To Video or Not To Video?

To Video or Not To Video?

Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. It is a day filled to the absolute brim with emotion. Happiness should be the biggest, of course, but there are many others as well. A great videographer will be able to capture all that emotion and display it in a way that you will be able to watch over and over, for years to come.

While weddings are fantastic and emotional, they can often be overwhelming, as well. Naturally, you, as the couple in the spotlight, miss some of the big moments. Not with a videographer. 

Traditional wedding videography tells the story of your wedding. You will get the chance to relive your wedding over and over again for years to come.

You may be thinking, all that sounds great, but we don’t have the budget for an excellent videographer. Before you make up your mind, though, let us take you through some of the reasons you may want a videographer at your wedding; and a few of the reasons you may not. 

At Adagio Djay Entertainment, we want your wedding day to be as magical and unique as it can be. Does that magical day include a wedding videographer? Only you can decide.

bride during wedding

A videographer will capture movement and sound 

Beautiful wedding photos are significant because they capture a moment in time. You will want to be able to look back on your big day as the years slowly fade your memories of the wedding. 

With a wedding video, you will not only be getting a stunning image but the movement and sound that went along with it. You will hear the sounds of your wedding. The laughter, gasps, and tears will all be immortalized in your wedding video.

Some of those moments you never want to forget, your first kiss, your first dance, the ever-emotional father-daughter dance, just to name a few, will always be there waiting for you to watch and re-watch. 

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Wedding videos better capture emotion than photos

The best videographers are master editors. They will take the hours and hours of raw footage they captured of your wedding and trim them down to a beautiful and touching movie. Parts of it should be set to music, but all of it will tell the story of your love and the day you chose to stand up and share it with your friends and family. 

It will be the closest thing to going back in time and reliving your wedding day. For the most effective wedding day, ask your videographer these questions before you hire them. 

father of groom and groom

Catch the moments you missed

Your wedding day schedule will be packed, and the day will seem to go by too quickly. All the anticipation will make the time go by even quicker. You will inevitably miss things. 

Some of those things you can’t help but miss, like the walk of your flower girl or the tear in your mother’s eye as you look into each other’s eyes and say your vows. Your attention is often required elsewhere when sweet and unforgettable moments are occurring.

You may be mingling with guests while your parents dance sweetly check to check. Many fun memories are made at cocktail hour, but you will likely be taking pictures with your wedding party and will, unfortunately, miss it. 

A good videographer will catch many of these moments and edit them into your wedding video. The first time you watch, it will feel brand new. You will be experiencing parts of your wedding day for the first time. You will finally feel like you were at your entire wedding, not just a piece of it. 

father of bride and bride walking down aisle

You can easily share your wedding video

In our inter-connected digital world, not many significant events happen without some form of record. People love to experience these big moments again and again through shared photos or videos. 

You can share your wedding with people who weren’t able to be there. The people who missed your wedding will want to have some way to see what they missed. Even the people who were there will likely want a way to relive it. 

Your videographer may be able to upload your wedding onto his or her website. They may even post it on a shared video site like YouTube or Vimeo. They might also make you small, condensed clips that you can share on Facebook or Instagram.

Gone are the days of lugging around tapes or DVDs. The ease of the digital world makes it easier to share those moments with the ones you love.

bride and groom leaving ceremony

You can watch your wedding video as often as you want

Imagine you and your spouse on your first anniversary. You pull out the wedding cake you put in the freezer, one year ago today, and turn on your wedding video. You are instantly transported back to the biggest day of your life. You smile lovingly at each other because you know you will be able to see these moments every year for the rest of your lives. 

That’s great, but we don’t have the budget

Your budgetary concerns are real, and you should be aware of them. If you are struggling with an already thin budget, a videographer may seem like more of a splurge than a necessity. 

That may be true, but remember that there are different levels of wedding videography. You may want to hire someone to film only the ceremony, for instance. You shouldn’t be afraid to shop around to find a videographer that will fit in your budget. 

bride and little girl

But I am camera shy

Many couples feel this way. They don’t like the idea of having cameras shoved in their faces throughout their wedding day. That fear is completely understandable and relatable.

Keep in mind that most videographers are adept at inconspicuous filmmaking. Ultimately, you know yourself and your comfort level. If you feel your day will be less enjoyable for you with cameras rolling all around, do what is best for you. It is your day, after all. 

Your wedding day should be all about you and your love as a couple. You are starting your life together. If a wedding video enhances that experience, you can easily find a way to incorporate it in a way that fits your taste and budget. 

Contact Adagio Djay Entertainment  today for your free estimate. Let us help you capture your wedding day in a way that you will cherish for years to come. 

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