7 Reasons Couples Need Wedding Videographers

June 14, 2018 | kailey

Image by Paola Lattarini.

From photographers to planners, there are a handful of vendors that you already know you should be hiring for your wedding. These talented industry professionals will make your wedding planning process a breeze and turn sweet wedding day moments into cherished memories. There are vendors that aren’t always considered must haves, but they’re essential in their own ways.

Having a photographer is a necessity and a trusted wedding planner is essential. But is a wedding videographer a must-have vendor? Our answer is yes! If pictures are worth a thousand words, then a wedding film has to be worth more. Here’s seven reasons why you need to hire a videographer for your future celebration.  

Seven Reasons You Need To Hire A Wedding Videographer 

1. There’s No Better Wedding Keepsake 

After your wedding day has come and gone you’ll be left with love, memories, and the special keepsakes you gathered on your big day. From vow rugs to carved wine glasses, and even hand-written vow books. There are many tangible things that’ll help spark those precious memories. But video footage is a tangible, unbreakable, and long-lasting keepsake you’ll want long-term.

2. You Alleviate Your Wedding Day Stress 

There’s nothing better than having a talented team of wedding vendors by your side, doing everything in their power to make sure things run smoothly. Professionals that take on your wedding day stress so all you have to worry about is soaking up the soon to be memories. 

Say goodbye to relying on loved ones to capture precious moments on their phones. By hiring a videographer you’re guaranteed that no moment will be missed and they’ll be high quality. 

3. You Can Have A Truly Unplugged Ceremony 

Your wedding day will go by in a blink of an eye for you and your guests so it’s important to be as present as possible. That’s why we’re advocates for unplugged ceremonies—a ceremony where guests are told to keep their cell phones and cameras away. 

You pay to hire photographers and videographers to capture the moments you’re living in, let them do their job. 

4. Capture The Cherished Words Photographs Can’t 

Images capture emotion and words are equally as powerful. From your handwritten-vows to your loved ones’ toasts and speeches, there are so many emotional parts of the day you’ll want to relive including the audio. There’s nothing like getting to hear your spouse read their vows to you in that exact moment or listen to your loved ones’ carefully crafted jokes in their reception speeches. These words are too rare and too sweet not to document. 

Image by Nikk Nguyen.

5. Include Loved-Ones That Weren’t Able To Attend 

Life is unpredictable. As sad as it might be, there’s always a chance not everyone will be able to attend your wedding. If you’ve decided an elopement is for you, it’s likely no one will get to witness your special day. By hiring a wedding videographer, your loved ones will have the opportunity to celebrate you without actually having to be present. That’s a double win. 

Recommended Reading: 8 Ways To Involve Loved Ones In Your Elopement

6. You Get The Chance To See Moments You Missed 

Your wedding day will be busy with many moments happening at once. There are sure to be important and sweet moments you and your partner will miss—that’s the beauty of hiring a wedding videographer. You’ll get to focus on soaking up all the love in the moment. Then, you can watch your wedding film to see the entire day through your guests’ eyes. 

You’ll get to relive your first look, sweet getting ready moments with your crew, and all the epic dance moves on the dance floor. A wedding videographer is essentially another set of eyes and ears on your wedding day. 

7. You’ll Be Creating a Family Heirloom

Just like your wedding outfits, photos, and other keepsakes—you’ll be able to pass down your wedding film to the next generation of loved ones. It’ll be an invaluable heirloom your family can experience alongside you in a more real and personal way than just photos. 

If we’ve convinced you to add videographer to the top of your must-have vendor list, there are a few things you need to know. Before hiring your videographer it’s important to have a destination in mind and have a finalized wedding day budget that’s comfortable for you and your significant other.

If you’re unsure a videographer will fit into your budget, there’s no need to worry. Check out our videographer guide breaking down costs and a hiring timeline that’ll help keep you on track during your wedding vendor search. 

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  1. I couldn’t agree more with this! Hiring a wedding videographer is so important!

  2. Being able to relive our memories in the wedding over and over as you suggested is very romantic and could help my children understand why my husband and I got married so I might hire a wedding videographer this June. Since you did mention that my vows, music, and toasts cannot be photographed, I think it’s best that a video can capture the moments that might slip into memory over time. I do like to see moments that I might have missed as you said which I think should make my wedding more memorable so I might hire someone to capture those silly moments I’ll look forward to.

  3. It’s hard to disagree with any of these views. Wedding films are such a nice keepsake and will make you see things you didn’t see. Well done guys, promoting videography.
    Pedro Portela

  4. It sure got my attention when you said that hiring a wedding videographer will allow you to make sure that you won’t miss a thing. As you said, you can see how others watch you as you walk down the aisle. With that in mind, I’ll be sure to hire a wedding videographer. My fiance and I want to get married soon. My goal is to make my wedding day as memorable as possible. It’ll be really great if I can see if my wedding guests will cry as we say our wedding vows. Thanks!

  5. This is refreshing to read a writeup that encourages couples to strongly consider wedding videography. Couples who don’t book a videographer tend to really regret it afterward. I’ve never heard of a couple who regretted their decision to actually book one! A well-written article, great job!

  6. Hiring an event videographer is essential to capturing those special moments of love, fun and beauty. There is no way to replace watching the best day of your life on the screen live before you!

  7. As a wedding videographer I live for the day when couples value their wedding video as much as their wedding photographs. Thankfully I have seen a trend that it is becoming more and more valued. With the help of posts like this it should keep moving in the right direction!

  8. We might be biased, but we couldn’t agree more :) Love the examples too – great work!

  9. We might be biased, but we couldn’t agree more :) Love the examples too – great work!

  10. My fiancé and I are planning to hire a wedding videographer for our wedding that will occur next year. However, we’re kind of doubting whether we should take it or not. I like that you said how we can relive the vows, toasts, and other important scenarios in a wedding through a video. With that, I am thinking of not just hiring a photographer, but a videographer as well.

  11. Wow, it totally made sense when you mentioned that having a videographer can help record important parts of this memorable day for you to view. My sister is about to get married, and she’s asking me for advice or my opinion on how to make it even more complete. I’ll be sure to share this with her so that she’d consider hiring one for her big day!

  12. It’s great to see wedding films have grown to be one of the priorities for couples. It’s the only way to relive it all in such detail.

  13. Great Article!

  14. This is a great article, thank you for sharing! It’s great to see more content around wedding videography as this is still not appreciated as much as photography.

  15. I loved that you said that you can benefit from hiring a wedding videographer, especially if you want to relive precious memories at your wedding. My fiance and I will then consider hiring a wedding videographer. We have been together for almost a decade now, so our upcoming wedding this December is the most precious event of our lives. We definitely want all our children to witness our wedding even when they grow up.

  16. I totally agree with what you said that videos offer audio that a photograph can’t, so having a videographer in the wedding can make the couple relive the joyous moments of the ceremony such as the vow-reading. I am best man at my friend’s wedding, and I want to hire a professional who can capture every important moments of the ceremony. Thank you for these wonderful insights, I’ll make sure to find a good videographer in town.

  17. Yoo-hoo! How’s it going? Now, my cousin is getting married this summer and all I want to do is making sure he’s able to immortalize the entire ceremony into a special footage. You were right when you reminded us to opt for a videography service since it could actually help us alleviate some wedding tension and anxiousness too as we get to show our funny sides in front of the camera. I’ll get in touch with an expert to handle this matter diligently afterwards.

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