1. It's like a time machine! You can go back to your day over and over!
Your wedding day happens only once (hopefully!) and by hiring a wedding videographer to capture it, you can relive the day over and over again! Memories may fade over the years so having every moment on film is a truly priceless benefit of hiring a wedding videographer. Besides being able to watch your vows, see how in love you were, and watch yourself get teary-eyed when your best friend pours out her heart during her MOH speech... you will be able to see the parts of your wedding day that you may have missed! When you were off taking your wedding photos with your wedding photographer, maybe cocktail hour was getting crazy, or Uncle Bob was doing magic tricks! You will be able to see everything with the help of your wedding videographer.
2. It allows people who weren't able to make it to 'be there'.
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. Having your videographer create a highlight film for your wedding will allow you to share the best parts of your wedding day with all of those who were unable to come to your wedding. The longer wedding video edit may also be shared with your family members - its as simple as emailing them the download link!
3. You can't hear your vows or toast in a photograph.
Your vows, your toasts, the impromptu things that your bridal part said during the getting ready portion of your wedding - these things cannot be captured in a photograph. Sure - you can record them on your cell phone, and several guests will probably record these moments on their phones as well. But will you really dig up all these random clips on your phone years later to remember these moments? Probably not. Your wedding video will have these moments all professionally edited, and with professional audio. You will be able to hear these emotional moments all over again and remember the sounds of people's voices who may no longer be with us. Having a wedding video is very special - for this alone!
4. You’ll be creating a family heirloom.
My kids love my wedding video. The love to watch and see all their relatives when they were young. As time goes on, these moments will be even more special. It is fun to remember people at a wedding - happy, dancing, crying and celebrating. It is even more special if it is YOUR wedding. I've heard many people talk about wedding videos and say they were so happy that their parents got video, because they love to see how they were at the beginning of their lives together. The start of it all!
Still on the fence about wedding videography? Well, we understand, because its an investment. However, we've never heard a past bride or groom of ours say they regretted hiring a professional videographer to capture their wedding and create a wedding film for them. If anything, they were pleasantly surprised at the outcome and the lack of intrusion on their special day. Have questions still? Call us.
Nikki Lopez contributes articles about wedding videography that are funny, fun, and useful to couples as well as other videographers. She hopes to educate and inspire.