Post # 1
I know a lot of brides on budgets say that they can do without photo or video. Some say they would watch their video 10 yrs later rather than look at the pictures but I just got my professional photos back and I love them. I haven’t seen my video yet but I think I could live without it. If you had to give one up which would it be? Just curious.
Post # 3
i am doing without Video… 🙁 but i told FI i NEED the photographer
Post # 4
@jaylovessteez – I feel the same way. We had a film student do our video but I think I would be content with just the pictures.
Post # 5
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
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
We didn’t do videography. I would never ever go with out photography though.
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
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
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
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
We’re skipping videography – photography is WAY too important for us to skip!
Post # 15
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
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.