So, we had decided no video in the beginning. We did not budget for it. We are less than a month from the wedding and now I am just really sad we won’t have video! I found someone for $2000, but still, not in the budget. Trying not to be sad. Thanks for listening!
You may find a nice family member that will record it forc you. Or check craigslist..$30 an hour in my neck of the woods. .still got a few options
If you’re not having an unplugged service WedMix is an option where friends and family submit their photos and footage to make a short highlight video. You can do the cheap package with your own cameras or spend s but more and rent cameras. I think it’s between $200-500.
Can you get an off brand go pro on amazon with a tripod? At least you will be able to record the ceremony. You can give it to one of your family members to help record other moments you want. It won’t be profession but you will have video
Do you have any colleges/universities nearby that have a film major department? This was my backup if we didn't find something in our budget, to ask a local film professor to recommend his best students who may be interested in doing it for a small fee (a few hundred dollars) and it gives them something to put on their resume.
If you have a university with a film program, I'd look into hiring a film student. Most of them will do it for cheap. I hired a Humber College student in Toronto. All it's costing me is his round trip train ticket to Ottawa and $100 cash.
Don’t be sad. Others will have video of the event (if you’re ok with that being done). Also, honestly, you won’t even look at it much after the wedding, and nor will your guests. I remember my good friend turned on her wedding video for us to watch at her house about a month after the wedding and we were like 😬😬. She was excited but we were kinda bored because we were there at the wedding and didn’t need to relive it. Lol!
All I really want is a 5-7 minute recap video of highlights. Or no video at all. Im not watching 4 hours of footage. Lol!
If you have a camera, you can have your guests take video throughout the day. Make a video from the guests’ perspective! I also didn’t want to spend money on a videographer. I edit my own videos when we travel and I genuinely enjoy it. We’ve decided to give some of our guests (I’ll probably ask them beforehand and prepare them) to record with my personal canon and GoPro. I will later be editing it into our wedding video so that I can relive it.
My FH said no too and I feel sad too...I found someone to do it for a low cost, but now he backed out...I understand how you feel and wish it wasn't so expensive.
I went back and forth on whether to hire a videographer for several months. I finally decided to negotiate with local videographers to see what kind of deal I could get to video just the ceremony. I know my friends and fam will have their cell phones out videoing at the reception. It's the ceremony that I want a professional keepsake of. I managed to get a very highly rated pro for $900 for the ceremony, with a second videographer to shoot from two angles. It also includes the fully edited whole ceremony and a fully edited highlights version set to the music of my choice. As soon as I put the downpayment check in the mail, I was so excited! I know I made the right choice.
Look around and be picky. Don't accept their prewritten packages. Tell them "I want this." and "I don't want that." Get a deal. Only pay for what you really will treasure.
I always think I will not watch it. Be sure to encourage friends and family to take videos and pictures of maybe your first dance, cake cutting, etc. so that you have some moments on video! Realistically I couldn't justify the cost for something I would barely watch.
I'm sorry. This is such a tough call with budgeting. We also eliminated videography because it didn't fit in the budget, but now we're trying to add it back in.. We'll see. Your day will be beautiful and amazing regardless
Listen to the people who say to hire a uni student! I am doing the same and it's such a money saver!
I would keep an eye on any local wedding Facebook groups for any up and coming videographers that are trying to build their portfolio. I saw a post from a videographer a few weeks before our wedding and she was willing to do the video for free (with no guarantee on quality since she's just getting going) so we went with it & ended up turning out great. But also to be honest, I haven't watched the video in at least a month and we've been married for less than 3
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Same! I said "i don't need a video just extra money" now I see all these wedding videos and I am like wahhhh I want that!
I saw someone mentioned it but I would check with a film department at a college that might have a student that will do it for cheap. I have a student and said $500