Post # 1
I would be satisfied having pictures of our wedding to capture the memories. It would be nice to have a videographer, too, but we’re on a tight budget. How many of your out there are not having a videographer at your wedding? We have a handycam and we can have a relative take "un-official" videos of the wedding and we may just do this instead of hiring a videographer.
Post # 3
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
We didn’t use a videographer either! We used the budget we saved on our photographer…
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
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
Hopefully we will have some DIY videos, but we felt that was $ best spent elsewhere…
Post # 11
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.
Post # 12
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
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
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
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
- Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park
No video for the Cherry Pies!