the 4 reasons you NEED

a videographer for your wedding

I completely understand that video is an added expense... but hear me out for a second

I get asked all the time if hiring a wedding videographer is worth it... and I totally get it! Hiring both a wedding photographer and a wedding videographer can seem SO expensive, and some couples find it hard to justify spending such a large portion of their budget on documentation when there are So. Many. Expenses. and often a strict budget. But after years of experience I always hear the same thing from couples who opted out... "My biggest regret from my wedding was not hiring a videographer!" I promise, this is one investment you won't regret!

Here's 4 Reasons Why:

1. You can relive the day over and over again

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event! You plan and prep and look forward to this day for months and even years, and then you blink your eyes and it is done. However your wedding film allows that day to live on forever. Many memories are bound to fade over the years, but having every moment on film is a truly priceless benefit of hiring a wedding videographer. While you may not be able to hang your wedding video on your wall and see it every day like you can with your photos, you can find special times to watch it and let the memories come flooding back. I promise ya - this is one movie you’ll never get sick of!

2. You can share it with the world

I. LOVE. TECHNOLOGY. Most videographers upload your video to Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc. and you can easily view your video  a n y w h e r e  (we can finally say goodbye to lugging around tapes and DVDs to grandma's house to show off those pretty videos!). The sad truth of the matter is that there will always be some friends or family members who won't be able to attend your special day. And if you choose to elope, very few people will get to witness your wedding! So having a film will allow your loved ones to be part of that special day, and relive the magic over and over again with you. Now everyone has a front-row seat and you can share it all over your social media channels! Yes, I understand you can share photos as well... but video helps family members and friends who were unable to attend feel like they were actually there.

3. You will get to see all the moments that you missed

Your wedding day should be one of the happiest and best days of your life! But let me fill you in on a little secret - You will be BUSY. your wedding day is going to fly by, and I hate to break it to ya, but you're not going to see it all... the Flower Girl walking down the aisle; your grandmother shed a tear during your first dance; your parents sneak a kiss.

And that my friends is the beauty of hiring a wedding videographer - they won’t miss a thing! A videographer can capture these moments on film, and you'll see the entire day through your guests’ eyes. You'll see even more moments than you were able to on your wedding day!

4. You get to capture movement and sound

A picture's worth a 1000 words? Well a video must be worth a trillion!!! Cliche? Absolutely... but 100% truth. With a video you'll be able to see and hear your spouse recite their vows to you; you will get to relive your first kiss as a married couple; you'll listen to your dad's special toast and your best friends' jokes over and over again. You get to watch grandma kick it on the dance floor and see if you really did get the most frosting on your spouse while cutting the cake. Sure, there is nothing like witnessing these in the exact moment, but getting to see and hear that moment, over and over again, is a very close second. Obviously photos can beautifully tell a story, but they cannot capture motion or sound—which makes a wedding video a must-have.

There you have it! This is the most special day of your life and after you'e written your thank you cards, dried your roses, and stored your wedding dress away in a closet, you will want to remember the magic and excitement of your wedding.  Your video will truly tell the story of your wedding from start to finish. You’ll laugh; you’ll cry. And you'll be able to remember all of the dainty details and powerful emotions for years and years to come.

xoxo,

Addison

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