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From photographers to planners, there are a handful of vendors that you already know you should be hiring for your wedding. These talented industry professionals will make your wedding planning process a breeze and turn sweet wedding day moments into cherished memories. There are vendors that aren’t always considered must haves, but they’re essential in their own ways.

Having a photographer is a necessity and a trusted wedding planner is essential. But is a wedding videographer a must-have vendor? Our answer is yes! If pictures are worth a thousand words, then a wedding film has to be worth more. Here’s seven reasons why you need to hire a videographer for your future celebration.  





Seven Reasons You Need To Hire A Wedding Videographer 

1. There’s No Better Wedding Keepsake 

After your wedding day has come and gone you’ll be left with love, memories, and the special keepsakes you gathered on your big day. From vow rugs to carved wine glasses, and even hand-written vow books. There are many tangible things that’ll help spark those precious memories. But video footage is a tangible, unbreakable, and long-lasting keepsake you’ll want long-term.

2. You Alleviate Your Wedding Day Stress 

There’s nothing better than having a talented team of wedding vendors by your side, doing everything in their power to make sure things run smoothly. Professionals that take on your wedding day stress so all you have to worry about is soaking up the soon to be memories. 

Say goodbye to relying on loved ones to capture precious moments on their phones. By hiring a videographer you’re guaranteed that no moment will be missed and they’ll be high quality. 





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3. You Can Have A Truly Unplugged Ceremony 

Your wedding day will go by in a blink of an eye for you and your guests so it’s important to be as present as possible. That’s why we’re advocates for unplugged ceremonies—a ceremony where guests are told to keep their cell phones and cameras away. 

You pay to hire photographers and videographers to capture the moments you’re living in, let them do their job. 

4. Capture The Cherished Words Photographs Can’t 

Images capture emotion and words are equally as powerful. From your handwritten-vows to your loved ones’ toasts and speeches, there are so many emotional parts of the day you’ll want to relive including the audio. There’s nothing like getting to hear your spouse read their vows to you in that exact moment or listen to your loved ones’ carefully crafted jokes in their reception speeches. These words are too rare and too sweet not to document. 





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5. Include Loved-Ones That Weren’t Able To Attend 

Life is unpredictable. As sad as it might be, there’s always a chance not everyone will be able to attend your wedding. If you’ve decided an elopement is for you, it’s likely no one will get to witness your special day. By hiring a wedding videographer, your loved ones will have the opportunity to celebrate you without actually having to be present. That’s a double win. 

Recommended Reading: 8 Ways To Involve Loved Ones In Your Elopement

6. You Get The Chance To See Moments You Missed 

Your wedding day will be busy with many moments happening at once. There are sure to be important and sweet moments you and your partner will miss—that’s the beauty of hiring a wedding videographer. You’ll get to focus on soaking up all the love in the moment. Then, you can watch your wedding film to see the entire day through your guests’ eyes. 

You’ll get to relive your first look, sweet getting ready moments with your crew, and all the epic dance moves on the dance floor. A wedding videographer is essentially another set of eyes and ears on your wedding day. 

7. You’ll Be Creating a Family Heirloom

Just like your wedding outfits, photos, and other keepsakes—you’ll be able to pass down your wedding film to the next generation of loved ones. It’ll be an invaluable heirloom your family can experience alongside you in a more real and personal way than just photos. 





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If we’ve convinced you to add videographer to the top of your must-have vendor list, there are a few things you need to know. Before hiring your videographer it’s important to have a destination in mind and have a finalized wedding day budget that’s comfortable for you and your significant other.

If you’re unsure a videographer will fit into your budget, there’s no need to worry. Check out our videographer guide breaking down costs and a hiring timeline that’ll help keep you on track during your wedding vendor search. 

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