You’ve spent months planning and pouring over every little detail of your wedding day, making sure everyone invited has a fantastic time. Once it’s all over your memories of the day might be a wee bit blurry. Have no fear the videographer is here! We find that nothing can quite convey the mood and atmosphere of the day as much as a wedding film that you can keep watching over and over again. In fact, 75% of newlyweds say they regret not hiring a videographer for their wedding, so here is our introduction to why we think it’s a no brainer!
A videographer will capture your personal story, the expressions of the wedding guests (which you definitely won’t have seen) as they witness all the important moments of the day, the exchange of the vows and the unique and wonderful mood of the whole day.
As the newlyweds, you will be the constant centre of attention, chatting to friends and relatives, listening to the speeches and having lots of fun. However, in the midst of all the entertaining you might miss certain moments, or some of the speeches may fade from your memory. A videographer will make sure that all the important moments are captured on film, so that you can refresh your memory (and everyone else’s) any time!
Consider this; if you had the option, would you watch your parents’ or your grandparents’ wedding video? Your children will definitely love the opportunity of seeing you on your wedding day, as well as their grandparents and family friends having fun!
Having a film of your special day could signal the start of a new tradition! The two of you could re-watch your wedding on every anniversary, reflecting back on the first day that started your life as a married couple and toasting your achievements with some bubbles.
The only real disadvantage of a videographer is the price, which may stretch your budget, as the average price tends to be around £1000 for a fully edited wedding video. However, even if your budget will not reach the target, no matter how much you stretch it, Bridebook is here to offer you some great tips and potential alternatives.
Videographers tend to have a number of packages (the amount of hours they are hired for, the editing, the number of DVDs offered), available at different prices. Making sure you choose the right package for you could mean saving the necessary money and still creating a beautiful time capsule of your day.
Another, slightly more risky, option is going to a film school and hiring one of the students. Film academies have a lot of talent, so make sure you choose the right one for you by looking through their portfolio.
It is always a great idea to involve your guests in filming – maybe allocate certain parts of the day to certain people. Mobile cameras are so advanced and so clear that they may be a great alternative, as well as providing you with endless viewpoints. Similarly, you can use a GoPro; a savvy bride attached hers to the bouquet, which resulted in a creative and unique film of her special day. This may not have the polished result of a professional videographer, but it can always be perfected through free tools like iMovie, which allow for a soundtrack to be placed over the film, giving you all the control over the footage of your special day.
Whatever option you choose, you will end up with emotional, hilarious and special footage from your big day and that’s worth having – in our minds.