(Closed) Videographer – Yes for ceremony, what about the reception?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Should we use a videographer for the wedding?
    Yes, for the ceremony and reception. : (11 votes)
    73 %
    Yes, but only for the reception. : (0 votes)
    No, no video for the wedding. : (4 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
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    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Well, we are still finalizing if we are having a videographer, but people I know who did NOT and wish they had typically cite the fact that they were very moved by, but do not remember, the best man/MOH speeches. Also, some lost parents right after the wedding and wish they had video of the father/daughter dance. 

    Post # 4
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    2507 posts
    Sugar bee

    nowthisistaken :  get the videographer for the whole thing. The music video seems cheesy but it’s actually super nice when done well. Also, I don’t know how long ago you’re referencing with the lights, but none of the weddings I’ve been to recently had a videographer with bright lights at night. The videographers I’ve experienced have been super subtle and out of the way and you wouldn’t have even known they were there had you not already. 

    Post # 5
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    23 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I’m having my videographer stick around for part of the reception, until all of the planned events are done (first dance, toasts, cake cutting, special dances..). Once all of the formal stuff is over, candid pictures taken by guests will be sufficient for me  ๐Ÿ™‚ It’ll just be a dance party at that point of the night 

    Post # 8
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    2507 posts
    Sugar bee

    nowthisistaken :  interesting. Never seen a super bright light being used – I’d just bring it up with your videogrpahapher and see what they say

    Post # 9
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    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    ilovesophia :  I had not seen this either until a wedding I attended last month.

     

     

    Post # 10
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    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    Honestly, if you can swing it, why not? I was in your boat before too, thinking I would skip the videographer, then thinking I would just have one for the ceremony, but last weekend I just booked one for the whole day. It’s only one day and every moment goes by so fast! I wanted candid moments of me with my family, bridesmaids, and future husband. It’s not something you can recreate, you know? 

    Post # 11
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    252 posts
    Helper bee

    nowthisistaken :  The problem is, camera sensors are far less capable of picking up photons of light than human eyes. So whilst you can see in candle lit conditions, a camera cannot. This is why photographers use flash, and videographers use a light panel / other forms of continuous lighting. I honestly don’t see any way to get around it (I am a photographer btw). So in your case, if you don’t want added continuous artificial lighting, the best option is to probably: a) get a videographer for only daylight parts, requesting no extra lighting or b) don’t get a videographer at all. Hope this is helpful. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    252 posts
    Helper bee

    nowthisistaken :  The place looks extremely dark so will definitely need light in there for filming (and photos – but we always have the flash option of course). Best of luck with whatever you decide! ๐Ÿ™‚

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