(Closed) Wedding Photography & Videography: One, The Other, or Both?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Photography and Videography: Is one more important than the other?

    Photography is a must. No need for videography.

    Videography is a must. No need for photography.

    Both!

    None!

  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    Why is there an option for none if you’ve already booked the photographer? 🤔 To be honest none of it is absolutely necessary, like most of the “must haves” that seem to be associated with weddings nowadays. With or without photos and video you’ll still be married. But if this is something you know you’ll want to have and you can afford both go for it. We barely wanted a photographer. Album will be collecting dust and so would a video. But thats us, do what works for your situation.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

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    bluecutie00 :  lol Luckily Fiance and I are on the same page but I can see why this is so important to others. I just know from experience its not a priority for me and neither of us are sentimental. But if it was important to me Fiance would support my decision. As long as you two can agree get whatever you feel will make you happiest. 😄

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    I clicked both as that’s what I did, and it was really important to me to have photos and footage. I forgot what was said in the vows and speeches almost instantly so it was lovely to be able to see and hear them again on video. I have a beautiful highlight video but you don’t have to go all out, you could possibly just set up a camera on tripod to record the ceremony. 

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I voted for none, I know I’m going to be the minority for sure.

    We aren’t bothering with either. Our ceremony is going to be very small (17 people) and just immediate family / a few very close friends. The photos are a nice idea, and i’d pick photos over videos any day, but when I thought about it, the wedding photos will probably just collect dust anyway!

    We will take a few posed snaps with our own DSLR, but otherwise we aren’t bothering at all.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

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    bluecutie00 :  I literally had my wedding two days ago and already have hundreds of photos and videos from friends and family that are amazing.  I did get a photographer for a few hours for the ceremony and portraits.  That being said mine was bigger (100) so there were more people to take videos. You could let the guests know you want them to take videos/ photos and give them a hashtag.  Or if you have a friend who has a nice camera you could ask them.  There are all just so super expensive.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I would have taken one but my fiancé didn’t see it necessary so we aren’t having one.  It was a toss up for me so just decided to save the money and put it towards a great photographer. 

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    We had a photographer and no videographer. I actually think it would be nice to be able to watch the ceremony again as it all went by so fast, but in reality I know I’d probably only watch it back once. Plus I cringe when I hear my voice recorded haha. 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I will say that originally, I thought that I had no use for a video. I could never see myself sitting down and watching our ceremony over and over. That said, I recently read on another board that a couple who had video was grateful because people who had since passed were all captured on the video happy and having a great time. That really changed my views on it. 10,20 years down the road, I know I’ll be so happy to have that.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    photography is something you’ll regret very much not having

    vidoegraphy is something I rarely hear anyone regret one way or the other–those who had it love it and think it was worth it, those who didn’t are happy they didn’t spend extra money.

    I did not get videography, but my uncle and cousins recorded a lot of the ceremony and reception and made us a pretty long video (issue with amateur videography is the quality plus the inability to edit, haha.. often when you pay a videographer you get a nice short video).  Anyway, I watched it once, quickly, but photos I’ve framed and put up, I have an album that I’ve looked at a few times (usually with someone, but still) etc..

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee

    I’m going with both photos and videos for mine – I actually wanted video more! I don’t particularly like hearing myself on camera but I love watching videos (practically live on YouTube) and I know I would love to watch the ceremony and speeches again in the years to come 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

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    bluecutie00 :  You know what, I think I actually mixed up your post with another one that was similar, but in that post the budget wouldn’t cover both a good photographer and a videographer. Since you’re actually under budget I say get both! You clearly would like a video and you can afford it, so why not. It would be pretty cool to be able to show your kids and grandkids your actual ceremony in a video. 

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