(Closed) For those of you who didn't use a videographer

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

We are choosing not to have one. We are both uncomfortable infront of cameras so why should we book one if it is going to make us feel uncomforable ? 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We didnt have one.. I kind of wish we did.. I would have loved to be able to watch it now since its all over.. it goes by so quick.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am not having one.  Pictures will be MORE than enough for me.

 

Although…if we get a cheap enough venue I might get some flip video cameras for people to take video at the reception…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’re not having one, either. I am inclined to agree with your FI- you’ll probably never watch it. I know that my Fiance and I definitely won’t and it seems to be an extra cost that just isn’t necessary. We’re totally skipping it.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We didn’t get one, and no regrets.  I don’t like watching myself on camera, so we opted to not have one.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My budget was too small to have one, plus I didn’t think it was necessary because I hired an awesome photographer. The one thing I wish I had a videograper for though would be the processional. I didn’t realize this until after the wedding (although it seems so obvious now) but I didn’t actually get to see my bridesmaids and adorable flower girls and ring bearers go down the aisle. I heard such funny stories about what happened and I didn’t get to see it. Is that worth the thousands it would cost for a videographer? Probably not.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We didn’t have one and after two years of being married, no regrets. We didn’t have a professional photographer either and I don’t regret that either. None of my friends who had videographers ever watch their video.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

We didn’t budget for one but our chapel stuffed up and as compensation they gave us one. Personally I would have preferred some $$$ off the bill instead! We have watched it exactly twice in the 7 months since our wedding and both times it was to show our grandmothers who couldn;t make it due to health. I think it is a big waste of money!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We cut it out of our budget and put it towards our photography. I regret not making room for it. However-if you look to do it look at what’s included with the videography. My SIL pauid 800-900 and it was just videotaping the actual ceremony, no editting, no reception, nothing. We ended up using a personal video camera and having it setup in the back of the church and then a friend got the important things at the reception. It’s not suepr cute like Mrs. Seal’s video or anything but it was free and we still have something.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@ebet24: I agree here.  We also did not have one and this is one of the biggest reasons I regret it.  I would have loved to seen my neice coming down the aisle. Apparently the whole congregation was giggling because she was making faces.  It also whould have allowed me to have all the music at our ceremony recorded somewhere as well as our priests homily which was awesome and I wish I could re-listen to it every now and then.  Finally I regret we didn’t get our first dance on video (it was choreographed).  

So yes, I definitely regret it and would recommend you try to either find money for one or you can find a friend who is willing to hold a video camera during important parts of the day for you.  After the wedding we found this site http://www.idocam.com/ where you can rent a camera and have it professionally edited for much cheaper than having an actual videographer there.  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

Well, we had one. However, he was really cheap but he did a good job for our two day ceremony. We have watched the video exactly ONCE in the one year since we married. I don’t think it was a waste of money and if I had to do it again, I would. However, you shouldn’t stress it if you don’t have the money.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m big into watching home movies from growing up and stuff, so it was important to me to have a video of the wedding.  A lot of people don’t like the Pros, but they worked great for me.  I went to an event where I got to meet all the vendors and choose who I wanted to video, photog, and Dj.  The price was great and I think I got way more than I paid for.

For the record, I’ve already watched the video about 3.5 times.  Once with me and Darling Husband when it first came in, once with our parents, once with a family friend that couldn’t make the wedding, and another .5 time with some friends where we just watched the highlights and fast forwarded inbetween.  I love it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@peachacid: I second the flip video idea, if you don’t have the money for a professional.  It would definitely be better than nothing, in my opinion!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

No, I don’t regret it but I think that’s because we have a video of our ceremony that my SIL shot. It’s far from professional but she got the whole thing (given, it was 5:46 from start to finish) and it looks pretty damn good for a handy cam. If we didn’t have that video, I’d definitely regret not having any kind of footage. 

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