My partner and I have our wedding in July 2023. Because of covid we've decided to start looking for our vendors now. We booked our venue last Nov so we are luckily set there.
We are both on the fence about getting a wedding video. Where we live it seems to not be a cheap investment. We're getting married 2.5 hours outside of Toronto in "cottage country" and so, from the research I've done so far the options for local videographers are small. The starting packages are a little north of 3,000$. For me, I feel like having photos that I love is really important and I've contacted some photographers that seem to have really nice photos and will have a meeting with them in the near future.
Videography for me is kind of up in the air. I hate to hear my own voice (I won't even send voice messages to friends) as I get horribly embarrassed and, I m unsure really how much we would rewatch it besides originally watching it with family. But, I think it's a nice memory especially when we get older or if we want to remember the speeches or something. It seems very sentimental. A lot of our family is saying do it, even at least just the short film.
So, my dilemma is the cost. That would be a huge chunk of money towards photos and videos. I have 2 questions:
1) if anyone has recommendations for affordable videographers that work / will travel to the Muskokas (outside Toronto)
2) would you recommend doing it? I'm afraid we'll regret it.
Thanks a lot for the insight and opinions!