(Closed) Videographer??

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am with you. It’s just so expensive! But I would like one. Arg!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011
Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We added a videographer at the last minute to honor our grandparents who couldn’t make it to our wedding due to their age and health.  We didn’t think we could afford it but we asked our photographer if she had any videographers she’s liked working with in the past (because the photos have priority and I didn’t want the videographer to ruin them!)  Her recommendation ended up being able to work with us on something we could afford.  Try calling around to some videographers in the area that are reputable but ask them if they have a special rate or package for RAW FOOTAGE ONLY coverage.  Also called “in camera editing” sometimes.

We’re paying $650 for 3 hours of raw footage.  That will give us enough time to record the ceremony and the first half of the reception.  We are going to move up our toasts, speeches and cake cutting to the front end of the reception so that they will fit into the video.  That way we don’t need video of people eating or dancing (because really, who cares?)  We’re also going to record some personal messages to our grandparents and then send them each a copy with a photobook as gifts.  (Nevermind we can burn copies for our parents or whoever wants them!)

Its pricey, but they will give us HD high quality footage and mic the pastor and my groom so that we can hear everything clearly.  Worth it in the end!  The other up side is that because no editing is required, we’ll have our video back within a week.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m in the same boat as you smb555! If we had the $, we’s defintely have a videographer. But I agree brenna1035, it can be verry pricey! I’ve been going back n forth with my fiance over this. If anything, I’d at least like the ceremony videographed. I’s like to have it for the future and for our children to see one day. It’s a toughie! We splurged a bit with our photographer, so I’m hoping the photos will capture all the moments we want!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve never heard anyone say they regret having one but many people have regretted not having one. Even if you just get a family member to tape it, at least it will be recorded.

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