(Closed) anyone NOT having a videographer??

posted 11 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I won’t have one either.  First, because I’ll need to cut back on things for the budget and that is one thing I can def live with out.  Second, like you said, pictures will be enough for me.  After wards, since I’ll get a digital cd of all the pics, I will probably make a “video” compyling on the pictures together.

Post # 18
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1134 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re not either. Aside from the money factor, Fiance and I decided that photography was a better investment. As I see it, mediums for video are changing every ten years or so. Would we even be able to watch our wedding video in ten years? Who owns a VHS player anymore? Are the couples who got married in the early 90s still watching their wedding videos? And what about ten years from now? Blue ray? Or what’s next?

Overall, we just didn’t see it as a priority.

Post # 19
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31 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was for sure NOT going to have videography. We didn’t have the budget for it, and anything less than $1000 looked cheap and cheesy. But our friend is a really talented photographer and videographer and his package included video. His videos are very well edited and have a great cinematic quality to them. For unlimited hours, two photographers and videography, we’re paying $850. If we had to shell out another $1000 or even $500, we would have totally ditched the video.

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re not. Our firends will videotape the actual ceremony, but beyond that – I simply don’t want that many more people following me around taping me. The photographer is enough! At what point does so many people capturing the moment get in the way of you experiencing your day and just make you only aware of being watched, nonstop? I just want to get ready and have private moments with my husband in peace, you know? πŸ™‚

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We aren’t having one because we know we won’t watch it and don’t want to make anyone else have to sit through it.  For us, it’s an extra that we don’t want/need.

Post # 22
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93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are not having a videographer either because of budget reasons, however we are looking to have a family member or friend capture the ceremony.  The quality isn’t important but I would like to see the full ceremony.  As the bride you don’t get to see the whole picture, even a photographer can’t capture this…the music, the mood, peoples reaction…you’re the last one out.  I need to see it!

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I hate seeing myself on video! So no. Maybe we can have someone with a videocamera do it for free, just to show our grandmothers, neither of which can make it to the wedding.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I do think one day we will want to be able to hear ourselves saying our vows, so we are hiring a student or having a family friend do it.

Post # 25
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476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We figured since every married couple we know either doesn’t have a video and is fine with it or has one and never watches it, that we really had no need to pay a couple thousand dollars for a video of our wedding.  We’ll have plenty of memories and pictures to remember our day by.

Post # 26
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2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i’m definitely just fine with NOT having a videographer. i decided i would much rather put the money toward a better photographer

Post # 27
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101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We aren’t, either! What it boiled down to for us is, there won’t be many times that we’ll think to pull out our wedding DVD, and it’s more of a hassle than to, say, pull out the photo album. But I’ve seen some awesome videos out there and I have to admit it tempts me sometimes! =)

Post # 28
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7774 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

No video here either! I’m like the OP, I just don’t care that much. It’s a “meh” service with way too high of a price tag for me, personally.

Post # 29
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1937 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would rather put the money towards good photography.  I don’t think I would honestly every watch the video (okay, maybe once after the honeymoon but that would be it).

Post # 30
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1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

No video here.  I feel like a tool on camera and I know I will act/talk different and be self-conscious if I know I’m being filmed.  When am I ever going to watch a DVD of myself anyway?

Post # 31
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353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We didn’t plan to, but I partially caved last minute because I thought about how much I would love to watch my grandparents’ and parents’ ceremonies. I hired a guy off craigslist to film just our ceremony, unedited. He charged a very small fee – basically, what it would have cost us to rent a video camera and a tripod since we don’t own one and everyone we know who has one was already involved in our wedding. While it’s not a gorgeous film that we plan to watch with any frequency, I think it will be fun to have in the distant future πŸ™‚ We put our money toward our dream photographer, and we’re very happy with your decision (but that doesn’t stop me form oogling all the lovely wedding vidoes out there!).

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