Maggie
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Necessary or Not: Videography?

Maggie, on February 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Planning 110

Have you been dreaming of your wedding video longer than you’ve been dreaming of your wedding dress? Is a wedding videographer a necessary part of your vendor team? Or do think wedding videography is an “extra” service that you can live without? Where do you stand on wedding videography? Necessary...

Have you been dreaming of your wedding video longer than you’ve been dreaming of your wedding dress? Is a wedding videographer a necessary part of your vendor team? Or do think wedding videography is an “extra” service that you can live without?

Where do you stand on wedding videography? Necessary or not?


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110 Comments

  • Johanna
    Dedicated December 2018
    Johanna ·
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    When my friend who was a wedding videographer decided not to have a video of his own wedding it kind of put the whole idea into perspective for me. We did not have one and I don’t regret it at all.
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  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated September 2019
    Kaitlyn ·
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    As much as I would have loved a videographer, it just wasn't something that we wanted to budget additional funds towards. It wasn't on either of our "top 3" lists so we let it go. I guess I'll find out after the wedding if we regret skipping it or not!

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  • Martelle
    Devoted July 2019
    Martelle ·
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    IMO- it is not a necessity. We have a photographer and that is the only pictures we need.

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  • Jazmin
    Super April 2019
    Jazmin ·
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    For us it is. That was the only thing we were willing to splurge on, but it depends on the couple's priorities.

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  • Alycia
    Expert September 2021
    Alycia ·
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    Honestly, for my wedding it was a must.
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  • Laura
    Master October 2019
    Laura ·
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    Not necessary with everyone having cell phones now, i'm sure people will be recording it anyway. If I won a package of course i'd have it

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Have you found a videographer for your wedding, Alycia? Is the same company doing your photography?

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  • Steffney
    Beginner September 2019
    Steffney ·
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    I don't think it's necessary as long as the photographer is good
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  • C
    Beginner October 2019
    Clara ·
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    It would be a nice thing to have. But not necessary. I think good photography is key.
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  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·
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    Not necessary! But FH and I really wanted videography, so we’re doing it in addition to our awesome photographer.
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  • WeddingCruiser2019
    Devoted January 2019
    WeddingCruiser2019 ·
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    100% necessary for us and we got out 5 minute trailer and I have already watched it over 100 times. Waiting on the rest of the videos and I couldn’t be more excited. Videography was our most important vendor to us because even with the best photographer, photographs can’t show the emotion like a video can and photos leave out a lot of what happened throughout the day.
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  • Andrea
    Savvy September 2019
    Andrea ·
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    YES!!
    Totally worth the money in my opinion! I watch the video more than I’ll look at a photo album so to me it’s a must.
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  • Kadesha
    Beginner July 2019
    Kadesha ·
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    Unnecessary for us.

    We would love to have one, but with prices ranging from $1,500-$5,000 for filming our wedding, we did not find that realistic when doing our budget.

    That extra few thousand dollars could cover the cost of our honeymoon, so if I had to choose between a wedding video or honeymoon... I'm going with honeymoon every time.

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Yay, that's so exciting!! I'm so glad that you've gotten your preview back so quickly!! What's your favorite part of the trailer? Or what's the part of the video you're looking most forward to seeing on film?

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  • C
    Beginner September 2019
    Candace ·
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    Don't know that I've ever actually seen a wedding video to know how much goes into that, but I wouldn't spend money on it. I'd like to film the ceremony for family who maybe can't be there, but we'll just have a friend set it up. No muss no fuss.
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  • KandiKrix
    Dedicated August 2020
    KandiKrix ·
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    I would love to have one but only if it fits within my budget. We will definitely be getting a photographer though.

    My fiance and I are both very good with video recording and editing, so we will most likely set up a video recorder to capture our ceremony and possibly encourage friends and family at our reception to take video and photos as they'd like. We also played with the idea of setting up a video booth where our guests can stop in and hit a button to record a special memory or best wishes for us to have as well. Smiley smile

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  • WeddingCruiser2019
    Devoted January 2019
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    Honestly can’t pick a specific part that I love most. It’s the video in its entirety that makes it so special.. it gives a glimpse of the whole day and it makes me smile every time I watch it.. actually speaking of smiles that’s probably my favorite part is seeing everyone smile through out, me, my husband, our guests and family.. everyone is smiling and it genuine happy smiles not fake picture taking smiles.
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  • LaLa
    Devoted October 2019
    LaLa ·
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    Not necessary for us, also out of our budget. I doubt I would ever re-watch the wedding, pictures are good enough for me. I'm going to be way too nervous to act normal, I don't want to look back on my awkwardness. That's just me. Lol!

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  • Kristine
    Beginner May 2019
    Kristine ·
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    No you will hardly look at it. Waste of money most brides have told me and we are not having one. Plus people use their phones.
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  • Erin
    Devoted June 2019
    Erin ·
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    Without a doubt, NECESSARY for us.

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