So I was pretty sure I didn’t want a wedding film, and then I took a the trailers on your site and I was totally amazed. I had no idea wedding films could look like movies.
The first few times we heard it, it was a compliment. Great, we thought, we’re doing something a little better than other companies out there.
But the truth is, there are loads of talented live event filmmakers out there. In Boston alone there are three or four whose work we love, never mind the rest of the country.
And we got to be a little tired of having that conversation. Because the problem isn’t that there aren’t good wedding filmmakers, the problem is that today’s brides and grooms aren’t exposed to their work. Which makes sense, because when you look at any of the big wedding blogs, all you see is photography, with maybe a tiny mention right at the bottom of the post for the filmmaker, but no embedded trailer.
So today we’re giving love24fps a proper launch with an educational piece called A wedding film: the best investment you’ll make. We asked a few of our former couples to come and be interviewed and talk – in strictly vendor agnostic terms – about the value of a wedding film and what it meant to them now that their wedding was behind them. We hoped that they’d say nice things about how important their wedding film was, but nothing could have prepared us for the strength of their comments.
It’s real married couples, who have been through the wedding planning process and come out the other side, and who learned some lessons along the way. Their words: a wedding film is the best investment you’ll make in your wedding.
Music: Little (Instrumental) by Sheryn Binks, licensed from themusicbed.com
(oh, and the music in our love24fps ident is from You And Me by our awesome site sponsors Aaron & Andrew, featuring Holley Maher)
One thing we tend to hear a lot is that brides tend to be more excited about the wedding film, and grooms tend to be more nervous. Nervous that they’ll be asked to give interviews to camera, or pose weirdly or generally do things that will feel intrusive and pull them out of the experience of their wedding day.
We also hear a lot from grooms after the day is over that their fears were totally unfounded and they forget we were even there after the first five minutes. So we figured it would make sense to let all the nervous grooms-to-be out there benefit from the experience of the guys who have been through it and come out unscathed on the other side.
Music: Quirk by Kerry Muzzey, licensed from themusicbed.com