Capturing memories

Capturing memories

Q. What are the benefits of hiring a videographer for our wedding day?

A. Megan Blatherwick says: Your special day is a sacred event, and a wedding film is a perfect way to document the day to look back on in years to come. Videography captures audible moments and timeless memories, such as your mum's tearful words of wisdom before the ceremony or your father's reaction to seeing you all dolled up. These are the memories you'll cherish long after your wedding day, and a video will preserve them forever.

If you ask almost any couple what they remember about their special day, they'll most likely say it all went by so fast that most of it was just one big blur. You'll both be preoccupied, so will inevitably miss out on some moments. By re-watching your wedding videos, you'll be able to see all these special memories and won't miss a thing.

At the end of the day, when the cake is gone, the champagne bottles are empty, and the DJ/ band has gone home, all you're left with are photos and videos. Re-live your day and see everyone's expressions and hear their laughter – this is everything your videographer should offer.

Megan Blatherwick, Memory Box Media


Capture the moment

Capture the moment

Q. What are the pros of having a videographer at our wedding?

A. Neil Priestley says: Having a videographer at your wedding is essential, with many couples commenting that it's the best money they have spent.

The day can be such a whirlwind of emotions and can whizz by in a dream-like blur. Long after the cake has been eaten, the flowers have wilted and the memories of the day begin to fade; couples can watch their video to relive their most important day.

A video brings the day back to life and to be able to listen back to the vows and speeches is something special. Your video will become a treasured family heirloom to look back on for years to come. Often, seeing moving images of loved ones who are no longer with us is a powerful way to remember them.

Long gone are the days of fuzzy, poor quality videos that end up being stored in the loft gathering dust. With high-definition visuals and sound, these modern films take you right back to the day. There has also never been a better time to share your day online with friends and family on social media.

Neil Priestley, One Fine Day Productions


Capturing memories

Capturing memories

Q. I want to remember my wedding for years to come, why is a videographer the perfect option for this?

A. Mark Whitmore says: Booking a videographer is an excellent idea at your wedding as video captures sound, atmosphere and energy.

Wedding videos are no longer the poorly edited and shaky footage seen on You've Been Framed! Like those used by us at BIG DAY Movies, professional movie cameras can capture the day in crisp 4k footage just as good as any Hollywood scene.

What's more, high-end drones can capture any event from angles and heights otherwise unseen – turning your special day into your new favourite movie is a no-brainer!

Mark Whitmore, BIG DAY Movies


Capturing memories

Capturing memories

Q. We're having a micro wedding with only a handful of guests, why is having a videographer still beneficial? 

A. Georgia Gale says: If you're having a micro wedding, not all your family and friends will likely be able to witness you and your partner getting married. This is why it's so important to book a videographer to capture your wedding day on film. Videographers generally offer different packages, so make sure you book one which includes your full ceremony and speeches, this way you can send your wedding video to the friends and family who couldn't attend.

It's also essential for you to have this beautiful movie that you can look back on. Your wedding day will fly by, and a wedding video gives you the chance to live all of the precious moments again, even ones you missed on the day.

If you're unable to have your wedding reception at your micro wedding, you may not want to pay a videographer for a full day, so look out for more bespoke micro wedding deals.  

Georgia Gale, Geek Video


Behind the lens

Behind the lens

Q. I wasn't going to get a videographer at my wedding, but a few people keep mentioning it. What are the pros of having one on the big day?

A. Andew Cooper says: A videographer is essential for any wedding. When a bride walks down the aisle, she'll be the only one who will never see this moment of herself entering her wedding. A wedding video is the only way she can rewatch it.

When couples have elderly relations at the wedding, think how special it will be to playback your wedding video and seeing them as part of your day when they're no longer around.

I say to couples, when the dust settles after your wedding day, you'll return from your honeymoon to everyday life and your memories will be the only thing you have to treasure. A well-made wedding video offers a much more in-depth look of the special times across your day and the moments you both probably didn't noticed.

Andew Cooper, Stark Weddings