If you’re on the fence about hiring a videographer, Post Script Productions is here to give you the top 5 reasons you’ll LOVE having a wedding film. Honestly, after reading this list, you should be totally sold on one. I was one of those brides…I originally thought a videographer wasn’t a necessity. I figured I’d just splurge on a really good photographer instead. A few months before my wedding, I changed my mind and decided I had to have a video. BEST. DECISION. EVER. Seriously. I’m so, so glad we did it. Without it, I’d never be able to see my grandfather, who has since passed away, smile again, or hear our best man’s hilarious speech, or relive the epic air guitar battle that happened on the dance floor. If you don’t believe me, maybe Carolyn, one half of this uber-talented Burgh Brides Vendor Guide member, can convince you!
From Carolyn of Post Script…
We got into the wedding film business by accident and we are SO glad we did. We started our business and someone asked us, “Do you film weddings?” We, of course, saw that as an amazing opportunity to not only grow our business but, more importantly, as an avenue to tell stories that people would love for a lifetime. Having a wedding film used to be an “extra” or something that often got overlooked. As more and more couples decide to include a wedding film into their budgeting, they are also seeing it as a necessity, just like photography. That makes us so happy! The moments we’ve been able to capture are incredible. And we feel so blessed to be invited into our couple’s homes, churches, synagogues, and reception spaces to capture one of the happiest and most significant days of their lives.
Here is just a short list (we could go on forever!) of our top five reasons why you’ll absolutely love your wedding film. We think you’ll agree that it’s definitely a necessity and definitely worth it!
1.) Family & Friends
We are there to capture the special moments…the moments you experience with your friends and family throughout one of the best (and busiest!) days of your life. There will be SO much you won’t remember. And there are so many people who mean so much to you that will be there to support you. We want you to have memories of not only yourselves, but of those amazing people in your lives. Grandparents and parents, your mentor, your college roommate – everyone. We believe love, success, a life is nothing without people to share it with.
2.) Confidence in the Filmmaker
One of our favorite compliments we’ve received is “I didn’t even see you!” To us, that means we were doing our job. We don’t want to be part of your wedding day; we want to capture it. We take that very seriously. We want to capture it as it unfolds, as it actually happens as opposed to staging things or directing the day’s events. We believe your wedding ceremony is sacred, regardless of where it is. We are respectful of whatever space it’s in, the people that are involved, and those that attend. This is your day and your film, not our film. And, we absolutely love capturing weddings. It’s such a joy for us and it’s a new experience with every couple. We like to blend in with the crowd, not only in the way we dress but also by the smiles on our faces 🙂
3.) Protect your Investment
You’ve worked so hard to plan this event. And unless you’re a professional event planner, it is probably the biggest event you’ve ever, and maybe will ever, plan. It takes a lot of time, energy, and effort to put it all together – but how awesome is it gong to be?! SO awesome! A wedding film allows you to protect the investment you made. Your wedding film is like a time capsule. Everything will be captured – the laughter at cocktail hour, the moment you and your bridesmaids cheers with the mimosas made from your favorite champagne, the design of your bouquet, the look on your groom’s face as you walk down the aisle, the speech from the best man, the words you and your husband-to-be say to each other as you promise to spend the rest of your lives together and so much more. It all happens in a flash and a wedding film preserves it forever.
4.) Relive the Day
I can definitely relate to this topic because I just got married this past January. It was crazy! It went by so fast and after the day was over, after we returned from our honeymoon, and after we opened all our gifts, all I wanted to do was rewind and relive it all over again. A wedding film is different from photographs. They’re images, but they move! (Our motto is “Images That Move”…get it?) And there’s audio. Yes, yes, the audio! We love it. Bridal prep/pre-ceremony footage can sometimes be audio gold. And all that hilarious and/or tear-jerking stuff your maid of honor says in her speech – we got it! These are memories you’ll get to relive for years to come. We don’t film for the wedding, we film for the marriage. We want our couples to be able to relive their wedding day and how their marriage started – where they were, how they felt, what they promised, and who was there to support them.
5.) Two Places at Once
Yes, with a wedding film you can actually be in two places at once! Ever wonder what’s going on with the groomsmen before the wedding? We have it covered! (Hint: they’re probably watching sports and enjoying a couple of beers up until about 20 minutes before they have to leave, LOL!) Some of our favorite goofy moments (and sometimes sentimental moments) came during the pre-ceremony time with the groom and his groomsmen. And, depending on the timeline of your day, you may not have a chance to see what cocktail hour looked, felt, and sounded like – we’ve got that covered too! Our classic package includes two filmmakers so we can divide and conquer! And, even if your budget only allows for one filmmaker for the day, we can usually work it out so that we can be in all those places for specific, significant moments.
There you have it – our top 5 reasons why you’ll LOVE having a wedding film! We’d love to hear about the moments you want captured on your wedding day. We know every couple is different and therefore every wedding is different. Comment below and let us know what’s important to you and your families!