Me and my fiancé are struggling with if we should go with the video option in addition to our photography. We’re both on the fence as this is costing an extra $2900 for an 8 min trailer reel. The videos are very touching and well put together but we’re just not sure it’s worth it. His parents say it’s a must, mine say no. Any advice?!?! Help! LOL
We didn't and we don't regret it. A few people actually discreetly took videos of the ceremony on their phone, and that's really all I would care about anyway. You can even ask someone specifically to record the ceremony/first dance on their phones if you want to ensure you get coverage without the cost. The quality of phone videos is pretty good nowadays.
That's what I don't understand about videography costs of some. They only give a short highlight film for thousands. I got lucky. My hair stylist/bridesmaid's husband does videography. He does a 5 minute highlight film and a full ceremony film. I chose the 6 hour package for $950, but since he is a guest, he wrote 8+ hours on the contract! So grateful! I would not have done videography for over $1,000, but that's just me.
I like the idea of having a video but am going to pick a photographer/videographer package. Those prices that you are quoting are just not worth it. If you love the photographer that you picked, skip the video.
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Believe it or not, that IS the video end of it. Photography package is $5300 and video would be + 2900. We’ve seen others and they’re in the same price range if not more if we’re looking at what they have to offer. ( this one gives us way more and a free first baby session when the time comes )
I was on the fence about a video. Really wanted one but couldn’t justify the cost. I ended up finding someone who worked at a car dealership and had been making car commercials. He was working on breaking into the wedding industry and had only done two so far. The one video he had posted was amazing. His prices were so low cause he hadn’t done many.
So so my advice is to just keep looking around. There’s always people trying to start up a new business and willing to do the work cheep to get there foot in the door. I’m getting a lot of deals on vendors who haven’t done many weddings.