(Closed) Video and photography, please help

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Video or no video ?
    yes, otherwise you will regret it : (10 votes)
    59 %
    No, it's a waste of money : (7 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 2
    6331 posts
    Bee Keeper

    You’re only going to watch the video so many times. You’ll have more opportunities to meaningfully share and cherish the photos. You can print paper copies of your photos, but you’ll always have to rely on electronics to view the video. I know wedding videos are trendy, but I think photos are a more transportable, longlasting, economical way to capture the moment. We are frugal and will not be having a videographer.

    Post # 3
    475 posts
    Helper bee

    So many brides regret not getting a videographer. As good as your photos may be they really can’t capture everything. Here’s an example of what modern day videographers can do and this is only the short highlight video. My Highlight Video We will receive our movie length edited video this month.  It means just as much to me as my photos. 

    Post # 4
    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    munlitemagic:  I am probably going to sound extremely morbid but my reason for video is the fact that I don’t have videos of that many people in my life. being able to look back at our video and see people that may no longer be around was a huge factor in our decision. Pictures only show so much where I would love to hear the laughter, remember all of the music we chose, hear the speeches that were prepared, and even remember what our DJ looked like etc. I definitely won’t watch them every weekend but I like the idea of our future kids being able to watch it or watching it on some anniversaries.

    I cut costs for photography/videography- not doing an engagement session, we have 2 photographers and 2 videographers, we will have all edited images with copyrights released but will print them ourselves, multiple copies of the entire video, highlight video, multiple locations and he will be there from the time I get ready until the end of the night for 3k in cincinnati. 

    Post # 5
    826 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    We are buying a camera ourselves that we’ll set up during the reception for people to record messages to us on.  It’ll probably filled with a lot of drunken craziness, but there should be some good stuff in there too.

    Post # 6
    1726 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    You definitely don’t need to break the bank or go balls out, but I think it’s something you’ll want to have in the future to look back on. You could buy the equipment or borrow from someone and just set it up for the ceremony, at least.

    Post # 7
    934 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

    I’m not doing a professional video but I’m setting up a camera to record. It’s not the same for sure, but it’s better than nothing. Since we have so many that can’t attend our wedding we are actually live streaming our wedding which was more imporrant to us than a professional video. Maybe one day we will pay to get it edited or edit the photos into a video.

    Post # 8
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I skipped the full videography just because all my friends sort of said they same thing that they rarely ever look at thier video (and photos for that matter).  I dont regret it at all, but thats just me.  

    Post # 9
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    munlitemagic:  We received our video today, a friend offered to do it for us and we were blown away. I was always a lot more concerned about the pics so I under-estimated how lovely it would be. I am so glad the day was filmed, there are moments captured that are priceless in a different way to the pics.

    I know these things can be v expensive but as PPs said you could set up a camera for the ceremony or see if a friend can help out:) I’ve watched it 5 times already and we’re planning to sit down with friends and family to re-live the day over drinks. 

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