Helllooooo beautiful couples! Welcome to Wedding Monday where we scour our brains and share tips and advice-specifically from a photography/videography standpoint- that we've learned along the wedding journey.
Today's topic: to video or not to video? That is the question. But let's be honest, there is only answer: to video. And let's chat about why.
In our experience, there are two reasons why people choose to forego video for their special day:
2. they don't think they will actually watch it.
So let's look at both of these.
First of all, as one of my friends once told me behind the scenes, after your guests depart and your flowers dry, your wedding photos and videos are the most significant tangible tokens you'll have from your special day. You can't re-eat the food or re-dance your first dance; you may treasure your wedding dress always but you will most probably never wear it again. Only the photos will hang on your walls and the videos will stay on your computers to be watched and re-watched-your special memories captured for all time.
So while budget is an issue for many couples, (which we absolutely understand) I'd urge you to allocate enough of your financials for both photography and videography for your big day. After all, it only happens once.
And I promise-you will watch your teaser video on anniversaries, when friends are over for dinner parties and as your children are growing up and asking for stories about your nuptials. It's also amazing for faraway friends and family who aren't able to make it for your wedding day. Think about how much you love YouTube and then multiply that by 17 to get an idea of how much you will treasure the footage forever. It will help you remember what it felt like to dance the night away, to eat the tapas, to feel the smiling faces of your friends and family sharing the day with you and your beloved.
Here's a wedding for which we were the photographers and videographers; you can get a feel for how different the two are.
Welcome to Travis and Melissa's dreamy destination wedding in the Dominican Republic:
And here are a couple of more teaser videos from us.
Max and Cambria had an adorable DIY wedding in the woods of Colorado:
Melissa and Chris had an charming wedding in northern California:
And that's a wrap. Have a happy, happy week dreaming of your special day to come.