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Essential or Extra: Videography?

Lynnie, on September 17, 2018 at 10:22 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 26
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What about videography? Is have a professional video of your wedding day a must-have for you? Or is it just an upgrade you've considered? Essential or extra?


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Latest activity by Erin, on May 14, 2019 at 20:33
  • Erin
    Super May 2022 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    Extra for me but it is very popular.
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  • Autumn
    Beginner May 2019 British Columbia
    Autumn ·
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    Essential, if you can make it happen - A friend of ours did it for free. I am so grateful for that video. The ceremony was a blur and I love being able to go back and relive it - especially since every part of our ceremony was original and written for us. We joked through the whole thing and it is just joyful to watch. I don't care that it isn't professional - I'm just glad we got the words and the reactions.

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  • Veronica
    Super October 2021 Alberta
    Veronica ·
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    This is an extra for us for sure. I would love it if it was given to us but we are not going to have it in our budget.

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  • Samantha
    Curious June 2019 Ontario
    Samantha ·
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    Extra. Luckily we’re able to fit it into our budget. Decided to go with 4hrs of videography to get our ceremony and a little of the reception!
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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Extra, we will skip this

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  • BunnyBride
    Super August 2022 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·
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    Extra. My FH's dad use to do videography for weddings as an extra job during the summer and was pretty good at it. My FH and I agreed though: No matter how good the videographer, the people in the video are not actors - they are family and friends - most of which are not use to being on camera. For this reason, it will feel like a home movie to us. A professional and beautiful one, but one all the same...and we never watch them. We'd rather spend the money on photos we actually will look at and use.

    For those who want videography though, you do you! :-)

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  • Cherry
    Devoted October 2019 Quebec
    Cherry ·
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    Depends on each couples situation. For me it's essential cause my mother can't survive a 30 hours flight to my wedding. I am willing to cut other expenses and allocate the fund for videographer so she would be able to see the wedding. Pictures couldn't capture the moment as much as video would.

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  • Sara
    Frequent user January 2021 Alberta
    Sara ·
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    Extra that I would really, really love to have but probably won't. Photos are essential and I'm willing to pay good money for them, but I can't justify the cost of videography.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Extra. I don’t like watching myself on video! Haha

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    100% extra. This is above and beyond our budget, and we can get videos of important moments from our guests and their phones.

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    Extra, we might just DIY videography for the ceremony.

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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
    Michelle ·
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    Extra for sure, it's nice but we don't NEED it

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  • Janis
    Curious June 2019 Ontario
    Janis ·
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    Videography: Extra. Photography: Essential. You can always look back at pictures. Nobody looks back at videos as they’re time consuming. Quality also changes as the years go by, so video may become useless. Think about how many people who will videotape on their phone, free video footage captured!
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod Online ·
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    Essential since memories will be looked after years and by family who hadn't attend the wedding.
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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
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    Extra! We’ll be having family video the ceremony and speeches!
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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    Extra. If we could afford it I think we would do it. I think the pictures will be enough.

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  • K
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
    Kim ·
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    Extra but I do think it great if you can afford it!
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  • Jenn
    Frequent user March 2019 Ontario
    Jenn ·
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    Extra!! Shocked at how expensive it is... Smiley sad Still debating whether or not we should have one.

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  • Michelle
    Expert April 2019 Alberta
    Michelle ·
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    Extra. These are soo expensive! It would be nice to look at, but I cannot justify the cost at all. It is basically the cost of another photographer.

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  • Sydney
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Sydney ·
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    Extra. It was something I was really into having... until I did some research and found out how expensive it is!
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Extra! And we are not doing it. Just a cost that will be wasted I believe. I'm more of a photography person and so if my fiance. We much prefer having photos around the house and such.
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  • Gina
    Super April 2019 Alberta
    Gina ·
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    Extra, it’s not necessary but I like them!
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  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    Extra! We werent going to get a video package but we ended up winning one so heck yes!!!
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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
    Rekramer ·
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    Extra. but we're hiring wedding mix to make sure we catch all the important moments on film, particularly the speeches

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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    Extra - Thinking back to my parents' wedding video, I don't think they've watched it in the last 20 years. That being said, I've definitely gone through their wedding photos a tonne, as well as my grandparents' wedding photos!

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Essential IMO, even if it is off of somebody's phone I want to have the moment we become man and wife on video.

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