I’m going to kick off this blog with a series on Wedding Films; the who it’s for, what it is, and most importantly the ‘why even bother’.
First, let’s be 100% honest with ourselves and come out with it: you don’t NEED a Wedding Film. We live in a society where we have a lot of wants, and we often overstate those wants as needs. In most states, all you really need to to be married is two people, an officiant, and often a couple of witnesses. (Oh, and an understanding of the awesome, amazing, but also very heavy, important, life-altering in the very best way commitment in which you’re about to enter).
However, we feel that a wedding film is an important, often overlooked investment. Wedding Films tend to be something a couple adds on at the very end, if they have any budget left. I’m a big fan of budgets, and living within your means; which is why I feel that couples should consider a wedding film at the beginning of wedding planning, when developing their budget (instead of tacking it on to the end).
Reason #1 to invest in a Wedding Film: So you don’t miss it.
Your story matters. Your story as a human being, and your journey together as a couple. Sometimes, when you’re right in the middle of living that story, you miss things. Both the big picture, and the details. You’ve put a lot of time, money, intentionality, and planning into this one day, and you don’t want to miss it. Living in the moment, you will though. You can’t help it. You can’t be in two places at once; and even though you will try to be completely present in each moment, you’re going to be distracted by your emotions and details of the day.
You don’t want to miss your fiancee’s face when he opens those silly socks you sent (the ones that only he knows the real meaning of) and reads your note as he’s getting dressed.
You don’t want to miss that look that passes between your sister and your best friend as they help you into your dress. Even though they were with you when you bought it, they had no idea how different and special you would look on your wedding day.
You don’t want to miss your grandmother, glancing over at you as you’re both getting your hair done, so proud to be a part of her grandchild’s wedding day. Or how your whole family walks by to give her little snacks the whole time.
These things (even when you don’t see them) are part of your story. They are the reason that you’re getting married, to this person, at this time, in this place.
You might be reading this and thinking “Well, I don’t really have a story. We’re really boring.” Everyone has a story though, every human being on the planet. Each one is amazing. Let us show you your story.
Want to get caught up on the rest of this 3 part series? Check out Reason #2!
Great post! Everyone does have a story!
Couldn’t agree more! There is so much happening on your wedding day and it’s impossible to soak it all in. It’s priceless to have the hidden moments to cherish later.
Great points! It is so true that we miss a lot (or forget a lot) from our wedding day. Having those moments captured is such a valuable thing!