If You're On the Fence About Getting A Wedding Videographer, Read This

For the moments photos can't capture (like your father's speech or your first dance), you're probably going to want to hire someone to get it all on film.

by The Knot

When it comes to booking wedding vendors, tons of couples typically question whether or not they need a videographer—and we're not really sure why. As far as we're concerned, getting a videographer is a no-brainer. You definitely won't regret hiring someone to make a sweet video of your favorite day, but if you're still not sold on the idea, read more reasons you should book one below.

1. It's not what you think. 

Throw out the idea that a wedding videographer means lights-camera-action in your face all night. Today's videographers embrace a more documentary style of filming, meaning you might not even notice them—until they're handing you a stunning video of your day. Plus, video can also be taken in a variety of styles—more on that later. 

2. Video captures the in-between moments.

Yes, your photographer will get both posed and candid shots, but for everything in between, you need a videographer. And since there's no posing (all you have to do is enjoy the party!), you won't have to worry about looking stiff or awkward on film.

3. Videography lets you experiment with style.

You want your wedding photos to be timeless (they're going to be displayed in your home for years to come), but your wedding video can be a little trendier while still looking classic. Try out hip videography styles, like vintage Super 8mm film or high-def wedding trailers for a creative look.

4. Video captures sounds your photos can't. 

It's an obvious one, but video captures audible moments, such as your mom's tearful words of wisdom as she helps you with your veil, your father's reaction to seeing you in your dress or your grandmother's laugh as she dances with your grandfather. These are the memories you'll cherish long after your day, and a wedding video will preserve them forever. And whether you write your own or go traditional, there's no other way to document your vow exchange. Video can also capture important reception moments, such as toasts and songs (first dance, anyone?) for you to share with your family in the future.

5. Contrary to popular belief, wedding videos are not hour-long sagas.

Banish the idea of a wedding video that plays out like a boring slideshow. Instead, your videographer will simply capture the sweetest highlights and package them into an engaging three- to five-minute reel. Also, same-day edits are one of the hottest trends in wedding videography, meaning your videographer will capture the best moments from the getting-ready process (and even include footage from the ceremony) to be played at the reception. Pretty cool, right? Your guests will love the behind-the-scenes look as you and your partner prepare for your big moment. 

Nathan POrange County