Last month, we came across this interesting blog post on www.theknot.com – and it really got us thinking. While we’ve always known that people are thankful that they hired a wedding videographer once the big day is over, so they can relive their wedding over and over, we never realised the amount of regret if they didn’t.
That’s not to say we underestimated the importance of a wedding video – we’ve just never come across so many people being so vocal about wishing they’d booked one!
In the blog post – titled Wedding Video – A Must or A Maybe? – over a dozen newlyweds explain why they think a wedding video is a must-have for your special day, many of them regretting not spending the money themselves. And, as rachaelj99 says, booking a wedding videographer is a no-brainer. You spend months upon months planning one day – so why would you not want to capture as much of it in every way possible?
A common thread through all the comments in the post is the fact that the wedding videographer is there not to replace the wedding photographer, but to complement them – and give you another way of reliving your wedding. Wedding photographs are great – you can frame them and put them on your wall, share them on Facebook and enjoy them with friends and family – but they only capture so much.
A wedding video can capture voices, mannerisms, moments of laughter and the songs that soundtracked your big day. As rmfriedman says in the article, “I know it’s kind of morbid, but I know [some family members] won’t be around forever and I wanted to capture their voices and mannerisms.”
Plus, there are those moments you won’t see that you’ll want capturing – as starrbuk13 comments: “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.”
Many of the comments under the blog post back up the idea – one, by mackmeyering, says: “I love the photos that were taken, but it is not the same. Especially to not have our best man’s speech is really sad.”
However, the blog post did help to raise one issue with regards to booking a wedding videographer – how easily the price can escalate for what can seem like a straightforward wedding video. “I wanted a videographer, and was willing to pay for one,” says Mackenzielizabeth, “but almost every stinking place charged EXTRA to include the entire ceremony OR first dance OR toasts OR cake cutting.”
So, at the risk of sounding like a sales pitch – please don’t regret not having a wedding videographer! For a deposit of £150 you can book Smith&Hirst for your wedding – and look forward to capturing the best moments of the day you will spend months, if not years planning. Capturing your day from getting ready to the first dance costs £500 all-in. Get in touch with us, and find out how we can capture your day for an affordable price, by clicking here.