(Closed) Are you having a videographer at your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Are you having a Videopgraher at your wedding?
    Yes a Professional : (33 votes)
    46 %
    No : (23 votes)
    32 %
    Having a guest film : (13 votes)
    18 %
    other : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We did and I still haven’t sat down and watched it haha. It was a blur so I am happy that we have the ceremony taped.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We are just having a guest film it. They offerend and we couldnt fit a pro in our budget so we said yes.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We originally planned on buying a bunch of the flip cams and having designated people film and then we’d just edit it ourselves, but I decided against it since the quality of the video recorded would be up in the air. I hate home videos, mostly because my dad was the type that filmed every waking moment of my childhood! So I was against a videographer until I learned about these new wedding trailers they do. They’re not cheap, but I love them.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I researched videographers and I’ve always thought that the final result was cheesy. Why pay for that? So, we’re having my brother in law film a few important moments–ceremony, first dance, speeches. He won’t be stuck on camera duty all night though.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1489 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am researching and seeing if it is in my budget… I was in a wedding were the guy was GREAT but it depends on my funds

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We weren’t convinced as, like Roe said, most of what we initially found was cheesy or just plain BAD, but then we started finding the new generation of videographers with talent.

    We’ve booked a company who are award-winning film graduates for whom weddings are a profitable sideline to documentaries and live music coverage. Nothing cheesy about them!

    And they’re definitely not going to give us shaky dad-cam footage.

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @SpecialSundae:what we initially found was cheesy or just plain BAD, but then we started finding the new generation of videographers with talent.

    The industry has come leaps and bounds from the old 80’s versions of panaromic aisle and church shots. It is pretty amazing all the artistry that comes with making a wedding video now.

     

    We hired one and while I am still not sure about the decision I am told that it is definitely something we will enjoy later on. Most couples dont’ remember all the details that photographs can’t capture like music, toasts etc and the video allows them to relive this later on when they have a moment.

    Post # 10
    Member
    14486 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We had a guest films ours and I took a quick look at it, and its perfect for what I needed.  I just wanted it documented since the day does fly (and this was advice I was given and followed), but I didnt need it to be crazy awesome movie quality since I doubt I will watch it much.  The only thing I suggest is that if you have a guest do it, just get a tripod.. it will make a world of difference!  I didnt get any crazy angles and moving views, but I got the day and moments caputured without paying a few k for it. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    1506 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We actually went with one of those cheesy videographers. I didn’t want to spend the money on a crazy expensive one, and I didn’t want to have to saddle a guest with the responsibility of filming everything. I have to say though, we LOVE our video. Every time we watch it we laugh our butts off. It puts us right back in the moment of our day, and the cheese factor makes it even better.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1429 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Sadly no. Can’t afford it. Frown

    Post # 13
    Member
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We are having professional filmographers at the wedding, but only because we won a contest.  We would have just had a guest do it otherwise.

    Post # 14
    Member
    5183 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We weren’t going to have a videographer until we saw some good stuff! A bee posted her wedding video and it litterally made me NEED one. I have also read many times that brides’ greatest regrets were not hiring one. We ended up finding an amazing guy through our photographer.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1934 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Tanya5484: I’m not sure where in PA you are, or what your budget is like, but there are DEFINITELY non-cheesy ones out there now!  Way better than the 80s and 90s.  We’re using CinemaCake in Philly and they do amazing work!

    Post # 16
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    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would have LOVED to have a Videographer but they were so expensive. So instead we lent our video camera to a friend and he taped the ceremony for us and parts of the reception.

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