Post # 1
Hi bees, just wanted to get a feel for what everyone else is doing (who has hired or is hiring a videographer for their wedding).
We currently have contracted our videographer for 7 hours and she’ll be doing some pre-ceremony filming and then will stay till about 8pm at the reception, which ends at 10pm. The cost for 2 additioanl hours is neglible, so that’s not really the issue. Our photographers are leaving 30 minutes before the end of the night.
Does anyone else feel the “need” to have their videographer stay till the very end? I’m thinking I’d love to hear my fiance give a farewell speech at the end of the night and see the very last dance on film to remember always. What’s everyone else doing and why?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Unless we are doing something special (which we aren’t), our videographers and photographers aren’t going to stay until the end of the reception. The reasoning is that after all the speeches and first dance etcs, the pictures/footage is going to be largely the same, just people dancing.
If you are definitely planning a farewell speech, a special last dance, sparkler exit (although that one you probably would want to do earlier in case a lot of your guests leave before the end), etc., you might as well have them stay.
Post # 4
Our photographers and videographers will be leaving 30 minutes early. We’re not doing anything formal during that time, so we felt that was fine.
Post # 5
We hired our videographer for only 3 or 4 hours, just to film the ceremony and the cake cutting. I guess he had such a good time that he ended staying until the very end and even helped us pack up. I would definitely recommend him if you’re in the Charlotte area.
Post # 6
Our photographer only has one package and that is all day, he comes from the moment I get ready which will be about maybe from 8am, then he stays right through till 12 midnight. We have only just secured a videographer and he works from bridal prep so around the same time as the photographer and he stays for the first dance and half an hour after that for dancing so he would leave about 8.30 or 9pm. But since we have the photographer staying we don’t need the videographer to stay.
Post # 7
Our videographer is a close family friend, so he’s staying until I say he can go home, lol.
We’re having a morning wedding and a lunch/afternoon reception, and he’s even offering to do a “Night On The Town” shoot for us.