FH is Anti a videographer ….what to do!

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I happen to agree with your FI. In the end, I’ve asked multiple people who have been married 10+ years how many times they watched their wedding video and ALL of them said not once after the first year.

In fact, most of them said the same thing about expensive photography. After a while, you just don’t look at them anymore.

Post # 5
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191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

So I have been struggling with this too.  I just didn’t want to pay 1500-2000 for a wedding video.  It usually costs that much because you are paying for their time to edit the footage and set it to music etc…….all the extra hours they have to put into editing basically.  I just don’t have a budget for it, but I still want to have a video to look back on.  My brother is performing the ceremony which I don’t want to be taped with a shaly iPhone. Plus I want to see all the little moments that happen during the day that I will have missed cause I’m off doing other things. 

 

Then my DJ was discussing this with me and asked if I would mind not having it edited but just take the 1-2 hours of raw footage for $500.  I totally jumped at that!!! He knows someone that will spend the day video taping the wedding and will give me all the raw footage!!! I am so excited and I think that is totally worth it.  I am good with iMovie and so I know I could make something to music or to give to other people.  

 

I think the $550 is totally worth it in the end, sometimes pictures aren’t enough 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

550 is totally worth it! I already love watching other people’s videos – so I know I will love watching mine. Plus, if you had a chance to watch videos from your parents or grandparent’s…who would say no to that? 🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Mine is not thrilled about it, but I just kept saying “babe, you gotta watch this one!  Its soooo beautiful!”  And I think pointing out all the stuff that they would miss if the vidiographer didn’t capture it, like the sound of my fathers voice giving his speech, watching the grooms face as they get choked up as the bride walks down.  Stuff like that they will never remember.  And I pulled out the “wouldn’t you love to see your grandparents wedding?  How life was way back then?  Our kids will want to see ours and hopefully their kids too!”  And he’s in! He finally said, I guess I agree!  

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@NearlyMrsRad:  I’ve been married 20+ years and I still watch the video occasionally, like once every 2-3 years. I am so happy to have it. It captures so many little things about the day. Including snippets of a few people who have since passed away.

I think for $550 it’s well worth doing. Try to convince FI in terms of $550 isn’t really that much money in the grand scheme of things.

Post # 9
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676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I actually don’t see the point in a wedding video, but we are both a bit camera shy.   I can barely get him to agree to having pictures taken.  Our wedding budget is on the smaller side, so for me it seems like a better investment to put that money towards a better photographer.

Post # 11
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Go for it! Put your foot down.

I truly believe you will regret not having one. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just got our “sneak peek” video back from our videographer and absolutely love it!! And it’s only a 2 minute version!!  🙂 I’m so glad you found such an awesome deal and convinced FI to get on board!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@NearlyMrsRad:  Also tell him most people are paying 2500 or more – that’s what we will be out at least for ours! So you are truly getting a deal – whether you saved money on shoes or not! haha

I’m so glad you convinced him! I hope it turns out beautiful. 🙂

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

My FI was totally against it too, but we came up with a cool compromise. An aquaintace told us that for her wedding she used this company that mails you four flip cameras. You give the cameras to four different guests (who don’t mind doing it) and they film from different angles. After your wedding, you mail the flip cameras back to the company and they do professional editing to make a highlights video. It costs around $200. I was so glad we found a way for me to get a nice video and for FI to not weep over the cost LOL.

Post # 15
mswallabyBee
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@DJones69:  I think it just depends on the person… We watch our wedding video at least once a week (and we’ve been married 8 months). It’s online so we can just watch it on our phones when we’re laying on the couch or wherever, so it’s not like the old days when you’d have to rewind a VHS tape and stick it in a VHS player to watch a movie.

We’re sentimental saps, though. I think we’d probably watch it just as often even if it was just footage shot by a relative with a camcorder. 

I watch it often when DH is out of town on business – we’re not the type to make hoome videos or anything so it’s nice to hear his voice and see his face on video and think of that beautiful day.

@NearlyMrsRad:  That’s such a good deal! So excited for you girl!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

@Mrs. Wallaby:  Notice I said 10+ YEARS, I didn’t ask newlyweds because I expect them to stare at pictures and watch videos, although I haven’t seen mine and I keep saying I will, but I doubt we’ll pick it up again after we see it the first time.

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