Why you should hire a videographer for your wedding

04 Jul 2022

We explore the benefits of hiring a videographer for your wedding day 

Image: Gaetano Di Giacomo

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A picture is worth a thousand words and can convey so much of your special day in one still frame. A wedding video can capture all the moments in between: the excitement, the nerves and little details that might otherwise be lost if you are only relying on photographs. There is a myriad of video styles to suit every couple and there are great benefits to having a videographer capture your big day. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider a videographer for your wedding. 

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A videographer might not be as costly as you think 

If your wedding planning journey is just beginning, you can factor a wedding videographer into your budget. As with any aspect of your wedding day, be sure to do some research beforehand and compare different wedding videographers to see what they offer as part of their service. You should also do this to see which videography style you prefer, as you would with your wedding photography. For example, does the videographer have a cinematic video style or does their work have more of a documentary flair? 

For those brides already in the middle of planning their special day, consider compromising or moving around your budget to accommodate for a videographer. If you over-budgeted and saved money on your flowers or venue, use the leftover money to put towards your videographer.  

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Relive your special day again and again 

Your wedding day can come and go in the blink of an eye. Because of this, you might remember certain important moments in vivid detail, but smaller moments might not appear as concrete in your mind. This is where a wedding video can come in handy.  

“People always say your wedding goes by quickly,” says wedding videographer and photographer Gaetano Di Giacomo, “You'll be surrounded by events throughout the day, you'll miss small details, and you'll have big moments that you'll want to remember for years to come. 

“That's why hiring a wedding videographer is so important to make your special day last forever. It's a complete visual record of the day's events, from your morning preparations to bouquet tossing and more. Plus, the sound of the event can only be captured on video, so you can relive your vows and first dance tune forever.”  

Relive the experiences of your wedding day as captured on video. You might recall your emotional first look at your partner as you walk down the aisle, the exchanging of your heartfelt vows, readings and promises, and experience your reception speeches again as a married couple.  

"Speeches are often the highlight of any wedding day, with so many heartfelt words spoken between father and daughter, between husband and wife, between friends," explains Charlie Millen of Millen Films. "To be able to listen to them whenever you want is priceless and although you may think it's not an important element at the time, in the future it's something you will cherish for the rest of your life."

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Share with those who couldn’t make it 

Some loved ones may not be able to attend your wedding. You might have family members overseas that are unable to make the journey, or close friends that are unable to make it due to unforeseen circumstances. No matter the case, you can share your wedding video with your loved ones, so it’s as if they were there on the day with you. A wedding video is also great to share with guests who were only invited to the reception, so they can see the full day.  

“Other family members will also benefit from your wedding video,” says Gaetano. “Some guests may not be able to attend the ceremony and they will enjoy watching your video knowing they didn't miss it completely.” 

Top 10 moments to capture in your wedding video:

  • Getting ready before the ceremony
  • Your guests arriving to your ceremony venue
  • The bridal party walking down the aisle
  • The first look at your partner
  • Your walk down the aisle
  • Your vows, exchanging of your rings, and first kiss
  • Your ceremony exit
  • Arriving at your reception as newlyweds
  • Speeches
  • Your first dance

Video: Gaetano Di Giacomo

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