Is a professional wedding videographer worth it????????

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4135 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I really regret not getting one. Our home video thing is useless. 

Post # 4
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@HappySky7:  Same here. If I could go back, this is the one thing I would get that I didn’t already have.

Post # 5
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Everyone says this, I paid for it but it was one of the things I was like urgh i feel like its a waste, BUT with everyone’s feedback I’m hoping I made the right one!


Post # 6
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

YES! Absolutely. I cannot reccomend it enough.

Post # 7
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Absolutely, 100% worth it. I am very sentimental and I treasure my photos and video like you wouldn’t believe. The short trailer video is my favourite keepsake. Photos aren’t going to be able to capture your vows and the emotion in your voices and amateur video may not do the big moments justice either. I also think if your video is better quality you’ll be more inclined to watch it again. Just my 2c 🙂 

Post # 8
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I say go for it. You don’t want to miss any aspect of your day!!!

Post # 9
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@winterbride2014:  it’s one of the best decisions we made… go for it. =) 

Post # 10
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

We will have one. I am the type of person that would probably want to watch it every year on our wedding anniversary or something lol.

Post # 11
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@winterbride2014:  you have very few things left when your wedding is over. 

Memories, for one.. this can only be preserved in photos, video and the minds of you and your guests.

Spend the money on what lasts 🙂

I’m Paying $3900 for a professional photographer and $1500 for a professional videographer.  Both have second shooters, include all editing, travel, full day coverage, print rights, 25 minute video on blu ray and dvd and a usb of photos as well as an online gallery to share with family and friends.. the photographer is also including an engagement session.

Post # 12
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m so glad we changed our minds and went with a videographer…we didn’t have the $$$ to get a top-notch one, but in the end, this didn’t matter as much.  Ours was professional, did a great slide-show for us, and captured the day quite well.  I say go for it!

Post # 13
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I really wanted a video after seeing my friends trailer… we decided to compromise and only go for the 3-5 min highlights instead of the full video and were able to get the video guy to an acceptable price…. now 2 weeks before the wedding he is really pressuring me to go for the full package (2 shooters being the most important) but its an extra $1000 (we are already paying $2600 for 1 guy x 7 hrs) and I just can’t do it… my photo was $5000 so that is already a HUGE chunk of most wedding budgets


I wish there was just a less expensive way

Post # 14
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@winterbride2014:  We got a professional videographer and I’m really happy with our wedding video.  We also had a friend film it, but the quality and editing are very different from the professional.  We actually only paid to have the ceremony filmed, but our videographer had such a good time that he stayed for the whole wedding reception and the after party.

Post # 15
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I really regret not getting a videographer for our wedding! We asked a friend to videotape during the ceremony but we can’t hear the vows because of the wind (we got married outside) and it’s only from one angle where we can’t see my husband’s face or our officiant who is like a brother to me. Also, I forgot to ask our friend to video during speeches, first dance, etc. I wish we would have made room in the budget for that.

I would say go for it! It’s something that will last you forever 🙂

Post # 16
67 posts
Worker bee

This is the one HUGE splurge we had for our wedding.  We went with a really great one. 

My brother had an amazing one for his, and the short little video was so much fun that my mom has shown it to probably hundreds of people!  It did a great job of capturing the feal of their wedding and in just 3 minutes you were reminded of the whole night!

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