Weddings are expensive. I know, trust me. We here it all the time about how much people are spending on these things, but we also know how important that day is. Now, there are plenty of things for your wedding that you can go cheap on or even DIY, but I don’t think your wedding video is one of those. So if you’re wondering if you should have a DIY wedding video, I say probably not.
If you were to Google wedding photographer, you’d find hundreds of photographers. It seems like there are new ones popping up every week. If you Google wedding videographer, though, you’re only going to find a few in your area. For some reason, there aren’t tons of wedding photographers but a very small amount of wedding videographers. After doing both for several years, I seen the difficulties of being a wedding videographer, and honestly, it’s harder than being a photographer.
I was talking with one of my former grooms a few days ago, and he is really interested in getting all of the video I shot at his wedding. I’ve had people ask me the same thing about photos, and it’s basically the same situation. For most people, you don’t need it, but I’ll try to explain, so you can answer the question, “Do I need the Raw video footage?”
The wedding world is a popular place to be. There are so, so many wedding photographers out there. I know I run into a new one about every week. There aren’t as many wedding videogaphers out there. I think that’s probably because video is a bit harder to do and requires more equipment and editing skills. Even though there aren’t a ton of us out there, finding the right videographer can be a challenge. Here’s some tips on how to choose a wedding videographer.
If you watch any movie, at some point you’re going to see a wide shot showing off the setting. Most movies do this multiple times. Now for the big budgets, they actually will use helicopters, but for wedding videographers, we use drones to get these amazing shots. About 10 years ago, these drones were basically non-existent or too expensive for most people to get. Now, though, there are tons of options, some as low as $500. Well, I went out and I Bought a Mavic Pro Drone and I’m really excited!
Weddings are supposed to be one of the happiest days in a person’s life, and for most, it is. Occasionally, though, I’ll hear stories about a bride not being happy. Maybe the cake wasn’t perfect or maybe the timing of the day was off. It could be a lot of different things. My goal is to always help make the day go as smoothly as possible and make everyone happy. I started wondering what the most common issue was. I decided to ask people what their biggest wedding regret was.
Biggest Wedding Regrets
I was kind of surprised how many people were willing to talk about this online. I had the question up for a few days and I think I got around 20 responses or more. The answers were pretty varied like I expected, but there was a reoccurring one that kept popping up.
By far, the biggest wedding regret was not getting a wedding video. Of course, as a wedding videographer, I already kind of expected this, but it was a good piece of information to have. Some people were talking about simply, just being too tired by close to the end of the wedding, and finding difficulty keeping up with the pace of it all. I personally take a natural health supplement. It works great for me, and really gives me that extra energy boost that ensures I get through the day, even the heavy ones. It is called kratom masters if you want to check it out.
Since we do wedding photography as well, I’ve really gotten to see both sides of it. People are always going to hire a photographer, and they are willing to spend a good chunk of money on it. Videography, on the other hand, is usually a last minute decision, and the budgets are much, much lower.
It’s not until after the wedding that people realize what they missed. They missed the vows, the laughing, the speeches, all the things that photography can’t capture. These words are so important, and you will forget them if they aren’t recorded. I promise. I got married close to 12 years ago, and I can’t remember a single word spoken the entire day. The pastor was close to us, so I’m sure he said some special things. My brother gave a speech, but I have no idea what he said. I really missed out, and I don’t want others to miss out as well.
If you’re thinking about skipping out on a wedding video, I’d suggest you at least take a look at some of the films we’ve created. If that doesn’t get you excited about having a wedding film, then you probably don’t want one. We’d love to talk to you more, so feel free to send us a message, and we’ll tell you more about what we do.
It’s interesting how people can be different in different situations. Often, people will act one way when we first are meeting, but they might be different on the wedding day. This isn’t a bad thing by any means. It’s really quite fun for me. A wedding is a party and people will usually loosen up. Ashley and Scott were pretty reserved when we met in the beginning, but on the wedding day, it was a crazy time, and you can feel it in their Peel Mansion Wedding Video.
Every year I get the pleasure of working with a bunch of amazing couples. Each one is special and I love meeting them, but there are some that are really special to me. These are the ones that I had connections with before and knew somehow outside of the wedding world. This was the case with Lori and Chap and their Garden Room wedding film.
When I think about any wedding, there is always something that pops out in my mind. Sometimes there are a lot of emotions, other times crazy dancing, and often some really touching speeches. Well, for Alexis and Miles and their St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable wedding video, the thing that sticks out the most to me is the laughing.
People either love surprises or they hate them. Usually with weddings surprises aren’t a great thing. Most weddings will have a wedding coordinator there just to make sure everything goes according to plan and there are no surprises. Well, not all wedding surprises are bad. There were several surprises in Courtney and Stephen’s Rogers wedding film, and I really think it added to the day and made it something special.