Is it Worth the $$$?

posted 1 week ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 16
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Helper bee

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beautifulbubblybridetobe :  Honestly, it ruins the vibe of the wedding. We went to a wedding with one, and there were lights on the dance floor, and the videographer felt intrusive! It ruined the whole wedding for us. We set up a tripod with a camera to record our ceremony but that was it! 

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

1000% worth it in my opinion. We have been married 3.5 years and only watched it a handful of times, but I know it is there. There are just some things photos cannot capture – some of the tears, the dances, the speeches. I wanted all of those moments savored forever. You spend so much money, time and effort on one day. 5 hours and it’s all over, 45K (in my case) gone so fast. Photos and video are the only parts (other than a marriage of course) that stay with you forever. Plus, no one knows how long we (or our family / friends) have on this earth so in the event something happened to one of my relatives, or my parents, I’d love that I have the video footage of that day saved. 

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2021

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thetulle :  yep!  Something to be cherished for many, many years to come.

Post # 19
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Newbee

My fiance and I aren’t going to be doing one. We are having a friend tape our vows and that is it. It depends on how you feel though and your personality. Me personally, I don’t know how often I’m going to look at a 3-10min view of my wedding. 

If you are worried about pricing, you should do what my sister did and contact a film student. My sister had three audition and they all had done weddings before and all the tapes were beautiful. I believe the student charged $150.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

99% of my friends said it wasn’t worth it and watched it maybe once

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2020 - San Diego, CA

We got one and so happy we did. The day was such a blur that I’m glad we’re able to re-live it through video. Like one of the PP said, we spend so much for a 5-hour wedding and it goes by so quickly! Plus, you miss some of the fun and loving moments like your dad trying to teach your husband’s grandma how to “get low” or your flower girls handing the rose petals to guests instead of throwing them down the aisle. So it’s nice to have it on video. Lol.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We didn’t bother hiring anyone as a video wasn’t important to us. However, we asked a friend to set up a tripod to film the ceremony and also the speeches at the reception. A guest also videoed our first dance on her phone and put it on Facebook.

I have watched the first dance video many time (it’s like 30 seconds long). I have watched the bit of the video where we say our vows. I have never rewatched the speeches but I really like to know that it’s there, as I can’t remember much about what was said. My husband has NEVER watched any of the video footage but would like to at some point.

So basically we’re happy we have it, but given how little we’ve watched it we are glad we just asked a friend to do it and didn’t spend any money on it. It wouldn’t have been worth it for us. We didn’t need anything high quality, we just wanted a basic video good enough to remember what we said.

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2020

We didn’t want one, but now we might not be able to have any guests at our wedding due to the virus, we are wondering about getting just the ceremony videoed so those who should have been there can see it.  I think that would be the only reason I’d ever have one though – for the sake of loved ones who couldn’t be there.

Personally, I HATE weddings where there is a videographer.  I feel really uncomfortable all the time, and it feels very intrusive.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

This is personal, but I’m glad we had a videographer because my mom unfortunately passed away a month after the wedding from a stroke. The wedding was one of the last family gatherings, and even if we don’t watch the video a lot, knowing it is there helps a lot.

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Concord, Ontario

I’m glad that we’re having one photos and videos are very important to us 

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