3 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Wedding Videographer
Hiring a Wedding Videographer
Let’s start with why you might steer away from Hiring a Wedding Videographer.
There is a misconception that hiring a wedding videographer is not necessary due to some of the concerns below:
All the other wedding vendors take precedence because video isn’t necessary.
Wedding highlight films can be cheesy.
Wedding videographers can be distracting and intrusive.
Wedding Photography is the top priority and you don’t want the videographers to get in the way of your photographers.
You don’t feel comfortable being on camera.
The less vendors to coordinate with, the less stress.
Because of these misconceptions, it is hard for current day wedding videographers to be valued or even considered. Now that we know why the question is asked, let's address those concerns!
Why You Should Hire a Wedding Videographer
The first step for you is to erase any false misconceptions about wedding videography and to think about the long-term benefit of the investment.
How many hours have you put into your wedding day? How often are all your friends and family in the same location? How much was the dress, hair, makeup, beautiful flowers, decor, venue, etc? There are so many details that make up a wedding and photos do a great job at preserving those details and memories in a still, one dimensional way. BUT, if given a chance, wedding videos can exceed your expectations.
Here are the 3 reasons why you should consider hiring a wedding videographer to capture your day.
With video comes audio. Video captures the actual sounds and feel of your wedding day. Environmental sound plays a special role in the location of your venue and where the wedding took place which places context to the story. The science and psychology of sound stimulate senses that still photos aren't capable of doing.
Emotions. Video captures special, emotional, or hilarious verbal statements exchanged throughout the day. Video captures the gasp when the bride’s father and husband-to-be sees her for the first time. Video captures the inhale and exhale of when the bride tries to keep her composure during her vows and when the groom chokes during his. The still silence in between tears are powerful and something that photographs can not capture. Video captures the stutters and chokes of loved ones delivering toasts and the special blessings and advice from your parents.
Motion. Video captures the rare, hilarious, and special moments of the parents or grandparents busting a move on the dance floor. Photos can preserve those moments, but they don’t capture rhythm or lack thereof!
All of these sounds and physical movements bring our couples to tears when they watch their wedding film. Our Brides and Grooms profess that agreeing to a wedding video was the best decision they could have made and it ends up being their favorite takeaway from the wedding. What they questioned investing in before the wedding ends up being priceless after the wedding. Play this wedding highlight film to hear sounds, laughter, and sniffles. We invite you to feel rather than to just see.
So, these are the questions a Bride-to-be should ask herself:
Do I want all of the special moments shared above captured in real time?
Do I want to share the most important day of my life with people in an engaging, enticing, inspiring, and interesting medium like video?
Do I want to invest in something that will bring my husband to tears and everyone else that watches the film?
Do I want something super special to do every anniversary for the rest of my life…. (Watch your wedding film!)
All marriages face struggles at some point. Would I want a pick me up for inevitable hardships.... (you can watch your wedding film and it will bring you back to the moment of when it all began to help eliminate apathy and disconnect!)
Will I ever want to share my wedding day with my children or grandchildren?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, invest in hiring a wedding videographer even if it means doing whatever it takes to afford it because in 5 to 10 to 30 years from now when you playback your wedding film, you will be grateful with your choice.
Read this post for some tips on How to Hire Your Wedding Videographer.