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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Why You Should Hire a Videographer

As you choose vendors and services for your wedding, you may question whether you have the budget for anything outside the scope of the common essentials—venue, photographer, florist, DJ, and caterer. But we’re here to make the case that an often-overlooked vendor could arguably turn out to be one of the most important: the videographer.

As a bride, you may ask what a videographer can provide that a wedding photographer can’t. After all, you already have the pictures; what more could you really get out of a wedding video? In short, the answer is simple: you get to relive the experience in full, even gaining the perspective of a guest. And this detail makes all the difference in the world.

At your wedding, you have a very specific firsthand experience. Through your eyes, you see the getting-ready process, the legendary walk down the aisle, the vow recital, the reception, and the speeches. And all of this, of course, is an amazing experience that you can carry with you for the rest of your life. What you don’t see, however, is everything else.

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Brittany Sidwell Photography

Brittany Sidwell Photography

You don’t see the quiet moment your mother takes after she sees you, dress and veil in place, and marvels at the wonders that have led you to this moment. You don’t see the excited faces of your guests as they file into the ceremony site, or the well-rehearsed processional down the aisle which precedes you. You miss the side conversations as your guests discuss the beautiful wedding during the reception. You may forget certain toasts or lose the perfect tableau of the faces that gaze upon you at the altar. A videographer’s job is to ensure that you have these moments, captured just as they happened, for the rest of your life.

Brittany Sidwell Photography

Brittany Sidwell Photography

Brittany Sidwell Photography

Consider a videographer. Look at what packages they offer, from a five-minute highlight reel to an hour-long documentarian approach, to see which option works best for you. For your money, you get not only a DVD or a digital download of the footage—you get crystal clear memories, including candid moments, many of which you wouldn’t have had otherwise.

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