(Closed) Should I get a videographer for my wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Should I get a videographer, despite the cost?

    Yes - You won't regret it

    No - It's not really necessary

  • Post # 17
    736 posts
    Busy bee

    I was looking through some old photo albums at my parents’ house a couple of months ago, and I came across their wedding album.  It was lovely to see the photos, but I found myself feeling very disappointed they didn’t have a video of their wedding that I could watch – I would have loved to have been able to see video footage of them at my current age getting married, and also of my maternal grandfather (who has since passed on) giving his father-of-the-bride speech.  There are some things to which photos just cannot do justice.

    In saying that, I would have been perfectly happy just being able to view simple video footage shot by one of their friends or relatives – I don’t believe that a laboriously edited professional wedding video would have added much to the experience.

    Post # 18
    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I voted for the videographer. Maybe you can find someone that will agree to provide you with the raw video as your package upfront, with the option of paying for an editied vidoeo afterwards.


    Post # 19
    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Neither of us wanted a videographer, but all of our married friends told us if we didn’t we would regret it. So we sucked it up and hired one. We feel it was definitely worth it. There are just some things photos can’t capture. 

    Post # 20
    235 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I don’t think it’s necessary, but we decided to have a videographer. We have some good friends and family who won’t be able to come to the wedding and thought it would be a good way to share the ceremony with them. We went with Vanilla Video (local to Chicago and suburbs) and they’ll assign us a videographer who will shoot everything and give us the raw footage, so if we want to edit it and put a collage together, we’ll have to do that ourselves. I hope it turns out all right!

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