(Closed) To videographer or not to videographer?! Poll

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Yes or no to videographer.

    Yes you will regret not having one

    No, not worth the $$$$

    Other, please explain.

  • Post # 16
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    Helper bee

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    sea.brunette:  Agree with all of this.  Additionally,  I cringe at the sound of my own super girly voice in recorded formats.  I do not watch videos of myself from the past.  I don’t want to pay someone a bunch of money to stress myself out by being perfect on camera too.

    Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I decided not to be it is really expensive, we splurged on photos because we can frame them and have them around the house

    i also don’t see myself watching the video but I love looking at pictures 

    Post # 18
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    MacKaylarae:  I think it really boils down to personal preperence and your expectations. We had one, and I feel like it was worth every penny. I am in love with our film. That being said, I was ONLY interested in a high quality wedding cinamatographer, who produces more film like coverage vs traditional “wedding videography”. Had we not been able to afford someone with the style and quality I wanted, we just wouldn’t have had it – because to me it would have been a waste of money to go with someone cheaper that wasn’t the style I liked. If you like their work, and are comfortable with the price, I don’t think you’ll regret it.

    Post # 19
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    bellbee:  A great videographer is like a great photographer – you don’t even notice they are there so there isn’t really any pressure/stress to look perfect on camera. I only ever remember seeing mine twice during the day – while getting ready, and at one point during the ceremony. Other than that he totally blended into the background. I’m sure there was plenty of footage of me not looking my best, just like there are plenty of photos of me not looking my best. But hiring a pro means I never saw them because they were edited out. 😉

    Post # 20
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

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    MacKaylarae:  I’ve been having the same thing. I keep thinking about either buying a nice camcorder or there are tons of DIY cideography things where you can rent a couple flip type cameras and have different people film it then return it and the company edits jt!

    Post # 21
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I will be having a videographer! I actually plan on flying him to Hawaii because me paying for him and his friend to fly there was actually cheaper than getting someone there and I know this guy does great work because he’s done a couple of the weddings I’ve been in. I plan on showing our video at the reception back home for the people who can’t make it. I just found a video of my aunt’s wedding from 18 years ago and I loved watching it and seeing my 4 year old self. I love the idea of showing it to our kids in the future. I think watching a video brings everything back to life, way more than pictures do.

    Post # 22
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    We’re buying a video camera on amazon and asking various friends to tape a few parts of the ceremony each voluntarily. If no one volunteers, we’ll just set up a tripod for the ceremony or something, but I’m hoping our friends will trade off videoing duties. Most of my friends are techy or work with cameras though. I love pro wedding videos but I’m undecided on how i feel about a wedding video of us. I don’t really want it shared on the internet, for one.

    Post # 23
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    Helper bee

    Fiance is absolutely against a videographer. The only one we both like is $3000 for a 15 minuet clip and a 60 minuet video. Neither of us can justify spending that much on a video we might watch 5 times. And no we will not be having children, so there’s that out the door… I had video at my first wedding. We watched it once. Maybe twice. For $1600 I’d do it though. 

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian

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    MacKaylarae:  I think I’m in the minority when I say I would rather have a professional videographer than a professional photographer.  Thankfully I don’t have to choose, but I love candid photos anyway. I think technology can give us a great photo with minimal investment (camera phones, etc) but not so much with video. What sealed it for me is that I look at pictures and think they’re pretty, but wedding videos always make me cry. habe you watched some together? Also, for me at least, I don’t need the hour long video, just a trailer and I’ll be fine.  A little bit of this, a little bit of that!

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: Rocky Mountains-May 2017

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    MacKaylarae:  I personally don’t care for it, but my mother won’t not let me have one lol. So we’re gonna do this thing called Weddit. You pay $500 get 5 cameras that look like iphones, you let whoever video whatever and then you send it back in to get edited and that’s it. 

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Nothing captures the day like video. I definitely went for it.

    Post # 27
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    Sugar bee

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    MacKaylarae:  I don’t think we will be having one. Why because my Fiance said no. He said he has this awesome goPro that he spent hundreds of dollars on that we can use lol. I shake my head every time. I guess the goPro is better than having nothing. 

    Post # 28
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    Bee Keeper

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    MacKaylarae:  We didn’t have a videographer. Both of us hate the sound of ourselves on film, so we probably wouldn’t have watched it much (and would have cringed through it when we did). Also, the string trio we hired don’t permit videos (even professional ones), so we wouldn’t even have had the actual music during the ceremony, which would have anoyed me. I also found that decent ones started at £1000/$1600, which I felt was a lot of money for the length of video you received, and how much we’d look at it. Basically, I felt that money was better spent in a multitude of other places (eg behind the bar, towards photo albums which we will look at a lot, etc).

    But there are plenty of people for whom videography is very important, and feel it was money well spent. Only you know how you feel, and how likely you are to watch it.

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    MacKaylarae:  We had one included in the package we picked through the chapel where we married. It is a great video but I personally think it is a waste of money and would never have paid seperately for it. We have watched it once and shown it to exactly two people (our grandmothers who were in care). 

    Honestly wedding videos are like someones travel photo slide show. No one is really interested but we sit through them to be nice. 

    So unless you are going to watch it repeatedly (which would be kind of odd) it is going to sit in it’s case gathering dust. Would you spend that much money on a car just to stick it in the garage?

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

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    JessRae:  I have been looking into WedIt!!! You’ll have to tell us your expierence!! 

    When are you getting married?

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