Bride and groom with wedding videographer
Photo: Andre Hunter

In addition to a wedding photographer, hiring a wedding videographer allows you to experience the emotions of your big day for years to come. If you're thinking about hiring one, here are five reasons to consider.

They'll capture the moments you didn't see.

From behind-the-scenes of your first look to the reactions of your guests when they see you walk down the aisle, the little moments make up some of the best wedding experiences. Depending on your videography budget, talk to your videographer about using that extra footage of the funny times as a blooper reel. You'll be laughing long after the celebrations are over.

You can experience your wedding from the eyes of your guests.

With all the excitement and planning leading up to it, your wedding day will seem like a blur. From "with this ring" to your first dance, there are moments you'll want to rewind and rewatch again and again. Seeing the wedding unwind from the perspective of your guests allows you to soak up all the moments that happened that day.

Your guests can use this opportunity to leave their well wishes.

Besides your guest book, wedding videos are a great opportunity for your guests to say a few funny or sentimental words to the newlyweds during the reception. It's optional, but it's just another keepsake to build your wedding album.

It's a great way to capture meaningful family memories.

As time passes, your wedding video not only preserves the relationship between you and your spouse but also the relationships within your family. From the moment your mother tears up when she sees you in your wedding dress to your grandparents dancing at the reception, there are plenty memories captured for a lifetime.

You can incorporate it into your anniversaries.

As a memento to your relationship, a wedding video cran also be a sentimental anniversary gift. Make it a celebratory tradition to watch it on your first anniversary and the years to follow.

Ready to hire a wedding photographer? Make sure to ask these questions before signing a contract.