Pros and Cons of having a Videographer?!

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Should we spend the money on a videographer?
    Yes : (49 votes)
    82 %
    No : (11 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 46
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    683 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m trying to decide whether or not to hire one as well! It seems like I’ve watched so many wedding videos on social media and it’s a cute recap of the event, but cant decide whether or not to spend the money. The prices to me seem outrageous where I live (NYC area)… A woman I work with said hers kept getting in the way of the photographer which I would not like.

    Still debating but I do have a GoPro and love recording/editing videos from vacations and family events so I figured I could somehow incorporate that into the wedding and have some decent footage taken by family and friends.

    Post # 47
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    78 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    mrscsoontobee :  Check out http://www.nstpictures.com. That’s who I’ve hired for our NYC wedding and so far they’ve been great. Packages start around $1600 I think. I also try to compared videographer prices to photographers’… same amount of hours, people shooting, nice equiptment, editing time, final product. That, and amount of time I will have the video vs how many times I’ll wear my dress (lol), helped me justify the price. Good luck!

    Post # 48
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    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I knew I wanted a videographer as well as a photographer as soon as we started planning – though to start off with, all I wanted filmed was vows and speeches, the photos were the important bit for us.

    Having read through this thread, we’ve decided to upgrade our videography package – an extra £200 gives us two videographers while keeping the price under £1000, and they do things like interview guests for messages for us to watch back, I can see the grooms party getting ready or what happens while we’re away getting pictures, that kind of thing. The thought of showing our future kids videos of their grandparents dancing and having a great day, or the thought of hearing words of support and love from our nearest and dearest many years into the future seems worth the extra.

    Post # 50
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    940 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    At first we didnt budget for videographer but as time passed and i saw videos of friends weddings we both realized we really want the videographer as well and would regret not having one.

    anddd anything decent in toronto and area is quite expensive but oh well. i rather cut down on centerpieces then a lifetime memory

    Post # 51
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    7 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Honestly, I feel like having a wedding video is extremely important (who wouldn’t want to see/hear marriage advice from grandma or see themselves walking down the aisle years down the aisle?) Personally, we mutually decided to spend more on the venue and our guests’ experience, but I kept bugging my FH to get a video, and we’re thinking about going with a DIY company like WeddingMix so we get a video of our wedding from our friend’s point of view. It’s waaaay cheaper, and there’s something there!

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