(Closed) Videographer – worth it?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How do you feel about videography?
    We had one and it was awesome! We are so glad to have those moments on tape. : (6 votes)
    38 %
    We wanted one, but it just wasn't in the budget. : (4 votes)
    25 %
    You're already going to have photos - who needs video! : (3 votes)
    19 %
    Other - please explain:) : (3 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    You’re wedding won’t be a disaster without one :), but I like them. If you want one, you can always go to a local college and talk to a broadcast professor. He or she will be able to refer you to his best student to see if they would want to do it.

    Post # 4
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Its not essential (like your wedding wont be doomed without it!!!) but i looke at the video  WAY WAY WAy mroe then the pictres..it just captures the feelins you can get with some pictures!!

    http://vimeo.com/13903051

    Post # 6
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @nighthawk – THANKS!! <3 im in love with the wedding vidoe…this is the higlight reel and then he gave us a 15 minute video as well. I actually dont remeber walking down the aisle either or leaving the church with all the bubbles…so the video was great for that. I know I have pictures, but the movement and SEEING it like its happening means so much more!

    Post # 7
    Member
    1260 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    A videographer wasn’t in the cards for us, but we did have our wedding videotaped by my husband’s uncle. What is worth it, if you can swing it through family or friends, is having some video of the wedding. It doesn’t have to be a super fancy cinematic masterpiece. I really just enjoyed watching the video after. So if a friend or family member has a camera, ask them if they wouldn’t mind recording even just the ceremony itself. It can even be set up on a tripod.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1518 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I didn’t think i needed one at 1st but now that the wedding is over I can’t wait to get it back! There is a lot that still pictures can’t get… like our complete 1st dance, some of the dance-offs between guests, our vows. I’m really excited to see how it turns out because it captures the energy and emotions of the day and will bring more memories to life watching it then looking at still photographs! I would go for it! 

    Post # 9
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    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    they’re not necessary but fun/centimental to watch afterwards – mostly because they’ve been nicely edited to music and such.  you could try and find someone who could just shoot raw video and just pay for that.  the 3 minute hightlight videos (that make you cry) are nice but it could be cut if not in the budget!

    Post # 10
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    You don’t have to have a professional videographer, but I would highly recommend asking a family member if they have a video recorder, and if they would be willing to capture the ceremony and parts of the reception.

    We have a digital recorder, and we had every intention of asking someone to record our wedding. We forgot, and I’ll admit, I was really disappointed. Only because I barely remember walking down the aisle, what my husband looked like while saying his vows, or me even saying them. I wish we had documented that. Oh well.

    I mean, we LOVE our photos, and they obviously captured most of the memories, but for some things, you just need sound 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We couldnt afford one so we decied to ask a friend to videotape the ceremony, toasts, speeches, and dances with our personal video camera. I’m so glad we did this so we can always look back at it. A videographer would have been great but wasnt in our budget.

    Post # 12
    Member
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Ours was totally worth it. I posted my wedding video as a recap thread.

    Post # 13
    Member
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Totally worth it! I can’t imagine not having a video. My husband and I knew from the start that we had to have one. We love watching the video and reliving everything. Pictures are great, don’t get me wrong..but the video has so much emotion and feeling! You get to hear the vows, hear the speeches, dancing, etc. It’s just awesome. I will always cherish our video!

    Post # 14
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Do you think you would watch the video? We opted to skip it because we couldn’t ever see watching it afterward, so it seemed unnecessary.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1892 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @nighthawk: For about the first 12 months of wedding planning we did not want a wedding video. We didn’t think it was necessary nor something we thought we wanted to spend the money on. Then 3 months ago we saw some amazing videos (here and elsewhere) and fell in love. We ended up booking a cinematographer that we loved and added an extra $1650 to our wedding. I must say this is one of the things we are now most excited about!!

    ETA: Our package includes a video highlight and then a 30-45 min video as well as extra copies for the family. It’s also unlimited coverage the day of and at the rehearsal if we choose. If we hadn’t booked the videographer we were just going to have a family member video tape the ceremony so I would at least ask someone to do that.

     

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