Why have a Videographer?
To have a perfect wedding movie!
Your wedding day is the event of a lifetime. Families come together to witness the public expression of your love and commitment amidst the beauty and pageantry of your carefully planned wedding ceremony. As you are well aware, planning this is no small task. You only get one chance to get it right and you've spent months going over every tiny detail.
You've struggled with the guest list; trying to book just the right wedding date; ordering wedding invitations; selecting your bridesmaids and groomsmen...and the list goes on and on. Just choosing a wedding dress was a monumental task, but it was worth it because you've found a gown that surpasses all your dreams. The stress can be overwhelming but you don't mind because you want your big day to be perfect!
Nevertheless, making all these wedding arrangements is very expensive. And if you're on a budget, like many couples today are, you may find yourself coming up short for some things you were counting on having...such as a professional wedding video. With professional wedding video services the wedding video can cost anywhere from £500 - £2500+, some couples are just throwing up their hands and saying "forget it" and resigning themselves to being happy with what friends or relatives shoot with their personal video cameras.
It is true anyone can use a video camera. However it takes something special to create a professional wedding video. Today, you see video cameras everywhere. You can even shoot video with your phone. Video cameras are designed to easily use...you turn the camera on, point and shoot. Therefore, couples wanting to save money, or well-intentioned relatives with a new video camera who decide that shooting a wedding video is a breeze. However, the end results are usually disappointing.
More and more people are having their wedding day filmed as it has the irreplaceable capability to let you experience again the sensations of a day that can often just fly by. It allows you to see the expressions of people at your wedding, your partner's smile as you see each other for the first time and of course, hearing your vows again. These are just some of the moments that you can replay repeatedly and they will take you straight back the day you spent months and years planning. The joy of film? You don’t just see a smile on someone’s face; you witness and hear how it got there! Whoever you end up choosing make sure of a couple of things:
- They are Professional Wedding Videographers and that you get along with them
- They hold Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance Cover
- They use Professional Cameras, not just ones bought from Currys (or other reputable electronic stores!)
- They are Members of Institute of Videography
- They are licensed to allow you to pick the music you really want on the DVD
Your wedding DVD isn’t just about the wedding ceremony; it is a complete event of the day – a once in a lifetime day is captured forever. Those precious moments, the ambience, the emotions, the laughter and the tears, saved forever, for you to re-live over and over. Vibrant recollections and sounds that you can share with family and friends. See all those things you would not normally observe; the arrival of the groom and his entourage, the entrance of the bridesmaids and of course, the bride!!
At a recent wedding fayre, a presenter said: "I am holding two boxes. One contains your great-grandparents' wedding photos, and the other contains their wedding video. You can open only one. Which do you choose?" The audience choice was unanimous, to the surprise of some- everyone chose the video”. ‘A video is something I wouldn’t dream of skipping. I want to show my children and my grandchildren one day. In addition, it is a lovely way to reminisce on anniversaries’.
"It‘s a perfect memory of our special day and it’s so nice to see all the details we missed in the chaos of it all. The joy of it is we have this to cherish forever and without your work all too much of it would be forgotten with time. I wasn’t initially planning on hiring a videographer but with hindsight, this would have been the biggest mistake! I initially thought it imperative to hire a photographer and yet by the time I saw the outcome of such I couldn’t help question why so much was budgeted on the photographer. When we watched the DVD it was the first real time footage we’d seen (and probably will see) as very few (if any) guests brought a video camera"
For more information and advice on wedding videos you could contact any of the videographers on our wedding directory or the article writers Alan and Karen from Chapleford Wedding Videos - Professional, Personal and Contemporary