sharing the magic of your day on social media.
We understand that hiring a wedding videographer can be expensive, and it isn’t an absolute necessity, but what you get from what can be documented is priceless. Wedding videography is not better or worst than wedding photography; it just tells a different type of story. With any vendor, hire the wedding videographer that best fits your needs and personality because that will make your wedding day go so much smoother.