Often brides come to us because someone they know has told them that a wedding video is a MUST for them. Although it may seem hard to justify after looking at all the other vendors and venues that require a piece of your budget it is incredibly important to realize that not only is the wedding video one of the few things you will take away from your wedding (besides the photos and the top of the cake) there are quite a few things that you may regret not playing back.
Toasts can be a bit of a mixed bag can’t they!? I guess it depends on how hard you partied in college or at your bachelor/ette party! Besides the plethora of embarrassing stories let be honest, how often do people stand up and declare your best personal qualities and adventures through life? I can’t tell you how many times that a father that has kept his cool most of the day and totally tears up when he recounts the lifetime of memories he’s had with you. If you have been through some “stuff” you will be able to hear your best best man/maid-of-honor tell the emotional story of how going through those situations, both good and bad, made you two stronger and drew you closer together.
During a wedding for my sister-and-law, my wife had made a hilarious remix cover song of “Your Welcome” from Moana that had the whole room roaring with laughter and made for one of the most unique and clever toast I have heard. (Maybe I’m a little biased) Would you want just a photo to remember something like that by?
Often you have written your own vows to express not only your deepest feelings but what you truly want for your relationship. Is a picture of that cool? Of course! But will you remember HOW they said it to you?
What about when your fiancee’s eyes get moist when he sees you walk down the aisle with your veil down?
Depending on how entertaining a choice of officiant you make the embarrassing and charming stories of your relationship and history can be retold as well. Relive those memories forever with a wedding video!
At Nomad Wedding Films we include the audio from your dances in your video. Not everyone does this. We do this not only because we strive to capture your day as completely as possible but also because it is another one of your senses that we love to include so that when you watch the video it stirs up all the same feelings.
Many times we have recorded talented couples that put together beautiful dances for both their first dances, mother/son, and father/daughter dances. What an unfortunate thing to miss! And, no judgment, it’s nice to show off online that you got dance chops and that you killed it at your wedding!
4. FIRST LOOK
One of my favorite first look moments that I got to put in a wedding film was of a couple that stood back-to-back by a beautiful tree. They had so many memories together as they had been together a long time and had a child together. His commitment to not only her but their family had her in tears and he didn’t keep a dry eye for long either when she started. I was so happy to capture that moment that they can now play back for their kids.
I know not everyone does these but First Looks are very precious times that we love recording for their first look at their beautiful woman. Maybe your father doesn’t say much and he opens up a little at the first look. What if your fiancee has a meaningful speech prepared for you that you didn’t anticipate? Best to be prepared.
5. THE ABILTY TO RELIVE YOUR DAY
I know I’m biased when it comes to my passion and belief in wedding films. But I challenge you with this…try to remember what you had for breakfast a week ago. I can’t remember what I had 2 days ago.
There was a book series I read (Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn trilogy). I ended up listening to a specific cd while I was reading and EVERY TIME I hear anything from that artist I think of the time I read those books.
Our senses are powerful triggers to remember moments, people, and feelings.
When the months and months of decisions and planning and coordinating are over and the wedding day comes to a close, and you’ve finally come back from an amazing honeymoon, it will be such a wonderful time to watch your wedding day video a month later and relive that emotion packed day and catch all the things you missed.
Hopefully this brought you some clarity to your decision or at the very least let you know why I’m so passionate about what I do!
If you are interested in learning more about if a wedding film is right for you don’t hesitate to contact me!