(Closed) Could you do without photography or videography?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: What would you do?
    I would give up photography : (0 votes)
    I would give up videography : (80 votes)
    88 %
    Both : (0 votes)
    Neither! I'd sell my right arm to have both : (11 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1221 posts
    Bumble bee

    i am doing without Video… 🙁 but i told FI i NEED the photographer

    Post # 5
    Member
    273 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    we’re actually not having a videographer.  i dont watch a lot of home videos to begin with and i figured that i could have a family member film the important parts.  to each her own.  🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We didn’t have a videographer and I don’t regret it… we hired a fabulous photographer, and we are thrilled with her work so far (our e-pics are amazing).  I can’t wait to see our pro wedding pics!  🙂

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    18615 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We didn’t do videography.  I would never ever go with out photography though.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1573 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I want both.  We had agreed to only do photography because of budget reasons…but videography was in the back of my head constantly.  I finally asked FI if there was away we could get one…and we worked it out. I am so glad.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1518 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think the photographer is one of the most important things to do with our wedding… then flowers coming in 2nd. We are having a video but i could do without it if we had to. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    6573 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    we didn’t have a videographer. we set up our video camera on a tripod and asked a guest to press play. we have a tape of our wedding, and while it’s not very professional it still captures all of what we wanted it to and it was free.

    Post # 11
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    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    we had to have both – mind you we arent doing the run of the mill wedding video though, we are doing a mini movie by a cinematographer. I could do without the crappy run of the mill shaky camera type videographer though, but what i got? yeah must have. I got cheaper accessories (shoes and veil) and made the cake smaller to pay for it.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    Ditto @spaganaya – Videography means something else entirely when it’s real cinematography, not just a simple video of the event. I’d sell my right arm to have both. We built our entire budget around getting the photography and videography we wanted.

    Post # 13
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    While I don’t care for having my picture taken, I could not imagine eliminating photography. At the end of the day, after the food is eaten and the flowers are dead, the only things you have to remember the day are your memories and your pictures. Memories fade but pictures are forever.

    Videography is nice, yes, but most people skip it and don’t miss it. It’s an extremely new trend that is completely optional.

    Only you can decide because it is your wedding. If you can’t afford a professional photographer, go to a local community college or art school and ask for a student who is close to graduation (they have more experience and training than freshmen) if anyone there is willing to add your wedding to their portfolio. They get real life experience and you get a price cut. Be aware that the pictures may or may not be 100% perfect but will be 10x better quality than a family member who is a hobbyist who isn’t near as good as they believe they are or disposable cameras which are nearly all crap quality at best if any actually develop which most don’t.

    Post # 14
    Member
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    We’re skipping videography – photography is WAY too important for us to skip!

    Post # 15
    Member
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    No way would I ever, EVER consider not having a pro photographer. Every other expense is for ONE day. The photos are so much more important and will be with you always. Video would be great to have as well, but to do it right, it’s pretty dang expensive.

    Post # 16
    Member
    7450 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Video. If Ican I will but its not a must. But photographer, no way now how would I ever dare not leave that to a pro. I’ll spend on that without blinking twice.

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