According to an article on The Huffington Post, 98 percent of brides regretted not having a wedding videographer for their wedding. It is your big day and wedding photography is compulsory for you, just like any other couples that are tying the knot. Photos are able to bring back great memories but to most of the brides, photos just aren't enough to hold on to years later.
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Hence, in the recent years, there is a rising phenomenon for couples to engage in wedding videographers to capture all the fleeting moments in moving imagery forms. Some of you however, might question the significance of hiring a wedding videographer. You might think that wedding photos and videos are a little of an overkill hence you should save the money on hiring one. However, trust us, you will definitely want to have both a wedding photographer and videographer and that the money spent will be worth every single penny.
With some of the quotes gathered from the newlyweds, we hope to convince you on why you should hire a wedding videographer.
"The only regret I have about our wedding is not having a videographer. The day goes by so quickly -- you really miss so much of it. I look back now and wish I would have spent the money for it." - Vikki2pay
1. Reminisce your big day as and when you would like
You have been preparing for months or even a year for your big event of your lifetime. However, it is a pity that your big day is most likely to go pass in a blur. The day will go by so fast that even though you are the center of attention, you will really miss so much of it. It is nearly impossible for you to remember everything from that day. With a wedding videographer, he or she will be the one capturing all the memories and emotions on your wedding day. Your first dance; the moment when the groom unveils the veil of the bride; the moment when both of you say “I Do”, all of which will be captured in the truest form. The end product would be something you could keep for years and relive them with your children or perhaps grandchildren. They say, a picture says a thousand words but a video captures what memories forget and preserves it to be experienced again for years to come.
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"I was anti-video, but I bit the bullet and got one anyway. We don't watch it very often, but I love having it there for me to watch. We had both the ceremony and reception filmed, and I love being able to see everything that I missed the night of my wedding." - Emimayor
"I regret not having one. I thought that I'd never watch it and I'd have my pictures, but there's a lot of your wedding that, as the bride, you don't get to see. For example, I wish I could see what was going on inside my ceremony tent before I got there. I wish I could see my bridesmaids walk in. The whole thing went by so fast -- I'd kill to have more memories of it." - Starrbuk13
2. Ability to imagine yourself at multiple places at once
Whether you are the bride, the groom, the bridesmaid or groomsmen, let’s be honest, you cannot be at everywhere at once. While you and your bridesmaids were getting your hair and makeup done, what was your fiancé and his groomsmen doing? Other than the noises you have heard, what was your fiancé doing while his groomsmen and him were trying to gatecrash your house while you were hiding in your nuptial room? After the wedding, the video is sure to serve as a piece for your team and you to look at how it was during your wedding day. You could sit down together with your better half and friends to look out on the parts you missed, oh imagine the excitement!Image Credit: Back Button Media - James & Melissa Image Credit: Back Button Media - James & Melissa
"I'm definitely planning on hiring a videographer. I want to be able to see fiance's and my expressions when we say our vows. I want to be able to hear how we say them -- and I just want to see everyone have a ball at our reception. And come 40 years from now when DVDs and blu-rays are old-school, I still want to be able to watch us on our big day." - Jenandcris
3. Ability to leverage on the professional expertise of videographer
From a novice’s point of view, all he or she sees the videographer do is carrying bulky cameras with a boom mic device. However, professional videographers are trained to get the imagery results you are looking for. In order to provide wedding couples with the best outcome, they invest in high quality and expensive equipment. Most professionals in the field have filmed easily a hundred weddings to know exactly where to be and what to film at the right time. They are able to play around and experiment with creative and artistic angles. Editors can also skillfully weave all the videos together with the right background music and special effects to spin a beautiful end product for the wedding couple. There, there, who knows you might get yourself a Cannes-worthy wedding video?Image Credit: Back Button Media - James & Melissa Image Credit: Beyond Pictures Cinematography - Shanghui & Natalie
"Our videography was some of the best money we ever spent. It's true that it goes by so fast, and you do see things you didn't notice when you see the video. Absolutely zero regrets. Our reasoning was that if we're going to spend so much money on one day, don't you want to be able to relive it through video? Plus, we can show it to our kids." - ExpatPumpkin
4. Bring joy by sharing it with your loved ones online or offline
With today’s technology, you have the ability to share your wedding video highlight reel online. Share the joy with your loved ones by uploading it on your social media account and have them leave all their well wishes. Many professionals will also give you with both a digital and physical copy of your video for uploading purposes. Imagining taking it out years later to show it to your kids or generations to come.Image Credit: Beyond Pictures Cinematography - Shanghui & Natalie
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5. Enjoy the attention on you and play celebrity for a day
If you are not a celebrity, what are the chances of you being the center of attention? Well, it is your special day, so bask in the limelight and enjoy all the attention your guests have on you. This is one of your only opportunities to have the cameras and eyes on you. After which, you can admire how gorgeous you look with your wedding gown or how emotional you were when your parents were putting on that veil on you. You might forget all the little things you did that day but fret not because the videographer will help you remember.Image Credit: Vocare Media Production - Blackie & Fan Fan Image Credit: Ichiro Films - Gerald & Pamela
You might not appreciate having a videographer now or even on the wedding day itself. However, trust us with this decision because most couples that did not engage in a wedding videographer regretted their initial decision. People often underestimated how much they would want to relive the day and see things from someone else’s perspectives. Your wedding day is the moment of your lifetime and it deserves more than a pose, with a video, the memories last longer.
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