Why Shorter Wedding Videos are Better / by Cody Schmeer

Why Shorter Wedding Videos are Better

            A large number of couples question whether or not they should hire a videographer for their wedding day. Some people believe having wedding photos and a video is overkill. Others might feel that it is out of their budget or not worth it. So, the question is, why should you record your wedding? Here are some reasons why you should:

·      The popular phrase “My wedding went by  in a flash” comes to mind when planning a wedding. A video can help you relive the night and see details that you may not have noticed.

·      Sometimes it is hard to get all of your friends and family to attend the wedding—sending your wedding video is a great way to share your special day with loved ones.

·      Shorter wedding videos are becoming more popular, which makes them easier to share with friends and family.

·      Years from now, you will be able to share your special night with your children and grandchildren.

After choosing to hire a videographer to record your wedding, you will have to decide on who to hire and what type of packages are offered.  Most wedding videographers record about 3-4 hours of footage during the event. This creates around 20 hours of work to edit and condense the footage into a shorter video. In the past, wedding videos would be around 45 minutes to an hour. Recently, however, it is becoming more popular to have a short wedding video of about 8-10 minutes.

There are many benefits in choosing a package that includes a shorter film. When choosing a shorter video, many videographers will offer an 8-10 minute video plus raw footage. If you wanted to pay an additional fee, they can create a 45-minute cut as well. If your wedding video is an hour long, the chances are that not many people will watch the full length of the video. If the video is only 8-10 minutes long, everyone will watch it and it can be viewed over and over again. A shorter video captures the whole day perfectly and still enables you to watch the best moments of the event. 

            Moving images capture memories that will last a lifetime and do much more than just a photo. It is important that you choose to record your wedding and create lasting impressions for such a special day.