MARIA
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Videographer? Photographer? Both?

MARIA, on October 23, 2020 at 2:30 PM Posted in Planning 0 17
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Ladies are you guy's doing a videographer or photographer or both. I'm going in circles not knowing what i should do

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Latest activity by Elizabeth, on March 15, 2021 at 8:23 AM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I wanted both but I feel like if you have a really good photographer then it’s OK to not have both
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  • Ashley
    Beginner March 2021
    Ashley ·
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    We’re doing both. Videography is something I’ve heard a lot of ppl regret not doing for their wedding.
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  • Shelly
    Devoted January 2022
    Shelly ·
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    Photographer only. Having a video is nice and if you can afford it then do both! We just can't justify the money spent on a video we'd watch maybe 3 times. Plus, we'll frame our photos and gift them to our family, which can be put on display. Can't really do that with a video unless you play it nonstop on the tv or something lol.

    But if you can afford it and really want one, then do it! Smiley smile

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    I definitely recommend a photographer at minimum, and if it's in your budget, also a videographer!
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  • Chrysta
    Master November 2022
    Chrysta ·
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    We are going to do both. Originally, I had just planned on doing a photographer, but after hearing from so many ladies here on WW about how they regretted not having a videographer, we reconsidered and decided to hire a videographer as well. I think if it’s in your budget, it is well worth it!
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    For our minimony we only did a photographer. For our big wedding we have both a photographer and videographer contracted

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  • Alma
    Expert October 2020
    Alma ·
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    Both! I would be really sad if I didn’t have a video to relive that moment!!
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  • Marissa
    Expert October 2020
    Marissa ·
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    We did both! Having a videographer will be like re-living those memories! And you can also gift the video to family members as well! I'm going to make DVDs and send them to our families that couldn't be there in person.

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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    Having professional videography is a personal preference, but almost everyone these days has professional photography. We decided not to have a professional videographer (we didn't feel like it was necessary) so we spent our money on a top of the line photographer

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  • M
    Super October 2022
    Michele ·
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    If you can afford both, then do that. At the very least, get the best photographer you can because that is all you will have at the end of the day. Negotiate a deal with a videographer via Thumbtack.com or invest in a couple GoPro cameras tgat you can use for future events.
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  • RaylaSan
    Expert February 2021
    RaylaSan ·
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    Both! I made a deal with a videographer to also give me all the video footage they'll be taking during the entire day.

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  • Ingrid
    VIP October 2020
    Ingrid ·
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    We did both and are still waiting for our video.
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
    Jasmine Online ·
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    We're doing both. Package deal from one company. I didn't want to have to deal with two different companies especially if they didn't provide the same style as each other.

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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    We did both.

    However, we saved a lot on the videographer, because I had a coworker in film who offered to do it for a really low price. So, if budget is a concern, see if you can find a film student.

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  • C
    Just Said Yes July 2021
    Cecilia ·
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    We're doing both. It's a lot of money, but it'll be worth it. I'm spending hours and hours a day researching the best videographer for me. I do get emotional watching wedding videos of random people! I think it something we'll watch over and over again, or at least once a year. It captures emotions that pictures won't. There are basic packages that include 3-6minutes of video --vow, speeches and dancing Smiley smile

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  • Chelsea
    Just Said Yes November 2021
    Chelsea ·
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    We’re doing both! We struggled with deciding but figured I would rather have the video and only watch it a couple of times, than not have it and want to see it. In order to save some money we discussed with our videographer what was important to us to have forever in video and we were able to find a package that works for us! If you’re on a budget like us - just think about what means the most to you and talk about it with your vendor! Smiley smile
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  • Elizabeth
    Super June 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    Multiple people have said they regret not having a videographer, so we will be having one. Honestly you can pay a random teen to pick up the video camera if you want. It's just having a way to rewatch the day, especially as you get older
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