By Syndal Haun with Celebrations at the Reservoir
The wedding industry has about as many elements as the newest season of Stranger Things. That being said, there is a lot to take into consideration when searching for the perfect vendor to capture your wedding. While having a photographer may seem like enough, nothing quite lives up to being able to replay those precious moments years down the road.
One of the biggest determining factors that come into play when deciding to hire a videographer: Budget.
Like many integral wedding vendors, they can be expensive. However, videographers create a product that encapsulates one of the most important days in a couple’s life, which explains the cost. If it’s too much of a stretch to hire a videographer, totally understandable. There is no shame in reliving the day through your Snapchat video roll!
However, if you can cover the expense, do it. Here’s why:
Remembering Details (Particularly Toasts & First Dances)
Being able to watch your video is like getting to experience your wedding as a guest. Videos capture the story of the couple through hilarious memories, sentimental words, and genuine emotion. The words from toasts and vows can always be preserved on paper but it doesn’t compare to seeing the delivery live. Watching your first dance or when Uncle Jim roasts the groom can be a special way to share an anniversary or make a typical Thursday night a little more romantic.
Accommodating Friends Near & Far
Hiring a videographer is a great way to give those who were unable to attend a look into your wedding day. This is especially beneficial for couples who have a smaller guest count or a destination wedding where inviting everyone isn’t an option.
Society has become obsessed with the resources and creativity that goes into putting on an amazing wedding. From finding the perfect dress to hotel accommodations, there are so many options to find the right vendor for your day. Research is key when looking for your videographer. Components like venue, guest count, and personal connection with the vendor are things to consider when reaching out. You want to make sure they are trustworthy and communicative, so they know what you are envisioning. With all of that checked off, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your day!
Syndal Haun is an Event Coordinator at Celebrations at the Reservoir. For tours, pricing or more information on the property, please visit our website at www.celebrationsva.com or call our office line at (804) 739-9015.