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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Keri

3 Reasons Why A Wedding Film Is Worth It

Updated: Oct 15, 2020

If you're like most people, you probably don't want to trade your life savings for one big day in your life – even if it is your wedding.

That means making tough decisions about where to cut costs and what's really valuable to you, your partner, your family, and your friends.

At first, a wedding film may seem extravagant. But don't dismiss it too quickly. After all, once the flowers have wilted and the cake's been eaten, a cinematic memory of the day may be the only investment that becomes more valuable with time.

Here are three reasons why a wedding film is worth the investment.

1. Video is authentic and dynamic.

There's no denying that photographs are a classic and meaningful way to capture a big occasion.

But there's also a lot that photographs miss. A moving toast. A special dance. Laughter, tears, and vows. The way you and your partner just ... are together.

Video is anything but static or staged. A quality wedding film offers an honest glimpse of the couple's unique personalities and their dynamic together.

Combined, the movement of the cameras – from close-ups of special moments to wide pans of beautiful views – cut with interviews of the couple, and set to a moving (but not cheesy) musical score, brings your wedding to life in a way that photos alone just can't.

2. Loved ones will feel like they're "there" ... even if they're not.

Your beloved Aunt isn't fit to travel.

You're planning a small, intimate occasion, but you don't want your extended family to feel left out.

Whatever the circumstance, someone important just may not be able to make your wedding.

Enter: video.

A wedding film is uniquely capable of making any viewer feel like they're in the room, experiencing the day first-hand. When done well, film captures the energy of the crowd, the intimate interactions, the details of the décor ... even breathtaking, scene-setting drone shots.

If not everyone can make it to your wedding, why not bring the wedding to them?

3. Film creates a timeless keepsake.

You're putting a hefty amount of time, energy, thought, and money into planning this day. Then – in a flash – it ends.

A wedding film allows you to relive your wedding time and again: a few months later (when some even choose to throw a video-reveal party), at each anniversary, and so on ... until you're old and gray.

If you have or plan to have children, a wedding film creates a lasting legacy of you, your partner, and your loved ones at this joyous moment in your lives, a legacy that can be shared for generations.

And as with any mature relationship, you'll hit bumps in the road. Life and all of its obstacles happen. A quality wedding film not only captures the day, the décor, the guests – it also captures your love and commitment to one another. Let it serve as a gentle reminder of your bond in good times and ... less good times.

So while hiring a wedding videographer may not be for everyone, for the couple thinking past their wedding date, far into their future together, a wedding film is undoubtedly worth it.

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