Without a doubt, the NUMBER 1 thing already married couples tell me they regret about their wedding, is not getting a video. (Don't believe me? Here's the cold hard stats.) If you are still on the fence, here are some specific examples of why you NEED a wedding video.
With a Wedding Video You Don’t Miss Important Moments
Things fly by quickly and some special moments happen faster than you may expect.
When my best friend was planning to marry her high school sweet heart, she didn’t express much interest in a video so I never pushed the subject.
On the big day, being the maid of honor, of course I was doing a lot of running around behind the scenes and missed a lot of beautiful moments. During the ceremony I got an incredible view of the back of her dress, but missed seeing the smiles on both her and her husband’s faces as they read each other their vows.
At the reception, I know I gave a great speech but since it was on-the-fly I don’t remember a single word. To top it all off, I completely missed the father/daughter dance while trying urgently to find her purse because the reception was about to end.
When I asked her about what she totally missed that day, she said "one of her groomsman feinting in the middle of the ceremony because it was hilarious and over way too quick." (By the way, definitely not the first time I have seen that happen.)
While the pictures were beautiful, it was not the same as watching those things happen in continuous real time, and hearing them. Which brings me to my next point.
The Sound of People’s Voices and What They Say
No picture can capture the sound of someone’s laugh or voice, or their quirks and mannerisms as if they are standing right in front of you. How else will you remember the inflection of your voice during your vows, or those speeches at the reception, or the laughs shared while you get ready?
Listen to this amazingly sweet thing a groom said to his bride during their first look...
I had NO IDEA what they were saying to each other while I was filming 80 feet away, and just about cried when I watched it during editing. Same couple, this time listen to their vows.
Or how about this crazy creative rap speech by a Maid of Honor?
I could go on and on, but the point is that without a wedding video, these moments would be lost to time.
Here at Olive Ewe Productions our videos are more than capturing the special moments and audio of one day, they are handcrafted love stories. Our stories emotionally transport you to a time and place. If you don't believe me, click play below.
There you have it, some pretty darn good reasons to have a wedding video. Let's get started on yours, drop me a line today <3