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Why I Regret Not Getting a Wedding Video

The brand new Mr. and Mrs. Steven at Orfila Vineyards on July 1, 2011

Almost 8 years ago when Tyler and I got married we didn’t really think about getting video for our wedding and even if it had been an option, I don’t think we could have afforded it. So here we are… wedding videographers who don’t even have a wedding video to call their own!

Here are some reasons why WE regret not getting video.

1. Wedding vows & talk. This is what the whole day is about! Being able to hear one another profess our love and devotion and hear the encouraging words of our officiant would be very helpful during times when we aren’t getting along well. These are some of the most important of the entire day as they can shape the way we view the rest of our marriage.

2. The procession. Have you realized that the bride doesn’t see the procession? It did not dawn on me until later that I will miss that crucial moment. The only part of the day that I was truly picky about was the procession song (“Dawn” from the Pride and Prejudice soundtrack) and it would mean so much to watch it all come together.

3. Dances. The moment after our Grand Entrance when Tyler spun me around into our first dance was my favorite part of the whole day and I wish now that it had been caught on film. Also, I loved the goofy way my dad danced with me, making me laugh and my mom shed tears. Although I can see my dad dance silly any time I want, I would love to see our father-daughter dance again. It was unique and very special, something that does not come across the same way through photos.

4. Speeches. My father-in-law gave a memorable speech that we would love to be able to listen to again, despite all the corny jokes he included. The well-wishing words of loved ones, whether from the best man or mother-of-the-bride can be some of the most meaningful expressions you will hear in your lifetime and they deserve to be preserved.

5. Family. There are ones who are now deceased who I would love to be able to hear their voice one more time or see their mannerisms as they were during our wedding. Those types of memories are absolutely priceless.

So, the skeptics are right, technically no one NEEDS a wedding video. But will you WANT one a few years after the wedding, once you have forgotten the subtle nuances of the day? Probably. Talk to some friends and see if they feel like their video was worth it. Remember that this day will never be repeated. The way that video rushes you back into the emotion of the day is something that cannot be undervalued. Even if it’s just a small highlight video, you will be happy you have something to watch on your anniversary and show your children in the future.

Do you have video-related questions and you’re not sure where to turn? Send us a message below! We love educating couples so they can make the best decisions. No sales pitch, scouts honor!

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