What are the pro's and con's to a Videographer?

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

SweetBeets:  I don’t have any cons. I can’t think of a reason NOT to have one. Its not a waste of money because its something that you want. I know your FI might not want it, but if its important to you, he should support you on it. And like you said, your kids will get to see it, you will have it for the rest of your life. I have watched mine quite a few times since my wedding because family and friends wanted to see it. Go for it, and get the videographer! I don’t regret mine. They did a great job

Post # 3
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We weren’t originally going to spring for a videographer, either. It’s less than 5 months for our wedding and we just booked one yesterday. We had so many friends tell us that not having a videographer was their biggest regret. You spend a lot of time and effort putting this day together, then before you know it, it’s over, and you can barely remember what it looked like, what people were doing, what your MOH said during her toast. I think it’ll be worth it to be able to reflect and see it through a different perspective.

Also, keep in mind, a lot of videographers do the “highlight” reels now, which are 3-5 minute short films that just show the big moments of your day set to music. So you don’t have to actually watch the entire thing from start to finish if you don’t want to.

We’re not breaking the bank on ours (we found a company who does great work for around $2500 for a basic package), but I think we’re going to be really glad we had someone there filming.

Post # 4
715 posts
Busy bee



– memory not limited to the pictures but also have something to watch


– price 

– how often will you actually watch the video?

– some people are rather uncomfortable with being filmed

Post # 5
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Can’t really think of any major cons other than adding a hefty price to your budget. But hey other things are just as expensive. 

Pros: I couldn’t remember my husbands vows even! The day was such a blur of happiness…so I am so so SO thankful to have them captured on film to watch. PRICELESS in my mind. 

In the end, you won’t say “I wish I would’ve spent that 2k elsewhere-what a waste” but you could say “I wish I would’ve spent that 2k on those memories now that it’s over.” 

Post # 6
8385 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013


  • We were able to share the day with family that couldn’t make it (we had elderly relatives that couldn’t travel)
  • We watch our video on our anniversary
  • We can share our wedding with our future children
  • We have “words of wisdom” on film from our friends and family (some of these are hilarious while others are heartwarming)
  • We have a video of family that may not be with us in the near future (i.e. my elderly grandmother, older aunts/uncles, etc)


  • The price (although this isn’t really a con for us.  We only paid to have our videographer stay for the ceremony, but he had such a good time that he stayed for the whole wedding and added all the extra footage at no extra charge)


Post # 7
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

My father and stepmother watch the video every year on their anniversary. It’s a lovely tradition and it reminds them of how far they’ve come and why they got married in the first place. Because of this, FI and I knew we’d be getting a videographer for ours.

Also: take a look at the “What is your biggest wedding regret?” boards. 75% of them will mention not having a videographer.

Post # 8
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think it is nice to capture the ceremony just to remember what was said and to show future kids, etc., but the price is insane.  There really is no reason the video has to be professional.  You can buy a high def camera that can shoot way better videos than any of our parent’s videos for a couple hundred bucks.  For how little the video will get watched the only reason it needs to be pro is if you want to get it on a blog or something.  

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