30th, October 2017

My Budget is Tight; Is a Wedding Cinematographer Really Necessary?

Many couples find themselves coming up a bit short when it comes to the wedding budget, and for good reason. The average cost of a UK wedding just topped £27,161, so it can be tough to decide where to make those cuts when they become necessary. Is the cinematographer really something you want to cut out of your budget, though? Will a friend's iPhone footage really satisfy that role into the future?

Weighing Your Options

If you choose not to hire a wedding cinematographer, you have to think about how you're going to capture the day. If you choose to simply go with a wedding photographer, you need to realise you're going to miss some big moments. Imagine, for example, your flower girl decides to make a toast to the bride and groom just as the adults are during the reception. A photographer is going to capture that adorable moment where she's holding the microphone, but he or she won't be able to capture the moment she begins to sing her favourite song to the two of you.

Your other option, of course, is to hire an amateur to handle the video for you, but even that is going to be a poor substitute for a professional cinematographer. When you hire an amateur, the chances are good that you're only going to get the raw footage of the day. While that can be a good way to remember it, when you hire a professional cinematographer, you're going to get an emotional experience that helps not only capture the excitement of the day, but also a film that truly presents your story to the world. It's a chance to see every single moment in the best possible light and enjoy it again and again.

If there's one thing you don't want to cut from your budget, it's your cinematographer. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do to preserve your story.