Post # 1
How important is having a videographer at te wedding? We can only afford a videographer of we make a couple sacrifices,giving up the photobooth and postponing our honeymoon for a year later. Is it worth it getting avideographer even if it means those sacrifices?
Post # 3
Since wedding videos are boring, I’d go for the things that are fun instead.
Post # 4
I say skip the videographer and go for the honeymoon. That’s what we’re doing!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
If it were just the videographer versus honeymoon, I would say keep the videographer and postpone the honeymoon, because the video of your wedding is a one day only thing, whereas you can go on a honeymoon/vacation anytime. You could even just have a minimoon where you don’t go anywhere crazy, just relax right after the weekend. However, if you are up against both the photobooth and the honeymoon, I guess I’m inclined to say a photobooth would trump videographer because it also serves as a record of the day, and it’s really fun for your guests.
Post # 6
I think you’re going to get far more out of a photobooth than a videographer. And it’d be so much nicer to take your honeymoon when you’re still IN the honeymoon stage vs. a year later – at least, I think so. I’d nix the videographer, and if you really want a recording of certain parts maybe see if a friend with a videocamera wouldn’t mind capturing those key moments?
Post # 7
I would skip the videographer. I didn’t have one and don’t regret it at all. We had my uncle film our ceremony. However, the batterires ran out during my vows. So at first I was really sad. But honestly, we looked through what we had once. It was great quality but even if it was complete. Would I watch it over and over again? No. I have great pictures and great memories. I would take the honeymoon because thats for you and the guests will love the photobooth!
Post # 8
I think it depends on the type of videographer. Ours made a “highlights” video, then did a ceremony video that cut in scenes of the city we got married in and some great music, then chaptered all of the important bits of the wedding so you wouldn’t really have to sit through the entire day with no editing, etc. It was worth every penny.
We gave up on a traditional photobooth, but made a makeshift one by having our ceremony backdrop hung in the reception space and our ipad on a high top. We paid $10 for an ipad wedding photobooth app and people loved it. We didn’t skip a honeymoon though. That was in our budget from the beginning.
Is there anything else you can cut?
Post # 9
my close friend who shared her experience with me, told me the one thing she regretted was not having a videographer. She said the day flew by and she would have loved to see the video of her guests arriving, having fun etc. She said as a bride she was hidden away for most of the action until it was time to walk down the isle… Plus she said she wished she could show it to her kids one day.
Maybe you can DYI a photo booth, a little 2x4s and some fabric…. props, and hire a college kid to be the attendant! That way you have the fun… but not the big cost. Personally the photo booth pics I received at a wedding were crappy anyways… my face was all red from dancing and the pics just weren’t cute.
One thing I have been pondering instead of a photo booth is to bring in a sketch artist for cocktail hour and lets the guests get fun sketches done. 😉 a little entertainment for them but not overly costly.
Post # 10
Photobooth and honeymoon. DIY the video. Designate somebody to set up the video camera on a tripod and just let it roll. Then, get that person a gift to say thank you.
Post # 11
thanks to everyone. just a side note, the videographer we would be hiring is very high quality and makes the videos look like an actual movie. he’s really great. i would love any ideas for a DIY photobooth if anyone has any!
Post # 12
I’d vote honeymoon because I think the photos would be enough for memories. I doubt I’d ever look at the video but that’s me personally. However If you want more keepsakes or are obsessed with the fear you may miss something I say go videographer because you *could* honeymoon anytime.
Post # 13
@futuremrsbc: Skip the videographer, especially if you hired a great photographer! We didn’t have one not because of budget, but mostly because we know didn’t think that it would be meaningful to us (that is, we’re probably not going to watch it. And if anything exciting happens, I’m pretty positive people would film it on their phone or camera.)
Post # 14
I would also skip the videographer. I really, really, really wanted one, but it just didn’t fit in our budget. We have an amazing photographer though so that made me feel a little better. I wouldn’t postpone my honeymoon, that was one of the first things we paid a deposit on. We’ve never really traveled anywhere for vacation. I feel like you only get one honeymoon and if you don’t do it right away it won’t feel like a honeymoon anymore. That’s just me though 🙂
Post # 15
No way! Honeymoon!!!!!!
I’d put together a slideshow with music after the wedding if I wanted somethig visual to show others. And I’d Get someone to video on a small camcorder or even cell phone during the ceremony just to have.
Post # 16
@futuremrsbc: Honeymoon and photobooth