Misconceptions About Wedding Videography: 5 Myths Debunked!

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James Fox

Wedding Videographer & Blog Post Author Extraordinaire

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event filled with precious moments that you’ll want to cherish forever. While photography has long been a staple in capturing these memories, wedding videography has also gained popularity in recent years. With it being relatively new to the wedding industry, there are some misconceptions about wedding videography that can sometimes discourage couples from considering this invaluable addition to their special day.

In this journal entry, I aim to debunk some of the common misconceptions about wedding videography, shedding light on its true nature, how I work, and the wonderful benefits it will bring to your wedding day and beyond.

Myth 1: Wedding Videography is Intrusive

Reality: Setting the Record Straight: Candid, Documentary, and Natural Style

One of the biggest concerns couples have is that wedding videography may be intrusive and disrupt the natural flow of their wedding day.

However, it’s important to know that modern wedding videographers, like myself, often adopt a candid, documentary, and natural style. We strive to be unobtrusive, blending seamlessly into the background to capture genuine moments as they unfold. By taking a hands-off approach and using minimal equipment, we ensure that you can fully enjoy your day without unnecessary interruptions.

This may not be the style and approach of all wedding videographers, as some may like to create a style that requires you to be more ‘involved’ with them and the camera. It’s important you look at the portfolio of work from the wedding videographer you choose to ascertain whether the style suits you, and make contact with your preferred videographer and ask about their style and approach too!

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Myth 2: It Takes Too Long to Recieve Your Wedding Films

Reality: Realistic Timelines: 4-12 Weeks for a Thoughtfully Crafted Film

Another misconception is that the timeline for receiving your wedding films is going to take months with no clear communication on when you’ll be receiving it. Yes, of course, the process of editing wedding films to the highest quality is time-consuming, however, I aim to have your finished feature film back to you within 4-12 weeks depending on the time of year. If I need a little longer to get things ‘just right’, I’ll be in touch in good time to let you know, and never just remain silent!

Rest assured that I prioritise quality over anything else when it comes to your wedding film. Whilst this may some time to perfect, I always ensure you don’t have to wait excessively to relive the magic of your wedding day. I do this by not taking on too many weddings in a year and generally cap them at between a maximum of 25-30. 

Myth 3: Concerns About the Quality of the Film

Reality: Elevating Your Memories: Stunning, Cinematic Wedding Films

If you’re worried about the quality of what you’ll receive both in service in the lead-up to your day, on your wedding day itself, and the finished films, I can completely understand the apprehension! 

When it comes to selecting a wedding videographer, it’s important to not only feel a connection to their work but also have a good feeling on a personal level. I always make sure to be professional, yet relaxed calm, fun, and friendly throughout the process. If we’re ever in the same area I’ll always suggest a pub meetup before AND after your wedding!

In terms of your finished wedding film, I ensure that captures every detail to create a film that transports you back to the love and joy of your special day. The visuals I produce alongside narrative-led editing and storytelling create a cinematic experience that will make you feel again, all of the emotions of your big day.

Check out some of my wedding films for a comprehensive look at my work to understand the quality of what you can expect! For now though, here’s an example you can watch and stay on the blog too!

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Myth 4: Wedding Videography is Expensive and Not Worth the Investment

Reality: A Worthwhile Investment: Preserving Priceless Memories

One common misconception about wedding videography is that it’s very expensive, and doesn’t provide enough value for the investment.

However, it’s important to shift your perspective and consider it as an investment in preserving the memories of your special day. A wedding film allows you to relive the emotions, the laughter, and the heartfelt moments that photos alone cannot capture. Not only are you provided with moving images to relive your wedding, but the audio and sounds of the day are used to elevate the film and make viewing a unique and emotional experience.

Your wedding film will become a priceless keepsake that you can treasure for years to come, sharing it with future generations. And remember, the true value lies in the ability to revisit and share those irreplaceable moments.

MYTH 5 - Making The Job of Other Suppliers More Difficult

Reality: Working in Harmony: Collaborating with Other Wedding Vendors

Some couples worry that wedding videographers might clash or interfere with other vendors on their wedding day.

It’s essential to emphasize that professional wedding videographers understand the importance of collaboration. We work harmoniously with photographers, wedding planners, other suppliers, and most importantly YOU, to ensure a seamless experience. By communicating and coordinating throughout the wedding day, we ensure that everyone can work together to capture every aspect of your wedding day flawlessly.

In fact, my approach often means that timings can be adhered to a little better and I’m always on hand to help too. I always help your photographer get the confetti line and group shots organised and I’m always on hand to fluff your wedding dress and move that one bit of hair that’s in the way for the best shots!

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