(Closed) Are you having a videographer?

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Are you having a videographer?

    Yes

    No

  • Post # 32
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    1987 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It was more important to me to have a videographer than a photographer. Therefore, I allocated the same amount of money for a videographer as the photographer. I’ve booked my videographer and I’m sure we’ll be happy.

    Post # 33
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I thought I woould never watch it and paid the least attention to this in our planning but now I kinda regret it. We went through a random vendor hired by our photographer and the quality/visuals were really bad. There are a couple clips that turned out ok that I keep watching over and over and wish the whole video was like that. You may be surprised once it’s over at how much you enjoy reliving the day from the comfort of your couch.

    Post # 34
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I voted ‘yes’ but not really, in the sense that it won’t be a professional following us around all day.

    It will be my grandad, putting his video camera on a tripod for the ceremony & maybe moving it to a location during reception. It won’t be edited, and it probably won’t be pretty. But it’s my gramps’ thing, he likes to make ‘home movies’ of family gatherings, and I won’t begrudge him that even if being on camera makes me a little nervous.

    Post # 35
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    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I really thought that it was a waste of money plus my Fiance and I didn’t like how there’s a big bright light shining at you but my Father-In-Law acidently recorded a little bit (3 seconds!) of my Brother-In-Law and my brother doing a dance off and I really wished we had that on video.  If I didn’t have so many dance off on my wedding night I probably wouldn’t have missed it.  I hired a student/friend to record our ceremony and toast so we have that.

    Post # 36
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I want one, but FH thinks it is a unnecessary expense an doesn’t understand why I want one. One of my best friends got married in July and she cannot wait to see hers. She said that she barely remembers anything from the ceremony because she was so engrossed in the moment with her and her now hubby. So when she gets the video she will get to see things she cannot remember, and I am so afraid that I won’t remember things and that is why I want a video. Plus its is a nice thing to have so we can watch it on our anniversary. I cannot convince FH that it is a good expense!! =(

    Post # 37
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    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I would have loved to have a videographer, but we couldn’t afford it. Hopefully we can find a family member to record the ceremony.

    Post # 38
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    23 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 1999

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    @tinkaluv:

    Definitely vote yes.  I wish I had one for my wedding.

    There is a post in the Classified section for a company that does custom videos from either Flip cameras they provide or your own footage.  Prices start at only $100 for bees!  Might be perfect for those who can’t afford one.  Or those who regret it now but have some unedited footage.

    Post # 39
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    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m so surprised at how many people aren’t hiring a videographer!  We don’t want the whole wedding recorded (I really don’t need to have footage of my Aunt Pam dancing to Kanye or my little niece running around with pasta noodles in her hand preserved for posterity…) but we do want a high-quality recording of the ceremony and key parts of the reception (first dance, cake cutting, etc.).  I really want to be able to see my walk down the aisle the way my fiance and my guests saw it!  And I want to have something to watch on our 1-year, 5-year, 25-year anniversary, etc.

    I was considering just having a cousin or a friend videotape the ceremony with a camcorder, but then I googled around and found some DIY videos of wedding ceremonies and they were all pretty bad.  You hear shuffling and echoes sneezing and all kinds of background noise, but can’t hear the vows.  Just something to consider.

    Post # 40
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

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    @missmouse29:  awww, that’s very sweet and makes me miss my grandfather.

    Post # 41
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    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We did (have not received the video yet) and am SO glad we did.

    Looking back on the day, I know so much happened that I miss, and I can’t wait to watch it.  Plus, I didn’t get to see much of the ceremony, since I was standing in the back waiting to walk in, and will now get to watch it.

    If you’re on the fence and can afford to get one… I would say it is well worth it.  Your wedding day goes by so quickly, and so much happens that you do not see or remember that is and will be so much fun to look back on.

    Plus, it’s so neat for you to be able to sit down and watch the video with your kids someday.

    Post # 42
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We were debating on having it or not but we are going to do it! I think its very worth it, because you wont be remembering every detail of your wedding and the day will go by so fast.

    Post # 43
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    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We were debating because of budget reasons. But we have decided to go ahead and book this amazing videographer we found! It will be worth it in the end and like many of you other bees, most of our married couple friends who didn’t have a videographer, regret it now because they missed out on a lot of moments or can’t remember. I am so happy with our decision and think that the extra few thousand is going to be SO worth it!!

    Post # 44
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We didn’t, but my DH’s uncle filmed the ceremony and all the special dances at the reception!

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