How important is a videographer??

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I hired a videography team to avoid that issue.  

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

I feel the same way. Future BIL does videography as a hobby so he’s taping ours as our gift. If we didn’t I would at the least set up a camera to record is some how, some way, some where. 

It’s not at the tip top of my priority list, so I’m not willing to dish out the money for it, but I think I would be sad to if I didn’t have anything. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Prettysmile40:  a videographer came with the photography package we selected. they were extremely affordable!

Not sure where you are located, but I would be glad to give you their info if you are in the NYC area-maybe they would travel depending on where you are

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are having a cousin of FI be ours. He works for a local radio station, and has done video for them to put on their website for sporting events. We’re just going to use a camcorder (are they still called that?). We know he’ll do a great job.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I literally think all my married friends mentioned that they dont even know where their wedding videos are, let alone have watched them since right after the wedding so I dont think its priority to have a videographer but I think you should still have someone record it like Kacie209 is doing just so you dont have that “what if” feeling.  Im having a video done set up more like a music video style where its edited to a song and thats running $750 additional. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Prettysmile40:  I am paying quite a bit above the average (just into five figures) for the people I hired because videography was a huge deal to me, but you can get decent work for ~$2000-3500 (or a lot less if you just want someone to stand there and tape the ceremony).  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I think having a wedding video is important, but an actual videographer isn’t.

A good camera or cameras set up in the right locations for the ceremony and reception can do a fine job of capturing the day and all of its important moments. That video can then be edited any way the couple likes. Doing things this way probably isn’t for everyone, but it’s a good alternative. Depending on what equipment you have or rent and how the video is edited, you can end up with a very nice wedding video.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We didn’t think it was worth it at the time, but in hindsight I totally wish we had a videographer because the day went by so fast and was a giant, fantastic blur. I would love to have a video to remember the day by. Even if it were a low quality or an inexpensive version, it would be better than no video in my books. Oh well!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Prettysmile40:  We didn’t do a videographer since we had an awesome photographer & it just wasnt in our budget anyway. My brother recorded the ceremony on my iphone while he was in the palapa with us… The audio was a little low but it was easy to fix with some editing. Overall, I’m happy with that decision!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

If you want an even easier way to get recordings of your wedding and reception, you may want to check out StoryMix Media at Storymixmedia.com. 

It’s basically an app that you use on your IPhone or Android to record the wedding. The starting price is $99.00. They have other, more expensive packages that include HD cameras that you get to use for three days. You can edit the wedding footage yourself or have them do it for an additional cost. 

They have other very interesting features that are worth checking out, especially if you’re thinking of using Instagram for guest pictures. 

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

Prettysmile40:  My aunt volunteered to videotape much of the wedding weekend.  I am really grateful to have our ceremony and the toasts on video, but IMO it’s not worth paying thousands of dollars for a fancy video that you’ll probably only watch a few times.  Do you have anyone who can video for you?  Or even just set up a camcorder on a tripod and call it good.

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