(Closed) Are you having a videographer?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Are you having a videographer?
    Yes : (56 votes)
    46 %
    No : (67 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 3
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Wish I could but it’s just not in the budget!  We’ll be asking a friend to record the ceremony but nothing professional.

    Post # 4
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    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    After we settled everything else it occured to me I might regret skipping the video. We found a student on craigslist for $15 per hour and $15 per minute of edited movie.

    Post # 5
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    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    No – – And as our day creaps closer I am thinking more and more about finding one. Especially after all the ones I have seen here on the WB…

    Post # 6
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    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    This was our budget splurge but something that was very important to the both of us.  We are the type of people that hold on to momentos, movie stubs, tickets to shows, chinese cookie fortunes etc.  In fact my FH proposed with a video.  So decide what is most important to you and if it is then you can make it happen. 

    Post # 7
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    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    No, we would never watch it and it would be a waste.

    Post # 8
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    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    A friend did ours.  We ended up with not only a wedding video but a “bloopers” video.  I really loved the fact that it was not the typical thing with music drowning out what was said, but was actually a record of what happened.

    Post # 9
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    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We found one on Craigslist for $300 and he did a really great job. I would say it is worth it to have a quality video of your wedding.

    Post # 10
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    5788 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We’re having one. I was set against it and then all my married friends told me I would regret not having it. I really only care about getting video of the ceremony/first dance.

    Post # 11
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    5153 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I did get a videographer and I’m very happy I did πŸ™‚ They did a great job (it was a mother/father/son team) capturing moments I never even got to see.

     

    Post # 12
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    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I really, really, really debated on this one.  I know I would never watch it.  But 68 days before the wedding I realized we had some extra cash (we are getting married in October, in the middle of the semester, and we’re both grad students, so no honeymoon until Christmas break) and realized that we only had this one opportunity to video this day.  I agree that you can find students at art college in the area that are willing to video your wedding on the cheap as long as you can let them use it in their portfolio.  Defintitely worth it!

    Post # 13
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Our friend who introduced us just graduated with a BA in film and digital media- she really wanted to do our engagment pictures but that doesn’t work so well when she’s in Northern PA for the time being, I’m in South-Central PA for another week and then both FH and I are in CenTex long term. We’re going to ask her to film the ceremony and our first and maybe last dance. That’s what really matters moving picture wise, we’ll have photographers that aren’t friends for everything else.

    Post # 14
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    3126 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Its not in our budget πŸ™ We are handing our friends a Flip video camera and hoping for the best.

    Post # 15
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    420 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I initially thought it was pointless. But recently I have decided that I will likely miss out on a lot of memorable moments. I won’t be able to be everywhere at once and would really love to see my father’s reaction, my grandmother and grandfathers as I walk down the isle. I can’t look at everyones face at once. Will probably be looking at my Fiance to see if he is going to faint! I really can’t wait for that moment. What his reaction will be is a complete mystery to me..

    I was also concerned, after reading many posts, that the reception might get boring. So I thought having a videographer going around doing 3 minute videoclips asking people funny things(or something) might be entertaining for the guests, and us later on. Especially if they have had a drink or two. I would love to hear and see what people have to say.

    I have NO CLUE what that would cost. But I also have a very tech savvy 16 year old cousin, who is delightfully personable and would probably love doing it.. If it is not in your budget, maybe ask a younger relative. It keeps them occupied as they obviously won’t be drinking and might get bored wandering around. That is just my opinion of my OWN younger cousins. I am not in any way saying it is not fun without alcohol…

    Just a thought… Memories recorded on video may end up being precious as the years go by and a persons memory fades..

    Smile

    Post # 16
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    1016 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We had one but it was my Brother-In-Law – he studied film/cinematography in college.  He brought all sorts of equipment over to CT from Ireland and ran around like a loony toon trying to capture as much as he could.  The poor guy slept for two days after!  I work at a college and my colleagues in the office next to mine are the Film/Media Dept so they’re editing it for us.  I am so grateful to have a record of our day – it went by SO fast and we are the type of people who will actually watch it (I’d actually watch hours of raw footage so I am REALLY happy we got a video!)

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