(Closed) Videography??? Yes or No?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We had a videographer that cost us about $1000 (Midwest area) and I really didn’t want one, but since my husband’s grandmother couldn’t come to our wedding he wanted a video of it. Looking back I am soooo glad we got one. Not only did it give his grandmother a chance to see our wedding, but we got to relive the day and details of it that I forgot. My father also suddenly passed away just months after our ceremony and it was great that I had a video of him smiling and just being him.

I think if you can afford a decent videographer, then go for it!

Post # 4
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2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That price sounds reasonable. We paid a similar amount out here in Southern California. 

I’m so glad we had a videographer. There is something so special about being able to watch the wedding again. I didn’t remember specifics from toasts and our ceremony so it was great to be able to see it all again. Our photos were fantastic but the video is extra special. 

If you have the money in your budget, I’d totally get a videographer. 

Post # 5
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1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’ve heard everyone who DOESN’T get a videographer regrets it in the end, but that any one who DOES get a videographer never end up watching the video! We’re going to not have one so we have more to spend on other things. We’ll have a lot of great photos and that’s good enough for us!

Post # 6
Hostess
8117 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

We had a student photograher and her father was our videographer. We’re so thankful to have a real moving picture of everything. If you can afford it, I’d really think about! 

Post # 7
Bee
1904 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

Ours was around that price and I am so, so glad we did it. I adore our photos, but it means so much to be able to hear our best man’s speech, to see the emotion in my face during our first look and to have our ceremony recorded in its entirety. I truly love our video more than our photos. 

Here’s our highlight: http://vimeo.com/45703023

@futuremrste:  Maybe I am in the minority, but I have watched my video a billion times. Seriously. 😀

Post # 8
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38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I was in the same boat of trying to work out if we should get one but it wasnt in our budget and then after watching two videos from friends who just got married we realised its something so important and that the day will just rush by so fast that we will forget alot of things that were said. this is a way of remebering forever. Our video guy is cost $4700 thats for 10 hours work, we have had to cut back on other things but it will be worth it. 

Post # 9
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8475 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love having a wedding video, however I had issues with my videographer, but that’s a separate story.

Mine cost $1800, so right around what yours will be… It’s not bad at all; however, you get what you pay for.

Post # 10
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882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love our video…we have watched it a bunch. And my cousin’s kids watch her video all the time it’s their favorite movie, ha! To me, it was worth having it. Here is our (low res version) recap:

http://www.vimeo.com/50437921

 

 

ETA: Clair Pruett did our hs graduation pictures. They’re great!

Post # 11
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280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We decided at the last minute (about 2-3 weeks out) to hire a videographer and I’m SO glad we did. There’s so much that was going on that I missed (someone rolled my mom in her wheelchair onto the dance floor at one point. I missed it while talking to tables, as just one example). Because it was last minute we got a good deal, but honestly it’s so worth it. After tons of research (my husband’s background is in television so he’s pretty picky about production quality), we went with Farrell Videography for our Philly wedding and he was so awesome to work with!

Post # 13
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1286 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I love our wedding video… seeing our ceremony again since I was thinking of a zillion things during it, and seeing all the guests on the dance floor and being able to “people watch” at our own reception since we were busy mingling with everyone.  I got a really great deal on my video, photo, dj, and photobooth package, so I don;t know how much the video portion would have actually been.  But I love having it, and I look forward to watching it on our anniversaries!

Post # 14
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504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Im so glad wgo hose to get a videographer!! It was about 1500, and I live in Texas. My sister regrets not getting a videographer. If the price is too steep for your budget, keep looking. i had one company do video, and a different for photos. 

Post # 15
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1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@megs102:  another option is to get raw video instead of fully edited. we ended up hiring a videographer for raw footage only. It was definitely in our budget, he filmed for 12 hours, and used a hand camera as well as an additional on a tripod for ceremony, first dance, speeches etc. 

we may have the footage edited in the future but at the very least we have the coverage and have already watched it so many times! It is still excellent quality and he took a lot of artsy shots that would work well if we do get it edited.

Post # 16
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640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@megs102:  that sounds about right .. we’re getting the top package for photography and basic for videography =$5000 and videographer was offered for over $1500! and thats heree in Aus… and EVERYTHING is more expensive here compared to the US lol

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