Post # 1
So our overall budget is… spend as little as possible. We have gotten lucky to be able to plan a small 50 person wedding at a winery for a great price. My photography has been taken care of so really our only main things to pay for is the food/alcohol/flowers/other small pieces. I originally thought a decent video would be way too much (as the videographers out in vegas are around $5k). But now we are getting married in Medford, OR in september.
I found a small company called Lotus Motion Pictures, his style actually seems pretty good, and its only $1200 for the WHOLE day, including all the final videos/edits. Now I know $1200 is a lot, and could be spent on other things, but to have a video of something that happens only once…. is it worth it? What do you bees think?
Post # 3
I voted yes, because that’s the one thing I wish I would have splurged on for our wedding.
Post # 4
I agree with @Brideonabudgetlauren:, I really wish we would have had a videographer.
Post # 5
I too thought about not having one (because its sooooo expensive). But thinking about I think it would be something I would regret. Not that we’ll watch our wedding videos every week, but it would be nice to have it so every now and then we can look back and remember that day.. I think it’s worth it. However, that being said I’m trying to find a place that can do it under $1000 …
Post # 6
@kguitarchic18: I didn’t get a video. I just never thought about it. I still never think about it. I couldn’t imagine watching something like that more than once, so to me it was definitely NOT worth the money.
Post # 7
Yeah we thought about bringing our gopro video cameras and having onw or two people at least film the ceremony and maybe wearing them for the reception…. but then the time it would take to edit it myself… would be exhausting. So for $1200 its a lot, but not as much as most videographers I have found.
Post # 8
I have watched my entire video several times (with DH and some of our family and a friend who wasn’t at the wedding but wanted to see it), and I’ve watched some of my favorite segments many more times. I felt that my wedding day was over SOOOOO quickly, and I could not wait for my video to be completed so that I could see so many of the things I missed on the day of my wedding. Although it took an outrageous amount of time (nine months!) for our videographer to finish our video, it was a very comforting experience finally to have it in hand.
Post # 9
Yes yes yes….I see so many people skip it but with the right videographer the videos that I have seen these days are amazing! So many people say they don’t watch them but that’s a memory you will have forever to watch with your kids and family!
Post # 10
My fiancé and I have have been going back and forth about this. We have decided to go with Story Mix and DIY our video with our guests help, instead of spending 2k on a video.You can use 1,3 or 5 flip cams starting at 200$ It is very affordable and will give us some extra money to spend on our honeymoon!
The company edits the footage and makes it easy to put together in a video. We’re going to attach tags to each camera with a wish list of specific shots like first dance, cake cut, ceremony exit, toasts etc. The story mix blog gives tips for the best way to use them at your wedding!
there was also a post on style me pretty with an awesome example!
Post # 11
Wow, $1200 seems a bit expensive for Oregon, especially for a 50-person wedding. I’m in Chicago and that’s about the going rate for a decent videographer. (Granted, there are some $3k or $5k, but that’s the exception, not the norm.)
Post # 12
I looked up a few other videographers around $500-$750 but it was no better than a home video. So either we film it ourselves, or spend $1200 for a better one. Maybe it would helpe if I posted a video of his….
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Videography was the #1 thing I wanted for our wedding, and we’re paying $4,250 to make it happen. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event. The pictures are great, but memories will still fade. Having a video will keep the memory alive in a way that pictures can’t. And in the end, all you’ll have are memories. Get the video.
Post # 14
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I have seen some awesome videos but for me personally I know we’d rarely watch it and that’s not how I want to spend our money.
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
@kguitarchic18: Just saw the link. It’s a weird music choice, but a well made video at a reasonable price. Just make sure you get an edit with sound that actually captures the wedding ceremony vows, toasts at the reception, etc.
Post # 16
Yeah it seems like he hasn’t done a lot of weddings, so maybe a little creative direction could help. I was hoping to show him some examples and explain what I like to help get the best video out of him. But its a good style/quality for the price I thought….