(Closed) Are you having a videographer?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Will you have a videographer?
    yes, we will have a videographer : (27 votes)
    36 %
    no, we will not have a videographer : (28 votes)
    37 %
    kind of, a family member will video most of the festivities : (21 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We are not having a videographer. It would be nice to watch it at least once after the wedding, but we just can’t justify the expense. Like you, the photographs will be much more important to us.

    Post # 4
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    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We are getting a videographer.. He is just not going to be as expensive as the photographer.. I think its still very important to have a videographer because years will go by and you will want to see your wedding again.. and yes pictures will capture the beauty but video will capture every real moment that we will have in our wedding.

    Post # 5
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    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    A friend did our video.  I think we actually liked it more than we would have liked one from a professional.  Our friend knows us well and shares our sense of humor, so we ended up with a “bloopers” video as well as the real one.

    Post # 6
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    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We haven’t budgeted for or booked a videographer but I’m beginning to wish we had’ve. The thing that’s made me second guess our decision is that my bestie got married last November and said that the day was such a whirlwind that she couldn’t remember ANYTHING from the ceremony! Luckily they had family videoing the whole day so she could watch it back. I’m thinking of asking a few family members to bring their video cameras with them so that at least we’ll have something.

    Post # 7
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    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    we are having a “cinematographer” 🙂  we hadnt planned on it but when i saw their work, i made room in the budget!

    they did my friend’s wedding and i JUST booked them. they are actually affordable with the payment plan they have! http://www.unitedwedding.com/#/hokiebird-/

    Post # 8
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    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We had a local high school student video tape only our wedding. It worked out great because the senior got some spending cash and we got our ceremony. This worked well since our church had strict rules on where the videographer could be, and it was cheap. Got our DVD when we got back from the honeymoon and its great!

    Post # 9
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I wish it was in the budget but it’s not.  After seeing Mrs. Fro Yo’s and an inspiration video posted by Miss Oyster, I want a wedding video SO BADLY so maybe I will see what I can do with a Flip cam.

    Post # 10
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    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I kinda like the look of the home video weddings 🙂  I think there is just something so personal about them. And I think you definitely get funnier stuff because people don’t get stage fright with a huge professional camera pointed at them pressuring them to say something to the bride and groom.

    Post # 11
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    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I really didn’t want a videographer, but several of my married friends insisted I get one. They told me the wedding is a complete blur and that I’d want to see it afterwards.

    Post # 12
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    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We found a local fledgling videographer who will capture our wedding, and then we’re going to take a stab at editing it (with the caveat that if we’re entirely incapable, we can pay her to do it later on).  She’s new to weddings (has done extensive documentary work in the past), so she’s an absolute steal!  I don’t expect it to be the most stunning footage I’ve ever seen, but it should be perfectly satisfactory and serve its purpose.  We wanted to put all of our big bucks towards an awesome photographer, so finding a newbie videographer helped us meet both our needs (some video, but leaving our big money for the photos).

    Post # 13
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    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I have watched my wedding video once. I’m glad a friend took it for us and we didn’t spend money on it!

    Post # 14
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    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We hired one.  Its not cheap!  But my Fiance and I feel very strongly about having one.  The photographs are going to be great, I can’t wait to frame them and put them all over our home.  But the video is special to us because we can see things just as they happened.  Just in case we missed it.  Or just to see what our guests saw.  And I plan on watching it on our anniversaries 🙂

    Post # 15
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have found that almost every engaged woman holds photography at a much higher level than videography, however almost every married woman says how they watch their wedding video way more than they ever look at their album. I didn’t want a video at first but when my brother got married they only got a photographer and his wife has been very disappointed after the fact that they don’t have a video so Fiance and I found someone who does great work but it relatively inexpensive.

    Post # 16
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    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    One of my favorite things when I was a little girl was watching my mom and dads wedding video and pretending that I was getting married. Having a video is a keepsake I just want to have for my children as well.

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