(Closed) Wedding Video.. Was it worth it? How often do you & hubby watch it?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Is hiring a videographer worth the money?
    Yes, worth every penny : (13 votes)
    50 %
    No, we hardly watch our video : (2 votes)
    8 %
    No, don't waste your money. You have pictures instead. : (11 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 17
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    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @paula1248:  If we hadn’t had our video, I’d never again be able to hear my brother serenading us on our wedding day and our pianist playing the rag my uncle wrote.

    Post # 18
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    2444 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    A friend of ours previously was a producers assistant in Hollywood. He moved back to Iowa after his dad became ill but he is doing our wedding video for free. I’m so excited because I know he’ll do a fantastic job. He has done music videos for bands previously and his work is so good. If we weren’t getting our videography done for inexpensive then I don’t think I would budget for it. It seems ridiculous to spend $1000+ on a video that I could have someone in my family do for free. Fiance and I are paying for this ourselves and can’t afford $50000 wedding. I guess we are really lucky that friends and family are able to provide us with services that would be a big chunk of our wedding fund otherwise.

    Post # 19
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    402 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I love our video – we got a highlights film that is sort of like a movie trailer and then footage of the ceremony, speeches and first dance. I love it as does DH.

    We found someone we liked but couldnt afford, haggled and got a third off the original asking price.

    Post # 20
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    1000 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I hope it will be worth it..!  We have yet to determine in April 🙂  I was sold after one of FI’s GUY friends suggested it was a good idea to have a video (he’s been married once before)

    Post # 21
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    1677 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Hyperventilate: Me too!!

    I think we will have a relative set up their tripod/video camera during the ceremony and dinner so we can have some video. They can just set it up and let it roll. I don’t need video from all different angles or fancy editing or even good quality. I just want to be able to hear the words that were said and the convos that happened (not having a big reception at all–26 ppl so it should work perfectly for us.)  Now, ask my about my view on photography and it’s a completely different story… I think it just really depends on the person.

    Edit— If you dont want to spend the money and dont care so much about having a great quality video, just let a video camera roll and ask a friend to man the camera during key events like the ceremony, dances and toasts to make sure they were captured. The friend can still enjoy the party and they will just be make sure the camera is on you during those moments when everybody is staring at you anyways… Then get that friend a nice gift for the $$$ that they just saved you…

    Post # 22
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    7520 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We got one for free due to a stuff up by our chapel and we have watched it maybe 2 – 3 times in a year and a half and 2 of those times was to show it to our grandmothers who could not make the wedding.

    To me it is a waste of money.

    Post # 22
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    114 posts
    Blushing bee

    I am absolutely having a videographer. I am more interested and excited about that than photographs. I am so excited to see my wedding through the guests eyes and enjoy the day in a new way! I know the night will probably be a blur so I know I’ll want to experience it again!

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