Well, to answer your question simply, you don't. It is not a necessity to have a videographer at your wedding. You're probably thinking I'm crazy telling you this, right? I'm a videographer so why would I tell you that you don't need me? But I can give you some really good reasons why you want a videographer to capture your big adventure!
1. Create forever memories
More than likely you will have a photographer at your wedding. They will be there capturing your every move to ensure that you have pictures to remember your big day! But, do those pictures tell you what happened in that moment? Can you hear the laughter? Do you remember the words your loved ones said to you to make you react a certain way? If you're anything like me, you probably aren't going to remember that! Especially if you are the bride or the groom. You spend months preparing and making sure everything goes smoothly but when it's all said and done, do you remember who was even there? I couldn't. I was so thankful that we had our highlight video to relive the best day of my life over and over again!
2. Be in two places at once
Although we wish we could be in two places at once, I don't think that's physically possible quite yet! A lot of things happen on the wedding day! To the bride: Don't you wish you could see how excited or emotional your groom was when he was getting ready to come see you? Or, how he reacted when he read your sweet letter? How about seeing your mom's reaction when you said your vows to each other? Or, while you are at the reception talking with guests, your dad is breaking it down on the dance floor? A videographer can be there when you can't documenting every moment! And trust me - you don't want to miss those moments!
3. No one misses the wedding!
Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to make it to the wedding. But, with the help of your videographer, and the wonderful invention of social media, you can share your wedding day with everyone! Even your kids down the road will be able to relive the love you two have for each other and how your adventure began! Isn't that awesome? Not to mention, you want everyone to see the effort you put in to planning this day and how it unfolded beautifully.
“My wedding video was recorded by a family friend, with our personal camera, on a tripod. It was a simple start and stop recording. At some point the tripod slipped, turned up, and our video is chin up of the ceremony.
My wedding video wasn’t much, and I can share the audio from our special day. Pictures are a great way to capture the moments of the day; however, a great wedding video would have shared the experience more fully with our children. They want to know what it was like. Having a video would have been a priceless treasure to share with generations to come.”