(Closed) Videographer?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Adventurer:  I didnt have a videographer. For me, 1,000 photos were enough to remember the day. Im not sure I would ever watch it but I am not super sentimental.

If it is important to you, I would find someone who could capture the moment. It sounds to me like you want the video more for the artistic value- do you think you will actually watch it? 

Post # 4
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Adventurer:  DO IT!!!! I now encourage EVERYONE to get a videographer!

You forget SO much that happened during the day because you’re smack dab in the middle and caught up in it all! We especially love watching our highlight video and that’s the video that we show to everyone that wasn’t able to make it or when people just want to see it!

We actually weren’t going to do it, until at the last minute I read a lot of posts where people said they wished they had done it…so we splurged (the money was really what was going to keep us from getting a videographer) but a few months of eating mac & cheese was totally worth it πŸ˜›

Here’s our highlight video: http://vimeo.com/45679154

Good Luck!
Remember…this day only happens ONCE!

Post # 5
1653 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

ack!  I’m in this same boat!  I’m 3 weeks out and just this past week started getting pricing.  

@letsgobowlingx:  love your video!  I really like that song-what song is it?

Post # 6
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We also decided to get a videographer last minute, after our family and others pointed out that (1) the day would be a blur and we would want to remember it and (2) there probably won’t be another occasion to capture all our relatives together on film.  I asked my photographer for recommendations since it was really important to us to find someone who would be unobtrusive and work well (not get in the way of) our photographer.  We were able to stay within our budget by negotiating a 5-hour video package, rather than the standard 8-hour package, which was more than we felt we needed.  We decided to skip the pre-wedding video, and just get the stuff that matters most to us — the ceremony and reception.  Good luck!

Post # 7
17 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have worked for a wedding videographer for about 5 years. I shoot and edit videos and I can honestly say, it has changed my mind so drastically about weddings videos. Modern videos are not as long and boring as they once were. It gives brides a whole new perspective of her special day that may have gone by too quickly. You will notice details you weren’t able to take in on the day itself. As far as videographers being obtrusive or bringing too much attention to the bride and groom- if you have a professional videographer who knows what they’re doing, this should not be an issue. We always try to be very discreet when shooting. Pictures are wonderful, but video just gives a different point of view and I’ve had so many brides tell me they feel like they are experiencing their wedding for the first time when they see their videos (most of them cry!). If it’s in your budget (they can get pricey), I say go for it! And definitely go pro- amateur videos won’t give that same effect. Either way, best of luck to you πŸ™‚


(I created an account just so I could post  a reply to this thread. That’s how passionate I am about it- haha)

Post # 14
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2005

If you like the quality of a professional video, hire a videographer. We did DIY and we wish we had spend the money to get a better video now. We do watch our video, but it’s not the same.  Our friends shot the video and only got certain parts. Our ceremony is mostly there, but you can’t really hear what we’re saying. The first dance is cut off because the DJ said to join us and they all turned the cameras off. The toasts are there, but you can barely hear what they are saying. As the night went on, they were more interested in partying, but they were guests, so I really can’t blame them for wanting to have fun. If you like watching your friends video and like the videos you see online, you’ll like watching yours. If you want a video, spring for a pro. Don’t DIY it like we did.

Post # 16
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Not married yet, but I can tell you that the videographer was one of my budget non-negotiables. 


To give you an idea these were my budget must includes:


1. Serve Dinner & Drinks


2. Have an amazing videographer (this is the most expensive item not specifically for our guests.)


3. Don’t DIY anything, just not have it if I can’t afford it.


Here is a link to my videographer.http://www.movingpictureweddings.com/

ETA: I want the vows, speeches, and special moments that only happen once on camara so I can relive them. πŸ˜‰ And a picture just won’t remind of what my friend said in a toast or how my groom sounded when he said his vows…

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