The Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Wedding Videographer Today
Updated: Feb 20, 2022
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When it comes to wedding planning, it feels like you need to think of everything - especially here in the UK! We like to do it all ourselves, there’s the food, flowers, and even (sometimes!) who needs to be kept apart when it’s time to plan the seating. With all of those little details, it is no wonder why brides often have regrets after their wedding day - there’s just too much to do!
"I remember when we got married, we actually didn’t even realise that a wedding film existed!"
We booked our photographer relatively early, and a wedding videographer didn’t even come into our frame of reference. We have the best memories of our day, but it would be oh so beautiful to see all the things we missed.
Perhaps, then, it’s not surprising that one of the most common wedding day regrets (maybe even the #1 regret, according to the Huffington Post) is not having a wedding videographer present to document your wedding day professionally. At the end of the day, you want a wedding that you can look back on and be proud of. A wedding film is a great way to literally look back and capture every perfect detail. Whether it’s to show your future children, to see all the little details you missed, to relive last moments with loved ones, or otherwise, weddings films are so meaningful, and something to be cherished.
So, if you are unsure about why a wedding film is needed or hesitant to add it to a growing budget, keep reading! You will learn about the fine details of a wedding film and why it is quickly turning into a must-have wedding necessity.
What is a Wedding Film? How Do I Justify the Cost?
Some of you may be completely unfamiliar with the concept of a wedding film, and that is okay!
A wedding film (also called a wedding video) is a video documentation of your entire wedding, all captured and edited by a talented videographer.
Much like your wedding photos, the point of a wedding film is to capture the special moments without stealing the spotlight. However, a film has the added benefit of showing you the entire moment rather than a single snapshot. Wedding films are also highly variable, depending on the videographer and your own special vision. Both of which are very important in the final delivered product.
For example, some people opt for a shorter wedding film that captures the highlights of the day. This includes music, cinematic editing, and is generally polished and quick to the point. You can also request a longer version that documents the entire event, albeit still with skilful editing and polishing. Some brides even choose both: one short film to look at with everyone, and a longer one to keep between you and your partner for special occasions.
Whatever you decide, you will quickly find that a wedding film is an incredible investment. Photographs are special, and a film helps to enhance them even more. With a talented videographer, you will be viewing your wedding film for years to come.
Through my work at Demicoli Productions, I represent a reputable and trustworthy studio that produces breathtaking wedding footage. Any bride will agree after her first viewing that her wedding film is truly worth its weight in gold!
If you still aren’t convinced, don’t worry! Here are ten reasons to consider a wedding film that will capture your special day.
Top Ten Reasons That a Wedding Film is Priceless
Everyone reacts differently after their wedding day passes. Some people feel only relief at ending the hustle and bustle and starting the next chapter of their life. Others actually yearn one more for the excitement and endless energy surrounding a wedding.
Whatever your feelings, we can all agree that a wedding film is an excellent thing to look back on. Here are ten reasons that your wedding film will truly be priceless!
1. You can show it to your future children.
The first reason on our list might seem far-fetched, especially for young couples just getting started. Still, a wedding film is an amazing item to keep and show off to your children and family. Many years down the line, your children will cherish getting to see their parents' marriage and look at how their story began.
A high-quality wedding film can even be passed down as an heirloom of sorts! If you’re looking to justify the cost of a wedding film, just imagine the worth it will possess being treasured by your family for years to come. Pretty amazing, right?
2. Capturing a moment with loved ones
Weddings are sometimes the only big events where the entire family can make time to get together. This is especially true for families who are spread out across the country and even the world. The sad truth is that it becomes more and more rare for everyone to be able to make it, especially as valued members of the family age. That is why a wedding film is perfect to capture more than just an affectionate relationship; it captures your moments with dear friends and family.
When you look back at your wedding film, you will see not only the love between you and your partner! You will see the joy and celebratory spirit of your entire wedding party and each and every guest. This is something photos can rarely capture, and something you will love to watch over and over again.
3. Seeing the true emotions on everyone’s face
Wedding photographs are doubtlessly an essential part of the process. You will hang them up around your home and love to admire them for years to come! At the same time, it is rare to capture a truly candid or uncontrolled moment in photographs. When we carefully pose and smile, we are still capturing a beautiful moment - just not necessarily an unguarded one.
A wedding film helps with this! In your viewing of your ceremony and reception, you will be able to see the true emotions shining on everyone’s faces. This can be incredibly moving and help to see how happy everyone is! It may not be as perfectly posed, but the emotions captured are perfectly real and lovely.
4. Reliving the day for special occasions
Let’s say it’s Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or even a big event like renewing your vows! A wedding film will be perfect to bring out and watch on special and romantic occasions. You get to look at you and your partner at the beginning of your journey as a married couple and reflect on where you are now. You can laugh over the funny moments and feel genuinely lucky to have each other!
This doesn’t mean that special occasions become all about reliving your wedding. Rather, a wedding film allows you to look back fondly and reminisce on your life together. It is a truly beautiful thing to do as a couple!
5. Sharing with family and friends
On your actual wedding day, there may sadly still be those who are unable to make it. Emergencies and unique circumstances arise everyday, and despite best intentions you may have a few empty spots on your guest list. In that case, a wedding film would be the perfect way to share that experience with your family and friends.
Even the people who were able to attend your wedding will love getting to look back at the film! For example, the mother of the bride or your maid of honor might be rushing around just as much as you to get everything perfect! A wedding film is the perfect way to join together and share memories with your loved ones - both present and absent!
6. Reminding you of the love that you have for each other
Have you ever heard the idea that falling in love is easy, but staying in love is hard? Every relationship will have its share of hard times, and the best thing you can do is remember why you got married in the first place: because you love each other! Rewatching your wedding film is an excellent way to remind yourself of this fact.
Looking at the excitement that you and your partner shared on your wedding day can help to center you and help you focus on the positive aspects of your relationship. Even when you get frustrated, that love is still there - even if you need to rewatch your wedding film to remind yourself.
7. Seeing where your favourite wedding pictures come from
Some people feel that wedding photographs and a wedding film must work against each other; that is, you can only have one or the other. In actuality, photos and video can work together perfectly to capture every essential part of your wedding day! You can even view your wedding film to see the origin, process, and emotions happening while taking your wedding pictures.
Think about your favorite wedding photos and why you love them. Make sure to include the process of the initial photoshoot in your video, and don’t forget the pictures of your first kiss and reception. When watching the film later, you will enjoy spotting where your favorite wedding pictures came from and remembering what was happening at that moment.
8. You can have an unplugged ceremony
These days, it seems like everybody is attached to their phones. That can mean a potentially interrupted wedding, especially with people wanting to take their own photos and videos of the night. There is nothing wrong with your guests wanting to document your big day, but it can be a hassle worrying about recording, especially when you have a videographer on hand!
Luckily, having a wedding film done means that you (and your guests) can relax! Make it clear that everything will be captured for viewing later, so taking personal photos and videos is not a priority. By having an unplugged or nearly unplugged ceremony, you free up time for your guests to have personal interactions and emphasize the importance of living in the moment. After all, someone else is making sure you can relive those moments later!
9. Your wedding film can capture hidden moments
When most brides watch their wedding film for the first time, they happily see something that they would have never expected. Perhaps it is a sweet exchange between the groom and the father of the bride, or even a silly interaction between the ring bearer and the flower girl! The possibilities are endless, but with a space full of people there are bound to be moments that you wish were caught on camera.
With a wedding film, they will be! An experienced videographer will work to highlight these special interactions, and you can even emphasize a wish to include the more candid, unpolished moments. No matter how many times you rewatch your wedding film, you are bound to find new things to love.
10. It will give you a (reasonably) stress-free wedding
Finally, you should consider a wedding film because it helps to guarantee a stress-free wedding day - at least as stress-free as any wedding day can be! Instead of worrying about making sure everything is perfect, just focus on getting ready to marry the love of your life. Your videographer will make sure to capture the rest! This has the added bonus of letting your wedding party and guests relax as well, without needing to worry about documenting the special moments.
Many brides look back and regret not having a wedding film. This regret can start on your wedding day itself, when you look around and wish there was a way to capture the precious moments around you. By hiring a talented videographer, you will not need to worry about remembering each moment. It will be captured, edited, and returned back to you eagerly.
Wedding Films: A Great Way to Look Back, and Well Worth the Cost!
Hopefully these reasons have convinced you to plan for a wedding film! If you are worried about justifying the cost, consider the amount of times the film will be lovingly rewatched to remind you of one of the most important days of your life. Isn’t that worth it?
In addition, you will be free from one of the most common wedding regrets that brides face. With each viewing of your wedding film, you and your partner will be glad that you made the decision to get one done. With a reputable and experienced expert like those available at Demicoli productions, the entire process will be as seamless as possible. Just clarify your vision and let the videographer do what they do best!
A wedding film helps you to relax and enjoy your wedding, safe in the knowledge that you will be able to look back easily. You must seriously consider a wedding film to document your special day!
This post was brought to you by Demicoli Productions. If you’re interested in beautifully cinematic wedding film(s), please do enquire today for the most up-to-date packages and pricing.