Post # 1
To me, the photos are going to be the most important to me…and thinking maybe I really don’t need a videographer? But it might be nice to view the memories later on in a video form!
What are you girls doing?
Will you hire a videographer or do you feel it’s not that important?
Post # 3
We are not having a videographer. It would be nice to watch it at least once after the wedding, but we just can’t justify the expense. Like you, the photographs will be much more important to us.
Post # 4
We are getting a videographer.. He is just not going to be as expensive as the photographer.. I think its still very important to have a videographer because years will go by and you will want to see your wedding again.. and yes pictures will capture the beauty but video will capture every real moment that we will have in our wedding.
Post # 5
A friend did our video. I think we actually liked it more than we would have liked one from a professional. Our friend knows us well and shares our sense of humor, so we ended up with a “bloopers” video as well as the real one.
Post # 6
We haven’t budgeted for or booked a videographer but I’m beginning to wish we had’ve. The thing that’s made me second guess our decision is that my bestie got married last November and said that the day was such a whirlwind that she couldn’t remember ANYTHING from the ceremony! Luckily they had family videoing the whole day so she could watch it back. I’m thinking of asking a few family members to bring their video cameras with them so that at least we’ll have something.
Post # 7
we are having a “cinematographer” 🙂 we hadnt planned on it but when i saw their work, i made room in the budget!
they did my friend’s wedding and i JUST booked them. they are actually affordable with the payment plan they have! http://www.unitedwedding.com/#/hokiebird-/
Post # 8
We had a local high school student video tape only our wedding. It worked out great because the senior got some spending cash and we got our ceremony. This worked well since our church had strict rules on where the videographer could be, and it was cheap. Got our DVD when we got back from the honeymoon and its great!
Post # 9
I wish it was in the budget but it’s not. After seeing Mrs. Fro Yo’s and an inspiration video posted by Miss Oyster, I want a wedding video SO BADLY so maybe I will see what I can do with a Flip cam.
Post # 10
I kinda like the look of the home video weddings 🙂 I think there is just something so personal about them. And I think you definitely get funnier stuff because people don’t get stage fright with a huge professional camera pointed at them pressuring them to say something to the bride and groom.
Post # 11
I really didn’t want a videographer, but several of my married friends insisted I get one. They told me the wedding is a complete blur and that I’d want to see it afterwards.
Post # 12
We found a local fledgling videographer who will capture our wedding, and then we’re going to take a stab at editing it (with the caveat that if we’re entirely incapable, we can pay her to do it later on). She’s new to weddings (has done extensive documentary work in the past), so she’s an absolute steal! I don’t expect it to be the most stunning footage I’ve ever seen, but it should be perfectly satisfactory and serve its purpose. We wanted to put all of our big bucks towards an awesome photographer, so finding a newbie videographer helped us meet both our needs (some video, but leaving our big money for the photos).
Post # 13
I have watched my wedding video once. I’m glad a friend took it for us and we didn’t spend money on it!
Post # 14
We hired one. Its not cheap! But my FI and I feel very strongly about having one. The photographs are going to be great, I can’t wait to frame them and put them all over our home. But the video is special to us because we can see things just as they happened. Just in case we missed it. Or just to see what our guests saw. And I plan on watching it on our anniversaries 🙂
Post # 15
I have found that almost every engaged woman holds photography at a much higher level than videography, however almost every married woman says how they watch their wedding video way more than they ever look at their album. I didn’t want a video at first but when my brother got married they only got a photographer and his wife has been very disappointed after the fact that they don’t have a video so FI and I found someone who does great work but it relatively inexpensive.
Post # 16
One of my favorite things when I was a little girl was watching my mom and dads wedding video and pretending that I was getting married. Having a video is a keepsake I just want to have for my children as well.