Post # 1
I say DO IT!!
I just received my trailer for my wedding video and I am so happy that I decided to do videography for the wedding. I have watched it probably over 50 times already and have not gotten sick of it yet lol. But really though, it captures the moments that I want to remember for the rest of my life as well as things I was too busy to notice (which were actually more than I thought). Can’t wait to get the full video!
Post # 3
On the other side of the fence: I voted not to do a video because, really, unless I’m going to watch it every day, it’s just going to sit in a box and collect dust and (maybe) get pulled out on an anniversary. I see it as taking money, putting it in the form of a DVD (DVDs/CDs degrade and lose quality, just a reminder) and putting it away never to see the light of day.
Post # 4
@Hyperventilate: whoa – way to rain on someone’s parade. Didn’t realize there was a vote involved…
To OP – I’m happy to hear your video is awesome and you find value in it. Also, don’t forget to back it up every year in the form of an external HD/flash drive. That way you can ensure it never loses quality 😉
Post # 5
I think good videography is so worth it… I am so excited about the folks we hired. Even if it ends up collecting dust, I know I’d always wonder if I didn’t have it. But I am the uber sentimental type lol 🙂
Post # 6
@SimplyMrsC: I’m totally on the fence about it, I want it but Fiance doesn’t. I just know I’ll regret it if we don’t do it but good videographers are just so darn expensive. So happy that you love your video!
Post # 7
From personal experience, I have never had a friend say that they wish that they didn’t hire a videographer, so I am glad that you decided to do it! It sounds like you made the right decision for you and your husband!!
Post # 8
@kaw2be: If if is the price that has you on the fence, see if you can find a very basic package so where just mainly your ceremony is taped. That is what I did. Cost me less than $400 and she just shot a few shots of me getting ready and him getting ready and the ceremony and then shot footage of us taking pics for the photographer. I absolutely love my video, besides the ceremony(which you can hear us perfectly on it, despite the ocean in the back) all the other footage was set to songs we picked for the video. My video is maybe 30-40 minutes so not too long that I will never watch again. I just got my video back like 2 weeks ago and I’ve watched it many times.
Having our parents on video with us….priceless imo. One day when my father is no longer around, I’ll still have those precious moments of him walking me down the beach to my husband forever captured on film.
Post # 9
I don’t really want it because I don’t want to relieve what a crying weirdo I will be but Fiance has a videographer friend who has booked a week off work for our wedding and is going to film it free so I guess wto have to
Post # 10
@mstellah: It’s for people on the fence. If you’re on the fence, it’s good to hear both sides to make your decision. I wasn’t attempting to rain on anybody’s parade.
Post # 11
@mstellah: Thanks for the tip! I will be sure to do that 😀
@MissCareBear: I am very sentimental too!
@nursemel: I agree
@meetmethere2013: Don’t worry….I was a SUPER crier…it still turned out great lol
Post # 12
I loved mine! Mine was done as a surprise by SIL.. We had no idea she was going to do it!!!! SO NICE
Post # 13
I so agree! Videography was absolutely worth every penny.
Post # 14
I have to say that I am sooo upset that I did not hire one…..I decided there was no room in the budget. I only have a vidoe of the ceremony recorded by my sisters drunk boyfriend, complete with his own commentary!!
Post # 15
With hd video cameras now being good good and cheap, I was thinking of get a distant friend to take the video. Just not sure what to expect and they would be able to capture the right moments. I guess it comes down to spending the $$ and ensuring a pretty good video or being cheap and getting whatever comes your way. decisions…decisions.
Post # 16
We invested in a Cinematographer for our wedding…it was a must for my fiance and and I. We decided aside from our memories, the only things we will really have after the wedding are photos and my dress. Why not be able to go back and relive each moment? I totally agree with @nursemel, to see those moments when our love ones are no longer around, will make it priceless.