Post # 1
I’m thinking of nixing videography. Is it an absoulutely essential part of the wedding? If anything maybe I’ll just have videography for the ceremony, but skip the reception. We’re not really the type of people who like to watch ourselves on video. Please tell me your thoughts.
Post # 3
We didn’t have a video done. A friend recorded the ceremony for us with her camera but I haven’t wanted to watch it.
Post # 4
I’m not having it…I’m hoping someone with an iphone or a camera will record it for us 🙂
Post # 5
We didn’t have a videographer, it just wasn’t in the budget. I know my MIL’s hubby took some video of the ceremony but that’s about it. And no, I do not regret it at all.
Post # 6
We’ve asked my step-brother to record the ceremony and wedding party entrance. I couldn’t justify the expense of hiring someone but didn’t want to miss out on certain moments.
Post # 7
I was 100% against doing it at first but my cousin convinced me to do it. He was married 5 years ago & cut video out. He regrets it now because he could’ve have video of our Nana dancing, laughing, speaking etc. She passed away not long after (as have many other relatives in the past 5yrs) and he regrets not being able to watch something like that.
My parents are in their 70’s so there wasn’t much more convincing needed. We hired a guy we like & I know he won’t be intrusive and ABSOLUTELY NO going around & asking people to comment or anything like that. He’ll capture the day just like the photog. I think it’ll be cool to look at in 20yrs and see older relatives who have passed having a great time plus, being able to see how young our friends were!
Post # 8
I am hispanic and had a quinceanera. Although its not as big as a wedding.. I NEVER watched the video. Infact I dont even know where it is?! I dont think it is a MUST & I think you could get by with asking any family members to record some of the important parts with their personal camera.
Post # 9
I’m skipping it. I love going through old photos, but I hate going to somebody’s house and being shown boring home videos. I don’t want my wedding to be that boring fammily video. I’m definitely investing in a good photog though.
Post # 10
Ditto on skipping the videography. We may have someone record the ceremony, but I would never really watch the video of our reception. My Maid/Matron of Honor is all for the video and is surprised that I don’t want it (she had it at hers). Meh. We hired 2 amazing photographers. I don’t think we will miss it.
Post # 11
Doesn’t fit in our budget 🙁
Post # 12
i was advised by an older woman i work with not to skip the video because the day FLIES by and that’s one of the few ways to be able to “relive” those moments that seem like a blur later.
however, i’m an on-a-budget bride and not willing to hire anyone.
so, the compromise is that my fiance’s coworker (they’re in IT and pretty good with technology, etc.) is going to video for us. he offered to do it, so we were stoked. and once we have the footage, my fiance is really good at editing videos, setting to music, etc.
Post # 13
Thanks ladies! I was seriously considering it, for the exact same reason as Dancy, namely I want to capture my grandmother and some relatives who are currently sick. Who knows how long they will be with us, and it would be nice to capture them on film 🙂 My co-worker even referred a friend of hers to us, unfortunately the guy is still expensive — $1200… and it’s an expense that we could put towards other things for the wedding. We’re already spending a lot on photography, so I was hesitant about shelling out $1200 for something we won’t appreciate until 30 years from now. I don’t know, I’m so torn :S
Post # 14
We ADORE our video, so for us not having one wasn’t an option. If we could go back, we would have gotten a videographer again. 🙂 You would be surprised at how many things you missed/forgot and when you watch the video you’ll be able to see and relive it all.
But, nixing it is a very personal decision so I think only you can make that decision for yourself.
Post # 15
my best friend from college didn’t have one, they splurged on their photog.
we lucked out, since one of my friends is an amazing videographer and loves putting together video reels (just for fun)… we wanted a at-home type of video rather than a lot of the cheesy pro videos we’ve seen… plus it’s free! 🙂
i have seen a lot of new videographers pop up with a vintage, old school style that i’d love to have… but they are way overpriced and not in our budget!
Post # 16
We’re not having pro videography either. A few family members are bringing their video cameras, but that’s it. I doubt they’ll video any of the reception either. I think we’ll have plenty of great memories through the photos.