(Closed) Did you hire/Will you hire a videographer?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Did you/Will you hire a videographer for your wedding?
    Yes : (42 votes)
    42 %
    No : (47 votes)
    47 %
    Haven't decided yet : (4 votes)
    4 %
    It all depends on the money we have left after spending on the more important stuff : (7 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Originally, we weren’t planning to get a videographer; we thought photos would suffice. After seeing some great wedding videos, however, we decided we also wanted video to capture our day. We found an amazing videographer, moved some things around in our budget, and mailed the deposit this week!! 🙂

    Post # 4
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    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    After seeing some amazing cinematic videos, I knew videography was one of the things I had to have.  I even budgeted so that I would be paying for it, since it was something Fiance didn’t care about at all!  The videographer we chose was expensive, but our photographer ended up being less expensive than expected so it evened out.  Videography and Photography took 30% of our entire budget.

    Post # 5
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    504 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    No were not. 

    1. We can’t afford it.

    2. We don’t think a video will be seen as often as pictures.

    3. You can’t display a video in your home, like you can a picture.

     

    Post # 6
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    48 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    To me, this was VERY important. Pictures are great but they don’t capture everything and I want to remind myself of the little details I may have forgotten or missed. I would never consider not having one. 

    Post # 7
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    1583 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @WYAtocha:  We paid $8,000 for our videographer. This included 3 videographers for coverage of the Rehearsal dinner and all day wedding coverage. They also provided a same day edit of our wedding which was a huge hit! Happy to share the link to that if you PM me. We also paid for the hotel for our videographer because they live in Boston and we live in Texas. There were smaller packages available for less coverage. We also got quotes from other videographers for significantly less and significantly more.

    Post # 9
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    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We did and we love it! The quality isn’t as good as we wanted, but it’s priceless in my mind. I gave copies to our moms too just to make sure it would be safe and I wouldn’t lose mine.

    Post # 10
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    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @jbridea:  I thought the same things when I was trying to decide if I wanted a videographer or not. My parents already have a video cam to film so we will just be using that. We won’t be hiring anyone to film it.

    Post # 11
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    9490 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I am thinking of asking one of my friends and maybe paying them a small amount.  I have some that make and edit short films for competitions and such so I don’t see why they couldn’t film the ceremony.  I really don’t care to have video of all of the getting ready or reception.  The only thing I really care about having video’d is the ceremony.  So maybe a $100-$200?? It will likely be a 20 min ceremony.

    Post # 12
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    12955 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We aren’t.  Everyone I’ve talked to that has one said they have rarely, if ever, watched the video.  I’d rather put more money into photography, which I know I’ll use and look at, than a video that will probably just collect dust on my shelf. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Pictures are priceless though, so make sure you have those the most.

    Post # 14
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    895 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We had a very low budget wedding and didn’t have money for a videographer. I wish we would have planned that into our budget though. We have some awesome pictures but pictures only capture so much.

    Post # 15
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    632 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We did, obviously the wedding hasn’t happened yet, so we do not have the video to say if it was worth it or not.

     

    However, we initially weren’t going to since we did splurge on an amazeballs photographer. But then FI’s cousin got married and her wedding video was awesome – you got to see so much more then you could get from pictures. Our videographer we went with was only $1050 and I love his style, I think it will be well worth it in the end.

     

    eta that our videographer is also filming a love story that will be played at the reception, so I’m very excited for that!

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    16215 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Does your photographer have any recommendations? We got a referral through our photographer, and that videographer actually ended up giving us a huge discount because he enjoys working with out photog. so much!

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