Whether you choose our company to film your wedding or someone else, we want to make sure you make the right cognitive decision and that you have all of the information you need.
Below you will find some helpful resources to help you in your decision to book a wedding videographer.
How Much Does a Wedding Videographer Cost?
Is Hiring a Wedding Videographer a Must or a Maybe?
In short—it's definitely a must.
by The Knot
You may think that having both wedding photos and a video are overkill, or may not want to prioritize videography in your budget, but trust us—you'll want to hire a wedding videographer. For one, the day literally flies by and there are things you'll miss that your videographer will capture beautifully, like seeing your grandmother's emotional reaction as you say your vows. Also, you have to think of the sounds that can't be captured in a photo, like your "I dos," the reception music and meaningful toasts. But don't just take our word for it—listen to feedback from these real brides from the Knot's message boards.
"The only regret I have about our wedding is not having a videographer. The day goes by so quickly—you really miss so much of it. I look back now and wish I would have spent the money for it." —Vikki2pay
"I was really worried that I might regret not having a videographer—not only to capture my fiancé and me, but mostly our family members. I know it's kind of morbid, but I know they won't be around forever and I wanted to capture their voices and mannerisms." —rmfriedman
"While we're very pleased with our photographer, I'm now starting to have second thoughts about not having a videographer. I guess there's nothing like having a video to capture the details, people's faces/expressions, our vows—things that I might miss during the day as a busy bride and that don't necessarily get captured in even the best quality photos." —caramels03
"DO IT!!!!! I promise you will not regret spending the money. You may not think you want to relive every minute, but after the day you have been meticulously planning for months flies by in what feels like seconds, you will be desperate for a way to remember it!" —rachaelj99
"I just got married in June, and we had both a photographer and a videographer. I am so, so, so thankful that we ended up going with the video. It was something we almost cut to save money, but it was so worth it! When we got the pictures back, there were many guests and moments that were missed—and thankfully were caught by the video. I hate being filmed, but I never even noticed him throughout the day." —megc2
"You can replay the most special moments in your life if you have a videographer." —susannalvovsky
"Our videography was some of the best money we ever spent. It's true that [your wedding] goes by so fast, and you do see things you didn't notice when you see the video. Absolutely zero regrets. Our reasoning was that if we're going to spend so much money on one day, don't you want to be able to relive it through video? Plus, we can show it to our kids." —ExpatPumpkin
"I regret not having one. I thought that I'd never watch it and I'd have my pictures, but there's a lot of your wedding that, as the bride, you don't get to see. For example, I wish I could see what was going on inside my ceremony tent before I got there. I wish I could see my bridesmaids walk in. The whole thing went by so fast—I'd kill to have more memories of it." —starrbuk13
"I'm definitely planning on hiring a videographer. I want to be able to see fiancé's and my expressions when we say our vows. I want to be able to hear how we say them—and I just want to see everyone have a ball at our reception. And come 40 years from now when DVDs and Blu-Rays are old-school, I still want to be able to watch us on our big day." —jenandcris
"I did not think I would be so excited to watch our wedding video, but the day went by so quickly! I want to see our ceremony and cocktail hour, which I missed. Though I may only watch it a few times, I think it was worth the money." —foozzle
"I think that the video will capture things that the photos won't. I know it gets really expensive, but if you just want a documentary-style video (no love stories and all the extras), it will be much cheaper." —christikao
"We barely even considered hiring a videographer and were confident in the decision not to have one. But after the wedding, I really wish we'd had one. We really underestimated how much we would want to relive the day and see things we missed. Our photos are wonderful but video still captures something photos don't." —rel830
"I was anti-video, but I bit the bullet and got one anyway. We don't watch it very often, but I love having it there for me to watch. We had both the ceremony and reception filmed, and I love being able to see everything that I missed the night of my wedding." —emimayor
"I had my wedding last month and I regret not getting a videographer. I thought pictures would be enough and most people don't watch their videos anyway, but your wedding goes by so fast and you miss a lot of things. Plus, I feel like I was in a blissful daze for a lot of it and would love to have the important things captured in video. Pictures just don't capture everything." —JDechen
The 5 Reasons You MUST Hire a Videographer For Your Wedding
While we’re frequently blown away (read: openly weeping at our desks) by the gorgeous and emotional wedding videos we’re lucky enough to view, we’re always surprised that many couples choose not to hire a wedding videographer. We completely understand that videography is an added expense (the average cost of a videographer is $1,658, but it varies by your location), but we think it’s worth it if at all possible.
Here are some reasons why:
Capturing Movement and Sound
Still, photos provide an image of a moment in time, but wedding videos capture both movement and sound. With a wedding video, you’ll be able to hear your spouse gasp during your first look, your dad’s toast and it's so important to hire a professional videographer who will not only capture the raw footage of
The Emotion Factor
Your mom’s laughter. You’ll be able to watch your first kiss as newlyweds, your first dance, and your grandmother’s amazing dance moves. For as beautiful and artistic as still photos can be, they cannot capture motion or sound—which makes a wedding video a must-have. Your big day, Your wedding day will go by very quickly, and unfortunately, you won’t be able to see everything. For example, you won’t be able to watch your flower girl walk down the aisle while you’re waiting in the wings. You won’t see your mother-in-law shed a tear while you’re saying your vows. You might not see your parents dancing cheek-to-cheek while you’re mingling with guests. But a videographer can capture these moments on film, and allow you to watch them as though you were really there, and see even more moments
You Won’t See Everything—But a Video Will Capture It
but also edit it down to create an emotional movie, frequently set to music, that will truly tell the story of your wedding from start to finish. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry—it’s the closest thing to reliving your wedding day. then you were able to on your wedding day.
Nowadays, videographers are able to upload wedding video on to platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo. This allows you to easily share your wedding video with loved ones (instead of lugging tapes or CDs to your grandmother’s house). Your videographer may also be able to create short clips for you to share on social media. It makes hiring a videographer ideal for those who are having smaller or destination weddings—you can help family members and friends who were unable to attend feel like they were actually there.
Watch it Again and Again
While you can’t 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. Host a viewing bash with your wedding party, or watch it every year on your anniversary. Your wedding video will make a special occasion even more special.
And if this isn’t enough proof that you need to hire a videographer stat, check out these words of wisdom from real, recently-married couples:
“Hiring a videographer was something that we had not initially included on our list but we decided to add later in the process. We loved the way the video turned out …and have really enjoyed being able to relive parts of the day with our friends and family.”—Lainey, married in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“If you are on the fence about getting a videographer—do it! We are so happy that we have a video that captures our favorite moments from the ceremony and reception. The day goes by in a blur and photos won't give you the same effect as hearing special moments on tape.” —Susan, married in Sharon, Massachusetts
“Get a videographer! Even if you only watch the video once a year, recordings of your family and friends on the best day of your life are invaluable.” —Karen, married in Lambertville, New Jersey
“There’s so much to take in as a couple on wedding day, we so appreciated having video of the ceremony, first dances, speeches, and all of the little details we worked so hard on planning for a year before our big day. There were little things that I didn't notice on our wedding day because there was just so much going on and it goes by so quickly. The video helped make those small details feel totally worthwhile.” —Whitney, married in Nashville, Tennessee