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8 Reasons You Need to Hire a Wedding Videographer

It takes a lot of time and energy to plan a wedding.

You need to secure a stunning wedding venue, a cake, dresses and suits, a sumptuous menu to fill up your guests, and drinks—can’t forget that. However, something else brides and grooms need to consider is how they intend to capture the day. Will it be with professional wedding videography or wedding photography? Or both?

Your wedding day is special, and it’s sure to have plenty of amazing moments that you’re going to want to look back on. While wedding photography is great, it can’t capture the movement, sound, or ambiance of your big day.

So, why hire a videographer for your wedding? We’ve got eight reasons!

1. Rewind and Replay

A wedding video give you a chance to relive your special day whenever you want.

Think of it as a time capsule storing the expressions on your faces, the vows you exchanged, the speeches of the wedding party, the laughter, the music, the first dance… even that time you cut the cake and smeared the icing on your partner’s face.

2. Catch What You Missed

Your wedding day will go by in a flash. You walk down the aisle, then boom, it’s over! So many things happen all at once. Given how you likely have a packed itinerary, you’re probably not going to be able to take it all in. Isn’t that such a shame?

As such, being able to catch what you missed is reason number two for why you should hire a videographer for your big day. Wedding videography will capture the reactions of your guests, the behind-the-scenes preparations, the surprises, and all the candid shots that make your wedding unique and personal.

 A newlywed couple share a loving moment during the wedding ceremony

3. Share the Love

Unfortunately, some people are going to miss your wedding day. Some of your loved ones might live far away, have health issues, or have other commitments that prevent them from attending—but that doesn’t mean they can’t see your special moments!

Wedding videography is a great way to share your special day with them anytime, anywhere. You can send them a link to watch the wedding video online or invite them over for a viewing party. As a bonus, you’ll be able to watch your cinematic wedding film with your future children and grandchildren to show them how your love story began.

4. More Fun for Everyone

Some couples may think, “why hire a videographer for your wedding when you can ask your friends and family members to record on their phones and cameras?”

The thing is, this prevents your guests and loved ones from fully enjoying the wedding ceremony and reception. Unless you intend to pay them for their efforts and services, it may be unfair to ask them to do the wedding videography. Hire a professional to handle the wedding videos so they can have fun, mingle, and dance, too.

5. Cinematic Wedding Films

Equipment is often the difference between amateur and professional wedding cinematography. Cell phone cameras have gotten better in recent years, but they still can’t match the quality from a pro’s setup.

Professional wedding videographers and cinematographers use high-definition cameras, microphones, lights, stabilizers, drones, and other tools to ensure they capture video that is clear, crisp, bright, and smooth. They’ll also be better equipped to pivot and make things special even if it rains on your wedding day—yes, it happens!

6. An Artistic Touch

A wedding film is just a collage of videos, right? Wrong!

Any wedding videographer worth their salt will go beyond that. Most wedding videographers employ advanced editing and cinematography techniques to create a more polished and visually stunning final product.

Furthermore, delivering top-notch wedding cinematography also requires an expert eye to deliver the right look, sound, and feel that helps tell your story. Their artistic perspective will ensure that you’re the main character!

7. Invest in Your Memories

Hiring a wedding videographer might seem like an expensive option at first glance, but it’s always a worthwhile investment.

When you consider how much time, effort, and money you’ve spent on planning your wedding day, it makes sense to hire a professional who can document it properly. A wedding video isn’t something that you’ll watch once and forget; it’s something that you’ll treasure for the rest of your life. You get what you pay for, trust us!

 A close-up shot of someone sliding a wedding ring onto their partner’s finger

8. A Creative Partner

A wedding videographer is not just a service provider, they’re a creative partner. They will work with you to understand your vision and create wedding cinematography magic that suits your preferences, expectations, and budget.

They will also work with your other vendors like your wedding planner, wedding photographer, DJ, and caterer to coordinate and complement their services.

Shoot Your Wedding Video at The Loft on King

So, why hire a videographer for your wedding? We listed eight reasons here, but at the end of the day only one matters: your memories. Capturing the important moments of your wedding day is the biggest reason you need professional wedding videography.

What better place to create those memories than at The Loft on King, the best wedding venue in downtown Toronto? The Loft is a stunning historical building that dates back to 1844 and is part of the Ontario Heritage Act. It offers a spacious and elegant setting for your special day, with a standing capacity of 200 and a seating capacity of 120.

Contact us now while we still have dates open for 2024!