I am getting one. We found one for $1200 for 8 hours of coverage and he's been doing it for 20 years. I was against it at first and know I prob won't watch it a lot but thinking about 5-10-15 years from now being able to hear people talk and see everyone different from pictures
I think it's worth every penny. You spend so much money on this day THAT GOES BY SO FAST wouldnt you want to relive it again thru the video? Plus I bet your kids and grandkids would love to see it when they're older. I'm defidefinitely getting one, its the one thing FH questioned needing and I put my foot down.
Honestly, the day went by so fast that I'm beyond thankful to have video to look back on today and especially when we're old. We just got our preview video two days ago and it's better than I could have imagined! I cry every time I watch it and our friends/family love it too. Even if you're just able to get one for the ceremony, I think it would be worth it.
This is my second marriage, we are not doing one. I had a video for my first wedding. In 14 years of that first marriage I dont think we watched it more than a few times after the wedding. We enjoyed our photos far more than the video. It's a personal decusion, but not wasting money on that again.
I have a friend that did not have a videographer at her wedding and really regrets it. Even with guests' cell phone videos that we sent her, she said its just not the same. She has told me multiple times to make sure I hire a videographer because i will regret it if I dont. I want one anyway so I budgeted for one early on.
It depends on what is important to you. What is important to me is that my friends and family are there to celebrate with me and they are drunk and full. They will be at my favorite place, the beach. That's what is important to me. I'm also only spending less than 7k for mine. I have a background in video production and editing. If I had raw footage- I'd rather create my video with my artistic eye than someone else does. I am experienced in this field enough to know what goes into it behind the scenes.
I am team videographer. I agree with other posters, good ones are expensive, but totally worth it.
I had it for my first wedding 21 years ago, and there was no question that I would also have it for my second. The quality and production of a great video these days are fantastic.
H and I have watched both our trailer and full film numerous times since receiving them, more than looking through our pictures. Our pictures are beautiful but we don't get the same feels.
I agree. There are a lot of videographers out there. Find one that matches your personas. You want someone who will be dedicated to creating you a once in a lifetime film.
The day goes by very fast as a lot of the people on here will tell you. A great videographer is one who doesn't get in the way and takes you back in time....kinda like a flux capacitor.
Never have any regrets on your wedding day or after! Make sure you dig into ANY and all companies you look into! Don't just look at the recent reviews.....look at ALL of them and the will tell you what kind of company you are dealing with.
Here's my view .. way expensive ... pictures will last forever ... with technology changing in 20 years are you going to be able to view it ... (know how hard a VHS is to find lol our parents can't watch them anymore ) .. how often would you watch it... chances are pictures are easier to look at and fun to share ... we aren't doing one because we don't have a 50 k budget lol .. if I did and money was endless i would