You asked and we answered! Welcome to your weekly “Planning Your Happiness Forever” column with marriage consultant Shikima Hinds.
You’ve probably spent years dreaming up the perfect wedding.
You have a pretty good idea of your dress, you know your theme, and you can visualize the decor. All brides know that their wedding photography is one of the most important parts of the wedding day.
While a wedding day is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, preparing for a wedding can become overwhelming. The special day comes and goes very quickly. Let’s be honest, unfortunately you won’t be able to see everything. This is where hiring a professional photographer and videographer would come in. I’m sure you want perfect photos, but you also want videos, which can get expensive.
Many feel pressured to choose and decide if they are going to hire just a photographer or both a photographer and a videographer for their wedding.
Ensuring that wedding photos and videos are captured is very important as they will remain memories for years to come. They serve as a record of your celebration while capturing the laughter, tears, hugs and toasts.
Some couples forego hiring a videographer for their wedding or opt for a package with a limited service offering to cut costs. In some cases, couples choose to have a friend or family member capture the moments. There really is no right or wrong choice. The only thing that matters is to make a decision that you will not regret in the future.
You should hire a videographer if…
1. You write your own vows
2. You expect a great dance party
3. You enjoy candid moments
4. You want to remember speeches
5. You have planned special surprises
Having a videographer filming the wedding ceremony and celebration will never get old. Most couples are skeptical about hiring a videographer because they don’t know if it’s worth it. But it’s still the biggest regret for most couples who choose not to have this service. Having the best day of your life captured by a professional is priceless and at the end of the day, you are left with hundreds of special moments that you can relive. Like I mentioned, you won’t see everything on your wedding day, but your video will.
Wedding videographers and photographers have totally different goals. Still photos provide an image of a moment in time, but videography captures both motion and sound. With video, you’ll be able to get first-hand sights and sounds of emotions, like the moment your spouse gasps at your first look, or your dad’s toast and your mom’s laugh. You will be able to watch and enjoy your first kiss as newlyweds, your first dance and your sister’s amazing dance moves.
Choosing an experienced wedding photographer and videographer is obviously a must and the two must be able to work together. When they do this often, they are in sync, never shy away from each other, and know how to best achieve the client’s vision.
Remembering your special day year after year, and watching the next generation flip through wedding photos and videos is priceless. To get full and detailed memories of your special day, I really recommend that it is best to hire both a wedding photographer and a videographer. These are the memories you will cherish forever.
You won’t see everything on your wedding day, but your videographer will capture everything.