Prior Brides – Was Videographer worth it?

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Was it worth having a videographer?
    Yes! : (17 votes)
    74 %
    No : (6 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 16
    Member
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    It is absolutely worth it. I got married almost a year ago and I think I’ve watched my wedding video just about once a week I love it so much. It is so precious to us, and we got a lot of flack from family and friends for it before the wedding (because we had a somewhat ‘budget’ wedding, so they didn’t think the extra cost was worth it) but after they saw it, they understood. We actually ended up having a friend who was just starting out in the industry do it for us at a reduced price, and I edited the footage myself. It was so beautiful and I will always cherish that video. 

     

    What really decided me on the fact that I wanted a wedding video was a story I read from a bride (I can’t remember from which website – I think it might have been Rock n Roll bride) who did not have a videographer at her wedding. She said one of her friends had taken a short cellphone video of her walking down the aisle – it was blurry, it was shaking, the sound was shit, but that one ten second clip of her walking down the aisle meant so much to her and was so precious to her, she couldn’t imagine how much more beneficial it would have been having a professional videographer at the wedding. 

    Post # 17
    Member
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    A gazillion percent worth it. I decided to go for it when one of my best friends told me it was the one big regret of her wedding. It captures so much more than the photography. There were so many moments I never saw on the day because of everything going on that I got to see after in addition to the ones I do have memories of and absolutely cherish. I’ve only been married a month but have watched our ‘sneak peek’ hundreds of times probably haha. I can’t wait to get my hands on more of the footage!

    Post # 18
    Hostess
    1519 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    We did not get one, didn’t miss the video one bit. 

    Our pictures 100% made up for any video and we had a couple relatives who love taking videos share our video with us which was just as good to us. We saved the thousands at the end of the day and we haven’t watched any of the video we have more than once. 

    (Also I hate my voice on video). It was nice to see our speeches etc on video once or twice but I couldn’t imagine paying someone to capture that. 

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