From when you start planning your big day, a wedding videographer might not be at the top of your priorities, but it is the best way to capture people’s emotions on the day. Time and time again brides book their videographer at the very last minute because either they have spare cash or a close friend or relative offers it as a gift. We think it’s a wedding essential and something that should be included in your budget, right from the beginning. Wedding photographs are still very much essential, but being able to hear the speeches, laughter and emotion in your guest’s voices is priceless.
"The wedding was amazing. But while I had an amazing photographer, I didn't hire a professional videographer. So many wonderful moments were captured frozen in time, but there are no moving images." —Sheila
One way brides think they can save money on their big day is by bypassing the videographer altogether. Because they're already spending a fortune on a photographer, what's the point? That strategy works until a few months pass by and those precious memories you swore that you'd always remember begin to fade.
One of the most common and biggest regrets brides and grooms cite when looking back on their wedding day is that they wish they had booked a videographer. Photos are fantastic, but there’s something truly special about watching yourself walk down the aisle. Seeing the moment your partner views you in your dress for the first time and, of course, re-living your vows as well as your first dance and, of course, the wedding speeches!
“If I could do things over, I’d pay for videography. Since we spent so much anyway, it wouldn’t have made a huge difference. As time passes, the memories of the day fade and now my mum has passed, I really wish I had a video that captured her as part of our wedding day.”
More often than not the bride and groom will miss many of the things happening at their wedding, because they can not be everywhere at once. This is where a videographer can capture so many other parts of the day, so you can watch back later. What would you give to sit and watch a film of your parents or grandparents wedding? Your wedding can be immortalised in a movie, so your children and grandchildren get to experience it decades later. Also, loved ones who couldn’t be with you on the day can experience it through the movie. This is why we believe it’s worth allocating part of your budget, to make sure you get the best possible memory of the biggest day of your life.