WEDDING VIDEO!?

posted 3 years ago in Videography
Post # 2
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1008 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I hired one and im SO EXCITED. It was a necessity to me. I haven’t had my wedding yet, but I’m so glad I booked the videographer I wanted. I think he will be able to capture moments the photographer can’t.

Post # 3
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247 posts
Helper bee

We weren’t going to have one until we realized that we wanted the chance to relive the moments that photos couldn’t fully capture like reading our vows. We had a reasonably priced videographer who created a cinematic highlight trailer that was edited so well and I cry with excitement and happiness every time I watch it. Knowing that we can relive the moments over and over plus our kids and grandkids will be able to watch was so worth it! 

 

Edited to add: happy to share our video if you want to get an idea of everything 😊

Post # 4
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121 posts
Blushing bee

We were both anti-video. We felt like we would never watch it and pictures would be enough. Plus, they wanted another $1500 for it. Yowza! However, our friends sent us the few clips they did and they were so fun to watch that I wish we had gotten a professional video now. Pictures are beautiful at capturing moments, but to re-live life happening without the stress was a real treat. If you can afford it, go for the video. Even if you watch it only once, there’s so much happening around you that you miss, it’s worth it to see it from a whole perspective. That’s my 2 cents. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I now get why people hire a videogrpaher. Our photos are stunning and I’m very happy with them, but the day goes by in a blur and a video would be nice. Not necessary if your photog is excellent though.

Post # 6
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2637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

It depends on the type of people you are.  For us, it no way made sense to pay that much for a video.  We would never watch it.  My Brother-In-Law recorded our ceremony.  I watched part of it once to see how it turned out, and that was it.  DH doesn’t want to see it at all because he doesn’t like hearing himself on camera.  However, I have a friend who is super excited about it, and the most important thing to her was the video.

Post # 7
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We wanted one but when we got quotes – we opted out!  WAY too expensive

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I am so happy I got a wedding video.  We had full day coverage and I would say that it is worth the expense.  Im not sure if I would love it as much if it were just the ceremony.  With full day coverage after editing the video plays like a short film.  

After watching my wedding video I realized that there are many aspects of the day that I missed.  i didnt get to see the processional because I was the bride.  Everyone looked amazing and the flower girl, ring barer, and bible bearer were adorables. My ceremony was my favorite part of the day and I am glad that I had the video.  

We plan on watching our video on anniversaries.  They captured everything we wanted.  All the small details that you forget about.  Its my favorite keepsake.  

Post # 9
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320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I am so happy I got a wedding video–it was great to share with loved ones who couldn’t make it—but it also is a great way to remember the day as it FLIES BY!!! 

I have watched our video so much and it makes me cry tears of joy every time.  Also, I got a chance to see the boys getting ready since we were in separate areas. And his face as I’m walking down….ah!! priceless.

Post # 10
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910 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall

mrsromanini :  DO IT. I love my wedding video and is so worth the price.

Post # 11
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6283 posts
Bee Keeper

Even my Darling Husband who was on the fence about a videographer leading up to the wedding, the night of our wedding said out of the blue “I’m so glad we’ve got all that on video”.  We are really pleased we went for it. 

Post # 12
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1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

mrsromanini :  Please get one, I did and I love looking at our wedding video (have watched it a million times since I received it). I think this is something that’s definitely worth including in your budget because pictures will only show so much, sometimes it’s nice to see the moving images and hear the vows (because cell phone footage won’t do the vows anyjustice).

Post # 13
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99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We signed up with weddingmix. We bought the 2 camera package. So they are going to send us 2 HD cameras to give to guests of our choice to film 2 hrs each. We also get access to an app where guests can upload their own videos and pictures. From that we then choose which clips to use to get a 20 minute DVD editted made. We also get a short highlight video for social media and the ability to download all content. Cost was a lot less than hiring a videographer and since we splurged on our photographer we couldn’t justify the cost of both. Hopefully our guests can get some good video for us.

Post # 14
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200 posts
Helper bee

Photographers and videographers were the most important on my list and 30% of our budget (though I’m biased because photography is my main hobby). I will guaranteed be a nervous wreck and not remember what’s going on. I’d like to have our vows so I actually remember what we’re saying to each other. A lot of my friends who didn’t get a videographer regret it. If you have space in your budget, I’d do it!

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