Fast forward to Feb/Mar, my fiancé saw the numbers of what is left to pay (estimated) and got our flower and décor numbers. We also started house hunting to try and find a place in a different city ASAP due to family health issues. Anyways, he was NOT about to be in debt over the wedding and made me do a big cut. Since we already did our Save the Dates (250 people…got out of control fast), he said we had to nix the videographer. I tried other cuts but nothing was as big as this vendor. We lost 1.2K from the deposit; but was able to put the other 2.4K spent/refund to our photographer payment and saved the final 1.2K payment.
Anyways, all this to say, I can’t stop thinking about not having a videographer! I know financially it makes sense and we obviously can’t book a new one at this point being so close to the date; and even raw footage just for ceremony and speeches/dances would be at least 1K. We decided to have two friends video on their iPhones with a tripod the ceremony, speeches, dances; and then are going to do a photo sharing app I will provide info to all our guests to share any photos and videos - even including the info and stating “take a bunch” on a thank you/info paper in the napkin of the place setting.
Yet I still find myself looking up people I know who had a wedding recently, and seeing if they had videographers. I know plenty who didn’t, but it was more they didn’t want one. Have any of you wanted a videographer but budget couldn’t allow? Guess I am just looking for similar experiences on this one and/or reassurance that all will be okay. My OCD brain can’t let it go and seeing anyone have a wedding on the IG feed makes me spiral. Wedding planning with anxiety is not fun - but I know the day is going to be great!