- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I didn’t think I wanted a videographer, but in the past few weeks Ive had umpteenmillion people tell me to make sure I get our wedding on video to capture all those little moments that pass in a blur. Well, now I really think I want one so when I’m old and gray I can listen to my husband say his vows to me, hear my dad’s speech, and see all those little intereactions that still photos just don’t capture.
Well, searching for a videographer in my area, most of them are really horribly cheesy, which isn’t exactly what I’m going for. I’ve found 3 I like, but need help picking one!
This one is $1700 for 8 hours of coverage. I get a summary video (like the above example), and though their examples don’t have vows in them, they said they could accomodate my request to work our vows/speeches in. I would aslo get the raw footage on an external hard drive that I provide.
This one was recommended by our photographer. I would get full-day coverage, a summary video, and selected raw footage of the big moments. $2500
This one is amazing… But the price corresponds to that 🙁 $4950 for 10 hours, 2 videographers, 15-20 min “feature film,” 3-4 min highlight video, “honeymoon film” (they give us a camera to take with, then edit the film we bring back). Adding things like an edited version of our full ceremony would be $250, raw footage would be $300…
We don’t exactly have a budget, so it’s not like I would need to cut from something else in order to have a videographer. That being said, I’m a generally pretty reasonable and frugal person, and I’m not sure if the additional cost of the third videographer option is justifiable (not like I’m going to be watching this video all the time, though I’m sure I will pull it out once or twice a year). My fiance said to get whichever makes me happy, but I know he’s ambivalent about having a videographer at all.
Opinions??? (thanks in advance!)