Let’s discuss wedding videography, shall we? I read a lot of wedding blogs. I mean, a lot. And I love seeing the pictures, but – if I’m being honest, the videos are what really interest me. They are so well done these days, with beautiful music and editing – some are like feature length films!
In thinking of my own wedding, I am torn on the idea of a videographer. One on hand, of course I want one. I know I am going to want to remember every. single. moment. from this day and a video will of course capture things that photos simply cannot! I love the idea of picking the perfect song (ahem, I already have it picked) and seeing video of the guys getting ready and other things I may miss on the actual day. So yes, I’d love a videographer on the big day!
But, if your budget requires you to make some cuts, is a videographer something that may be forfeited? Smartphones these days have excellent video capabilities and you could always encourage your guests to film away and posts/share/send you everything they capture. Or, maybe you have a family friend who loves being behind the camera and would be willing to film some parts of your day.
The first of my college roommates to get married was Courtney, and she happened to marry a (wonderful) guy who we also went to school with. So, naturally, their wedding was an amazing party and the first time we all got to hang out again after graduating. I am not kidding when I tell you I’ve watched her wedding video at least 20 times – no exaggeration! Every time we get together for a visit, we implore Courtney to pull it out so that we can reminisce, crack up at our dance skills, cringe at our wine-fuled send-off speeches (into the camera – yikes!), and marvel at the best man’s speech, even after all these years!
Are you having a videographer at your wedding? Will it be a professional, or a guest (graciously) performing double duties?