Having your wedding filmed may seem like an unnecessary expense to some. The fact that we live in a highly digital, and media-driven world contradicts this idea. Can you imagine how the cyber world will evolve in 20, 30, 40 years? It's hard to comprehend being more connected than we are.
One of my favorite things to do when visiting my parents is looking through old photographs. You know, the ones your mom talks about organizing into albums but remain in a box covered in an inch of dust. I sometimes try to imagine what it would have been like to experience their wedding day as they did, but on film. To see my mom walking down the aisle, my dad's face as she approaches. Their vows and the lovely words of the people who love them, and of the family and friends who are now deceased. I would loved to have watched where their journey began.
I believe that getting your wedding filmed is not only for you as a couple, or even the family and friends who were there for you. This is also for the generations who come after you, a way for your story and legacy to live on in motion. A perfect representation of the love you share and the beginning of an amazing journey.
A wedding film is an investment not only for your wedding day, but for your marriage, and 20 years from now. Maybe, instead of asking why do I need a videographer? Ask, how would hiring a videographer help in sharing this experience with my loved ones in the future? And also, would this be something I could regret not investing in for the future?