Not hiring a videographer on your wedding day.
I couldn’t tell you how many married couples tell me they wished they would have budgeted for a videographer. Sure, I’m going to be biased in this subject, but, it’s reached the surface in countless conversations while filming weddings over the years. Couples that have been married 15 years, to newlyweds of just a few months (one last week).
Planning a wedding is very challenging and nerve-racking. Everyone in the family and all of your friends suggesting thisvendor and that they hired this company for their wedding. I’m not downplaying that stressful situation of planning. I’ll be in the forefront battle some day, so the revenge will come. I’m certain of it.
Hindsight is 20/20, but listening to new and old brides over the years, there would have done things a little differently. Everyone has their own custom budget, and that’s an important step to start with. Certain vendors and certain items on your wedding to-do list may not be as essential as months and years pass after your wedding. Here is a blog from The Knot with brides talking about their biggest wedding regrets, and yes, videography is on that list.
Here are some reason why hiring a videographer is important and completely worth it:
Capturing Raw Emotion
By having a videographer at your wedding, you’ll be able to feel the same emotions you did while reciting your vows, your first dance and the first look before the wedding. A photo can seal that moment in your mind forever, however, actually seeing and hearing those moments happen is something special. Fortunately, I had a former bride tell me that she’s going to have just three things years after her wedding. Her dress, her photos, and her video.
You’ll have your very own love story shot, edited and produced in the way you want it created. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry — it’s the closest thing to reliving your wedding day.
Clear Audio and Footage
Gathering and collecting all of the special audio and footage that happens throughout the day will make your decision less and less regrettable. The sniffles of your husband-to-be while you walk down the aisle for the first time, the heartfelt (or ridiculous) speeches your wedding party says about you and even Grandma’s outlandish dance moves during the reception. These are the little details that happen so quickly that you may miss and forget about.
While you can’t print your wedding video on a 30×40 canvas and hang in your living room, but it’s more than a picture in a frame. It’s your own mini wedding movie that is centered around you and the unique moments that you’ll cherish for years to come. It’ll be easily shareable with your friends and family on whatever social media platform of your choosing as well (bring back MySpace!). And over those years, you’ll want to watch your video over and over and over again.
Take a look at what some of my previous clients have said:
Wedding Videography Clients
“Anthony did our wedding video, he captured every moment and made it picture perfect. Met with us so many times to ensure everything was flawless. I am so happy to have the video he made for us, brings tears to my eyes every time. I can’t count the compliments I have received for his outstanding work. We love you, Sparks!” -Sara and Ryan Craft
“We can’t say enough about how pleased we are with our experience with Anthony. He worked within our budget, listened to what we wanted and made sure it happened. He captured every key moment of our wedding from beginning to end. It was a whirlwind of activity that day, and he was able to catch moments we missed and help us relive the most important day of our lives. We really appreciated how flexible and easy going he was throughout the entire process. In the end, we have a special keepsake we can share together with our family and friends for a lifetime.” -Missy & Dan Levkulich
“Videography was something that (unfortunately) was the very last priority on my list of things to consider for my wedding. When I started thinking about wanting a video, my friend recommended Anthony from Sparks Productions. After convincing my fiancée that we HAD to have a video, we met with Anthony and he gave us the run down of the day! My fiancée still wasn’t too thrilled that we were spending money on videography, but after meeting with Anthony, spending the day with him at our wedding, and seeing our highlight video for the first time, my husband was finally convinced that this was hands down the best investment we made for our wedding!!! He even cried a little while watching it! If you are on the fence about booking a videographer, please don’t think twice! Anthony will provide you with the most amazing treasure to last you a lifetime!! We are so thankful to have booked Anthony to capture our day!” -Megan O’Dell
As a company, we want to get to know you and we want you to get to know us. It is our priority to capture your moments and memories on your wedding day. At Sparks Productions, we are all about storytelling and creating uniqueness with every project we complete, from engagement photos to your big wedding day. Are you ready to talk about your special day? Give us a call or send us an email if you’re looking for a wedding videographer in Morgantown, WV, Southwestern, PA or Eastern Maryland.