Post # 1
Ok I reeeeeeally want a videographer and we are on a tight budget. At this point, all the big ticket items are now accounted for and my super saving skills have left us with a little money to play with. Namely, around $300. But I have looked and looked and I cant find a videographer that will shoot the ceremony and part of the reception (just the important stuff like first dance, cake cutting and speeches) for that price. And if I find someone, I look at demos which just don’t cut it. In fact, I just saw one where the videographer filmed the ceremony facing the groom’s back so forget about seeing his face and you could only see part of the bride’s face over his shoulder. Am I wrong to think that this videographer missed the most important part of the day?
So that’s when I finally threw my hands up and am turning to the bees. Help me! What do I do???
Post # 3
i dont think ill be of much help but videography is just something i completely nixed when it came to wedding planning, but the more i thought about it the more i want at least some footage from my wedding day. Im not too worried about quality or professionalism i just want something to be able to look back on. I have asked a friend to video for me, im going to have him sit with my family in the front row so he can get a good shot!
Post # 4
Same here! I nixed it bc I just couldn’t justify the prices that were being asked in comparison to my budget. I hope we don’t regret it!
How about trying Craigslist?
Post # 5
Looking for a way to capture your wedding on video but can’t or don’t want a pro videographer? Check out Storymix Media’s Flip Wedding. A custom, professionally edited wedding video using Flip cameras they provide, starting at $199.99! Or choose their Wedding Mix and supply the video footage from your (friend, family) personal camcorder.
Hiring a pro is a great idea, but be sure you don’t skip getting video footage – you will regret it. And hiring someone cheap may be an even bigger mistake.
At these prices there is no reason to ‘give up’ your wish of enjoying an enjoyable keepsake for the rest of your life.
Post # 6
@ja7975: Try going to your local art institute or local college and post something in the student lounge (maybe they have an online job board) that you’re hiring for a wedding videographer. Students need and want experience and you’ll get somebody who is naturally talented. Ask to see some stuff they’ve already done. Create a Q&A that helps you find out what kind of style they have. Basically, you’ll interview them just as you would if you were hiring a pro who’d charge you more than your budget could handle. Don’t expect them to do it for free but be clear on what your expectations are (shots, hours needed, etc.) and maybe sign an informal, but legal, contract. Agree to pay them (designate your MOH or coordinator to do so) at the end of the event. Good luck!