This wasn’t a question that my wife and I even considered when we were getting married. We knew we wanted a quality photographer, a pretty venue, and for Jennifer to have a nice dress, but having our wedding day filmed didn’t even cross our minds. But you know what? We aren’t alone…
In 2010, the XO Group did a nationwide survey and discovered that only 4% of couples in the U.S. budgeted a Wedding Cinematographer (Videographer), and of those who budgeted, less than 25% of them choose to invest to have the most important day of their life filmed. For those of you that are a little more visual – take a look at this pie chart.
Why is it that so many people choose not to invest in having their wedding day filmed? Here are my theories:
I’m sure there are more, but those are a few reasons why someone might not have their wedding day filmed. So, I thought I’d come up with a few points on why you should have your wedding day filmed!
In both of these examples you can see the emotion. You can see the love between Christian and Amy. You can sense and feel their excitement. But, film has the ability to tell Christian and Amy’s story in a way that photography simply cannot.
A lot goes into your wedding day. I know. I’ve been there. But, when it’s all said and done don’t you want it to last? Don’t you want not only to remember your day, but also experience the joy, emotion, and uniqueness that is your wedding day? I wish I would have.