Post # 1
I just want to here from brides that decided not to hire a videogrpher. Did you regret it afterwards?
So many people are telling me that they don’t remember the day of the wedding and were glad they had a video to look back at. I just don’t want to spend money on something I’ll watch only a few times.
Post # 3
I don’t regret not getting one. I didn’t really see the point. We’d watch the video maybe twice in our life and it would just sit in our movie drawer the rest of the time.
Post # 4
I guess it just depends on what u really want to do…Its a personal choice for everyone.
We love watching old videos and I can just see myself wanting to watch our wedding day like years after our big day. So we are defintely having a videographer.
Post # 5
Well, DH and I just watched the video from our wedding (shot unmanned from the church balcony) and while I wish you could hear us better….I don’t know feel regret at not having something fancier. I get to see everyone walk in and we have a video of our first dance and cake cutting. It would be nice if we had some of our toasts, but really, I would just want a video of the reception since it was so much fun – but that’s not something you record normally anyway.
So no, I don’t regret it.
Post # 6
we had a famly member record our day. it isnt fancy, but it’ll do. i havent watched it yet….
Post # 7
Well my first wedding I had a video done by my brother. I have probably watched it twice in 20 years.
Post # 8
We used my mom’s little camcorder and my point and shoot to record the wedding. They aren’t perfect by any means, but we really didn’t want to spend another $1k+ to have a video which will rarely be watched. This way we have it recorded if want to revisit it, but it was free.
Post # 9
I regret not at least handing someone a cheap video camera to film the ceremony. I don’t regret not getting the music video style montage of getting ready and important parts of the day – that was what I really thought I wanted, but I have zero regrets about not having it.
Post # 10
A friend recorded the ceremony on his little video camera. Sure, it’s a little shaky and has some overzealous zooming, but we can see and hear all of the important parts of the ceremony. We’re happy with our home recording. It’s all personal preference.
Post # 11
We didn’t do the videographer thing. And I don’t regret it. A friend took a few videos on his iPhone and posted them to facebook, and I watched them once, said “that’s cute!” and that was sort of the end of that.
I feel like the better way to capture the moments you miss is to ask your guests to tell you about them! I basically put out an APB for everyone to let me know about funny things that happened that I wasn’t around for. The stories I’ve gotten have been hysterical!
Post # 12
I wish someone had caught it on a cheap video camera…I definitely don’t think the several thousand it would have cost would have been worth it IMO. But I do wish I had some sort of recording from the ceremony.
Post # 14
I didn’t have one. I had my uncle videotape, however although we thought video camera was charged it died right in the middle of my vows. It sucks especially because the video was actually really great quality. But it honestly doesn’t even bother me that much. I have great photos and memories and most of a wedding video. I just don’t think I would watch my video. So I have no regrets about having no videographer.
Post # 15
Zero regret. Our photos were AMAZING, and with the money we saved not having one, we paid for part of an amazing trip. Totally worth it.
Post # 16
I have no regrets, but I did give my digital camera and a tripod to one of the ushers to record the ceremony. I haven’t watched it yet, but we did just get married a few weeks ago. I am happy to have the simple recording of the ceremony, just in case we want to see it years from now. But I don’t regret not having a videographer tape the whole day, the trailer, etc. I thought I wanted it, and I almost hired one at the last minute, but now that it’s over, I think I prefer it best in my memories.
Someone made a great point on another thread. Sometimes when you see something recorded, it’s different than how you remember. I want to remember my day from my point of view, not as if I’m watching a movie. Plus, I hate how my voice sounds on recordings anyways lol.