Yeah, the economy can be tough sometimes, but that doesn’t mean your wedding memories should take a back-seat. There are so many ways to remain cost-conscious for your wedding, but too often we hear that a wedding video is considered a “luxury” that most couples forego.
Many couples see the photographer as a necessity, and the video as something they would like, but can ultimately live without. Really? Let’s see….budget…budget…where to spend the budget?....on one hand, upgrade to some exotic flower that no one – aside from maybe the florist – has ever heard of…or, relive one of the biggest days of your life in vivid detail for years to come?
A professionally produced wedding video is not the same as Uncle George carrying around his camcorder. A professional video will showcase moments of the wedding from perspectives not shown in the photography, and in ways that (het hem…Uncle George) don’t intrude on the photographer’s shots. In addition to the emotion and subtleties of a moving image, the video will also share the sounds of the day…a faint sniffle during the ceremony, the cheers and excitement during the pronouncement, and the best man giving his speech. Professionals who use wireless microphones will produce a video with the best sound quality.
Although we live in an increasingly digital world where people capture photos and videos on their smartphones, a wedding video captured on professional equipment and expertly edited into a story of the day becomes a unique keepsake. The best wedding videos incorporate short, bite-sized clips of the day, highlighting the most interesting and memorable features in a way that keeps the viewer excited and interested. So, no long drawn-out shots of every bridesmaid’s walk down the aisle…just the wait at the end of the aisle of one girl, a few strides of the next, a bashful smile of another, and the arrival to the altar of the last. In other words, you want something with an upbeat tempo that doesn’t have you turn around to a room full of viewers who are half asleep three minutes into watching.
A few other benefits to consider:
When discussing your video options, state your preferences on how you like to look, and even fears about being filmed, and the videographer can no doubt find solutions that will accommodate your needs.
Modern videographers offer high-resolution, edited movies that can be watched both online and shared digitally with friends wherever they are, but also on a hard-copy DVD or Blu-Ray, so you can enjoy it on your home TV.
Although there will always be things that have to get cut from the budget, the longevity and value offered by a beautiful wedding video should be something that are carefully considered before ruling it out completely.