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Biggest Mistake When Hiring a Wedding Videographer in St. Louis, MO

7.15.20

If you’ve never planned a wedding before, it can be difficult to know exactly where to rank the importance of each wedding day detail. And we get it, there are a TON of details and decisions to be made. From smaller details like the type of accent flowers in each bouquet and the vegetable you’ll serve for dinner, to bigger budget items like the wedding venue and photography services, someone’s gotta make the call! With all the work you put into every aspect of the day, we would hope you’ll want to look back fondly on this momentous day (after a much-needed honeymoon, of course)!

Biggest Mistake Couples Make When Hiring a Wedding Videographer in St. Louis, MO

Our videography team in St. Louis has seen thousands of weddings combined, and when it’s all said and done, we still hear from couples about how they would do things differently or the planning mistakes they wish they could go back and correct. Simply put, the biggest mistake couples admit is that they did not hire a professional videographer with wedding experience in St. Louis to capture their wedding day. If you have high expectations for your final wedding video, not hiring a wedding videographer with experience (or not hiring one at all) can be a regrettable choice.

Family Favor

Sometimes friends or family members are recruited or nominate themselves to film the day and save you money by filling in for a professional videographer. This is a kind gesture, but if they’ve never filmed a wedding, or have little experience with professional cameras, we suggest they should focus on simply enjoying your big day!

While some of their raw videos can be entertaining and capture viewpoints from someone close to the couple, it may not produce the correct type of footage needed for a high-quality highlight reel you find professionals creating in the wedding industry. Plus, if they miss out on capturing your first kiss or film the vows out-of-focus, this favor is not worth the guilt they might feel in letting you down.

Thinking You Don’t Need a Wedding Videographer

If you’re thinking you don’t need a wedding videographer, we would definitely have you reconsider or even watch a professional wedding video of a friend or relative. This decision is tough, not only because you’ve most likely never had a wedding day, but because it’s hard to comprehend the feeling of watching back all YOUR family and friends on one of the most celebrated days of your life.

Sure, you’ve maybe seen examples of stranger’s wedding videos, but it’s hard to truly feel something when you don’t know the individuals behind the big day. (Don’t get us wrong though; we still tear up watching a wedding reception and ceremony on film, when we don’t know the couple getting married!) But when you’re watching your own partner say their wedding vows to you and relive all the emotional moments between your loved ones (including some you missed on your big day), there is no feeling quite like it!

Not Finalizing Wedding Day Timing With Your Videographer

No matter the videographer you choose, after making the decision, it’s important that you complete all their requested details of the day to help them fully succeed at giving you the best wedding video! Typically, your videographer will need a timeline and basic location details, that you can fill out from a provided form or when you meet in person or chat on the phone.

These timing details, along with your wants in shots, are very important for your videographer to understand what you’re looking for in the final product, and to make sure they capture everything you’re imagining. Complete Weddings + Events has online planning forms that request all the necessary details for your videographer to know what’s going on when, and make sure no important moment is missed!

Wedding Experts at Complete in St. Louis, MO

At Complete Weddings + Events, our cinematography team specializes in weddings, so we understand the amount of work that goes into your big day, and the importance of capturing the small details without missing the big moments! You’ve come to the right place if you’re hiring a wedding videographer in St. Louis, so contact us today to learn more about our videography packages best for your special day!

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