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Featured August 2023 Alberta

Wedding Videography - Keep or Skip?

Brittany, on September 19, 2022 at 15:26 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 26
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Do you plan on having a videographer at your wedding? Or do you plan to skip it entirely and just get photos done?

For myself and my fiancé it was a long-time of going back and forth. When we initially started planning and saw the costs of them we decided it was a bit out of budget so ultimately it was a no. This was back when we were planning a wedding at The Whitewood Barn where the wedding was going to be on the more expensive side of weddings.

After a few months we decided to go back to what we always wanted, a small wedding in the mountains. Don't get me wrong, it is still a pricey wedding for only 40 people - but because we were having a smaller wedding we really wanted to catch the special moments - and what moment is more special than the ceremony itself?

So I looked around and found an amazing company that does videographer just for the ceremony (yes this is a thing)! I only found out about it recently and it made me really excited that the most important part of our wedding will forever be professionally video taped and edited to perfection.

Overall - we decided to keep this tradition and I can not wait for the end results!


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Latest activity by KELLY, on September 23, 2022 at 15:23
  • KELLY
    Featured October 2023 Ontario
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    That's wonderful! I'm glad you are able to have both!

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  • Thug
    Newbie September 2022 Nova Scotia
    Thug ·
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    So I looked around and found an amazing company that does videographer just for the ceremony (yes this is a thing)!

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  • Julie
    Featured May 2023 Ontario
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    Hahahaha that is hilarious Emily! I can already hear that same comment when the photos arrive LOL

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  • E
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    Ya I'm in Ontario, it's ridiculous on what they videographers want here
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  • Brittany
    Featured August 2023 Alberta
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    2800 just for ceremony? I am sorry but that is a RIP OFF. I found a couple who is based in Calgary. They just recently stepped foot into videography this year and their work is amazing. Each video I watched I was in awe and the shots were breath taking - it was a plus because they also shot a wedding at where we are getting married and that pretty much sealed the deal for me. The originally do photography and that work is amazing too! So yeah! I am very excited Smiley smile

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    Beginner June 2024 Ontario
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    My FH wants a videographer, we just did our w
    Engagement photos on the weekend and the photographer said he looked like a deer in headlights lol.. he doesn't like pictures being taken either lol
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    Beginner June 2024 Ontario
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    How in the world did you find some one for 500?


    I have talked to a couple of videographers and they want like 2800 or more for the ceremony only 🙄🙄
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  • Hank
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    If all you care about is reliving the memory, then it wouldn't be hard to DIY it. But if you care for the video to look cinematic and polished like a short film, it would be really difficult to do yourself and a huge ask from friends if you're not paying them.

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  • Carling
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    Carling ·
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    Oh this is a tough question. We have a lot of friends in theatre and film so I’m hoping we can ask for their advice on how to DIY this. I would love a videographer to capture the day. I’m especially fond of the ones who edit a 90 second highlight reel overnight so it can be shared on socials, but that is a huge amount of work so I understand the pricing. Lots to think about!
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  • Brittany
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    Definitely check vendors who may offer just the ceremony! You will be surprised Smiley smile For example, for 2 hours to get the footage they need, the editing and final product I am only paying $500 and that's with travel because they are an hour away from the ceremony location.

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  • Brittany
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    That's good though! I am happy you got some videos Smiley smile

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  • Julie
    Featured May 2023 Ontario
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    I know some of my friends will video and send to me

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  • Julie
    Featured May 2023 Ontario
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    I agree Hank. I love the fact that video is natural, when you least expect it.

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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
    Carine ·
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    We are on a tight budget so we are just getting the photos. But I know a lot of my family and friends will post videos, to me that's good enough.

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    Featured May 2022 Alberta
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    I would have loved to have a videographer but we were on a very tight budget and there was no way to fit it in. My aunt took a lot of videos on her phone and has sent them all to me so I'm glad I have those to look back on!
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  • Lissa
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    Absolutely! I also opted to get the raw footage and I’ll edit the video myself when I have time
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    It defiantly can be expensive!

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  • Brittany
    Featured August 2023 Alberta
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    That is awesome! I am super happy you got that. Since we only needed the videographer for maximum an hour, we saved ALOT in costs.

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  • Jasmine
    Frequent user July 2022 Ontario
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    I ask bridesmaid to take video on her new iphone but the video is not that good Smiley sad

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  • Hank
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    One thing I will say for others who are camera shy - video is more subtle than photo in that regards. As the subject, you're expected to look into the camera for pictures but in video, you're not supposed to into the camera.

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  • Hank
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    This is a great way to include video on a budget. Having someone just capture things like the ceremony (arguably the most important part) instead of spending a whole day there watching you get ready and eat food etc will still yield you a great video without the heavy costs.

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  • Hank
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    I went with video. The video captured certain moments in ways that a photo can't. Take this photo for example, it's fine and all but it didn't capture how we were laughing from struggling to open the bangle!

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    I saved on videography by only looking at vendors that allowed self-editing options. The bulk of the work on a wedding video is done in the postproduction stage but I have video editing experience so it was a way of saving costs.
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  • Lissa
    Devoted October 2022 Ontario
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    Our preference was not to have a videographer, but my FH’s family really wanted one. We found one we could hire for a few hours versus the whole day so that saves us a bit in the end
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  • Julie
    Featured May 2023 Ontario
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    I opted out for this one. My FH hates his picture/video taken....he thinks he looks like an alien LOL Smiley xd So when he told me he hired a photographer, I was in shock LOL

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  • Brittany
    Featured August 2023 Alberta
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    Fair enough, some people don't find it necessary and it can be VERY expensive.

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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    My husband and I skipped this one completely. We didn't want a video from the very start rather have pictures then a video
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