How long is your videographer staying?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Assuming you've hired or are hiring a videographer for your wedding, how long are they staying?
    Staying till the very end of the reception : (6 votes)
    43 %
    Leaving before the end of the reception : (8 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
    3813 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Unless we are doing something special (which we aren’t), our videographers and photographers aren’t going to stay until the end of the reception.  The reasoning is that after all the speeches and first dance etcs, the pictures/footage is going to be largely the same, just people dancing.

    If you are definitely planning a farewell speech, a special last dance, sparkler exit (although that one you probably would want to do earlier in case a lot of your guests leave before the end), etc., you might as well have them stay.

    Post # 4
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Our photographers and videographers will be leaving 30 minutes early. We’re not doing anything formal during that time, so we felt that was fine. 

    Post # 5
    8388 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We hired our videographer for only 3 or 4 hours, just to film the ceremony and the cake cutting.  I guess he had such a good time that he ended staying until the very end and even helped us pack up.  I would definitely recommend him if you’re in the Charlotte area.

    Post # 6
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Our photographer only has one package and that is all day, he comes from the moment I get ready which will be about maybe from 8am,  then he stays right through till 12 midnight. We have only just secured a videographer and he works from bridal prep so around the same time as the photographer and he stays for the first dance and half an hour after that for dancing so he would leave about 8.30 or 9pm. But since we have the photographer staying we don’t need the videographer to stay. 

    Post # 7
    1090 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Our videographer is a close family friend, so he’s staying until I say he can go home, lol.

    We’re having a morning wedding and a lunch/afternoon reception, and he’s even offering to do a “Night On The Town” shoot for us.

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