Post # 1
I’m contemplating getting a videographer for the ceremony only ($500). He does good work and I’m getting a discount. It pushes the budget a bit but I don’t want to NOT get a videographer and later regret it.
Married bees, your opinions are appreciated!
Post # 3
I think it is a must. Videography captures moments that a picture just can’t.
Post # 4
Yes, I did – I get the video this month. But I’m so happy I did – The day went SO quick that I’m so excited to be able to look back at it and relive it all over again. If given the choice again I would definitely get the videograher.
Post # 5
I would definitely video-record the ceremony (professional or otherwise). The words spoken during the ceremony can not be captured via photos.
Post # 6
My parents surprised us with one. I wanted one really badly, but it wasn’t in our budget. I’m SO happy to have those memories though. There’s just something about what a videographer can capture that a photographer can’t.
Post # 7
I didn’t and I’m fine with that. My photographer said that she would capture some of the more important moments on video with her camera, and she did, and they’re nice to have, but it’s not like I watch them all the time. So, we have the vows and my dad’s toast on video, which is nice, but I still don’t think it’s really necessary. Videography is just SO expensive, and there were other things that were more important to us.
Post # 8
YOU MUST GET A VIDEOGRAPHER!!!!
I CANNOT EMPHASIZE THIS ENOUGH!
Everyone says the day is a blur, blah blah blah. It is. I literally didn’t really remember it. The photography was wonderful, but watching it on video was so special. Even if you can’t afford a nicer videographer who edits it well (although I highly recommend this if you can), make sure you have it on video. You will regret it if you don’t.
The only things that you have left after the wedding is over is your marriage, your pictures and your video.
Post # 9
I voted “No and I regret it”, but that’s stronger than how I really feel. I agree with Mrsmdphd, but it would have been nice to have had someone videotape it, even if it wasn’t professionally done. I did see a great video online once that made me jealous, though. 🙂 Still, it’s the photos I go back to in my life, not the videos. If I could do it again I would have someone tape it, but I’m not sure I would pay someone to do it.
Post # 10
We didn’t want one, so we didn’t waste the money. We don’t regret it at all. The memories are plenty!
Post # 11
I’m really on the fence about a videographer. I plan on having someone tape the wedding but I don’t know if its really worth the extra money to get a professionally edited video. Anyone else have a homemade video? Are you disappointed with it or did it capture the day?
Post # 12
@futuremrskelsey: I wasnt going to get one. Every budget sheet i got I crossed videographer off right away.
THEN i found a FREE videographer on craigslist and thought…what the heck. Worse case scenario i end up with a crappy wedding video.
I love my video so much…love love love it. I look at it 10x more then any picture and am so happy i got it!!!
FULL LENGTH (14 minutes)
Post # 13
@Mrs. Louboutin: That is so true. The day went by so quick….and you get pulled in all different directions and it gets very hectic. I was so glad to able to see how much fun everyone was having, the sweet “shout outs” that some of our guests made, some crazy funny dance moves happening on the dance floor, etc… These were things I would have missed seeing completely if it were not for the video. I’ve already watched it a few times and I find myself crying and laughing every time. I LOVE it!
Post # 14
sooooooooooooooooo worth it!!!!!!!!!!! i’m embarassed to admit then number of times i have watched it……….so i won’t!
here’s our highight (the whole day in 5 minutes)
Post # 15
We didn’t and I wish we did, mainly for the ceremony. The ceremony was such a blur (mainly cause my hubs and I were balling our eyes out) and I WISH we had it on video 🙁
Post # 16
@andy113: ohhh tearing up!!! love love love your video!! so sweet!