One thing I discuss with all Willrich brides is that on their wedding day they will see less of their wedding than anyone else. No matter how much I go over this, it rarely sinks in until after the wedding day. Then they either can’t wait for their professional video to be finished or if they didn’t purchase one, they are desperately calling around hoping guests just happened to have taken some video on their cameras.
Don’t be in the desperate category. Either go with a professional video (definitely your best choice) or at least have someone you can count on to video all the special moments for you.
Remember as the bride, you will be getting ready when your guests arrive, so you won't see anyone entering the church. Yes, you will have some pictures, but pictures are not the same as video where you see reactions and hear voices of your loved ones. You won’t see and hear guests exclaiming over your beautiful flowers you so carefully chose. You won’t see anyone walk down the aisle, not your mother, not your bridesmaids or groomsmen, not even your flower girl and ring bearer. You won’t see your or the grooms’ parents light the unity candle.
Since you and your groom are the first out of the ceremony, you also probably won’t see anyone leaving. While your guests are enjoying your cocktail hour, you’ll be taking pictures so not only do you not see the room but you don’t see the guests enjoying it. All those plans you made for the cocktail hour will go unseen by you or the groom. If you have only one photographer, there might not even be any pictures. In general, the whole night will pass so quickly for you that the next morning it will almost seem like it didn’t happen.
Keep this all in mind, when deciding that you might skip on that video. Remember years from now, when your children are grown they can watch your wedding video and not only see but hear those that have passed away. What a great gift for your children and generations to come.