The wedding industry has about as many elements as the newest season of Stranger Things. What heat is to removing Demogorgon’s from bodies– videographers are to capturing wedding day bliss. Aka, IMPORTANT. If I lost you, please, enlighten yourself with this binge-worthy Netflix hit. Intrigued in hearing more reasons to hire a videographer for the big day? Continue reading.
Biggest determining question that comes into play when deciding to hire a videographer: Budget.
Like many integral wedding vendors, they can be expensive. They create a product that encapsulates one of the most important days in a couple’s life; which validates the cost of this quality component. If it’s too much of a stretch to hire a videographer, totally understandable. Most of the couples I work with don’t have one. There is no shame in re-living the day through your snap chat video roll. It is 2019, after all.
However, if you are able to cover the expense, do it. Here’s why:
Remembering Details (Particularly Toasts & First Dances)
Being able to watch your wedding video is like getting to experience your own wedding as a guest. I have been helping plan and coordinate weddings for a year now, and toasts will forever be my favorite moment of the night. They grasp the story of the couple through hilarious memories, sentimental words and genuine emotion. The words from toasts and vows can always be preserved on paper but don’t compare to seeing the delivery. Watching your first dance or when Uncle Jim roasts the groom can be a special way to share an anniversary or make a typical Thursday night a little more romantic.
Accommodating Friends Near & Far
Hiring a videographer is a great way to allow those who were unable to attend to experience your wedding. This is especially beneficial for couples who have a smaller guest count or a destination wedding where inviting everyone isn’t an option. From the flush on a bride’s face as she anxiously places her veil, to the flower girl throwing out rose petals, to the moment the newlyweds smash cake in one another’s faces—all moments can be easily shared to your friends from college you didn’t have the budget for but want to keep them included.
Variety of Vendors
The wedding industry has grown significantly in the last decade. There are more details and DIY Wedding Pinterest boards than ever. This can seem overwhelming at times; however, it can also function as a blank canvas with unlimited amounts of color and paint to create a wedding Mona Lisa. With that said, there are a lot of moving pieces. All it takes is a curious mindset, a leap of faith and a budget.
Society has become obsessed with the resources and creativity that goes into putting on a production of this caliber, henceforth why I became a wedding planner in the first place. From finding the perfect dress, to hotel accommodations to make-up and hair—there are so many options for finding the right vendor to be a piece to the day; videographers are no exception.
Research is key when searching for videographers. Components like venue, guest count and personal connection with the vendor are things to consider when reaching out to videographers. You want to make sure they are trustworthy and communicative so they know what you are envisioning.
For those now interested and looking, we have a few preferred Videographer vendors we use at Celebrations. They are listed below and have done incredible work and are known amongst our staff.
Chris Yeatts with CY Wedding Films:
Ginger with Chic Wedding Day Films:
Until next time,