Post # 1
Would you have a videographer or a honeymoon?
I didn’t think we would have either but we have come into some extra money and we are going to discus this tonight.
We have never been on a “real” vacation are are discussing going on a cruise to Alaska this summer for our honeymoon.
At the same time I have been drooling over wedding videos and have read posts here where people regret not having them.
Post # 3
Probably the honeymoon. Yes, videos are nice to have- but it sounds like you two would really enjoy a nice vacation by yourselves. You will have pictures to remember your wedding. I guess personally I just don’t think videos are really necessary.
Oh and Alaskan cruises are amazing!!! We did one a few years ago and it was by far the best vacation I have ever been on 🙂
Post # 4
Oh man that is a tough choice. I am a little bias towards Alaska my self… (for obvious reasons)
on one hand yes, videos are lovely and you will never regret having a great wedding video, on the other hand you and your new hubby making new memories together will be unforgettable too. Is there a way you could have it video taped not-professionally so at least you would have something?
I vote for alaska ONLY if you have a good photographer
Post # 5
Honeymoon 100%. We didn’t have a videographer and it was fine. We would have loved one but it wasn’t in the budget. It’s easy enough to have someone record the bits and pieces of the wedding that you’re looking for but no one can give you an alternative to a Honeymoon.
Darling Husband and I were in the same boat as you. We were together for almost 7 years and never taken a vacation. I wouldn’t have traded our Honeymoon for anything. We did a cruise as well and it was the best time of our lives.
Post # 6
I don’t personally know anyone who has watched their own wedding video more than once, so I vote honeymoon. I also think an Alaskan cruise would be a ton of fun. If you watch home movies often, the video might be a better choice for you. If you can’t remember where the videos are, then go for the honeymoon.
Post # 7
As long as you have a photographer to capture yoru special day, take the cruise!!! Trust me, a cruise is an amazing experience with any food you want any time you want, adn everyone there is there to help you and they are so friendly! It is a perfect way to relax after the wedding!
Post # 8
I do not like the way I always see the video guys getting in the way of the wedding – to me it throws off the feel – I think videos are ok but prefer the photos anyways.
Go on a honeymoon the memories and pictures from that will add more to the experience than the videographer!
Post # 9
Ask a friend who has a videocamera to tape the wedding and go on a honeymoon. That time after the wedding is so precious and fun!!
Post # 10
I voted the video. We had a friend tape the wedding and they ended up with just bits and pieces. I regret not having a videographer to catch the stuff I missed, I heard great stories afterwards. You have your entire life to go on vacation, your wedding is only once!
Post # 11
Honeymoon for sure – how likely are you to watch you wedding video in the future? Not very often, whereas you’ll always have the memories of a wonderful holiday together.
As another option, do you have any family members or friends who could video tape the wedding for you? One of my cousins filmed our ceremony for us (it was a short 20 minute ceremony) and then filmed the key moments of the reception – the toasts, first dance, cake cutting, and father/daughter and mother/son dances. The video turned out great and didn’t cost us a thing, other than a thank you gift for her.
Post # 12
I got a video, it’s really not that great. Honestly, H and I will probably never watch it again.
I voted for the Honeymoon.
Post # 13
I was against a videographer from the beginning. All of my married friends said I would regret it if I didn’t and then this post by Mrs. Giraffe made me really glad I had caved and hired a videographer
Why You Need to Hire a Videographer
Is there some compromise you could reach to get both?
Post # 14
Without a doubt I would choose the honeymoon! I think i was most excited about the honeymoon though. It was a beautiful week spent with my new husband relaxing and reminiscing about our wedding day together.
Post # 15
I have never even considered getting a videographer; I can’t imagine we would watch our wedding video anyway. Eww I hate myself on camera haha. Def the honeymoon.
Post # 16
I said videographer because I think it’s ok to wait for a honeymoon, maybe go on one for your one year. I added a videographer in our budget because I would love to be able to hear speeches again, have video of me walking down the aisle, and share it with our kids, and for some morbid reason I kept thinking if my Fiance ever died I would have our wedding video to watch over and over, I am an over thinker. I didn’t want to regret it because it’s not like you could do that over. And if you could always do a videographer and then some kind of small two day cabin stay or something….
I know we will watch it though, we have many late nights drinking wine and listening to old music, we will totally bust out our wedding video! I