Angie
Beginner August 2022

Videographer?

Angie, on May 23, 2021 at 1:01 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 20
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I鈥檓 wonder if you鈥檙e choosing to do a videographer in addition to a photographer? Why or why not? I can鈥檛 decide 馃槱

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Latest activity by Melle, on May 27, 2021 at 2:52 PM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle
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    Video captures moments, emotions, voices, that photos can鈥檛. It鈥檚 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鈥檛 watch all the time but you still treasure it.

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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2020
    Katie
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    We did go with a videographer and LOVE it!! I probably watched it like 30 times already and capturing moments and guests talking/laughing that I will treasure. I highly recommend it 鉂わ笍
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  • AJ
    Super October 2022
    AJ
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    We decided no videographer, its just not something that is important to us and we don't think we would watch it again.

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  • B
    Super July 2017
    Becky
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    We decided a videographer wasn't worth the money, since we likely would never watch the video. No regrets.

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  • Angie
    Beginner August 2022
    Angie
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    That鈥檚 so sweet! Ok I鈥檓 leaning that way 鉂わ笍
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  • Rebelle Fleur
    Rockstar July 2021
    Rebelle Fleur
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    We鈥檙e having one. Very important members of our family are getting up there in age and we don鈥檛 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鈥檛 put a price on things like that.
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  • Ariel
    Savvy June 2021
    Ariel
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    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.

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  • Carissa
    Dedicated September 2022
    Carissa
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    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...
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna
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    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

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  • Emily
    Devoted June 2021
    Emily
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    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鈥檛 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 !
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle
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    Currently, it鈥檚 a no on videography. I know it will likely be viewed even fewer times than photos. If we decide on it, it will be an extremely last minute booking.
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  • Sheree
    Savvy April 2022
    Sheree
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    A videographer is super important to me I Create vlogs and I love going back and watching fun trips and things I did and I just know I鈥檒l want the same for my wedding!
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  • Day
    Expert July 2021
    Day
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    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鈥檙e 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鈥檝e filmed so I think this will be a video we will watch time and time again.
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  • Ashlee
    Expert September 2022
    Ashlee
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    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.

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  • V
    Devoted August 2020
    Valerie
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    I am because I want to rewatch my wedding day bc it will have gone by so fast and I鈥檓 sure I鈥檒l be so preoccupied with other things that I won鈥檛 remember everything so I鈥檇 love to rewatch and relive the memories and day from time to time. I鈥檓 sentimental like that.
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  • Nisha
    Expert May 2022
    Nisha
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    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.

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  • Erin
    Just Said Yes July 2022
    Erin
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    We鈥檙e not having a videographer, I agree with what others have said it just isn鈥檛 something that鈥檚 important to me. My dad loves taking short videos of random events on his phone so I鈥檓 sure we鈥檒l have plenty of fun snippets from the reception (no phones at the ceremony obviously). My parents had a videographer and said they haven鈥檛 rewatched more than a few times since first getting it.
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  • Jaclyn
    Dedicated December 2021
    Jaclyn
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    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.
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  • C
    Savvy September 2021
    C
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    We originally were a no on a videographer and changed our mind. Did a lot of research and found one that matched the style of our photographer so the photos and videos will be stylistically in sync.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle
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    I did! i wanted video but i feel if you have a good photographer then that's enough if you don't have the budget for video too

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