Think about this….in my right hand I hold your grandparent’s wedding album, full of photographs of the happiest day of their lives….in my left hand I hold a dvd of your grandparent’s wedding, and you can hear them speak their vows, see them dance their first dance, watch your great grandfather escort grandma down the aisle as great grandmother cries, seeing her daughter bursting with happiness. Which do you want to see? Nine out of ten pick the video yet most brides in Omaha settle for only the photographs. Think about how your children and grandchildren will feel watching your video someday. Today, wedding video is creating more than memories, video is creating a family history and your wedding video will be part of that.
Don’t get me wrong, the photo album is great and everyone needs that wedding photo hanging in their home. But that is only part of the story. It is priceless to hear your vows, to hear that great toast your dad gave at the reception, to see the flower girl come down the aisle that you never saw because you were still back in the lobby awaiting your turn. The memories, the emotions, your day, your friends and family celebrating, will only happen just this way once.
Some brides say, “Oh I would never watch that”. But the brides and grooms that we have produced videos for say just the opposite. They watch it over and over. They watch it when they get it, they show it to their friends, show it at family gatherings, share it on the internet, and they watch it on their anniversaries or maybe when they have had a bad day, just to recapture the emotions of their wedding day.
Wedding video is not just a boring shot from the back of the church that shows what is going on. That was 10 years ago. Today wedding video is a moving, exciting, fun experience that you will want to show
over and over.
We belong to WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association) and a few years ago, they conducted and published a survey of recently married couples with regard to wedding video. Just a few of the results…
Is wedding video important? Before the wedding 54% said yes but after the wedding, 79% said yes.
Of the brides that had a friend or family member video record their wedding, 49% said that they regretted their choice and, if they had it to do over, would have hired a professional videographer.
Of the brides that had no video made of their wedding, 60% wished they had had one.
Seventy nine percent of brides surveyed would encourage you to have a professional video.
Of the brides that did use a professional videographer, 95% would encourage you to also hire a professional wedding videographer.
Statistics are all fine and well….but let me tell you a personal story from my past. When we first started to do wedding videos, I pulled out the old VHS tape from one of my cousin’s weddings. Well the tape was in the middle because I forgot to rewind it, so the first thing I saw was my grandparents dancing together. They had both passed away the year before. Seeing them there, alive, vibrant, and dancing meant the world to me. That tape is one of my most precious possessions.
There are many wedding videographers in the Omaha area, and, while I hope you choose to get in touch and talk to me about your wedding video, please choose to talk to someone. Nothing can be as wonderful as a great wedding video!
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