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Is videographer a must have?

Shanice, on November 10, 2019 at 5:25 PM Posted in Planning 0 16
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Need help on choosing if we need a videographer or not. Please share your thoughts and advice with me.
Thank you!

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  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
    Courtney ·
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    We opted out of one- we felt it was an unnecessary expense.

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  • Natalie
    Savvy June 2021
    Natalie ·
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    I really love wedding videos - I do think they capture the wedding even better than photos do. I think with the change in how we consume media (lots of photos, yes, but also so much more videos in the form of gifs, snapchats, instagram stories, etc) these videos will become standard in the future and the preferred way to share wedding memories. Between the movement, the speeches/words, and the music I find them MUCH more engaging (as a viewer) than looking at a hundred still photos.

    ALL THAT SAID...I might not even have a videographer! They really are an unnecessary expense. If the budget were not an issue I would absolutely do it though.

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  • Erin
    Dedicated October 2019
    Erin ·
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    I hired one and am so happy I did. I’ll get two videos... a short 5-6 minute one and a longer one 30-45 minutes. I can’t wait to watch it and hear everything and see what it was like. A video is so different from photos and you don’t really remember what is said at your wedding since it goes by so fast and you’re pulled in so many different directions. I found a great deal and my guy was with me all day from getting ready to the end of the night
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
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    I love seeing people's wedding videos but it wasn't a must for us. We're hardly fans of getting our pictures taken much less being on video!
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  • Hannah
    VIP July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    We decided not to have one. We got married in July, and as of yet, neither of us have had any regrets of not having one. It just wasn't worth the added expense.
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  • Meghan
    VIP October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    We were not initially planning on having a videographer. However, after watching others wedding videos and talking with some of our friends who had videographers, we decided to hire one. We are SO glad we did! They did an amazing job. We have our entire ceremony recorded (which I’m so excited to watch!), all of our special moments (first look, letter readings, first dance, father/daughter dances, speeches), and got a highlight film. My wife and I talk all the time about how glad we are we decided to hire a videographer. We watch our highlight film constantly and can’t wait to get the rest of our videos back in the next few weeks! It was definitely money well spent.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    We skipped it and no regrets over a year later. My parents can’t even watch their wedding video because they don’t have the technology to play it since video technology changes every decade or so.
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  • Keri
    Expert November 2019
    Keri ·
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    We skipped it and zero regrets. We had a photographer and an assistant. I can't imagine another person (or two) following us around.
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  • Chrysta
    Expert November 2020
    Chrysta ·
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    I had planned on hiring a videographer, but once I actually stopped and thought about it, I realized it would probably be a waste of time and money for us. I honestly couldn’t see myself ever sitting down and actually watching the video (aside from once when we first got it back). I just couldn’t see dropping that much money on something that would just sit around collecting dust and never get any use. I guess I would suggest thinking about whether you would ever get any use out of it. Would it be worth the financial investment for you?
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    It's not a must have but if it's in your budget it'd be nice
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  • Rebecca
    Super August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    A coworker of mine offered to do it for a really low price. She's an up and coming filmmaker and wanted to try her hand at it.

    150% glad we did it! She got us a highlight video in FIVE days (I was so worried she hadn't slept), and the raw footage on an external hard drive within 6 weeks. It's so nice to have video of our vows (and our swordfight), and everything. Our photographer was amazing, but he couldn't get *every* thing, so having the video allows us more perspectives and memories!

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    For us, it was. We are huge video people and did a super personal ceremony so we wanted it on tape.

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  • Alyssa
    Expert June 2020
    Alyssa ·
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    Watch a few wedding videos on youtube and tell me you don't tear up (when you don't even know the people!) Imagine how much more emotion you'll feel when it's you and your day. For me it was non-negotiable.

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz Online ·
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    We were originally not going to hire one, but I've heard lots of people regret not having it. I feel like it would be a regret of ours someday, so we decided to hire one!

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  • G
    Dedicated August 2020
    Gean ·
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    We are not having a videographer just a photographer, it's way to expensive!

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  • Ashley
    Expert November 2020
    Ashley ·
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    We aren't having a videographer because we would only want them for the ceremony. Luckily, our DJ has a drone he uses to record the beginning of the ceremony (up until the officiant begins speaking so that you don't hear the buzzing of the drone). Everything else, just pictures. I will have a family member record our first dance and my dance with my dad though.

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