(Closed) Bridal Shower vs. Videographer

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: If you had to choose, would you rather a bridal shower or a videographer?
    Bridal Shower : (7 votes)
    33 %
    Videographer : (13 votes)
    62 %
    Neither : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I would say videographer. In the long run you won’t care about the shower, but you MIGHT care if you don’t have any wedding video. 

    ETA: not to mention, if its your bridal shower, you really shouldn’t have to pay for it. 

    Post # 4
    5789 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Huh? Someone is hosting it for you and you have to pay for it? Wow.

    I think that’s the height of rudeness, unless you offered to help out with expenses.


    Post # 5
    8575 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    You really shouldn’t have to pay for your own shower… at all. It should be hosted, I don’t know how a tea & sandwich affair could cost the same as video!

    How many people does she plan on inviting? And what is her budget? Is there any way to keep it underbudget?


    Post # 6
    2250 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Hmmm… You don’t typically pay for your own shower! I find it a little odd that she’s trying to stick you with this bill. Hopefully you can just plan a more simple, less expensive shower (if you have one at all). I’d definitely put the money towards a videographer.

    Post # 7
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it’s pretty obnoxious of you Maid/Matron of Honor to ask you to pay for the shower. If anything, she should try to reduce the cost so she and your other BMs, mom, etc. can pay for it. You are already hosting a wedding, you don’t need the extra expense of throwing yourself a bridal shower. I would go with the videographer.

    Post # 8
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    get the videographer

    1. you shouldnt have to pay for your own shower

    2. even if you did pay it shouldnt be that expensive.

    you probabaly wont miss a shower if you dont have one but ,aybe an aunt or someone could host it? it could really be simple. just have it at someones house and put out beverages and cupcakes, maybe like a fruit tray or a cheese tray and crackers.

    it could easily be done for well under $100

    Post # 10
    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I find videography completely unnecessary. I have never once watched anyone else’s video and all my friends and family who got videography watched it when they first got it and haven’t looked at it since. I’ve never even watched my parents’ wedding video. The only way I would consider it is if I had a huge budget and were going to get one of those excessively beautiful, highly edited videos. Since that’s not in your budget anyway, I’d skip the video. I wouldn’t skip it because of your choice. I’d just skip it. If anything, I’d put that money into better photography.

    as for the shower, you should not have to pay for it and your MoH should simply change the plan if it has gotten too expensive. I gave my BFF a shower. We made tea sandwiches and salads that we made with panera copycat recipes. We had champagne punch and flavored iced teas. We also had a grocery store cake. I spent less than $200 on the entire thing. we invited something like 35 people and had 20 or 25 there, and there was food leftover.

    if I had to choose between the two, though I think this is an unnecessary choice, I’d choose the bridal shower because I think experiences, especially those you share with others are so so so important and fulfilling and I’d rather have the memories of 3 hours spent with my nearest and dearest celebrating than another momento of the wedding since you will already have your memories, photos, and the photos of friends.

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