Video captures moments, emotions, voices, that photos can’t. It’s like home videos from when your parents were kids: you have the pictures but something about video that has its own magic. And even the home videos you don’t watch all the time but you still treasure it.
We’re having one. Very important members of our family are getting up there in age and we don’t get together like we used to, so this will be a chance to capture things that photos cannot. Like my godmothers prayers, my cousins singing, the children running around trying to dance etc. You can’t put a price on things like that.
Definitely having a videographer! Photos are great for capturing the moments and the formal photos, but video shows you so much more. Plus you get to rewatch your ceremony and other important parts of the reception which will go by SO quickly on the day of. You may not rewatch it all the time, but it will be something memorable you will always have and be able to relive your special day.
I made a post just like this a couple weeks ago and have since made up my mind and booked a videographer! I did lots of research to find one for a low enough price that I was willing to pay. We went with a pricier photographer because she's my DREAM photographer, so I wanted to stay affordable for the video.
The main points that swayed me were being able to relive moments in the future with family members who have passed away, and getting to see things that I won't be in the room for- the men getting ready in the morning, my groom seating the mothers, the wedding party entrances ahead of me...
We didn't have a videographer (we had a 6 figure wedding and budget was not the reason); we simply didn't want one and we didn't feel like it was necessary. I think it comes down to personal choice at the end of the day. Many brides say they couldn't live without videography. It just wasn't important to us and we don't have any regrets. We did have an excellent photographer for 10 hours of coverage, and we felt that was enough. If you think you might regret not having one, then it wouldn't hurt to at least inquire with some videographer and get some quotes before making a decision
We are having a videographer to capture all of the best moments of the day. I also love the idea of having videos of things like guests at the cocktail hour, since we will be doing photos. The only thing we won’t have captured is the end of the night dancing, as I can only afford them from 4-7. In my mind, videographer is totally worth it !
We decided on a photographer early on in the planning process. After we finished paying off our photographer, we started looking around for a videographer for our July elopement. As we started to think about it, we felt that a video would help us relive our intimate day together as a couple. We also felt that our family and friends would enjoy watching it since we decided to elope with hopes of a large vow renewal in the future. We found a videographer (newer to filming weddings) who was super budget friendly. We’re hoping for a more cinematic video with drone footage of the beach, lots of clips of our fur baby enjoying the day, candid smiles and laughter, etc. We love rewatching videos of random things we’ve filmed so I think this will be a video we will watch time and time again.
I want one and it's something my FH is willing to let me have because my grandpa has already had several health scares, both of us only have one living set of grandparents and we realize how precious those memories are, so we want to be able to relive those moments with them when they're no longer with us. Not to mention, as the last one to enter the ceremony and reception, I'll miss a lot of details like the bridal party entering, my dad and son's faces as they walk me down the aisle, I want to relive our vows and the speeches and all of it. Everything I've heard says the day goes so fast I want to be able to see things I may miss in the moment.
I am because I want to rewatch my wedding day bc it will have gone by so fast and I’m sure I’ll be so preoccupied with other things that I won’t remember everything so I’d love to rewatch and relive the memories and day from time to time. I’m sentimental like that.
We decided not to. yes, it's cool seeing everything on video instead of stills, BUT the cost doesn't make sense to us. We saw prices of about $1,000 and you only receive a 3-5 minute edited video. If I'm paying that kind of money I want the whole wedding on video. It doesn't make sense to us to waste that kind of money.
We’re not having a videographer, I agree with what others have said it just isn’t something that’s important to me. My dad loves taking short videos of random events on his phone so I’m sure we’ll have plenty of fun snippets from the reception (no phones at the ceremony obviously). My parents had a videographer and said they haven’t rewatched more than a few times since first getting it.
We decided not to. its just not important to us..and I don't see myself watching it in the future. I had video for my Quince (over 15 years ago) and watched that once and never wanted to watch it again. and I cringe at the sound of my own voice so..there's that. lol. photos will work just fine for me.