- 1 year ago
We didn’t want to spend the extra money on a videographer knowing in the future we wouldn’t likely watch the video that often. Photography was our main focus. That being said, last minute I decided I might want to re-watch the ceremony sometime, and it might be nice to have for anyone who didn’t make it etc. So we had a friend film it really basically from the back of the room with a camera we borrowed. Hardly fancy, and very old-fashioned in a way (like at a wedding in the 80 or something with someone unprofessional just doing point and shoot), but it looks nice, it captured the moment and I am very happy we did that. So in all, I don’t regret not having a videographer for the rest of the celebration, but I am glad we chose to film the ceremony itself.
(note: I think all the weddings I’ve been to recently didn’t have a videographer but did have a friend do exactly what we did, so I think it’s pretty normal for people to do, and people I think kind of enjoy having a special task during the wedding. Especially SOs who might not know the couple that well.)