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    • RachaelW54
      CommentAuthorRachaelW54
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    A videographer was never something which was on my 'to book' list. When i told my MIL this she was shocked and feels like the day will go to fast to remember and the video is something to see the parts i might miss. Im now torn and would appreciate peoples opinions. Also, if anyone is in the north east region is their any company you would recommend?
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    It's not something that we want but I can understand why some people do! I personally think it's a lot of money.. so if you don't reallllyyyy want one, then don't feel pressured into spending a lot of money on one. A photographer is enough for us to capture the moments and memories x

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    I hate myself on video. We didn't have a videographer,we were happy to pay for an amazing photographer but I've never regretted not having a videographer. Nobody should pressure you if you don't want one, just say a firm no you're not having one and they'll just have to get over it x

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    • AmyK
      CommentAuthorAmyK
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    I can see both sides of this - my memory is lame thus thought it would be good to have a videographer to capture the important bits at least. But in the end I was so glad of my videographer as my photographer left me in tears when we got our images back - so many of them were terrible and the rest needed serious editing to make them suitable. But it was tears of joy to see my video.
    On the day we didn't really notice him much, as he was unobtrusive, but he got some really good footage.
    It's personal choice really but I'm glad I invested in it as I have also been able to show it to family members who were unable to make it on the day.




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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    If you don't mind seeing yourself on video it's a good idea. Your day will fly by, and as much as you try to take it all in, much of it can be a blur. It's a lovely way of remembering, and filling in the gaps as you'll be on cloud 9 on the day
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    I sop love this, my uncle videoed my aunts wedding nearly 25 years ago, and although it's not edited or parochially well filmed, I still love it.
    Its something you can share with your children. My daughter will be nearly 4 when we get married so why remember much. And obviously for any future children.

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    The whole wedding video thing isn't really for us, we have a fab photographer so that's all we want. Both h2b and I have good visual memories so we don't need a videographer :)

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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    I wanted a videographer but OH didn't as the ones we looked at were very expensive. We're borrowing a couple of video cameras and sending them round the tables so guests can leave us a message, then we can do ourselves a 'video mash up' of all the messages. It was my bro in laws idea. He saw it at his friends wedding. They tied the instructions to the video camera and passed them round the tables :o)
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    They can be expensive. We got my uncle and cousin to just do an amateur recording of the day and it turned out great.

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    • NaomiC8
      CommentAuthorNaomiC8
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 28th 2014
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    i dont think i want a videographer, i think the photographer will be sufficient, plus im having my friends take pictures, especially those with professional cameras. i have one myself which im going to loan to someone to take my pics... i think photos can catch the moment just as well.... i am having disposable cameras at the tables for people to take pics.

    You could try checking on the tree gum as the sometimes have people who are wiling to video/photo for free as trying to build up portfolio. you may end up with a great product.
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    • NaomiC8
      CommentAuthorNaomiC8
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    @charlotte - thats a great idea
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    • VickyB70
      CommentAuthorVickyB70
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 31st 2014
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    I really wanted one but hubby said no. I didn't push it but now I really wish we had had one x
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 31st 2014
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    I love having the wedding video. It's great to have it to watch, and to give to people who couldn't come. I think it was well worth doing. Plus we can see things that we weren't aware of at the time.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Nov 1st 2014
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    Ditto, I'm so pleased we have our big day on dvd, it's not professional but it's still lovely to watch.

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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Nov 1st 2014
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    Personally, I would no way pay for someone to capture all my sides! I want beautifully edited images and I would just feel so unattractive looking at a video!

    My cousin is a film director in Bradford if that's any use? He is a uni student, that has one several awards, filmed music concerts for girls aloud amongst others and is currently working part time filming look north! I don't know what his prices are like or even whether he would do a wedding, but I will happily put you in contact. Presumably as a student, it would be cheaper, but his portfolio is outstanding, so you know you are going to get some good footage. Obviously can't put details here, but if you want details let me know and I will put some info on your wall.
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    • Linzi-jo
      CommentAuthorLinzi-jo
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 1st 2014
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    My h2b is in the media business so his media friend filmed our wedding for us, I haven't seen it yet but am so glad that we had him do it as there are parts of the day that I can't remember! Plus he added in video messages from all of our loved ones so I'm looking forward to seeing them too! If you had asked me before my wedding I would have said I didn't think it was needed and I wouldn't have paid for one, but after the day I am so glad that he has done it for us as pictures are great but I cannot wait to see us actually say our vows again and be able to hear them! Xxx

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    • Joey35
      CommentAuthorJoey35
      Posted: Nov 2nd 2014
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    We had a videographer and I'm so glad we did! the day went by so fast and the video has picked up so many moments that we missed! IT's great re-Living the day through the video and seeing all our guests' faces when I walked into the church, and seeing my husband's face when he first saw me walking down the aisle towards him. We went off with our photographer for an hour and a half after the ceremony for photographs in the forestry, so we missed the guests' reactions and everything that went on at the reception before we got there. The video has shown us all that, and I don't feel like we missed out on it now! The photographers couldn't be everywhere at once and with having the videographer aswell we got amazing coverage of the day from all perspectives. I was very fortunate in that my father-in-law is a wedding videographer and did ours for us as our gift but I would still have paid for one even if he wasn't.




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    • RachaelW54
      CommentAuthorRachaelW54
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 2nd 2014
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    Thank you all so much for your replies ladies. CarrieD26 i really appreciate the suggestion and he sounds outstanding but after some deliberation weve decided against having one. Were not the most confident couple even for photos so i think the idea of seeing myself on video would just make me cringe. Our photographer is outstanding so im confident he will capture what we need xx
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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 2nd 2014
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    Originally my OH and I outright said no we do not want a videographer and then everyone I spoke to who didn't have one either said they wish they did because the day was just a blur and even though they dont like seeing themselves on video it would be something nice to look back on... so this coupled with an amazing deal we found we thought... hell, lets do it! and now we have one booked and I am so happy we have as I know I will want to watch it especially when we have kids.

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    • Becky1608
      CommentAuthorBecky1608
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    We always said from the start that we didn't want to have one and also looking at the prices helped with that decision!!! Could you maybe ask a friend to record it so that you have it on dvd but without the price tag that comes with it? Xxx

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    • HazelM69
      CommentAuthorHazelM69
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 3rd 2014
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    Look at a few....i found that I would get emotional at other peoples weddings and felt like you got an idea of the entire feel of the day which you just can't grasp in pictures, yes it is expensive but it depends what you want! Some people don't get the same thing from video in which case not for them.....my h2b is v so so about it but we both got 1 thing which the other wasn't fussed about, mine was a videographer his was a hog roast haha
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    • MattFMK
      CommentAuthorMattFMK
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    • MattFMK
      CommentAuthorMattFMK
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      Posted: Nov 6th 2014
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    I have removed anything that felt like advertising due to the mods removing my post, its worth noting that I pay to advertise on UKBride so its amazing that the mods removed my previous post when it was actually helpful IMO any reference to WE I am talking about videographers in general.

    I feel reading this, like I need to dispel a few myths so here goes.

    RE: Getting in the way of the Photographer - Photographers & Videographers should work well together on the day, if you are unsure about this ask both of them if either has a problem working with the other. Their reactions should tell you a story. We certainly happily work with photographers and actively make effort to not get in each others way (inevitably it happens sometimes).

    RE: Cost - Yes we are expensive, like Photographers, in fact I know the last few shoots we have done, we have much more equipment than a Photographer and come in cheaper usually. We have to have sound equipment, cranes, dollys, sliders amongst other crazy equipment to ensure we capture everything. (Excellent) Sound equipment alone costs as much as a good DSLR if not more.

    RE: Hating the sound of your voice / not wanting to be filmed - For the most part we look and feel like Photographers, we use DSLR camera's to capture the film and we have similar tripods etc, for the highlight video we use music and only use ceremony / speeches in the longer private video you get for personal use. If you don't want your voice in it, we wont use it and that goes for what is filmed, we have a meeting with you and you dictate which parts we capture, exactly like the Photographer does.

    RE: iPhone Videos - OK so the same goes for the Photographer here, its not just about the video, its about the editing, creativity, sound quality and experience. Yes you can get Uncle Dave to film it on his iPhone and yes they film HD these days, check some of these DIY videos on YouTube and they instantly remind you why iPhone videos don't capture your day in the way you want.

    RE: Memories - There's parts of the day you, as a bride / groom do not see, people travelling on the bus, the other half getting makeup / hair done etc, the fine details you have spent 12 / 24 / 36 months planning that disappear within 24 hours. This is what videographers capture.

    RE: students - you're right they will try their best and you may find a few that do a good job but we (good videographers in general not just us) do a great job as its our business to do so, experience counts for a lot in this industry and whilst everyone needs a step on that ladder, for that one day I can't get back, I'll choose experience.

    Lastly, I got married in May and of course we had it filmed, I had a Photographer too, a Photobooth and all the other things my beautiful wife told me we needed, it was expensive, I am still paying for parts of it but you know what, I don't regret a thing,
    and despite being ill it actually looks like an amazing day, which it was.
    Thanks for reading if you did manage to get this far :)
    Matt
 
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