(Closed) How much are you willing to spend for video

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
10282 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Video is one of those things that I REALLY want but I don’t know that we can afford. If we end up having the extra money (which I highly doubt), I don’t want to spend anymore than $800. This is definitely on the low end of most videographer packages in my area but it is possible. 

Post # 4
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am paying $1100, and that was on the high end of what I wanted to spend.  It wasn’t something that was very important to me, but it was very important to my mother and FI’s parents.  We had an offer of $500 from someone we knew from church who has professional equipment but we decided to spend more in order to get a higher quality product (neither Fiance or I knew of friends/family that have the skills/were willing to DIY this). 

FYI:  I’m located in northern KY.

Post # 5
5493 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

urgh.  THis is one of those things that I want but it’s really low on my priority list.  I basically just want it so I can have video of us saying our vows and the speaches. I’m not willing to spend a lot of money on it.  $1500 would be totolly pushing it.  Ideally it would be closer to $1000.  I haven’t found anything decent in that price range yet.  sigh.  I’m in Los Angeles.

Post # 6
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I felt the same as @meowkers. It was low on my priority list, I just wanted everything captured on film, no fancy cinematography or effects. We got it through our photographer for $1500. The quality was subpar and after the fact I realized I probably could’ve found some better place for that price but oh well. It did get me my basic requirements.

Post # 7
241 posts
Helper bee

For 2 videographers for the entire day and full dvd, edited dvd with honeymoon montage and dvds for my grandparents and parents, $2000.

Post # 8
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m paying $3200 for 2 videographers for 2 hours.

Post # 9
352 posts
Helper bee

I originially budgeted $1000 but when I realized this wasn’t doable I moved around some money in my budget (i.e. deciding to do DIY invites and programs instead of a professional), and the budget was increased to $1500. I was rudely awakened when I met with the videographer and he gave me a deal for $2000 (2x over my original budget!).

We ended up talking him down and in the end are paying $1695. (Which includes full day coverage (10am – midnight) w/ approximately a 2 hour video (so no 5 minute montage). I am VERY happy!

Post # 10
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

$1200 we got 1 videographer for 9 hours, 2 DVDs, 1 blue ray and a highlight reel.  So worth it.  It wasn’t one of priorities either, but we decided to go for video right before the wedding.

Post # 11
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

NOTHING! I don’t plan on hiring someone to tape our wedding.  I’m actually okay with it.  I feel like why should I spend thousands for a tape I might watch once.  We are probably going to ask a family member to tape the ceremony, and like the first dance and enttrances and stuff.

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