After your wedding, will you be able to fill in all the details if you ask yourself this question? What was my wedding really like? Chances are you’ll remember all the running around, busy planning, and crazily hectic schedules. If you ask your best friend the same question, he or she will probably tell you more than you knew about your own wedding!
Let’s face it: weddings are often a chaotic circus and most brides and grooms survive it in a state of daze. They barely get to interact with their guests and miss out on a lot of the precious moments. More often than not it goes by too fast to be able to capture timeless memories in one’s mind. Thankfully videography can change all that!
It may seem like just another useless expense at the time, but wedding videos are truly worth every penny in retrospect. Not only does a skilled professional videographer capture the big moments of the special day, he also manages to capture the subtle yet significant personal touches that really make a wedding a cherished occasion. The wedding video is the only wedding expense that’s not a one day splurge. The video can be shared with close family and friends who were unable to make it to the wedding itself.
Most importantly, they can be enjoyed over a cup of hot chocolate while taking a trip down memory lane. Imagine the thrill you would get if you had the chance to sit down and watch your grandparents wedding on TV. Weddings have become increasingly expensive affairs and more and more couples are seeking to tighten their budgets by cutting down on the so-called frills and sticking to the basics.
There is however no bigger mistake than eliminating the idea of hiring a professional wedding videographer or equally bad, asking a friend or cousin to do it for you on a HandyCam! Gone are the days of cheesey video with tacky effects. A skilled camera operator and editor can now weave your wedding video into a timeless movie capturing the true essence of your day.
So while you’re weighing up all the expenses for your big day, remember that it could be just one special day or a memory that lasts forever. The choice is yours to make, although I would personally recommend wedding videography as one of the best investments not only for your wedding, but for all of your marriage.
Larry’s Note: Yes, photos are fabulous, but video with sound captures moments that photos cannot – like your best man’s speech, your first dance, and your maid of honor’s toast. It’s well worth budgeting videography in your wedding.
NOTE: A special “Thank you” to Sharon at Encore Media for her assistance in preparing this article. Encore Media is a video production business in New South Wales consisting of a team of media professionals dedicated to creating world class visually stunning stories of your event. All members of their team have minimum 6 years experience in a variety of positions within the wedding, commercial and TV industries. They take pride on their constant desire to push the envelope and create some truly spectacular videos that capture the story, personality and emotions of your day. Their office is in Killara, NSW. Phone: +61 2 9498 6951.
If you need referrals to professional videographers in the Greater Phoenix area, call Larry James: 480-998-9411.
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