Post # 1
I know this is a popular question. I’m currently on the fence about getting a videographer. My FH said if money was no issue he would also like one which obviously I am the same. We are spending $2500 On our photographer just for 8hrs and pics on a disk but I used to stalk him pics before I was even engaged. video would be $2,500. It i seems a little silly wanting a video since I hate listening to myself or watching myself but I’m afraid if I don’t ill regret not being able to share it when we have kids. Has anyone gotten a video and then regretted spending the money?
Post # 3
@Mrs2b2014: We have a videographer and I am so excited about it! I don’t think it will be a waste of money, even I I don’t have it all that often. I know I will want a video of parents/grandparents for when they are gone one day!
Post # 4
We had a video and whilst we haven’t watched it for a few months (probably watched it in full 8-10 times so far), we’ve watched it a fair few times.
We have sent copies to friends and family across the world, though, (we have rights to reproduce) and I’ve watched the trailer for it hundreds of times.
Post # 5
@Mrs2b2014: I got a videographer last minute because I was on the fence about price. I really wanted a slideshow at cocktail hour so people could have something to watch for a few minutes. I’m big on pictures and I wanted to share a little piece of each of our lives growing up. The videographer is the one putting together the slideshow. I also watched his demo of a wedding video and it was awesome! My favorite part was when he had a video camera set up and people could get in front of it and give advice or say something. It was HILARIOUS!! Some of the things that came out of the guests mouths. I want my guy to do the same thing….i can only imagine what our friends will say. He also had two cameras set up when the bride was walking down the aisle….one on her and one on the groom and he edited it so they were side by side in the video. So not only was the video sentimental…it was funny, too. He caught some great moments. I’m so glad I decided last minute to get one. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and knew I’d regret not having those captured memories.
Post # 6
@Mrs2b2014: Video is definitely worth it. I love watching it and so does everyone else. We are sending copies to our relatives in Poland and they can’t wait!
Post # 7
I love watching our video! Obviously it’s great to watch our vows and the speeches but he also caught how much fun we were having while taking wedding party pictures. I’m so glad that we decided to hire one!
Post # 8
I got a video and have not watched it to this day. My mom on the other hand likes to watch it and cry and then call me about how beautiful it is. I don’t regret spending money on it because I know my mom enjoys it but I would have rather spent the money on pretty much anything else.
Post # 9
@Mrs2b2014: Future mother of the bride here. I married 20+ years ago and I’m very glad to have it. It captures so much of the day, including snippets of some people who have since died. I watch it every couple of years. But I was lucky that I had a friend who was a keen amateur, and videoed it for free.
Post # 10
@Mrs2b2014: We decided last minute to add video and I am so glad we did. We watch the footage all the time.
Not sure if this is an option for you, but we just got a raw footage package with our guy. He shot for 12 hours, also had a tripod set up for ceremony/dances/speeches along with his camera and at the end of the night we got all of the footage.
ETA it was way cheaper than having a full pkg with edited video.
He took some artsy shots which will look great if we ever get it edited professionally but in the meantime we have all the footage and it is so great to watch
Post # 11
Thanks for your input I’m just going through our budget and seeing if we can fit it in. He normally charges $3,800 but as he isn’t booked for that day and said he normally gets booked a year in advance ive negotiated him to $2300 with a fulls day coverage, highlights reel, 20-30 minute condensed version and then ceremony and reception in full On blu ray. can you think of any questions I should ask him?
Post # 12
How long did it take for u to receive your video?
Post # 13
Video is a must-have for us but not as must-have as photography. I’m def putting good money down on photography for sure and did very thorough research for that. For video we don’t really care about fancy editing and all that. We have home video with a camcorder of both my cousins’ weddings and we still love them depite the home movie quality. What mattered was that it was captured at all, you still see the love and laughter! We ended up hiring a college kid that my fiance knows through work. He does video editing and is always looking out for projects to add to his portfolio so why not? We sat him down, drew out our expectations, told him he’ll need to sign a contract, and we’ll give him $100 to start and go from there. In turn he has total creative freedom, he can use our footage for his portfolio and to promote himself. If we didn’t have this option we probably would’ve just used a camcorder honestly.