Is it worth the cost of hiring a videographer for your wedding? A few weeks back, I came across a post by a bride in a popular group on Facebook. She wrote about videographers and why they were essential purchases for any couple who planned their wedding, despite the high price tag. This post was liked and commented upon by hundreds of videographers and brides. However, there were also many comments from people who disagreed with her post and thought videographers charge too much for what they provide. This post was inspired by her blog post. Here are 5 reasons why couples should hire a Northern Irish wedding videographer to capture their special day.
1) A wedding film can be an investment
People often think of their videographers and photographers as expenses. They are necessary evils that must be paid to preserve their memories. Personally, this doesn’t seem right. Instead of thinking of your videographer as paying for a service and your photographer like an investment in preserving your memories,
You can’t put a price on your memories, after all.
2) Your videographer shouldn’t be able to value their own work. How can you believe them?
“Videographers cost so much! Why would you pay that much for a six-minute film? !’
There are thousands of pounds spent on cameras, thousands on lenses, hundreds of dollars on tripods and stabilisers, as well as travel and insurance costs. Twelve hours of filming, taking cameras, lenses, tripods and tripods with you, backing up your footage until the early morning hours to protect your memories, editing for 30 hours, a USB drive to store your film and shipping costs. Emails, calls, meetings. There’s also tax. We put in a lot of effort. We dedicate our hearts and soul to creating a Wedding Film that will endure the test of time. You can always look back on your special day. How could we possibly guarantee that your film will be perfect if our time and skills weren’t valued?
3) Check out the parts you’ve missed
Weddings can seem like a blur. It’s likely that you have never done something like this before so you can trust me. However, I know from personal experience that many couples express surprise at how fast their day went. In a flash, months or even years of planning went by quickly. A videographer is there to capture your day. Whether it’s your father blubbering in his pocket while you say your vows, to your uncle Steve body-popping on the dance floor, we will attempt to capture it all on film.
4) Your only souvenirs
The cake is gone, the champagne bottles empty, the band is gone, and you have only photos and videos. If you don’t, how can you show your grandchildren that you were not always so wrinkled. What else can you do to remind your children how happy you are if you and your partner are having a difficult time? How will you tell your children what the wedding was like? Even though you might have your gown in the loft somewhere, it’s not going to be something you can pull out when you are 70 years old. Isn’t that enough to make the investment in a wedding videographer worthwhile?
5) But we already own a photographer. Why would we need to have both? !
In this post, I have referred to both video and photos as essential parts of any wedding. Some people on Facebook feel that videographers shouldn’t be charged as much as photographers. To be honest, I’m not sure why. Videographers work just as hard as photographers and have much more editing to do afterwards to create the perfect Wedding Film. Perhaps we should charge more for this service than our photographer. You could argue that a Wedding Film is more important than your wedding photos. Although photos can freeze your most memorable moments in time, a movie will allow you to relive those moments.
Do you think a wedding videographer is worth the investment? You might have been convinced by my words that you need one. You don’t want to be disappointed by the souvenirs that you get from the most memorable day of your life.
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