(Closed) Is a videographer worth it?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Should I hire a videographer?
    Yes, hire someone for the full day - makeup, getting ready, ceremony, reception. Its all worth it! : (11 votes)
    46 %
    Yes, but only for the ceremony. Have friends take video during the reception with phones, flip cam. : (8 votes)
    33 %
    No, its not worth it! : (5 votes)
    21 %
    Something else - you suggest! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I would atleast get the ceremony. I wish we would have…. I mean the day goes by SO fast.. you have NO idea… it would be nice to remember more of the ceremony, vows, etc.

    For our VR we’re going all out and getting one for sure!.. Darling Husband does media for our Church and I do the announcements and stuff so having a camera around wouldn’t really bother me, so I guess that goes into account to… BUT I do know that for a couple weeks after the wedding I kinda battled with not remembering as much as I thought I would and would’ve really liked to have had that.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I am not having one for my wedding because I always find them really annoying at weddings I go to.  It’s like being on constant alert ‘oh my god am I in front of the camera? Oh shit I gotta go around this way’ ‘is anyone looking or can I fix my wedgie?’ xD I never really see a high quality video either-always just kind of looks dark or there’s an insanely bright light blinding the couple. 

    I mean if it’s super important to have it, do it.  I think photographs always look much nicer than videos for weddings though!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I bet you can find someone who will be able to tape the moments you want, and not be totally in your face.

    Post # 6
    Member
    554 posts
    Busy bee

    I was SO against one when I was doing the planning. I splurged on my photog so I figured that was enough. My in-laws insisted we have one and I was annoyed, but found a good price. What I will never ever tell them is- I am SO SO SO glad that they made us get one! I LOVE it!! Here is my recap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyIRjYxhepo

    Post # 8
    Member
    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think it’s worth it for the ceremony for sure. The reception – eh, not so much.

    Post # 9
    Member
    7295 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i didnt get one, but instead had a friend video our ceremony with our camera. it came out pretty good quality and i am SOOOO happy we have the video.  i have probably watched it like 10 times already and its only been a month!  i wish we asked someone to get some candid videos during the recpetion, but we didnt. we ended up with a few clips though which was cool.  so i voted for your second option.

    Post # 10
    Member
    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    ABSOLUTELY GET A VIDEOGRAPHER!!!!!  SOOOOO WORTH IT, PICTURES ARE PRETTY BUT THEY CAN’T TALK OR MOVE LIKE VIDEO (ALL CAPS ON PURPOSE)!!!

    Post # 11
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    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I voted that it’s not worth it.  Right after the wedding you will watch it once or twice.  Then life will happen and you’ll likely not watch it again.  That’s what happened to me the first time around.  Maybe people who didn’t make it to the ceromony will want to see it, but the people who were at the wedding won’t want to see the ceremony again.  I say, get a friend to videotape it for free so you can watch it one or two times.  Then it will likely be tucked away for years to come and you will not have spent a fortune on a videographer.  

    Post # 12
    Member
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We’re not getting one because we know we wouldn’t watch it more than once. Maybe other people would but not us. I will look at pictures over and over but not a video… And money isn’t an issue- interest is the interest.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Did it and I’m glad!  The day does go by so fast and there are so many things you miss as the bride. What reallly helped finalize my decision was when my friend said, “I watch it every year on our anniversary.  There are so many people in that video who aren’t here any more.  That made it worth every penny” 

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