To have one, or not to have one? That is the question.
Actually, it’s not a question at all. A wedding videographer is a must-have in my book and I want one… badly!
This is one aspect of the wedding planning where Ryan & I are butting heads a little. He used to be totally against hiring a videographer, but he’s definitely warming up to the idea. Yes they’re expensive, but the way I see it, you will be able to relive your wedding and experience all those little details over and over again. I love photos (obvi!) but when I watch all these wedding videos (of complete strangers, I might add), I just love seeing the flow of everything and the overall energy of the entire day. I especially love the tear jerkers… oh, and when the grooms cry. You can’t beat that raw emotion!
The style of video is very important, and so is the videographer. Personally, I have no need for an hour-long video, we would never watch it. My ideal film would be a 15-20 minute cinematic-style movie that would highlight the very best parts of our day… And fun music is a must! I hear from so many people that your wedding day flies by, and that’s mainly why I want the video. And the memories are priceless, of course! The other cool thing is you get to experience your wedding from a totally different point of view, and I think that would be pretty awesome. When else in your life will you get to wear a beautiful white dress, have the day be all about you and the love of your life, be with all of your closest family & friends in one place, and to have your very own feature film?
This is where I need your advice, M&M readers! To all of you married girls out there, why did you hire a videographer or choose not to? If you did, have you watched your video more than once or does it sit on your shelf gathering dust? If you chose not to, does a part of you wish you had that special video to commemorate your day? Was it a waste of money or worth every penny? This bride would love to hear your feedback so let me know your thoughts!