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Videography - Need to Have or Nice to Have?

Lynnie, on August 20, 2019 at 12:05 PM Posted in Planning 1 160
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Have you been dreaming of your wedding video longer than you鈥檝e been dreaming of your wedding dress? Smiley love Do you think a videographer is a 'need to have' part of capturing your big day? Or do think wedding videography is a 'nice to have' only if you have extra room in the budget?

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Latest activity by Emilia, on July 15, 2021 at 1:24 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn
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    It was a need for us, but not everyone.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle
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    Nice to have. I think just having the moment captured is nice whether through photo or video but I know video can be out of budget
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  • Michaela
    Super May 2020
    Michaela
    • Flag

    Nice to have for some people, never something I wanted. Even if someone offered it to me for free, I'd say no thanks. Pictures are plenty. Watching myself on camera freaks me out lol

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey
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    Nice to have. This is something I am trying to make room for in budget.

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  • Elizabeth
    Expert September 2019
    Elizabeth
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    Nice to have. We'll have pics and everyone has a camera on their phone-- there'll be plenty of candid video footage and I know I'd be picky about videography and want to redo it if I wasn't happy with the gaze of the videographer. One less thing to stress over!

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  • Justine
    Dedicated August 2019
    Justine
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    Nice to have but I needed it!
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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie
    • Flag

    Nice to have, but not in the budget for us.

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  • Stephanie
    Super August 2019
    Stephanie
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    Nice to have! We didn鈥檛 have room in our budget for professional videographers, but I still desperately wanted a video of some sort, so we chose to go through WEDIT in a kind of DIY style!
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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
    Samantha
    • Flag
    I view videography as an 鈥渆xtra鈥 like a photo booth, it鈥檚 just something that鈥檚 easy to cut. It鈥檚 nice to have, but not fundamental.
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  • Colleen
    Master September 2019
    Colleen
    • Flag
    Nice to have if you want. We did not want
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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam
    • Flag
    Wanted to have, just no room in the budget. If I could鈥檝e found an affordable one I would鈥檝e had one for sure.
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  • Haley
    Beginner October 2019
    Haley
    • Flag
    Nice to have
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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren
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    It was a definite need for us!
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  • Tracy
    Dedicated August 2020
    Tracy
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    Nice to have. I wasn't interested in videography. Photos mean a lot more to me. Just depends how the bride/family prefer to look back at memories.

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  • Lauren
    VIP September 2019
    Lauren
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    Need to have! Our wedding is an all day 14 hour affair between getting ready, first look, taking pictures at the arboretum, the ceremony, and reception. We will have 2 videographers for the whole day. It came as a package with our photography so it was in our budget.

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  • Future Mrs. Danger
    Expert November 2019
    Future Mrs. Danger
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    Nice to have. We hired 2 photographers instead.

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  • EmAbrams
    Devoted August 2019
    EmAbrams
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    I am going to say Need to have. I will explain but the reason is rather morbid. I had a videographer for my first wedding, when I married my daughters father. We got married, a year later we got pregnant and 9 months later he passed away. My daughter never met him, but I will be able to pass our wedding video on to her when she is old enough to appreciate it.

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
    Cher Horowitz
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    A must have for us! I want video so we can go back and watch it on our anniversaries

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  • Mary
    Expert July 2019
    Mary
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    Nice to have. We didn't feel strongly about videography so we skipped it. It would be nice to actually see the full ceremony, but I hate watching videos of myself. 馃し馃徎鈥嶁檧锔
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  • Fmv
    Super October 2020
    Fmv
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    Nice to have, but not something we need or want. Our photographer offered to videograph our ceremony for us for free. Which is awesome, but if something to happen where she couldnt. I wouldnt be heart broken
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