Your friend wants to gift you a service, and it’s a blessing to your budget. It all sounds too good to be true. And the video might turn out to be great. But there’s also the possibility that it won’t.
Three times you should actually have your friend or family member film your wedding.
- When a wedding film is of absolutely zero priority to you—don’t just think about now, though; think about how future you will feel about it. You + 20 or 30 years. And think about if you plan on having a family and if it would be important to you to share it with THEM.
- You’re OK with your friend missing big important moments—it’s incredible how fast those big moments are over (and sadly, no one stops the first dance for you when you have to change a card or a battery).
- It’s 100% OK with you that your friend doesn’t experience or participate in your wedding—your friend is now officially working your wedding, they won’t be celebrating with you. Except, they probably will sneak at least some celebrating in there somewhere (Oh, hello, open bar…), which leads to point #2, and that goes back to point #1.