Did you have a videographer?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Did you have a videographer at your wedding?
    Yes, it was worth it. : (32 votes)
    45 %
    No, we didn't want one. : (26 votes)
    37 %
    Yes, and it wasn't worth it. : (3 votes)
    4 %
    No, and I wish we had. : (10 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    2787 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @taylorkirby:  I had one. They shot from 2-8 I think. Paid $1200 (tax in) for 2 videographers, they also did special video shoot for bridal party during the photo session. 


    I think it was worth it, actually maybe I would of had them stay a little longer to capture more of the party, would have made good images. 

    I found mine on online classifides….maybe you can look there (like craigslist)

    Post # 4
    7289 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @taylorkirby:  I have watched the video maybe 3 times since I got married. Once to check it out and the other two times to show are grandparents who are in assisted living centres. We didn’t pay for it as the chapel added it after they had a few stuff ups with our booking but I still think it was a waste of money.

    Post # 5
    5160 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I did only because it was included in my wedding package (DW in Mexico).  It wasn’t something I really cared about, but they did a very nice job and captured the whole ceremony. It’s nice to have. 

    My prefernce was to spend a lot on photography and keep it simple for video.

    Post # 9
    7289 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @taylorkirby:  I would honestly not have paid the money for it. It was worth $800 and I would have chosen to either save the money or spend it on another area of the wedding such as food or drinks.


    As I have said I have watched it 3 times. Even when we screened it for our grandparents by about half way through the other relatives there were talking, nodding off (my uncle lol) and wandering out of the room. I think wedding videos are firmly in the camp of no one cares about it but you.

    If you think you wil be the kind of person that will pull it out all the time and look at it on your own (I hope you wouldn’t be the type to repeatedly subject it to your friends and family) then go for it but in my opinion it is not worth the money. Get a friend to video the ceremony for you and save the mega bucks. But then I feel that continually or obsessively looking at your wedding photos/video is kind of like you can’t move on to other great things in your life.

    Post # 12
    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I really didn’t want one, preferring to put the money into the photography. HOWEVER, here we are, 6 months later, and I’m so intimidated by the 2500 pictures our photographer took that I don’t have a wedding album, but I have watched the wedding highlight film about 15 times. And a little cheesy anecdote…husband and I have watched the video while we were fighting and it was a reality check about what’s important and what we promised. I love our video!

    Post # 13
    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    My cousin recorded just the ceremony with my parent’s video recorder and we love it, and it didn’t cost a cent. No need to record the reception in my opinion, and you get a great feel for the ceremony with the video we have (we’ve only watched it once!, so I can’t imagine having spent a lot of money on it)

    That being said, if I had it in the budget, I would have had one. 🙂

    Post # 14
    8677 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We didn’t have one and didn’t want one. I had a friend who video taped her wedding (I was a bridesmaid) and she asked us all to come over and look at it every year. I just didn’t care. I would have never watched mine, it would have been a waste of money.

    Post # 15
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Other. We couldn’t / didn’t want to afford a pro videographer, but my aunt offered to video and edit a DVD for us on her camcorder. I LOVE having it! Your ceremony and toasts fly by in a blur and those can’t be entirely captured by photos. Even if I only watch it once a year or less, it’s still really wonderful to be able to remember and relive those moments.

    Post # 16
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I don’t watch the hundreds of family videos my parents gave me so I didn’t feel like I would need a wedding video. I don’t regret our decision.

    If you said you just want someone to do record the ceremony. Do you know anyone who has a camcorder? Even some nicer cameras have good enough video recorders to work. 

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