(Closed) Who skipped out on videography?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

yes. If I could go back, I would have hired a videographer. 

Post # 4
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

roserenity:  We did, and it’s the ONLY regret I have about our day! Not a huge regret, but I do wish I could look back on a video in addition to our amazing photos. We had room in the budget, too, I just thought it was unnecessary at the time. I definitely wouldn’t have sacrficied anything we did have for it, but it would have been a nice addition. Oh well! We had the best day, and like I said, a tiny regret – not something I’d worry too much about either way.

Post # 5
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

No regrets whatsoever. 

Post # 6
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We didn’t have a videographer and I have no regrets. I just never saw myself wanting to watch it so it didn’t make sense to us. 

Post # 7
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I didnt, but my photgrapher is also a videographer so she flipped over to video a little bit for me and put together a short highlight video for us. I do have some regrets, the ceremony was a BLUR and I dont really remember much of it- I kinda wish that we had gotten the ceremony on video.

Also my phographer switched to video for my maid of honors speech- which was AMAZING and to the tune of a backstreet boys song (yes she shocked us and sang!!) So if she hadnt caught that for us I would have had MAJOR regrets!

If it’s in the budget I would say go for it!

Post # 8
13753 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Nope, not in the slightest.  I’ve opened my wedding album maybe three times since we got married.  I highly doubt I’d pop in a video of the day and sit here to watch it.

Post # 9
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We couldn’t fit videography into our budget (NY – everything is so expensive…). I was fully prepared to be happy with still photographs, but a dear friend (who has a small production company) offered to make a 5 minute highlight film as a wedding gift. To be honest, I’m so happy to have that film – it was, very easily, our most treasured gift. Having said that, I could never justify spending 5-15k on videography, so we’d have been happy without. But, if you can ask a friend (doesn’t have to be a pro) to capture a few special moments – the kiss, first dance, cake cutting – even on an iPhone – there’s so much editing software nowadays that you could compile a little reel after the wedding, and set it to music. Even if it isn’t professional quality, you will really be glad that you can watch and relive a few special moments from the day.


Just my 2 cents. 🙂

Post # 10
439 posts
Helper bee

We won’t be doing it. We feel it isn’t worth the cost and we both know we would never watch it. We also are CFBC so no future kids who might want to see our wedding.

Post # 11
1700 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I have no regrets. Our photographer was incredible, and we have a few short iphone guest videos, which are just right for us.

Post # 12
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

No regrets. We have lots of awesome pictures from our photographer and guests as well as extra money in our pockets from not spending on a videographer in the first place. 

Post # 13
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We were going ot since we hred a very expensive photographer to shoot our wedding. But once we got more into planning and came up with cool unique ideas it because really important to us to have a film. We just moved money around in the budget and are making it work. We found a videography company (husband and wife) that are still and new up and coming company who will do the wole thing and give us a full length film for $800 because they are still building their portfolio. The shoot in 4k and have tons of fancy equipment that most large companies have and their small portfolio was awesome! It ended up working out great for us. If you’re questioning if you will miss it or not I think you will end up missing it. 

Post # 14
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Biggest regret… I really wish we had one. It’s still a soft spot for me and it’s been 2 and 1/2 years. My coworker also regrets not having one. 

Post # 15
2711 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

No videographer, no regrets.  My SIL actually filmed the ceremony on her phone and it’s nice to have that (we visited an aunt who couldn’t get to the wedding while on honeymoon and it was nice to be able to show her that) but haven’t regretted no video of the rest.  My sister did something similar – Dad set up his video camera at the back of the church for the ceremony – and she doesn’t regret it either.

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