(Closed) Married bees: How often do you watch your wedding video? Was it worth the cost?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
554 posts
Busy bee

I was one of those people who was very against a video. I thought it was a waste of money and we had splurged so much on our photos. I thought that was enough. My in-laws insisted and insisted. I found one of the least expensive people in my area. Let me tell you, and I would never admit this to Darling Husband or his family, I am SO SO SO glad they insisted. Our video is AMAZING!! I watch it all the time and it captured moments the photographer couldn’t. I don’t regret it at all and we didn’t go nuts on the cost. Here is our preview cause I love showing it off, but seriously I am am so happy we have it and you don’t have to break the bank on it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyIRjYxhepo

Post # 4
1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That video was so cute!! Makes me rethink getting a videographer…

Post # 6
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We weren’t going to get a videographer bit after reading about so many people who regretted it we decided to add it. I don’t know how much we will watch it but I am sure we will sometimes and I think it’s something our kids will appreciate..

@DVsMom: it’s so good to hear you watch your video often, I watched it, it’s great and it looks like you all hadan awesome time

Post # 7
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

no regrets at all with all the money spent on videography.  we got our 3 minute highlight video the same day and it was shown during the last part of our reception.  i watch it everyday, haha.  http://youtube.EricAndCharie.com for a look. 

we still haven’t received the longer (20 to 30 minute) edited wedding video, but i guess i will be watching that everyday too.  😉

so yes, please please spend money on videography.  on the day-of, i was just so rattled and busy with so many things.  it’ll be nice to always have something to look back to. a video shows me the wedding from a different angle than how *i* saw it that day.

Post # 8
3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ours was pricey, but we like it!! We’ve watched it twice now, but I have plans to watch it on every anniversary.

Post # 9
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I watched it once and fast forwarded through a lot of it. My favorite part was seeing all the things I never got to see from the guest perspective and moments like our entrance into the hall – even though I cringe because I hate being in the spotlight.

My mother has watched it a bajilion times and shows it to like all of her friends. So yes, since she paid for it and she’s the one getting use out of it, I’d say for us the cost was worth it.

But I think for me it was worth it because it’s something I’ll have to cherish forever. I know that as a little girl I would sit down and watch my mom’s wedding and my aunt’s and I can’t wait for our kids to see our wedding someday. I think it’s so fun. 

Post # 10
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I didn’t think I wanted a videographer either.  But then my mom brought up that we still like to watch my grandparent’s wedding video from 60 years ago.  It’s something that you can keep forever & eventually your grandchildren will be able to see 🙂

Post # 11
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@star_dust:  I’m not married yet, but I liked watching my parents when I was little too!  There’s something so intruiging about “the start of it all.”  I don’t think I’ll go professional, but I probably will have one of my camera-happy friends do it.

Post # 12
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

our wedding is next weekend… I originally cut the videographer from our budget but then added it back it when i read a blog post here about someone who had lost their dad recently after their wedding and was so thankful that they had splurged on the video… I think FI’s has some family members that may pass away in the more near future and i think it would be a great memento to remember them with…


that said, we chose wedit.com and for $200 we’ll get 6 cameras for our guests to shoot 2 hours each… and then wedit will make a movie from the fottage… so it could go wither way :S

Post # 13
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think watching ours every anniversary will be a must. We also had a post-wedding party about 6 mos after the wedding where we played it. I honestly think it does something in terms of capturing sounds and feelings that no photographer could. Well worth it after the fact. And we didn’t even get anything super fancy.

Post # 14
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We got a fairly cheap videographer ($1200), he did my bat-mitzvah, my sister’s wedding… He is definitely not the most modern or artistic videographer, but he catches EVERYTHING, and gives us a video of it all (yea about 3-4 hours long). So while it is much longer than most, it really serves as a great memory for us. I’m sure we won’t watch it often, but I really recommend having a video as to show kids, etc. one day.

Post # 15
37 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

Nope! No regrets. Would have regreted if we did not make the move to purchase our videographer! We are beyond tickled at the highlight reel, and we most recently received the final photos/video footage. It was well worth the cost. Mainly due to the fact that other than photgraphs you’ll have no other way to reflect back on the day itself. Memories are sweet but video footage is way sweeter!

Post # 16
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My inlaws used their camcorder to record everything. It is not the same quality obviously, but it caught almost all of the important moments. Especially the speeches so I am grateful for that. I am quite happy that we have something.

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