by Emilie

It is a pretty big understatement to say there are many times during the wedding planning process where you and your partner may not be on the same page. A common scenario that many clients tell us about is that they know videography is necessary for a wedding, but their significant other may not see the value. Some reasons they may not want it include:

  • They’re uncomfortable being on camera
  • Thinks it costs too much
  • Don’t think it’s worth it (assume they’re only going to watch the video once or twice)
  • Thinks that having photography is enough

Factors to share with them that they may not be considering:

  • Not having videography is the #1 regret of couples after the wedding
  • The videographer’s goal is to capture the raw emotions of the day by being unobtrusive and sticking to the background as much as possible
  • Spending the money on it may sting a bit initially, but not being able to go back and relive the day will most likely hurt a whole lot more
  • The video catches moments the bride and groom might not see on the day of
  • It will be a keepsake for future generations
  • There’s tremendous value in having footage of a wonderful memory with family members who have passed in the years to come to actually hear how they sounded and see how they acted
  • It’s a great way for friends and family members who aren’t able to attend the wedding due to long distance, health, age, etc. to still feel like they were there

What to Do:
Gather some quotes and see if it’s realistic
Weigh the pros and cons, and see which carries more weight for you

Still need more convincing? Check out our other post: Do I Really Need Videography for My Wedding?