Post # 1
I honestly should have thought about this before … but I have been SHOCKED at how much a wedding video is! The lowest quote I got was $850 – which from what I have seen is a great deal and certainly do-able. The next to lowest quote I got was $1,500 and they go up to about $3,000. But now Im thinking, do I REALLY need to spend that on my video? I could EASILY put that towards our reception, honeymoon, etc. (We are paying for the whole shin-dig ourselves.)
My co-worker offered to bring her video camera and sit up front and film it for us for free and also get some video of the cake cutting, dances, etc.
I would LOVE to hear what my fellow bees did or are planning to do for their videos.
Post # 51
Yeah a lot of people are surprised when they find out that video costs the same as a photographer because for some reason they think it’s less important. When you really think about it, it should cost the same as your photographer. In both cases, you have one or two people running around for 8 – 10 hours at your wedding, capturing the main events, details, scenery, etc and then they have to go back and edit the photos or the video footage which takes hours of time. Plus with video, the wedding videographer has to worry about sound too! Regardless, both the photos and the video are going to be some of the only things you have after your wedding and the only tools you have to help you remember or show people who weren’t there, like your children, so really, they kind of become priceless after a while, like a family heirloom or something. That was how I finally talked myself into the cost and I can definitely say that I’m glad I did! It’s too late for you but this could help someone else decide who comes across this thread!