(Closed) Wedding Video???

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Personally it was important to us so we had one. Even thou we don’t watch it often it’s something we’ll always have. We also gave copies to each set of parents and they loved it! 

If money is an issue thou, I’d rather put the money toward pictures if I were forced to choose. Do you know anyone in the family that might be decent at video? Maybe someone could at least capture the ceremony? You have time maybe you can still search around and find someone that fits your budget! Good luck and happy planning 😉

Post # 4
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wanted a videographer so bad, but where we were getting married $1,000 was the minimum and they wouldn’t even stay through/past cocktail hour. It just was way too much for not what we wanted.

However, we made this when we got some of our pro pics back: http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0AZtWzdmzcMWrqg I had so many people love it and share it with family that didn’t make it to the wedding.

Another option is WedIt. We thought this was a great idea, we carry the cameras and document it. The actual footage came out great but when it was mixed into a trailer the quality was poor. http://www.wedit.com/beta/video/palmisano-trailer 



Post # 5
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It wasn’t something I was going to do, but it was something that was important to my Fiance. A big reason it was important was not for video of us, but of all our friends and family who we will NEVER get in the same room again. FI’s father passed away unexpectedly 2 weeks after his brother’s wedding and, while he doesn’t watch it frequently, he really likes having that footage of his dad.

Just another perspective. I don’t think it’s a “must have” item, but I do think for people on the fence, it may be something you regret since you’re thinking about it.

A big part of the expense is editing. There is a lot of free or low-cost video editing software out there. You could see if you could find someone to film it but just give you raw footage. Our person is editing ours, but she is also giving us all the raw so we do have everything in case we ever want it (people who didn’t make the final cut, etc).

Post # 6
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

this was a must have for us.

Post # 7
1623 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

$500 does seem like a pretty reasonable price (we paid $800 for 8 hours of coverage and a 15 minute highlight video).  What does that price include?  Can you work with them to maybe get the price lowered for less time? 

I LOVE our video.  I would be so sad if I didn’t have it and I really do watch it everyday (at least at this point).  I’ve seen other posts on this and it seems like those who didn’t have one don’t really regret it afterward, but those who did have one are so happy they decided to go for it.  To me I kind of think it’s one of those, you don’t know what you’re missing if you don’t have one.

Post # 9
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We have a wedding video.  Watched it once and that’s it.  


If finances are an issue, I would suggest skipping the wedding video…I do look at my pictures quite often.  Those I’ll always have.  I sometimes wonder how long it will be before the DVD will become obsolete and I won’t actually be able to play the wedding video we have.


Hmmm.  Not that I’m overly concerned about it.

Post # 14
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@stace0701:  You could ask a handful of your friends to record as much vid on their phones as possible….


that would be an effective work-around….it’s not going to give you the “pro” look, but it would give you some sort of video to watch and keep and show others…

Post # 16
21 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

These days are def. some alternatives to dropping $1000+ on a videographer. epalmisano829 mentioned Wedit, but I’ve also heard some negative things about them here on the boards and in reading reviews.

I used Storymix Media and was thrilled with them. I love that it still gave me the option to have at least some video of my wedding day without totally blowing the budget. You should def. check them out! I wrote about them on my blog here:


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