Videographer – to have or not to have

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

colleen.nerissa:  Didn’t have one, don’t regret it.  How much would you REALLY watch it anyway?  Is it worth the cost?  For us the answer was no, because we were on a budget!  When I’m feeling nostalgic I look at the YouTube Video our photog put together 🙂

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had one and will always recommend it! There’s so many things that cannot be captured just in photos alone. The day goes by so fast and you can only be in so many places at once. There’s things that I didn’t remember until I saw it on video. If you can afford it, do it!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

colleen.nerissa:  I only regret it for the speeches. As background, my dad and sister are excellent public speakers that gave the kinds of speeches that you can hold up as examples of how to do an amazing wedding toast…. and my best man is a rocket scientist who gave a speech which was so memorable about what not to do. Like talk about the bride’s poop. We wish we had it on video to make fun of him. Or post to youtube 🙂

Honestly, I think having a videographer can be nice, but I remember the day and how I felt. I don’t need video. I am not going to watch it anyway. I hate how I sound on tape! Plus I will be more likely to notice things that went wrong.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We got one adn to be honest, I’ve watched the full video (A little over an hour) like 5 times and the highlight one about 10 times lol I woudl defintiely get a videographer!

Heres our highlight…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGcwPetiKeY

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I didn’t and don’t regret it.  I did however have soemone videotape the ceremony on a camcorder.  It is definitely not great quality, but you can see us and hear everything that was said, and that is really all I need.  I just couldn’t imagine myself watching it, and certainly am not the type to share something like that, so it just wasn’t worth the money to me.   

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I did and am waiting for the video to be delivered. I am SO HAPPY I got one because I seriously was in a fog on the day, and I feel like the bride misses a lot of stuff. And i really want to see what I looked like from an outside perspective (happy? Dazed?) and I want to re-live the vows and speeches. Do it!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definitely DO IT!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are having a cousin of FI be ours, as he does stuff like that for the radio station (to post video to their website) a lot. We plan on going to the park that our ceremony will be at, and just finding a perfect spot for him to be… and that’s all.

I’ve had friends not do it, and years later they think that they should have. Yeah, you may not go back and watch it… but the option is there if you want!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Someone once told me its great to have a video of your wedding – to remember everyone who was there. My parents won’t always be with us and I’m so glad I have videos of them smiling, laughing, enjoying the day. Our video is amazing. I even bought the raw footage. So worth it.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I got married last month and after going back and forth between hiring one and not we decided to get one and I am so happy we did! Got the video a few weeks back and it’s amazing!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

colleen.nerissa:  We had a videographer and we are so happy we did! Our parents thought it wasnt worth it stating some of the same reasons other pp’s have said about not watching it, and remembering how they felt on the big day and so on but for us it was a priority. We are very visual people and we felt that to have the option to actually see our big day was better than a fading memory! I am also very big on details, so it was also nice to have a videographer there incase our photographer missed any detail shots that I wanted (and she did miss a few!)

We just got our preview a couple days ago and we love it! We are also getting the edited full version and the raw footage!

Joylin & Devin Preview

I think it is completely worth it and if you have it in your budget then you should completely go for it! I havent heard anyone say that they regretted having videography, I’ve only heard people regret not having it 🙂 Good Luck

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I didn’t have one and don’t regret it at all because I have amazing pictures that help me remember how awesome the day truly was.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

We had a videographer and it was definitely something we weren’t willing to cut to save money. It was 1000% worth it and we’ve watched our wedding video many many times (probably like 20 aha) and our highlight video even more than that. I watched our highlight video at least once a day for about a month after our wedding. The day goes by so fast and the video helps capture what photos can’t. I love our wedding photos and honestly, if we didn’t have a videographer we probably would think the pictures alone were enough to remember the day. However, our wedding video (about 1hr 40 minutes) totally enhances the pictures and our videographers caught a bunch of stuff that our photographer couldn’t get. I especially see the importance of video now that we have both our photos and video. Plus, the video really captured the atmosphere of the day and stuff that we didn’t see. When I was reading the ‘wedding regret’ threads on WeddingBee, the #1 regret was not hiring a videographer. I didn’t want to be one of those brides and I can say that it was truly worth the money. Photos on their own and video on its own can help you remember your wedding day. However, photos + video = the perfect combination to help you relive your special day 😀

ETA: Here’s our highlight video<cite class=”_Rm”> http://vimeo.com/99286366<br /></cite>

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

Ugh link won’t work and editing just seems to make it worse… let’s try this again aha

http://vimeo.com/99286366

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