(Closed) How many of you are not having a videographer?

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We didn’t have a videographer.  Partly because of budget issues, partly because our families already have boxes and boxes of video in super-eight that nobody is ever going to watch.  Whereas we are huge photo album hounds, and look at those all the time.  We both thought that video would be fun – once or twice – but decided we would rather spend the money on the band.  I think it was the right decision.

Post # 4
2765 posts
Sugar bee

We didn’t use a videographer either!  We used the budget we saved on our photographer…

Post # 5
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

No video here.  We splurged on the best photographer that we could find and figured that the video in our heads was enough for us.  My sister has a wedding video, and its not that fun to watch… The memories are so much more beautiful then the actual footage!

Post # 6
228 posts
Helper bee

No videographer either.  We didn’t think we’d ever watch it, so never even looked into how much one would cost.  At least pictures can be put on display! =)

Post # 7
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

We had a videographer and we are getting the video this week and I can’t wait!! The day passed so quickly and even with 2300 pics there is a lot they can’t capture – like the speeches, what we said in the ceremony, my husband playing the drums with the band 🙂  BUT I would have been happy to have someone shooting unprofessional video – I just knew I would really regret not having a video to look back on.  I know a few friends who didn’t and do regret it….

 And our videographer was no more intrusive than a photographer. I pretty much never noticed him, he didn’t interview my guests, etc. 

Post # 8
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I didn’t even consider it really. We have a fabulous photographer and I’m hoping to be able to keep the memory of the day in my mind instead of on DVD 🙂 I don’t really like the idea of being stalked by a videographer and was afraid that people may feel uncomfortable or act differently because they were being filmed.

Post # 9
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We’re not having one. Neither of us wanted it. I’ve been forced to watch other people’s videos a few months after the wedding, but who watches them after that? My mom and dad are recording it for themselves and I can get a copy of thiers if I want.

Post # 10
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

Hopefully we will have some DIY videos, but we felt that was $ best spent elsewhere…

Post # 11
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

We didn’t have one either, and neither of us regret that decision.  I feel that it would have been too intrusive, though I definitely see the other side that having footage from the day would be amazing.  A friend with an "unofficial" cam is a great idea!  We did have an audio recording made of the ceremony (the sound guy that set up all the mics and speakers did it), which is an incredible keepsake to have along with photos.

Good luck!

Post # 12
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I honestly haven’t even considered one either.  I have no home videos from my past and I don’t think I’d be the type to sit down and watch a video of my wedding, either.  I put that money towards a great photographer instead.  While we won’t have audio from that day, we will have thousands of photos on a DVD and in an album to remember the day.  I think videos are becoming a thing of the past as the last few weddings I’ve been to didn’t have them either.

It’s totally a personal decision.  Think of it this way, do you see yourself sitting down to watch this video in 10 years? 20?  Do you see yourself showing this to your children?  Or will photos suffice?  If photos won’t do, then get a videographer.  If you think having thousands of photos to look back on but no video will be just fine, I’d say allocate that money to something else.  Videographers aren’t cheap!

Post # 13
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Honestly, we knew we coudn’t afford the quality of video we would want (8mm, sigh!) and I couldn’t imagine ever watching the crappy back of the church video so we decided against it. I intend to look back on my big day through pictures and memories and I am not one bit worried about regretting it.

Post # 14
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We’re not having a videographer either, instead we are putting more money into our pictures.  We’ve been to a couple of weddings with videographers and we found them distracting anyway.  But we are lucky enough that one of my cousins will video and edit the ceremony footage.

Post # 15
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

we’re not hiring a videographer but one of my dad’s friends offered to record the ceremony for us so we will have a video of the ceremony but not with any flashy intro or transitions, it’ll be a straight home movie and thats really all we think we need…we didn’t even consider a videographer…

Post # 16
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

No video for the Cherry Pies!

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