February 15, 2018
You’ve hired your dream wedding photographer to capture all your special moments but should you hire a wedding videographer for your small wedding? Will it be too overwhelming?
I, for one, admire your choice to have a small wedding. There are so many cool reasons to consider a going small with your wedding plans.
You can coordinate a crazy dreamy location like Iceland, Tuscany or something with more familial significance to you and yours for those closest to you (like Cape Cod). You can choose to have more parties with a more manageable number of guests. So 👏 many 👏 reasons.👏
And you might think that there’s significantly less drama.
Unfortunately, a small wedding isn’t entirely drama-free.
Amazingly enough, you still have to deal with the aftermath.
When you decide to have a petite sized wedding, you’ve decided to cut a lot of people out.
Whether that looks like an extended family of 300 that were cut from the list, one side of the family being represented more than the other, or just that one special someone in your life that will never forget that they weren’t on your list (and will also never let you forget that).
The drama is still there and it still has to be dealt with.
And if you’re someone who hates to deal with conflict this is a living nightmare that will have you breaking out in hives.
To ease the sting of that decision, a wedding video can help others feel like they attended.
Of course, you’ll have photographs of the day. But it’s not the same. Gorgeous. But not the same.
A great wedding video puts the viewer in the front row. And although they weren’t in attendance they can feel like they were there with you.
They get to experience your vows and all the perfect touches that you created to make your wedding so special for yourselves. It shows them a new side of you that they maybe weren’t involved with before.
Even BIGGER points scored for having one (or two) amazing viewing parties to create a shared experience your friends. By sharing the video in person it gives your friends and family a way to give you all the hugs and adoration they wanted to give you on your biggest day.
It’s a fantastic way to bond with those who weren’t there.
And instead of potentially alienating people you don’t want to hurt (rejection hurts, no matter how small) a wedding video can even strengthen a bond between friends because you’re actively finding a way to involve them.
That depends entirely on your own personal preference. There’s no way I can speak for what can overwhelm you.
We’ve filmed many small and intimate weddings for couples.
Some of these weddings were just a handful of immediate family members getting together for a short ceremony and the rest of the day was spent having fun, messing around in the pool, playing games with each other and no formal reception.
Others were blending two families into one and wanted to make a meaningful connection for the children of both parents.
Still others chose to splurge on their location but just to host a few dozen people that meant the world to them.
But the thing these couples all had in common was that filming their small wedding was about capturing a moment they never want to forget. A glorious day of fun and togetherness that they will always share.
A friend filming your wedding sounds like the perfect solution. But there are some things you want to consider first.
If your high ranking personal priorities are are things like:
Then, absolutely — yes, you need a wedding video for your small wedding.
One thing I can promise you is that you won’t remember this without a video. We’ve filmed hundreds of weddings and the adrenaline of the day is too high to remember the exact details. You’re being pulled in all the directions by all the people. The day is a blur.
Even people with the best of the best memories won’t remember their wedding day.
(Although, that is great in and of itself.)
One of the best reasons to get a wedding video for a small (or large) wedding is to share your day with people who weren’t there with you that day in a way that they’ll always be able to remember.
You’ll be surprised how many people will be binge watching your wedding video as much as you do.
Do you want to talk to us about filming your wedding? Hop on over to our Contact Page!
Hi there! We're best friends and co-owners of Harborview Studios—a Cape Cod based wedding videography studio that serves fun-loving couples. We're your lead cameras for your wedding with a sixth-sense for perfect moments.
When we're not filming weddings, we're cuddling with our kittens, out walking our massive yellow lab, or taking care of our rescue pony. It's also possible that, right now, Cindy's asleep on the couch while "watching" one of their favorite shows on Netflix.
Husband and wife videographer team, Sean & Cindy Caughey
Then let's chat about getting you a wedding film that your kids will see one day!
Located in Barnstable, MA
on Cape Cod
filming weddings all across New England
Wedding videographers serving fun-loving couples with a special connection to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Boston, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, and all of New England.