Post # 1
Orginally I was not interested in having a videographer. I dislike watching myself on video or hearing my own vocie. I love our photographer and am so glad we could afford her. However after really sitting down and thinking about it I am now also leaning towards getting a videographer as well. My Mom had one at her wedding, several relatives have died since and its soo nice to have that as a memory. I also got to thinking it would be nice to have to show our future children so they could have an idea of what are wedding was like. I would like them for the ceremony, and the main parts of the reception such as father/daughter dance, first dance, cake ect.
Did you have a videographer? If not did you regret not having it?
Also how did you choice your videographer? Considering asking my photographer if she has worked with any or recommands any.
Post # 3
@MissParrot: I booked a company that ended up going bankrupt (luckily a Bee told me about it and I was able to file a dispute with AMEX and got my money back) but it was too late to book another one and couldn’t really justify spending the money at that point. I REALLY regret not figuring something out (even hiring some teenager to do it.lol) I ended up bringing my home video camera to the venue and the coordinator was awesome enough to con the DJ into setting it up on his table and he got the ceremony (minus the bridal party walking, he didn’t start it until after-but I can’t complain, it wasn’t his job!) and then I was going to take the video camera and hand it off to anyone to tape the speeches, cake cutting etc. and totally forgot about it. Luckily my step-brother’s wife taped our first dance with her iPhone but that’s it. Pretty sad 🙁
I also cringe when I see myself on video but this is different. If you can find anyone to just tape a basic video, it’s better than nothing!
Post # 4
@MissParrot: I did not have a videographer and could have afforded it. I opted not to have one because we had 40 kids invited to the ceremony. I knew I would remember it is as a perfect day and really didn’t want to hear/remember the reality of the kids being removed and fussing. I don’t regret it for a minute.