No Videographer To Cut Costs?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 31
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

We had an awesome photographer and we asked my cousin (massive techie) to record the ceremony so that my husband’s out of state grandparents can see it. It worked out great!

Post # 32
262 posts
Helper bee

alexandramichelle :  

i wanted a videographer too but we have decided to drop it from our budget. Instead I’m going to borrow couple GoPros and set them on tripods so it’ll at least record the ceremony from both directions. A friend may record the reception speeches. I have seen sites where you can send the raw footage to get them made into a film but I paid a lot for wonderful photographers so I figure they’ll be enough and the videos are just a bonus. 

Post # 33
3452 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Never even considered having a videographer. Its in the budget but for us its not necessary. I think its a little strange when people say photos and video are “all you have” after the wedding. You got married…so you now have a husband or wife. 🤔 idk thats just how my mind works and we’re not that sentimental. Beyond recalling an occasion and thinking to myself, that was a lovely day, I don’t travel down memory lane much. Plus I know from experience the wedding album *might* get cracked open once a decade so no need to have both a video and album collecting dust. However, if this kind of thing is important to you and you can find some way to afford it without stretching your budget then go for it. 😊 Everyones different.

Post # 34
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I was adamant about not having a videographer and not needing one. Then I went to my SIL wedding and saw her video. It was a couple of months later and I couldn’t believe all these moments they captured that I’d already forgotten. So I went ahead and made room in my budget and I am SO GLAD I did. The whole day was a whirlwind and feels like I dreamt it more than actually lived it. I got my photos this week and although they are stunning, they don’t capture the little moments. lLike when Fiance started crying when I walked down the aisle and I was so excited (i’ve told him for months he would cry and he said he’d never) I said  “I told you you’d cry” when I was at the end of the aisle. Everyone laughed and it was a cute moment. I’m so glad I’ll have that on video now to replay forever. There were plenty more moments and probably a bunch of things I didn’t see that I’ll notice from the video.

If you’re happy getting a friend to film it, go that route. But I’m a perfectionist and a designer so framing and lighting are important to me. If I wanted video, I wanted to do it right. It’s really up to you but if you can cut elsewhere, I’d say get one!

Post # 37
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We aren’t having a videographer. To me, it isn’t worth the cost. Instead, I am really investing in my photographer and she is going to videotape our vows. 

Post # 38
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Budget win:  Have your friends turn in the rough footage into a videographer and have the videographer edit it.  It will be way less than hiring a videographer and it can wait a year!

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