10 reasons why a wedding film is more precious than wedding photos
- If you ask already married people about the content of their ceremony, the odds are high that you’ll get something similar to, “Whew, I was so nervous I couldn’t really listen.” Chances are, your memories of the wedding ceremony will be a bit fuzzy. In fact, it may come as a surprise to the bride and groom when they hear the words of the officiant in their wedding film. It’s like you weren’t there, while you’re sitting right next to them! Funny, right?
- It sounds somber and supposedly insignificant, but hearing a voice can hold a high value once a person is no longer around. Do you remember how your grandparents sounded? How they moved, how they laughed, how they gestured? Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you’ll never forget the characteristics of your loved ones because you’ll always have them at your fingertips? Sure, such recordings don’t have to happen at a wedding, you could also film your loved ones in everyday life. Even if you actually do that, a wedding video provides additional moments from a day when everyone was in a good mood. I can’t and don’t want to imagine that now, but I’m sure such recordings will become priceless for me one day.
- Have you already started practicing your wedding dance? Sometimes couples invest a lot of time and energy, and it would be a pity if in the end there are only a few cell phone videos of it – and your colleagues have only seen it through their screen.
- Your guests may be planning to give short speeches at the party. Those funny, emotional words are, according to couples, one of the favorite parts of their movie.
- Surely you look beautiful in the dress, plus the hairstyle, makeup, shoes…. How often in life are you dressed up like that? This needs to be captured, from all angles! And as simple as it sounds, with a wedding film you see yourself from completely new perspectives than when you look down at yourself or stand in front of the mirror.
- A wedding film is an easy way to share your wedding later with your guests and all those who unfortunately couldn’t be there. There’s no denying that pictures are just as great – but people who weren’t there will gain a more complete impression of your celebration with moving images.
- Did you know that you can add your favorite music to the wedding video? I am curious about your music wishes! It’s possible that in 10 years you’ll have a different taste in music, but hey, you both liked it at the time – which will also trigger memories of the time you spent together.
- Let’s imagine a friend shedding a few tears when they see you for the first time in the dress and with the hairstyle. She wipes away a tear and the wedding photographer snaps a picture. When you receive the photo from the wedding photographer, you can well remember the moment when your friend first made big eyes and then said, “Wow, you look sooo beautiful!”. She laughed her unmistakable laugh – which you’ll hear again as you look at the photo – and wiped away another tear. Now, unfortunately, our capacity for memory is limited. How well will you remember this moment 5 years from now? In 10 years? Even a movie clip is limited and shows only a few moments more than the photo. But still – it would be a pity to hold the photo in your hands and know nothing more about it than just what it shows: The friend shedding a tear for some reason.
- When the whole celebration is over, all the planning and preparation finished and the money spent, the only thing left is your love for each other, memories, photos & videos of your guests and your extra hired photographers and videographers. Memories are priceless, but they fade with time. And the videos and your wedding film? They are like the photos, just in motion. Personally, that’s why I think wedding films will eventually replace photos.
- Last but not least: Any potential offspring will recognize guests in the video and get to know them when they were young. The kids will see how their parents talked, laughed and interacted with their godfather in their 30s when he still had hair.
Seriously – how much would we give to see our parents’ wedding pictures come to life?
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