Post # 1
I’m not exactly sure where to post it. I was going to post this under Videography but then it would kind of defeat the purpose of my asking this question. I’m curious to know how many of you are planning on having or had a videographer to shoot your wedding. If you will or did, could you please let me know how much you budgeted/paid to hire one? I found a great photographer but the videographers I have checked out are kind of expensive. Fiance and I are splurging on a photographer because in our opinion, the photos are what we have for the rest of our lives to remind us of this big day but we’re still on the fence about a videographer. Would appreciate all comments! 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 3
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
- 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
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
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
@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 # 8
@shaynapunim: That’s how we actually started to have the whole videographer dilemma as well. We weren’t planning on having one and then we saw friends’ videos and most of them were so good they made us second-guess. Then, I spoke to a friend who did NOT have a videographer and she said that was her biggest regret, so I decided to post it here and see what most people do and how much they pay. We had not originally budgeted for it.
@elysion: I think if we decide to go with a videographer, our photographer + videographer would probably amount to 30% of our budget, too…well, sort of, anyway, since we hadn’t planned on a videographer initially. 🙂
@jbridea: Your points 2 and 3 were exactly why we didn’t want one in the beginning but then, we started questioning once we saw videos…so many decisions…
@Futuremrskgb: That was exactly what my friend who regretted not having a videographer said. She told me she felt like if she had gotten one, more moments could have been captured.
@hotpinkbride: I’ll PM you right now! :)Thanks!
Post # 9
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
@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
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
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
Pictures are priceless though, so make sure you have those the most.
Post # 14
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
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
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!