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Top 5 reasons to hire a videographer for your big event

If you’ve ever planned an event, you’ve probably asked yourself any number of the following questions:

- What’s the best way to make sure my guests enjoy themselves?

- What will make my event one to remember?

- Should I hire a photographer? A videographer?

Putting together a fête can be a challenge in and of itself, but making sure it goes well, and that, perhaps most importantly, your guests think it goes well, can be mostly assured with a single step. While hiring a videographer may seem like a luxury, or even a headache, doing so is the cherry on top of any party, meeting, or get-together, and likely will not go unnoticed.

If you’re still unconvinced, check out the following reasons why capturing your function on film will be the best decision you make throughout your event planning process.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth too many to count. You’ve worked hard on this thing! From hours of planning and money poured into creating the perfect banquet, you’ve created something that deserves to be shown off.

Plus video, simply put, makes for great content. Increasingly, studies are showing that audiences not only want to view video, but respond to it positively with engagement, long-term brand loyalty, and potential purchases or returns. Not to mention, if you don’t post something snazzy on social media, did it even really happen?

One less thing to worry about. While you’re flitting about the festivity, you should be focused on your guests, not documentation. Video, by definition, captures more images than still photography does, often by the thousands. Film captures all the brightest moments, the biggest memories, the ones you’ll be so busy enjoying living through at the time that you’ll want to relive them later.

It’ll make you look good. With or without the photoshop or editing effects and no matter how the event goes, a high-quality video will show that effort and care went into providing for your guests and following up on their every want, including their want to revisit their experience. Your event may be perfect right down to the freshly steamed tablecloths. Why not make sure everyone knows it? Video can capture that and more, creating a comprehensive look into the soirée, drawing the audience in, making them feel like they were there.

Your boss will thank you for it. And speaking of those were there, what about those who weren’t there? Or at least those who won’t be there once the event is over. Your guests, grandkids who weren’t invited, new customers, or that neighbor who was so sad they couldn’t make it - whoever was or wasn’t there will want to see what it was like, whether for the first time or all over again. Sharing a video shares an incredibly descriptive look into an experience. When you share your completed video, you’ll be showing off your unique style, your efforts, your attention. That means something, not only immediately following the event but for a long time afterwards.

It’s not as complicated (or expensive) as you might think. With all the filmmakers out there, you’re bound to find someone who can express exactly what you’re looking for within your budget. This industry is about creativity, and thus most videographers for hire are willing to be flexible.

Bentley Media, for example, takes high-quality video seriously. We’re not only invested in capturing images, our experts want to capture you and your soon-to-be-memories as authentically as possible. With creative extra touches like drone footage and custom motion graphics, we invite you to contact us today to start talking through your unique project. Looking back, you’ll be glad you did.

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