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Is a Wedding Videographer a must?

While we’re frequently blown away by the gorgeous and emotional wedding videos we’re lucky enough to view, we’re always surprised that many couples choose NOT to hire a wedding videographer. We know how pricey videography can be, and it’s an added expense but we think it’s well worth the cost. Here are our reasons why:

It’s a time capsule

Both pictures and videos have an unreal quality: they can stop time. But videos allow you to see and hear your grandfather’s joy as you invite him onto the dance floor for a special dance alone with you. You can watch your young cousin walk down the aisle as your flower girl again and again when she leaves for college. Some of your loved ones will unfortunately pass away, while others will grow older. Your videographer will capture them just as they are now for you to save forever.

Capturing Movement and Sound

Still photos provide an image of a moment in time, but wedding videos capture both movement and sound. With a wedding video, you’ll be able to hear your spouse gasp during your first look, your dad’s toast and your mom’s laughter. You’ll be able to watch your first kiss as newlyweds, your first dance, and your grandmother’s amazing dance moves.

Moments you didn’t see

While you’re getting ready, your love is getting ready too. How did the other half of your wedding party spend their morning? You’re both likely wondering the same thing. You and your sweetheart may also be wondering how guests reacted when they saw your reception space and wedding decor for the first time, moments like this you will cherish forever!

The Emotion Factor

It’s so important to hire a professional videographer who will not only capture the raw footage of your big day, but also edit it down to create an emotional movie, frequently set to music, that will truly tell the story of your wedding from start to finish. You’ll laugh, and you’ll cry—it’s the closest thing to reliving your wedding day.

Sharing the Video with EVERYONE

Having a wedding video allows you to share your love and adventure of life with everyone. This is a tremendous thing that allows you to share one of the most amazing days in your life with some of the most important people of your life. Your future children, grand-children, new friends and family can experience your day as if they were there with you!