Videographer. Worth it? Or not so much?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Worth the money?
    Yes : (28 votes)
    65 %
    No : (15 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I wanted a video, but didn’t want to spend any extra, so I found a videographer who will film the entire ceremony, but just the ceremony, not the reception. He’s giving me the edited footage of the whole thing, so 20-30 minutes for just $450. Maybe that would be an option for you?

    Post # 4
    4382 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We shopped around and found someone who worked within our budget. She provided four hours of service for $500-600. I love our video as othe day goes by way too fast. You could also look at hiring a student who is starting out they will work for much less than a well known videographer. Especially if you are only looking for five minute outcome

    Post # 5
    1136 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @freshflowers:  I’m definitely getting a videographer but I want a full length one (I know some people don’t see the need thats fine) but I watch my parents 2 hour video back ALL the time and still laugh/cry and love reliving it (I have very young parents, I was 18 when they got married) I know I’ll feel the same way about mine. However we’re not spending much more than you’ve quoted and that’s for full length.. I feel like that’s a bit much if you only want a 5 minute clip? But i’m not speaking from experience, so maybe not!

    Post # 6
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @freshflowers:  Even if you can’t afford a videographer, have someone catch it on their iPhone or a camera! You might not have one of those youtube videos but you’ll have something!

    Post # 7
    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Most videographers will give you that 5 min highlight reel, but they also include much more for the price. And you can also request certain videos, or for the unedited footage. I think they are worht it if you are having a huge wedding and want to see a lot of detail from it. If it is a small occasion, I would just stick with a photographer.

    Post # 8
    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @freshflowers:  oh, so worth it! If you can swing it financially, go for it! We just got our hilight film back and I am in love with it. I pasted the link below, if you’re interested. 😉


    Post # 10
    2167 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m not married yet, I had the same question, when I look at all the amazing wedding videos/ love stories, that really sealed the deal for me. Get someone who knows your peronality and who is going to capture your story like you want.

    Post # 11
    995 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @freshflowers:  Well, I’ll start by saying $1,000 is a phenomenal price for videography… for the amount of work they do, they really SHOULD be charging the same as photographers (or more). For me, however, it just wasn’t worth it for my wedding. I needed the extra funds to afford my rockstar photographer, and knew I woulnd’t be able to afford the caliber of videographer I needed anyway to fit my style. Just my 2 cents.

    Post # 12
    844 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @freshflowers:  We absolutely LOVE our video…. the videographer did such a wonderful job and even added the guest in it to say something sweet to us which we didn’t know about. My husband and I watched the video for our one year anniversary and we are going to make that a tradition… That and if we ever get to a low point in our marriage (hope not), we will watch it and remind of us of that moment that was one of the happiest days of our lives….

    Also, sad to say my mom past away in November…a little over a year after our wedding and she is on the video dancing, making a wedding speech, etc…. and I will ALWAYS have that…..

    To me, it was totally worth it.

    Good Luck!

    Post # 13
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @freshflowers:  I plan on making videographer a low priority. I have some friends that I know wouldn’t mind filming around the reception, taking turns of shots, etc. I don’t think you need professional videos. Just try to get someone that gets a lot of footage and then you can edit it yourself

    Post # 14
    1463 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have the video of my first wedding in 1989, and I don’t regret it.  Precious memories that cannot be replaced, and some dear people who are no longer with us.  Even though I am no longer married to him, it’s a happy time to share with our daughter when her mom and dad were young and in love.  Go for it!

    Post # 15
    851 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I did not have a wedding video (opted for two photographers instead)

    Looking back, I think it would have been cool to watch the wedding day from another perspective….

    However, I probably would have watched the video once and they it would have been placed on a shelf to collect dust…….

    Post # 16
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    i think its totally worth it! i think its as important as a photographer!

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