Videographer – Did you have one? Please share experiences

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

This is a discussion I’m having with my fiance right now as I just want really good photos but he is insistant on having a videographer.

I think it’s a personality type thing, he is very visual, likes watching youtube videos on how to do things like cooking vs. reading recipes which is what I do. He also has a lot of videos from events from his youth, including his parents wedding video and I have to admit it’s pretty cool to watch years later.

If I could add it at low cost I would, that way you have both formats and it is nice to look back not just at your wedding but at the people who attended, I know in my family I have many that may not be with us for much longer (lots of older great aunts etc). Being able to watch a video and hear someone’s voice vs. just having pictures would be great to have for the future.

Also having it done professionally means you wouldn’t have to chase down friends and family for their individual videos.

I vote do it!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@coffeeloverbee:  A good friend of ours who was to be invited to the wedding regardless, is in the film business, and offered to do our wedding video as our wedding gift.

I LOVE our wedding video, and so do all of our family and friends. I can’t imagine not having the video to look back on fondly years down the road! If you can get one for a reasonable price, I say DEFINITELY do it!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

DO IT, DO IT , DO IT!!!!!

 

DH and I said when we were planning our wedding there were certain areas to splurge on….venue, photography, DJ, and videography. At the end of the wedding day…all you are going to have left is the dress, photos, and if you decide to videography. Pictures do tell a story, but honestly the video…you get to see your emotions, remember how you felt, you can show your future children the wedding…also a lot of brides don’t take it all in at the wedding, there will be moments you forget…its just nice to have that.

We haven’t gotten our video yet, but I have a friend who did this and I still watch her highlight video to this day bc its so awesome lol. I say GO FOR IT!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@coffeeloverbee:  I had one, and yes I would do it again. WHen I watch the video its like I am getting married all over again. We had some great speeches (from the best man, MOH and SIL)

We also got a great deal, I am so happy we found the company we worked with bc in my area, the prices can’t be beat

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@coffeeloverbee:  I wasn’t going to have one. Then my mother found one for a really good deal. They also provide cordless mics for the ceremony. Also, there is going to be a lot going on before I actually walk down the aisle that I won’t be able to see, but want to. If you can get one for a good deal, I say go for it.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@coffeeloverbee:  Had one…I love it. Although we havn’t gottne the actual video of our vows and ceremony I can’t wait to see them. 

 

I did get a highlight video. It’s a great way to remember the wedding. 

http://vimeo.com/73533054

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@coffeeloverbee:  origionaly i did not want one, i figured it would be to much money and i know someone is going to screw up the wedding ie. get drunk and throw up or have a fist fight…so i didnt want that recorded…after sitting with the vender who we are getting our DJ/MC/Lighiting/Photobooth/Photographry/videoagraphy, the short skit movie they made looked amazing and i would love to have that, your never going to get that back again, photos are just photos but a video you can rewatch that over and over… im telling them to also video the fights/vomit whathave you so later in life i can show whoever that they did at our wedding and be sure to do it at theirs…most of the people im concered about is his siblings they are heavy drinkers and also get very rambuncious…i hope they dont do anything. ill send there asses home in a taxi 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

I did not do one and a part of me wishes I did.

My wedding is a blur….. while the photos have helped to fill in the gaps I think a video would have been a better indicator of what was going on during the reception…..

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We didn’t hire one, but my aunt volunteered to film at all the wedding events for multiple days.  She did the same for my sister’s wedding and it’s SO SO great to have the actual ceremony and the toasts on video.  Such special words that you can’t remember because everything is such a blur, and you can’t hear in a photo.  I haven’t seen ours yet but my parents did and they were blown away.  Excited!!  

So in short, DO IT!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@coffeeloverbee:  Just saw this, sorry! Our videographer had a team of 3 with him. I had the owner at my house while I was getting ready, his associate was at DH’s house, and then a 3rd was ready at the church. The rest of the day, they were filming everything and they did not get in the way one bit, its just like having another photographer with you. I know they also did interviews with our parents and friends as well. Can’t wait to see our highlight video!

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