We’re firm believers that photography and videography are some of the most important aspects to invest in for your wedding. We know that planning a wedding can be expensive and overwhelming, so we want to share our two cents to help your wedding planning experience be the best it can be! Here’s our take on your wedding video: If you’re investing money into such a special day, into the decor, and food, and ultimately the whole experience… we believe you should invest into having all those things captured and saved on film. If you’re paying a lot to make it look pretty, and to have a great experience for you and your guests, you might as well pay a little extra to have it captured beautifully so you can look back on it later!
If we haven’t convinced you, maybe the pros can! Today we have 6 professional and local wedding videographers sharing what they love about wedding videos and why you won’t regret having one of your own!
Your Wedding Day Will Go by Really Fast
“Something magical happens every time my wife and I hit the play button to our wedding film. Our best day unfolds before us and were once again filled with the same joy that soaked the halls of our ceremony and reception. The movements and the sounds which our videographer pieced together created not only a visual experience but a living memory.
Your wedding day will go by in the blink of an eye, ask any married couple! Your wedding film creates a beautiful tapestry of the work that goes into a wedding day which you may forget in the hustle of the day. You will love being able to relive your wedding, hear your vows and watch yourself and significant other from a whole new perspective!”
Having video means having audio too
“I’m going to start with a more obvious reason why you need a wedding video: to capture the audio! Some of your closest family and friends are going to have some really special moments and nice things to say about you and your partner during your wedding reception. You’ll want to soak it all up in the moment, but also you’ll be thinking about how to remember it forever.
While a wedding photo can (and should!) absolutely bring a flood of memories rushing back, NOTHING reminds you what was said and how you felt like a wedding video can. So if you are in the throes of wedding planning and asking yourself if you really need a wedding video (I know weddings can be expensive!), I have to tell you that in my humble opinion, if you make the investment, you won’t regret it.”
Video can capture a moment unlike anything else
“Wedding photography has been a staple of weddings for decades, but now you can re-live the best day like never before. Modern wedding videography allows for the big and small moments – from happy tears to the first dance – to be captured just as they happened.
Video can tell the story of your wedding, with audio and visuals, in a very different way than a photograph, and complements the pictures captured on the big day. Weddings are busy, amazing days, filled with colour, flowing dresses, dancing, and vows that make your wedding video something you can treasure for years to come.”
A recording of your vows
“Look at it this way: You can read the vows he wrote for you, but that won’t tell you the way he said them, his tone of voice, or your reaction to his words. You can’t even rely on your memory either, as it is proven that our recollection of past events shifts its shape as time goes by.
That’s why a recording of your vows will get priceless over time. It’s the special moment when you two are not only declaring your love for each other publicly but also making the promise to stand by each other’s side. It’s a moment that you will be reminiscing over and over in the future; a moment that you will love to re live again.”
Video allows everyone to experience the day – including those who can’t be there
“It is truly a priceless decision to invest in a videographer to have every moment captured on film. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event, a wedding film continues these memories forever.
As unfortunate as it sounds, there is a chance that not every family member or long-time friend will be able to attend your wedding day. Investing in a wedding film allows yourself and loved ones that couldn’t attend your day, to view your love story, and experience your wedding day.”
Your wedding video will last you a lifetime
“It always breaks our hearts when we hear married couples comment on how much they regret not having a wedding video. Usually the decision was made based on budget limitations or the fact that they didn’t see value in having one. Despite the fact that we were already creating wedding films when we got married, our video was more valuable to us than we could have imagined. It provided context to our photos, gave us the gift of audio from our vows and speeches, and reminded us of what happened to make us laugh or cry.
We don’t for a second want to discredit wedding photography. You can’t print a film and display it in your home and we believe that photo and film can be complimentary. But on your anniversary you can do what we look forward to each year: open a bottle of wine, watch your film, listen to the words, watch the day unfold through movement, and be reminded of all the things the photos can’t replay for you, reliving your day in a sense. We promise you won’t regret it.”