POLL: Can't decide- do I want/need a videographer?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Should I have a videographer?
    No, you don't need one- photos will suffice. : (41 votes)
    54 %
    Yes, go for the $3k option- editing isn't as important : (20 votes)
    26 %
    Yes, go for the $7k option- if you're gonna do it, do it right! : (15 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 31
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    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    For us, I doubt we’d watch a full video more than a couple times but some of those highlight reels really get me choked up – and those are other peoples’! The good videography that I’ve seen usually offers a nice 3-5 minute clip with snippets of the vows and speeches and funny moments and I think if you can work it into your budget you might really appreciate having it because it will have more than just you in it.

    I was sold on video when I realized I’d be able to rewatching my FI’s vows so think about your wedding day and if there are any moments you really want immortalized to watch later, then work on beating down the price to something you can handle!

    Post # 32
    Member
    585 posts
    Busy bee

    knickergold:  I know a great and affordable videographer in the NYC area. PM me if you would like details!

    Post # 34
    Member
    585 posts
    Busy bee

    knickergold:  Hi Knickergold! Sorry for the delay; I responded to the PM! Letting you know here because, I know at least for me, sometimes I miss when I am inboxed. 🙂

    Post # 36
    Member
    1049 posts
    Bumble bee

    I innitially didn’t want one, then a week before the wedding I had a panic moment and realized that I really did want one! I got lucky and my Mother-In-Law instantly volunteered to cover the cost and my planner found a couple that was available for $1500. Honestly, it’s a really shitty video but I’m glad I have it for my kids. I remember watching the VHS of my mom’s wedding like it was a disney movie as a kid! The editing isn’t worth an extra $4k, as long as they capture the ceremony, the speeches, and the general look it’s enough. The music is terrible, I probably have 5 mins out of a 15 minute video that’s essentially people standing around doing nothing but chatting but I have no regrets (other than not researching and finding someone better more than 3 days before the wedding lol) I wouldn’t have paid any more than we did and what we got was enough.

    I watched it once and I probably won’t watch it again, it made me see all the little things I wish I could have fixed but didn’t even notice that day, but I’m also a perfectionist that cared more about enjoying the day instead of micro managing everything so that might just be me.

    Post # 37
    Member
    4943 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    knickergold:  I tend to think that photos are more important than video. When I was married the first time, we had a video. I can honestly say that we probably watched it one time in 15 years of marriage. Now, the photos, we looked at those more often. I think pictures are definitely money better spent. 🙂

    Post # 38
    Member
    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    knickergold:  If you’re still looking, check out http://www.nstpictures.com . They do cinematic style but it’s done in a very classic way. They have packages ranging from $1580 and up so you might be able to get something similar to your $7k option for a lot less. That’s who I went with and they have been amazing so far! They are in NYC and a handful of other states as well.

    Post # 39
    Member
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I wanted a videographer but it wasn’t a big priority so I found one on Craigslist for less than $1,000 (in Houston, which is a pretty expensive wedding market).   Why don’t you try to find a more affordable option or have a family member record it?

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