1. See What You Missed.
Wedding videographers will be shooting loads of footage, often in places where you are not. They will capture moments that neither you or your spouse witnessed. Moreover, talk to any bride and groom and they will tell you what a blur their wedding day was so they are thrilled to have a video to help recall all the wonderful moments.
2. Make all of your friends Jealous.
Once your bridesmaids see your amazing wedding video online and on Facebook they will all be envious. In all seriousness, so many brides regret not having a professional wedding videographer after the fact.
3. Because you can’t hear a photo.
When your maid of honor gives her toast and you are in tears; well, you might want to relive that moment. Or when you and your future spouse trade vows or the father of the bride gives his speech those are memories you cannot get back and nothing but great quality video and audio can capture that.
4. Do it for the kids.
Thirty years from now you and children can relive the magic moments of your wedding day. The video is not just for you–it’s for your family and your future family. It will remain in your family for years, even decades down to your children’s children. It is a time capsule.
5. Maybe it is in your budget.
In the grand scheme of your wedding budget the wedding video is not huge. Many people cut out a wedding video instead of something else like extra flowers or a photo-booth when a wedding video is something you will have forever. At the end of the day, would you rather cut that candy bar that is making all your guests eat until they are miserable or have a professional wedding video to last all of your years.
6. Because Uncle Dave can’t do it.
I know you might think that he can, but he really cannot. Chances are, your family member doesn’t have the equipment to capture high quality video in low light (poor camera ISO) or clear audio to preserve your precious memories.
7. Get what you want.
Like a photographer, there is a videographer to fit every style. Many are open minded and love to talk and work with you to deliver a product you are happy with. Whether you are looking for fluid glidecam work, blurry out of focus backgrounds or vintage wedding video, most videographers can accommodate.
8. This is not a home video.
A professional wedding videographer can offer stunning cinematic footage that will make you feel like the celebrity you are on your wedding day. You may think that because you are hiring a photgrapher you don’t need a videographer but they are two very different forms of art and one does not cover the other.
9. Out of the Way!
Professional wedding videographers provide a very precise service and have it down to a science. As such, they will be very unobtrusive so there’s no need to worry about them being in the way.
10. Have no Regrets
Years from now when there is money in the bank and you are celebrating your tenth or twentieth wedding anniversary it’s likely you’ll wish you could really relive your magical day.
Hiring a professional wedding videographer is often one of the last things a bride and groom do. Be prepared with these 8 questions to ask your wedding videographer. For better or worse, it is often on the items that gets cut if a budget runs too high. Obviously we believe that a good wedding video is worth every penny. Video can do things that photography simply cannot. A high quality wedding video can capture the audio, emotion, and spirit of you wedding day. Photography is a must, but I’ve been told by many brides who opted not to have a wedding video that they wish they would have. Many people think that a family member can film the wedding–and I don’t want to say they cannot–but it is important to know the difference in what you are actually getting. There are two problems with this approach; the first is that the family member likely does not have equipment capable of capturing good video in low light and almost assuredly will not capture the audio of your day. Moreover, editing is what makes a wedding video pleasurable to watch. For most couples who are on the fence the only thing necessary to convince them to hire a professional videographer is to get them to watch a sample wedding video. If Photography and not videography, check out Pabst Wedding Photography.