Imagine groom’s best man with his glass raised, giving a toast and making the couple and most wedding guests laugh and cry at the same time. Wedding photographers would snap a few photos to capture this moment, but unless you have this filmed, all the words will become only a memory. That’s why a wedding videography should complement your wedding photo album, preserving both the sights and the sounds of your big day. But, although classic wedding films are all well and good, I would also suggest having a five-minute clip from your beautiful wedding. It’s something you would like to watch when celebrating the 25th anniversary and, undoubtedly, more often than that!
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think having a 3 hours movie of your big day is not worth watching, I just think that you’ll hardly have enough time to do it as often as you would like to. On the other hand, a well edited 5-minute movie will be easy to upload and share with your friends and family; they’ll be able to see how lovely the whole event was, no matter if they attended it or not. Plus, you’ll always have 5 minutes to relive your lovely wedding memories, especially on a rainy day.
Nevertheless, I wouldn’t suggest giving up of the whole movie. After all, even if you want only a short clip, you’ll need to hire someone to film your entire wedding day to get the right material to make a breathtaking video clip. But, I would recommend paying a little more for that. Anyway, you should hire someone whose work you admire and who you trust. After watching a wedding mix sample video by Ramon Vincent, a wedding photographer and videographer I realized I would definitely want someone to film my wedding day. And, I have to admit I wasn’t really considering hiring a videographer, mostly because of the fixed budget I have to stick to.