Post # 1
I have been reaching out to videographers for pricing, and noticed many either offer highlights, or both highlights + full length.
For those of you who did the full length & highlight, do you think it was worth the $, or a waste?
I don’t really like myself in video, so I’m not sure if I would want a full length. At the same time, spending over 1K just for 3-5 minutes of video seems kind of expensive. For those who got highlights only, do you regret not getting the longer 1 hour version of your wedding?
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Post # 2
Well for 1k, you’re getting a lot more than just a highlight… Years of experience in both live events and the professional videography field so they don’t miss something important or lose your footage, probably an art school education so they can make the video beautiful and engaging, the time coodinating the details with you before the wedding, the actual time of the day of, the cost of having top of the live equipment to use for your wedding and editing time too. It’s a product and a service you’re paying for.
We got a trailer and feature video from NST Pictures. Not sure if they cover your area but you can check… http://Www.nstpictures.com I think I will probably watch my trailer a lot… Like post it on FB and watch whenever I miss my hubby (he travels a lot for work), whenever I miss my best friends who live out of town, whenever I’m in the mood to feel happy. We are also getting a 25 minute one and I feel like we will watch that on our anniversary and our parents might pop it in once in a while… so maybe once a year? It might not feel worth it now, but I bet when we watch it in 20 years, it will be even more special And we will be glad that we have more than the short one.
I guess think about how much you’d watch either one and decide if the cost over time is worth it. Good luck!
Post # 3
We got full length and highlight. I love them both. Not everyone likes to watch long videos. But I love to watch my ceremony in full. I love to see what my guests were doing when I was off taking photos. I love having the audio from my dad’s toast. I think my videographer kind of overcharged us, to be honest, but my videos are priceless to me and so well done that I really don’t care.
Post # 4
We had a pretty low budget for video (for our area at least), but it was something we really wanted. We are using the same videographer our friends used, who was willing to work within our budget, which was a God send! We are getting a modified package with a 3+ minute highlight video, and a 15+ minute wedding film. We are planning to watch the longer one mostly on anniversaries, but I also feel like 15-20 minutes is perfect because it’s not so long that we can’t watch it whenever we want 🙂