(Closed) Are you having a videographer?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll:
    Yes : (36 votes)
    44 %
    No : (36 votes)
    44 %
    Don't know yet : (9 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    902 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I am really hoping to get one, but with a budget wedding we may not be able to afford one considering some of the prices I have seen online for local videographers are just outrageous haha

    Post # 4
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    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    No, we prefer pictures that we can display. We know we won’t watch the video much. We are getting one of our step-parents to video the actual ceremony stuff and maybe our first dance/cake cutting.

    Post # 4
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    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    its not in our budget. because of this I was avoiding watching ANY wedding vidoes so I wouldn’t get jealous, but then my sister sent me one of her friend and now I am sad 🙁 Oh well!  Pictures will be great!

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We are!  I found a great videographer who does amazing work for a good price.  It’s definitely not cheap, but I’m excited about it.  We bought a package that includes a recap video that only lasts as long as one song (that we pick).  The ones he’s done have made me sob like a baby so I’m pretty pumped.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I’m trying not to thread jack here, but I just wanted to explain why I will be having a videographer.

    I lost my step mother recently, and on the day she passed, we all went back to my dad and her’s house. Their house has wedding photos all over, and my sister said something like “I haven’t watched the wedding video in forever”. So we put it on. While some people (like my eldest sister) thought it was too much to watch the day she passed away, being able to hear her and see her on the day she married the man she loved, and looked amazing with her hair and make up was… well soothing to us. I honestly felt so happy that they had paid for the video footage. We don’t take it out a lot, but to be able to see her on that day, and the rest of us, has really helped me at least in my healing.

    Because of that, I personally advocate for video footage for everyone. To be able to look back on that day, and almost be apart of it again, and see the details that photos miss, like secret smiles, or when we made a HUGE flame with the unity candle (we didn’t think about what would happen when 7 people put candles together!) or even just the laughs during the speeches, is so wonderful. That’s why we’ll have a videographer.

    Post # 7
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    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We did and it was one of the best decisions we made.  Our photos from the photographer are great and will certainly be cherished but there is something about watching it that takes me back to the day way more than the photos do. 

    We have only got the highlights DVD at the moment (1 song long) but should get our whole ceremony on disk in the next few weeks.

    If you have the money or don’t mind moving some things around in your budget I would def recommend it!

    I posted our video in recaps a few days ago if anyone wants to watch! 🙂

    Post # 9
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The only reason I am having a vediographer is because I won it from a bridal show. It is only for the ceremony part. I never even thought about getting one but the more I think about it I think it will be nice to be able to watch our ceremony after everything is over. They can get pretty expensive though!

    Post # 10
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    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Nope, we put our money elsewhere – but we’ll probably recruit a friend to catch the highlights of the ceremony, etc, for home movie purposes. We’re not home movie people, but Future Mother-In-Law pointed out that we might want at least the highlights in the future for our hypothetical kid(s).

    Post # 11
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    11246 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We didn’t because at the time I was substitute teaching so wasn’t earning a great deal, two days before getting married I had a job offer and if I’d known that was going to happen, I think I would’ve had one for the church service.

    Post # 12
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    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We are getting one.  I was a little on the fence, but I don’t want to regret not having a video of some of our special moments – our vows, our first dance, etc.  I’ve heard brides say that the day is such a whirlwind and I want to have a video to be able to look back in case I don’t remember details!

    Post # 13
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    3770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I didn’t even think about it until watching some really beautiful, creative, cinematic wedding videos on Style Me Pretty.. now I’m increasing the (planned) budget just so we can accomodate it!!  I am primarily a picture person, but for at least this one day, I want video.

    Post # 14
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    13010 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m not.  I know I’d never watch it myself, so I don’t see the use in spending a couple thousand dollars on it.  That being said, I definitely see other people’s reasoning and think they can be a great investment!

    Post # 15
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    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Definitely! Smile

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