(Closed) Videographer. Worth it?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Videographer really worth it or should I just leave it with the photographer
    Videographer is SO worth it! And that price is awesome for what you get! : (8 votes)
    50 %
    Videographer is worth is but that price is kinda "meh" : (4 votes)
    25 %
    You are getting enough with your photographer. Just leave it as that. : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Videos aren't worth the money. Period. : (3 votes)
    19 %
    None of these really fit what I think. This is why.... : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    This is something I’ve been struggling with as well.  I really can’t justify spending more than about $1200 on it but all the videographers I really like start at about $3,000 or more.  After reading others’ opinions, I’ve decided that we definitely need to have some type of videography, even if it’s not the exact style I love.  The way I see it is, something is better than nothing in this case.  I think I will really regret it if we don’t have documentation of our vows and all the speaches at the reception.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I agree with Jaynee (cool name by the way) on this one. You wont regret having some type of video but you may regret having none at all

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    All my friends who are married that didn’t get a videographer have all told me that they WISHED they did because they don’t remember or didn’t get to see everything that went on. They felt like they missed so much.

    To us, it was definitely worth it to book our videographer. We are paying $2700 for 8 hours of coverage which includes the feature film, highlight montage or trailer, custom dvd authoring, and as many DVD copies as we like.

    It is one of the splurges of the wedding but I am so excited for it! I know that people look down on it like, “who is going watch their wedding video over and over again” but it will be a keepsake for our children and I have two grandmas that can’t travel due to health reasons so it is a way of including them for them to be able to watch us get married!

    One thing we noticed as we were researching and meeting with different videographers is that the prices range MAJORLY among them. We ended up going with someone slightly on the higher side of our budget but the quality and style of our videographer was definitely way higher than the videographers who had better prices. You get what you pay for kind of thing. We totally wanted that more journalistic approach as well!

    Good luck with your decision! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I thought about it before we got married and was all for it… but then i thought “how often are we going to watch it” and the answer was probably once in a blue moon, plus since we didn’t have a normal big tradational wedding it was an easy decision for us. We have our photos and i dont regret it at all ๐Ÿ™‚

    Its something you need to think about together… Are you going to watch it enough to be worth the money?

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    not imo. But thats just my bias.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @Mrs Hedgehog:

    Lets put it this way. Last night I was trodding around the house in my PJ’s and i looked up and saw my wedding boquet, and then i got sad and thought…ahhh i miss my wedding. I have a book on the coffee table with all 400 pictures from the wedding in it….i didnt grab that, I grabbed my video http://vimeo.com/13903051 and i watched my husband smile and i watched us dance, and i watched my mom cry and it was great!! the emotions i get from watching the video are so much higher then looking at the pictures…i love love lvoe my video (this is the higlight I have a full length 15 minute video as well).

    If i could go back and do my day over I would without a doubt make sure I had a videographer again!!

     

    PLUS the other day i was at the mall and i heard ALL three songs that were part of my videos and i pictured my wedding hearing them and they made me smile. Love love love love.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Not having video is one of my biggest wedding regrets – definitely do it!!!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee

    @Baileyh: Actually (and don’t think I’m a stalkerazzi!) but your video was the one that pushed me into ‘must have’ video for my wedding. It was so beautiful, I felt like I was there. Just watched it again, wow! I love the end where you were dancing and it seems you said ‘I love you’ so amazing. Now, I can’t justify spending $2k on video even though the folks I like, that’s the ones they have. I decided to spend a little. They might not be the best but at least I’d have something. I am already splurging on an open bar AND a high end photographer. Something’s gotta give ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @bRooklynRocks: ahh thanks!! and yes…i was saying “I love you” at the end. Im so happy they caught something like that.

    That being said..i was also a NO NO NO a wedding video isnt necessary. I would always cross it off my budget lists that i got from magazines etc. The only reason i got mine was bc he was free (yeah!!!). He was just breaking out into the wedding buisness. Now i love my video so much AFTER the wedding that i would now pay good coin for it.

    So if you arent into paying the premiumo for a video..i would understand. My theory was, ill take a chance and the worst case scenario would be that i get a really crappy video.

    Maybe look into some schools if you want one, although i think you are getting a resonable deal wwith your package anyways!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wasn’t going to have one either but just recently decided on it and I am soo happy and excited. I think what you are paying is a great deal for what you are getting.

    The only thing I might caution you on is to check your contract with your photographer or ask them directly, to make sure that hiring another videographer isn’t a conflict for them or breaking some rule in the contract. If it doesn’t then I would go for it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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