Post # 1
I am trying to decide if we should only book the videographer for the ceremony only. His first package allows him for 2 hours. The ceremony is only 20 mins, then cocktail hr, then dinner and first dance..maybe cake cutting if we squeeze it in. Did anybody only book for this short amount of time? we are spending more on food now, so we are cutting costs. My other worry is that in his 2 hrs, we will just be having dinner haha.. not much exciment to film there
Post # 3
@anitabonita: I would buy a small hand held held video camera and hand it over to a person who you trust to video tape your ceremony/reception. I feel like you’re spending SO much on photography, food, etc. it would be silly to spend $200 on someone to just hold a video camera and say “smile for the camera!”You can transfer the video onto a DVD at walgreens for like $20.
Plus, ask yourself are you really going to watch it again? If yes, then go for it 🙂
Post # 4
Do you have other home movies, and do you watch them? If you do I would say it would be worth it to have him there for most of the event. If not I would keep the budget for video to a minimum or remove it entirely. Honestly if you aren’t already a “home movie” person you probably wont become one with the wedding video.