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Should I get a videographer?

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#1 lupearroyo

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    Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:21 AM

    I am back and forth on this issue and need some help deciding

    #2 Sandra&Mario

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      Posted 15 May 2009 - 02:22 AM

      Us too! We're already spending so much on our photographer, but realized that if we don't have a videographer we would end up regretting it later on. Years from now I'd want to watch a video and not have one, that would be so sad Even if it's just your ceremony and first dance...you'll want to reflect back on those special moments in the years to come. I'm in the process of getting some quotes trying to keep cost as reasonable as possible being that I don't have high expectations...how can any video be bad, lol? Good luck!!

      #3 dinogomez.com

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        Posted 15 May 2009 - 10:08 PM

        Should you want to show your grand-kids exactly what your wedding was like, let them hear your vows and what your guests said... then you should go for a videographer.

        #4 Mel&B

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          Posted 15 May 2009 - 10:12 PM


          #5 rodent


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            Posted 15 May 2009 - 10:26 PM

            I went back & forth on this. I finally hired one a few weeks before the wedding. I'm really glad I did. As soon as the ceremony was over I realized that I'd want to be able to relive it.

            I enjoy my pictures much more than the video, but I'm still very happy I have the video. i think the video is also something i'll value more in the future. it can be a little hard to watch yourself on film. but i think when i'm older i wont think i look so silly. I've also heard people say their kids love watching their video.

            I've also heard brides say the moment the cermeony is over, "I wish I had a video." It just goes by so fast & almost felt like an out of body experience.

            #6 nathanielthompsonphoto

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              Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:42 PM

              Yeah, get one. Just make sure he stays out of the photographers way

              #7 Jacilynda

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                Posted 16 May 2009 - 12:49 AM

                I am so wanting one. I wasn't sold on the idea until I saw Shannons video and i died! Since then i've been searching for a GREAT one w/out spending a fortune. We're so close to the wedding I don't have big chunks of money to fork out! Although you definitely need someone experienced and someone who's worked w/ photogs. Alot of photogs have a videographer they normally work with which helps!

                Here is Shannon's if you're leaning towards no DO NOT WATCH! You will get sucked inlike me, guaranteed!

                Randy + Shannon Preview on Vimeo

                #8 LAURENANDBILL

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                  Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:07 AM

                  yes it is so worth it!! its a memory you will be able to watch and show again and again

                  #9 August2010Bride

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                    Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:28 AM

                    I'd say get one too! It'd be so neat to be able to watch it one your anniversaries. Plus the ceremony will probably go so fast. We are definitely getting one.

                    #10 turk

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                      Posted 16 May 2009 - 07:35 AM

                      We didn't hire one, but brought a HD video recorder with us and asked one of our reliable guests to do the video. No, it wasn't a professional job, but was quite sufficient. It was entertaining to hear her narrative! We purchased a massage for her at the resort in return. I will say we brought our own photographer so we knew we would have some great pics. It was definitely cheaper for us to buy a HD camcorder than to have the resort do the video(for ceremony &reception)

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