“We’re thinking of having a videographer for our wedding, but can’t decide if it’s worth the extra money. Does anyone know whether we should have a wedding videographer or not?”
If you spend ten minutes in a Facebook wedding group, you’ll see a question like this approximately 3,264 times, so if you’re wondering the same thing, don’t worry…
…you’re in good company.
One of the most daunting aspects of planning your own wedding is the sheer number of potential wedding services and vendors you can book.
Some wedding services belong in the “essential” column.
You’re going to need a wedding dress, a venue and a fabulous wedding magician to name just three.
(though one of those is clearly more important than the others 😉 )
Most wedding suppliers though belong in the “would be nice to have” category.
Do you really need a videographer?
No. The world isn’t going to end and your wedding won’t be void without one.
Do you WANT a videographer?
Here’s the thing – value is subjective.
Don’t ask other people questions about value, because they can only answer for them.
You need to ask yourself.
Is it important to YOU to have a fabulous video you can sit down and watch in the future and relive the precious moments from your day?
(Top wedding tip – order tissues!)
If you answered “Meh…” then no, it’s not of value.
If you can imagine sitting on your couch with your OH, turning your phones off, dimming the lights and drugging the dog so you can watch your wedding day in high definition and blissful peace all over again, then yes, it is important, and you should get one.
You have to fight the urge to look at what everyone else is doing and think about what you both want on your wedding day.
It’s your day. You can have it however you like. You don’t have to apologise or justify your choices to anyone.
By the way, if you want your guests laughing and having a great time at YOUR big day, we should talk. 😉