I have blogged about this wedding last month, but I wanted to share something else with you.
As I have been working on planning my wedding, there has been one thing that I will not budge on. I am very passionate about this and I know it's something that is very important to me. It's hiring a videographer.
I know that there are a lot of brides who A) don't think it's important or B) don't think they have the money in the budget. I totally understand that, but I am going to show you a wedding video from a couple who had a very strict budget but was still able to find the money for a video and I am so happy they did.
To the brides that don't think a video is important: I disagree. I am not saying that what is important to you isn't right. I just think (after being to a lot of weddings recently) that the night goes by so quickly it is hard to remember everything that happened and photographs can't capture everything.
This is the video from my cousins' wedding and you can see my grandmother putting the flowers together. I absolutely love that. I don't know if they got a picture of her doing the flowers, but seeing her in a video is so much more special to me. That is why I want a video. My uncle Jim also officiated their ceremony. How special is that to have that on video? And it's something you will have for the rest of your life. Something you can watch whenever you want (like on anniversaries) to remember how you were feeling that day and bring back all the emotions of that day.
I hope you guys understand what I mean by having a videographer. It doesn't have to be the best in the business. Nicole said their wedding was this companies first wedding video. They get all the raw footage along with the trailer. No feature film (which is fine), since they get all the raw footage. They can do whatever they want with the rest. I just think it's important mainly for all the people who might not be around forever.
Did you have a videographer at your wedding? If not, do you now wish you did?
In other fun wedding news, we have officially booked our photographer and videographer. More on that later!