I’ve been beautifully preserving wedding memories throughout Charlotte and the Carolinas for more than seven years. I’m Jennifer Pellin, and I’m the wedding videographer behind Jpellin Video + Design. One question that I continue to hear is whether or not a professional wedding videographer should be hired to capture the special day. I completely understand how couples can weigh the pros and cons of paying for videography in the grand scheme of wedding expenses. It can all add up to be a lot. For some, videography is the last thing on the wedding checklist. Some couples just don’t understand how videography has changed over time. My advice to future brides and grooms is to make the investment in both a wedding photographer and a wedding videographer. Yes, the cost is higher, but there will never be any regrets about professionally preserving those special wedding day memories! There’s a saying “pictures are worth a thousand words” … but wouldn’t it be nice to hear those words and relive the moments? Investing in having your wedding filmed is a simple way to ensure the many months, even years, of planning won’t be missed! Here’s 5 reasons to why hiring a wedding videographer is a must to preserve your special day.
1. Relive the moments that went by all too fast
In the midst of all the joy, nerves and excitement, the special day that you’ve been planning for so long will be over before you know it. This is one of the main reasons to hire a wedding videographer. On the day of your wedding, you will want to take everything in and enjoy every single moment, but we all know that just can’t happen. Special moments among the wedding party, family and dear friends will be missed, and you may not remember a good amount of that which you do see during the whirlwind day. Hiring a wedding videographer will ensure you and your spouse can relive each beautiful moment of your wedding day in crystal clarity in a way that photography can’t.
2. Share your wedding video with family and friends
Capturing your wedding festivities in short videos allows you to share them on social media, Vimeo and YouTube for family and friends who couldn’t make it to celebrate your special day. Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, and while planning for every detail you can think of, circumstances occur that prevent some of your guests from attending. It’s unfortunate, but it can be due to distance, sickness or other unforeseen reasons. Having a digital wedding video in a shareable file or online will make it easy for family and friends to access it and relive the magic of your day as if they were right there with you.
3. Keep the memories alive
After your wedding day has come and gone, you will still have your wedding video. The memories that you and your loved ones make on your wedding day are priceless. A wedding videographer offers you a different perspective of your own wedding. You won’t get to see your fiancé getting ready, or the bridesmaids or groomsmen, but your wedding video will allow you to see just how nervous or excited they were. Being able to relive every special moment of your once-in-a-lifetime day is priceless. Having a wedding video will allow you to watch your day over and over again, providing a different perspective of the day every time you watch it. It can become a tradition to relive the experience of exchanging your vows on every wedding anniversary. It will bring back beautiful memories and serve as a loving reminder of why you chose one another to spend the rest of your lives with.
4. Your vows and speeches cannot be photographed
Your wedding vows, toasts and first dance are just some of the treasured moments that will fade from your memory over time. Although photos are wonderful and can capture special moments and the emotions of the day, they can’t record the sweet sound of laughter, the precious well wishes, and the emotion in the groom’s loving toast.
5. Remembering loved ones
Not only is a wedding video a precious keepsake, it’s also a way to remember loved ones as they were when you said, “I do”. Unfortunately, your family and friends won’t live forever. Preserving your special day in a wedding video will allow you to hear their voices, see their hugs and laughter, and feel like they’re right there with you during the most beautiful day of your life.
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