It would be a 30-60 minute video for $1600 and full coverage... or the same price for a mirror picture station for 4 hours...our budget is only allowing us one.. any advice from experience? Thank you!
I’m going to be the minority here. I would go with the photo booth! It creates a more fun atmosphere at the reception and also serves as party favors for the guests & allows them to take home a fun memory from the wedding. Personally, I couldn’t see spending $1600 for a video that I would probably watch once and never again. I think it all depends on how much use you think you would actually get out of a wedding video. If you are like me & would just watch it once, then maybe just have a friend or family member record it for you
Videography! Even though you might not watch it very often, it’s so nice to be able to show your future children and have all your speeches to watch for later.
If you really wanted the photobooth on top you could always DIY. That’s what we’re going to do and it will cost us about $100 with the ring light and backdrop. Your guests will still have the fun experience without having to spend so much money on it. Also, your photobooth seems very high. Our DJ and photographer both quoted it to us at $500
I agree with videographer. Could you cut the cost by asking for a shorter highlights video and the rest of the raw footage? 30-60 seems long, my videographer is just a 7 minute highlight video and then we will just get the rest of the footage raw. We could always pay to have it edited later. That would leave room in your budget to DIY a photo booth as others have suggested.
I would go with videography because you can always look back at people having fun at your wedding by a video. I love the mirror photo-booth but that takes time away from the wedding and partying, in my opinion.
We are really glad we went the video route as is our family! We've watched our 3-4 min highlight video many times and are excited to see the raw footage! We will definitely be watching it for many years to come and liked seeing what everyone is doing in the background I would look into more affordable options if you are going to do a photo booth.
When I announced that I was engaged, once of the first things some of people said was to make sure I got a videographer. Others mentioned they regretted not getting one and if they could go back, it would definitely be something they would do. I think it'd be something nice you could show your kids and grandkids later. What the style was "back in the 2020's" :p when you're old and wrinkled and details of the wedding memories start to fade. I think I will actually make it a point to pull it out every anniversary.
This is exactly what I was going to say! I don't see us watching the video, and personally I would rather have all the photos of friends/loved ones to cherish. I do plan on DIYing my photo booth because I just don't have it in my budget, so if you really want the video, you could go that way and set up a photo booth DIY.
FH and I thought about this a lot. We have 2 photographers and the video package is 2 more people. We are getting married in a historic mansion that has a weird layout and is sort of small. We also only have 130 guests. I was just picturing 4 people running around with cameras and I just think it would look weird in my venue. And I know myself, and I think I would watch the video 1 time and then maybe for an anniversary. Maybe. So I would go with the photobooth.
However, my sister said she really regretted not getting a video person because they had the money. Her venue was 3x the size of mine though so for her it would be different.