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Is Wedding Videography Worth It?

Are you wavering over the decision to hire a wedding videographer for your special day? Here’s everything you need to consider before booking.

Wedding videos offer a lasting legacy, encapsulating those fleeting, romantic moments that photographs alone might miss. They provide a comprehensive memory of your celebration, capturing the essence and details that make your wedding uniquely yours. Alternatively, you might consider skipping professional videography, opting instead to rely on friends and family to document the day.

At Gaetano Di Giacomo Media Production, we’ve captured hundreds of weddings on film, from grand countryside estates and traditional church ceremonies to modern city venues. The most common question we have heard from potential clients over the years is:

Should we invest in a wedding videographer?”

This blog intends to answer the question, once and for all. 

Common Concerns About Wedding Videography

Throughout our years creating sophisticated wedding films for clients in both the UK and Italy, we have encountered numerous questions regarding our exemplary wedding videos. As well as being asked if clients should invest in a wedding videographer, we also encounter concerns which go hand-in-hand with the nature of the work.

Is Wedding Video Intrusive?

Absolutely not. As highly skilled wedding videographers, Gaetano Di Giacomo Media Production ensures our presence is discreet, never detracting from the splendor of your day. We adeptly capture the moments you might miss—the venue setup, pristine table settings, floral arrangements, and those charged moments of anticipation as the bride and groom prepare.

While our videographer might be in the room, they operate with such subtlety that you’ll hardly notice them, seamlessly moving from one moment to the next, allowing you to focus fully on your celebration.

Will you watch the video enough to justify expense?

Your wedding video will stand as a timeless testament to the love you shared with friends and family for years to come. You can upload it to a shared family photo album so that everyone can view it again and again. It’s an heirloom that can be enjoyed repeatedly, accessible for generations—even when you’re 95, sharing your love story with your great-grandchildren.

Does that justify the expense? We leave it to you to decide.

Will you regret not having a wedding video?

Gaetano Di Giacomo Media Production has a long history in the wedding industry, both as wedding photographers and filmmakers. On average, around two-thirds of our photography clients later express regret over not having a wedding video. In fact, the need was so great that we switched our main focus to wedding videography to compensate. 

Pre-wedding moments and preparations are perfectly captured with wedding videography.

The Value of Wedding Videography

Wedding videographers bring a unique value to your wedding day, which goes beyond what photography can capture. An expert wedding videographer like Gaetano Di Giacomo Media Production can capture moments and unspoken emotions that might otherwise missed. 

The look of love between the bride’s mother and herself. An unknown glance filled with sheer happiness across the decorative room during the meal. A wedding videographer captures two families sharing love and laughter, coming together as one unit ready to support the new marriage. The intricate details, from the shimmer of the decor to the vibrancy of the flowers, are immortalized in video form, offering a dynamic and rich narrative that still photographs can’t fully convey.

We estimate that around 75% of married couples regret not hiring a professional videographer, a sentiment often solidified when they witness the captivating films produced for other couples.


Browse our exquisite wedding videos on our portfolio.

Why Couples Regret Not Having a Wedding Videographer?

In our lifetimes, we’ve witnessed the transition from wedding photography to the era of wedding videography. Why has this shift occurred? Simply put, our parents and grandparents didn’t have the option of a wedding video in the same way as we do now.The older generations lacked the modern options available now, leading to widespread regrets. Just ask your grandmother!

The internet is filled with testimonials from couples lamenting their decision to forego wedding videography, particularly for moments that held deep personal significance. One bride on the Wedding Wire forum commented that she regretted not having a professional recording of their first dance. Similarly, numerous individuals have shared stories of disappointment when relying on friends and family for videography, only to be let down by the results.

The sentiment echoes on Hitched forum, with one bride mentioning not having the videographer at her wedding was her biggest regret of all.

Remember that post-wedding anxiety is a real thing. You can fret about your regrets so much that it gets in the way of your life. Brides magazine has a helpful article on post-wedding anxiety here should you be experiencing discomfort.

Bride having a meeting with her potential wedding videographer.

How To Choose the Right Wedding Videographer?

To choose the right wedding videographer, the key consideration ought to be style. When you choose someone to make your wedding video, you need someone who knows what they are doing. The professional is skilled in capturing, editing, and directing your footage. They will create a story which tells the world about your big day. The style they do this in should always match your vision. After all, it is your celebration to commemorate.

To ensure you find a wedding videographer who mirrors your style, consider the following tips:

  • Seek a videographer who invests time to discuss and fully grasp your vision for the ideal wedding video.
  • Opt for someone with a robust portfolio, showcasing years of experience in crafting high-quality wedding films.
  • Look for a wedding videographer who is easy going. Personality clashes can ruin what should be a wonderful event.
  • Choose a videographer who demonstrates a genuine commitment to understanding and bringing your vision to life.
  • Hire a wedding videographer who is willing to travel if you wish to marry abroad.

And remember to ask to see previous examples of their work.

Learn everything you need to know about wedding videography with our ultimate guide here!

Maximising Your Investment

Choosing to hire a wedding videographer is an investment in preserving your memories. To ensure you maximise this investment, consider the following tips and tricks:

Opt for Package Deals

Opting for a comprehensive package that includes wedding videography, drone footage, setup shots, candid day-of footage, and post-production editing offers the best value. It simplifies the process, giving you peace of mind that all aspects of capturing your day are covered. Some videographers might offer budget-friendly options within their packages.

Select The Appropriate Video Length

A shorter video means a smaller bill from your videographer. A longer video covers more of your special occasion and truly captures the day. Align your choice with your budget and preferences.

One Videographer Might Be Enough

There is no need to hire more than one wedding videographer if you have a small to medium-sized wedding. Grand displays require grander wedding video packages. The more lavish the event, the more angles you will need to cover. Consider the scale of your event when deciding on the number of videographers.

Consider DIY Editing

If you possess video editing skills, you might consider editing the footage yourself. This could reduce costs, but be mindful that professional editing contributes significantly to the overall quality and impact of your wedding film. Consider this as a budget option only if you are confident in your editing abilities and willing to put in the hours of work.

A Wedding Videographer Captures the Magic

A wedding videographer can offer you a package that aligns with both your budget and needs. They will show up on your wedding day, take the footage they need, and create a gorgeous, elegant wedding video which is completely tailored to you. By choosing a professional over entrusting this crucial task to a relative with a camera, you safeguard yourself from potential disappointment. Otherwise, like a full 75% of all married couples, you may come to regret it.

Interested in hiring a professional wedding videographer? We cater to weddings both in the UK and abroad. Contact Gaetano Di Giacomo Media Production today to book an expert to create a wedding day masterpiece on your behalf.


Gaetano Di Giacomo, 

Videographer & Photographer

A professional in both wedding and corporate Media Production.
Based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire but working across the UK.
Shooting with my Sony a7 III and a range of prime lenses, while my DJI Ronin creates smooth gliding shots! Interested in working with me? Contact me here today and let’s arrange a chat!