It’s the best day of your life right? You want to capture the moment forever right? You want a video that you can re-watch every day, right? Maybe not!
The videographer’s presence at a wedding is a contentious issue and we are not here to tell you what to do. Your wedding is your day and so we simply want to share some of the pros and cons, presenting the different opinions on either side of the fence so you can make a decision that is right for you.
A picture is just a moment in time, it captures a great deal but it doesn’t show you how things really are. An image can be cropped and carefully selected and although this is possible to some extent with video, it is far more REAL. Hire a videographer and catch the expressions, see the body language, hear the words, the laughter and the clink of glass as your favourite people toast to your special day. The video is not comparable to a still image because it is so much more.
The photographer is enough surely?! Another person with a camera in the face of your guests will be more of a disadvantage than an advantage. While people are trying to relax and enjoy themselves they feel conscious, knowing that every expression is being caught on film. With this in mind, the people captured in the video won’t be acting naturally anyway so the entire thing feels fake.
No matter how long it takes to plan a wedding, the day itself will fly by in a heartbeat. After it’s all over you only have memories and these will fade and distort over time. Video evidence is irreplaceable and although you might not want to watch it everyday, it is there for you whenever you need to remind yourself how incredible it really was.
A videographer doesn’t come cheap, not a good one anyway. Just like with all wedding services it’s possible to get a friend to do it cheaply but you get what you pay for in quality and it might not be worth doing at all. Wedding budgets all come down to priorities; get clear on what is most important to you and make sure you pay for these first. A videographer is not a priority for most people.
You might want your wedding filmed but you might not. This is a decision only you can make. One thing for sure is that you will want your guests to have a good time, otherwise there would be nothing worth filming anyway!
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