Finally! A definitive answer to the videography coin toss…
”Should I hire a videographer for my wedding day?”
‘Should I hire a Videographer for my wedding day?’ - You’ll see this question posted every day (sometimes multiple times a day) in bridal Facebook groups and forums. Usually, it’s a resounding YES from past brides who deeply regret not having a video of their special day.
There’s about 100002082381 articles online about the pros and cons of choosing video for your day, but if you’re still on the fence here’s one more ;)
1. You can’t photograph your vows or your speeches.
When the love of your life proposed, do you remember exactly what they said to you? I don’t…I know he said something and probably something along the lines of ‘will you marry me’ but in the height of the moment (and through several tears) I cannot for the life of me remember what he said in that moment.
When our emotions are running high it all becomes a blur, we may remember how we felt but we never truly remember what was exactly said. The same can be said for your vows and speeches. It’s going to be SO special to have the love of your life declare their love and vows to you in front of your family and friends, and your photographer will capture some amazing photos of everyone’s reactions…. but there’s nothing quite like being able to see and hear everything all over again.
Life is also super short, and unfortunately not everyone who makes a speech at your reception will be around forever. Having the memento and being able to hear their voice again is a priceless gift to yourself and your family.
2. The day goes by SO fast.
You’ve heard it before, but you never truly believe it until you experience it for yourself. The day really does speed by in a flash and becomes a massive loved up blur. There are so many precious memories and moments that happen on your wedding day, a video allows you to be able to relive them over and over again so that the memory never fades.
It’s also a great little anniversary tradition to sit down and watch your wedding day with your spouse every year and reflect on where it all began.
3. Some loved ones may not be able to make it.
As unfortunate as it is, there may be some loved ones who are unable to make it to your wedding, whether it be due to sickness or they are unable to travel. By having a wedding video you are able to share your day with those loved ones and they can see and hear all of the laughs and emotions and will be the closest thing they get to actually being there. Majority of videographers post your film online so you can easily share it with all your friends and family.
4. You can’t be everywhere
You’ve spent countless hours carefully planning every single part of your wedding day, but you never actually get to experience every part of it. If you go the traditional route and separate from your partner for the morning of the wedding, you never get to be a part of their morning and see exactly what they got up to. You also can’t be everywhere during your reception, your videographer will be able to capture so many moments and laughs (and possibly tears) between your guests that you never got to see.
5. Don’t forget about your children
Your wedding video isn’t just for the two of you at the end of the day. It’s also for your families, your friends and one day potentially some mini you’s. Your wedding video will become a family heirloom in years to come and your children, and grandchildren, and possibly great grandchildren will be able to see and hear and experience that moment in time where two families came together and see where it all began for them. They will also be able to see and hear family members who they may never had a chance to meet. It will truly be the best thing you gift yourself on your wedding day.
We know that weddings aren’t cheap and adding another vendor to your budget might make you a bit uneasy, but there is a reason this is the #1 regret of couples around the world. It would be a waste to spend all that hard-earnt money on a perfect day for it all to become a blur and a handful of photographs.
If you’ve got any further questions about hiring a videographer for your wedding, look us up at lovelanefilms.com.au