In the wedding planning process, one of the first things you decide will likely be your photographer. You’ll only have one shot (no pun intended) to get great wedding photos, so you’re probably going to spend a long time researching and meeting with photographers to pick the perfect one for you.

However, something that not all couples think to do is hire a cinematographer to capture video of their special day. Perhaps, you haven’t either! If you’re wondering, “why on earth do I need a video of my wedding?” then you’ve come to the right place.

YOU ONLY DO THIS ONCE

We don’t have to tell you this, but your wedding day is a pretty big deal. Most every person only intends to get married once in their whole life, so it’s literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! For that reason, you’ve chosen the perfect photographer to ensure that you can look back on your wedding photos in adoration for years to come—but there’s so much more than that. By hiring a cinematographer to capture video of your wedding, you’re providing yourself with a way to transport yourself back into the moments that made your day so special. And you can watch it over and over again for the rest of your life together!

THEY CAPTURE MOMENTS YOU DON’T SEE

We spoke with the Dream Weddings cinematographer, Mark Yang, about the process of shooting a wedding video. Throughout the conversation, he made one thing abundantly clear—they capture even the smallest, sweetest moments that you won’t get to see otherwise.

If you think about all that goes on during your wedding day, you’ll only possibly see very little of it firsthand. With a cinematographer on the scene, you’ll get to see moments of your loved ones that you weren’t there to witness. Even though your attentions will be divided on your wedding day, a video will allow you to appreciate these tiny, amazing moments for years to come.

WATCH IT WHEN IT MATTERS

Some couples decide to say their vows again on anniversaries. Others choose to watch the original vows in their professional wedding video! Either way, watching this video is a heartwarming way to celebrate another year of married love, and a great way to remind yourself of all of the wonderful emotions you felt on that special day.

SHARE IT WITH YOUR CHILDREN

Many children won’t either attend or remember their parents’ wedding. However, as they grow old enough to know what marriage is, they’ll have questions about what your wedding day was like. And while photos are a great way to share these memories, there’s almost nothing better for telling the story of your wedding than a video! Just like you’ll want to film their first steps and first words to watch later on, they’ll want to watch their parents get married!

No matter what your reason may be, a wedding video is a heartwarming and wonderful way to commemorate one of the most important days of your life and share these special moments for years to come.

If you’re newly interested or still looking for a wedding videographer for your wedding, check out our online vendor guide!