(Closed) videography: save or splurge POLL

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Is videography a must have?

    YES! You will regret if you don't have

    NO. After initially posting the highlight video you'll never watch

  • Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

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    futuremrs.toothfairy:  WOW That’s really a great price. Go for it. We are getting one done for our destination wedding next year so everyone back home who didn’t come can watch and feel like they were with us. Even if we were in the states we would still get it done. Picutures are great but getting watch your loved ones laugh, hear their voices and relive those moments year and years later will be awesome. My elder cousin has an old wedding viedo form the early 90s (talk about fashion LOL) but  that is only footage that shows my grandmother  talking and laughing who has since passed 15 years ago. When I visit home and see my cousin that’s the frist thing I look for. Plus I have been told that as the bride the day flys by so fast you don’t get to absorb it all, it would be nice to  see the things that were missed. 100% voting yes!! Good Luck

    Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would regret having a video, but I wouldn’t regret having a videographer. i don’t need the fancy edited blurb, but having it documented was nice.

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would regret having a video, but I wouldn’t regret having a videographer. i don’t need the fancy edited blurb, but having it documented was nice. So you can have a friend or family member do it and save the money but still have it documented.

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    futuremrs.toothfairy:  +1 for getting a videographer!  I was on the fence about getting one at first and Fiance was totally against it for cost reasons.  Then after watching other highlight videos, I was sold since I realized video captures moments in a way that photography can’t.  I ended finding someone who did cinematic style videography for a great price on Craigslist since he’s just starting out, and we’re only paying $950 for all day coverage, highlights reel, and full video on DVD or USB.

    $1600 isn’t bad at all considering what you’re getting, but I’d take a look on Craigslist too just in case!

    I definitely recommend looking on Craigslist 

    Post # 20
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    Blushing bee

    My parents had their wedding video’d by my uncle. It was over 10 years ago now and I REALLY want to watch it, but I’m holding back for when I get engaged so we can all sit around and watch it.

    I love that when I have children I’ll be able to crack it out ”hey kids, wanna see what a dork your mum looked like when she was 14? Look at what Grandma was wearing!! Look at your Great Granny crying over there!! Lets put mine on and see what I looked like as an adult!!”

    I think thats wht they’re for, you yourself might not watch it over and over, but generations later will watch it. With our digital age, just think, after your gone your family could still sit around and watch it. I think thats lovely.

    Post # 21
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    futuremrs.toothfairy:  For me, video is like photographey….you get what you pay for. Becuase of that, I was not interested in having a videographer I didn’t LOVE. As a wedding photographer myself, I totally understand and value quality, and we already had an amazing ($$$) wedding photographer. The downside is that all the videographers I loved cost as much as our photog, and that was not in the budget. I personally was going to go without a video, because to me, I was not interested in spending even a small amount of money on a video I didn’t love.

    That being said, sometimes taking a chance is okay. I would not have done this with photography, but video was a bonus for me. I hired a local up and coming videographer, and got an amazing deal. I’d already known him, but he did primarily commercial work and small weddings. He was wanting to break into weddings, and I’d already really liked all his previous work. I knew based on his style that no matter what he got I’d like to final product. We were his first big wedding and he knocked it out of the park- and we paid about half of what we should have. Apparently our wedding was all it took because he’s been booking like crazy since then (2 years) and his business took off. I would not have done that if I wasn’t 100% confident in his ability and style.

    I would not hire a $1500 videographer with crappy work for the sake of having a video. to me, that’s a waste of money.

    Post # 22
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’d say go for it because it sounds like something you want and would reget not having.

    Originally I wasn’t going to get a videographer, but closer to the wedding I decided I wanted one (after seeing the hilight videos other people had posted) I’m so glad I did because it captured moments I’d missed or forgotten about. I love watching the trailer and the cinematic video he made. I’ve only watched the full mass/ceremoney twice because its so long, but it is nice to have. And it was nice to be able to share it with family that wasn’t able to be at the wedding (on my side of the family and my husbands)

    Post # 23
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think we can capture enough moments with photography. Video costs extra money, and I think I will have enough memories of the wedding on my own without video.

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee

    I think you should do it.  A while back I was going through some old family photos, and found photos of my parents’ wedding.  I would love so much to be able to watch video footage of the wedding, but unfortunately we don’t have any.  Even if you don’t think you’re likely to watch the footage yourself, I would get it for your children and grandchildren.  In saying that, I don’t feel it necessarily has to be expensive professional footage, as long as you have some footage, even if it’s just from a handheld camcorder.

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I don’t think it’s necessary. We had a cousin record our wedding on a home camcorder and that was enough for us. It captured all the important parts of the day, which is what was really nice. Hiring a professional would have just meant getting a prettier version, and that wasn’t worth it, for me. I enjoy home movies, and don’t care that they aren’t professional. In fact, I probably prefer them. They seem more homey and real life. It’s all a matter of preference.

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I dont think its a big deal. Im planning on getting someone to make a highlights video not the full thing. 

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    We had my aunt (who volunteered) record everything with her camcorder. I LOVE having the ceremony and toasts on video because those aren’t captured by photos, but I will never watch a wedding video enough to justify thousands of dollars. So that’s an option!

    nvm saw your update. Cool, congrats!

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee

    i think you need a video of SOME kind. Professional or amature. I went the amature/relative course and have not regretted that at all. It was free, I get to watch the whole wedding over again and really that’s all I need. The professional, edited ones are beautiful but for me it was way more of a frill I could do without.

    Post # 30
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    You’ll be so glad! When we were on our honeymoon, we realized that we had no idea what was said during most of our ceremony or toasts. Our emotions were just too high! I justified it by thinking about our kids watching those moments one day, and we agreed that we will watch it every year on our anniversary so it doesn’t get dusty on a shelf 🙂

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