Wedding Videos: Yay or Nay?
" People love to be swept off their feet, to go into an environment where they've never been, to experience things they only dream about. And filmmaking offers that potential." - Peter Guber
Wouldn't it be wonderful to be swept off your feet whenever you want to? Even just reliving that magical day when you exchanged " I dos" with the love of your life. Priceless, really.
The sad reality is that wedding videos are usually the first ones on the chopping block when it comes to budget. More often than not, couples are usually content to have their special day captured on photographs.
But... there are certain things that photography would not be able to capture, no matter how phenomenal your photographer is. Hearing you both say your " I dos" or your personal vows is one. The precious way you look at one another, or how one of you got all choked up while exchanging those solemn vows. Hearing all the laughter as your best man/maid of honor/ father give out their toasts during the reception. Seeing your guests' reaction as you walk down the aisle in all your organza/tulle/lace glory. We could go on and on about this for days.
You don't have to break the bank to have one. There are so many wedding videographers out there, with varying price points. Word of warning though. Make sure you do your homework and research on their portfolio and previous works. Ask your photographer if they have worked with any videographers that they may recommend to you. Carve out some time to personally meet them for coffee, see if their personalities would jive yours before signing your downpayment away.
Ironically, for someone who is now involved in the wedding filmmaking industry, we never had ours on film. Sob :( Biggest regret ever!!! We couldn't (unfortunately) even remember how we both said our vows. (Paul initially disagreed, but couldn't recite his vows when I asked him to now.) Things happened so fast, everything was a blur that day. Would have been nice if we were smart enough to know these things then.
To all you lovebirds out there, don't be afraid. Take the plunge. Be the star in your personal lifetime movie.
P & A
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